The Enterprise assists the planet Brial 4 which is threatened by its moon which falls onto the Western continent, reason unknown and impossible to shatter without even greater damage. The tractor beam proves too weak; then suddenly the dreaded Q appears aboard, naked, claiming to be stripped of his omnipotence too, thrown out of the Continuum and forced to chose a mortal life form: human. While Q makes a brilliant engineering suggestion and wrestles with the human condition, the calimarane, a species with a grudge against him, and next a deus ex machina appear... Written by
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After several unsuccessful attempts by director Les Landau
to film Q's nude scene without forcing the actor to actually be naked, a frustrated John de Lancie
finally asked anyone offended by nudity to leave, stripped down, and filmed the scene in one take. See more
The crew attempt to adjust the moon's orbit at perigee (closest approach). If you are attempting to adjust the altitude of a body's perigee (in this case to avoid a collision with the planet), the best time to do it is to wait until it reaches apogee. This will change the elevation of perigee the most with the least amount of energy. Changing a body's velocity at perigee only changes the elevation of apogee and does nothing to change its perigee. If they are trying to avoid a collision the crew has chosen the worst time to do it. See more
I'm no longer a member of the Continuum. My superiors have decided to punish me!
And punish us as well, it would seem.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more