Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 3, Episode 13

Déjà Q (3 Feb. 1990)

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Much to Picard's displeasure, Q reappears on the Enterprise, claiming to have been ejected from the Q Continuum, and therefore, lost his powers.



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Episode cast overview:
Wesley Crusher (credit only)
Dr. Garin
Betty Muramoto ...


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 KGF Vissers

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John de Lancie actually filmed his nude scene standing upright in front of a blue screen. His horizontal position was a special effect created in post-production, with Captain Picard positioned strategically in front of him. See more »


The Enterprise was hovering about the moon, trying to keep it from drifting into that planet. Yet, in scenes when Q was talking with the Captain, you could see stars going past as if their vessel were moving. See more »


Q2: There's still this matter of the selfless act. Now, you and I both know that the Calamarain would have eventually destroyed the Enterprise to get to you. And that's really why you left, right?
Q: It was a teeny bit selfless, wasn't it?
Q2: [exasperated] GRRR, yeah, and there is my problem! See, I can't go back to the Continuum and tell them that you committed a selfless act just before the end. If I do, there's gonna be questions, there's gonna be explanations for centuries!
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ST:TNG:61 - "Deja Q" (Stardate: 43539.1) - this is the 13th episode of the 3rd season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. This episode marks the return of John de Lancie as the ever lovable Q!

The Enterprise, while orbiting planet Bre'el Four to investigate the dangers of an asteroidal moon crashing into the planet itself, receives a visit from a supposedly powerless Q (whose powers have been stripped by the continuum - not to mention his clothes!). But IS Q really powerless or does he have another trick up his sleeve?

One thing's for sure, it's hilarious to see Q go through the "human experience"!

This episode marks the return of Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan. Also, Corbin Bernsen guest stars as Q2.

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