The Enterprise is at Tegus 3, to host the Federation archaeologists council's annual symposium, where Picard is to give the key-note lecture on its enigmatic ruins, now forbidden to ... See full summary »

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The Enterprise is at Tegus 3, to host the Federation archaeologists council's annual symposium, where Picard is to give the key-note lecture on its enigmatic ruins, now forbidden to outsiders. To his surprise he's visited by Vash, a flirtatious girl-friend, displeased to learn he never mentioned her to any crew-member, who is now on the council. Another visit gets the coldest welcome: almost almighty Q, who ridicules Picard's speech and decides to 'repay' saving his life and Continuum membership by transforming Picard and his accompanying crew-members during the speech into Robin Hood and his merry men, challenged to save maid Marian -Varsh- from execution ordered the next morning by Sir Guy Gisbourne, as Q declares as high sheriff. Picard engages in rescue from Nottingham castle, but soon finds his modern maid is no passive damsel in distress, even takes to the game far better than him... Written by KGF Vissers

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The title combines the names Q (the character played by John de Lancie) and Cupid (Roman God of erotic love). See more »

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As Robin (Picard) is about to be beheaded, Data attempts to create a distraction by throwing a device into a fire grate, but the object bounces a couple of times and falls out of the grate through a hole in at the bottom. See more »

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Q: Jean-Luc, it's wonderful to see you again. How about a big hug?
[he puts his feet up on Picards desk]
Q: Well, don't just stand there, say something.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Get out of my chair!
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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Q-Less (1993) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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So much potential in the Robin Hood gag
21 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the few TNG episodes that just didn't do anything for me, 'Qpid' really felt like going through the motions. They bring back Vash, yet smother the sparks between Patrick Stewart and Jennifer Hetrick; Q repurposes the crew for a Nottingham reenactment, but they spend the entire episode standing around. Usually, the instant mentioning of Q suggests a silly or at lest fanciful episode. But this just hangs their like wet laundry. It had no spring, no verve; and more than that, it felt like a waste of both Q's charm and the continuation of a Picard romance that has no future. There are a couple of good movie references while the crew's waiting in the wings (and the image of Data as Friar Tuck), but this was a huge shrug for me.

5/10


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