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 appears... Written by
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In the final scene with Q and the mariachi band, most of the cast had a great deal of difficulty keeping a straight face, since de Lancie's acting was so over the top, it resulted in several takes being ruined from them bursting out laughing. That is why, for the first part of the scene, there are wide camera angles and everyone's backs are turned or had their faces blocked by other cast in the shot. See more
Q lists a number of human things that he is not looking forward to, including detailed physical experiences such as having a pimple. However later, it seems that he is unaware of what sleep, or hunger are. See more
[Q has made appear two scantily clad women to fawn on Riker
Commander William T. Riker
I don't need your fantasy women.
Oh, you're so stolid! You weren't like that before the beard.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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