The indefatigable Q appears again, still not convinced that humans are a race worth saving and wanting to test them yet again. This time he focuses on Commander Riker and sets out to prove that mankind will not do the right thing when the opportunity presents itself. To prove his point, he vests in Riker all of his powers convinced that the old adage about absolute power corrupting absolutely will prove to be true. Riker is obviously tempted to play God but his assumptions about giving people the opportunity to be whatever they want doesn't go over quite well. Picard knew that the experiment would fail and wins his wager with Q. Written by
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The only episode in a Star Trek series featuring Q in which Q does NOT appear in any scene wearing a Starfleet Captain's uniform. Apart from appearing in a Starfleet Admiral's uniform at the beginning, he does wear his typical red uniform as a Commander when talking to Riker on the planet, and a yellow one as a Lieutenant Commander when mimicking Data. See more
The soldier-creature playing the bugle clearly isn't playing it at all, rather holding it to his lips. See more
"Drink not with thine enemy." The rigid Klingon code. Explains something of why you defeated them.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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