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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20 April 1991 (USA)  »

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While filming a fight with the castle guard Jonathan Frakes was injured from the stuntman's sword after it broke through the Little John Quarterstaff and had to be taken to the hospital in his Robin Hood-era clothes. Frakes later remarked how funny it was that no one in a Hollywood hospital thought it was a weird thing to have happen. See more »


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 »


Q: I had such high hopes for you, Picard. I thought you were a bit more... evolved than the rest of your species. But now I realize you're just as weak as all the others. Still it pains me, to see the great Jean-Luc Picard brought down... by a woman.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [alarmed] What woman?
Q: [chuckles] Don't play coy with me, Captain. I witnessed your little spat with Vash. Nor will I soon forget the look of anguish on your face, the pain, the misery. If I didn't know better, I would have thought you were already ...
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Spoofs The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
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Utterly ridiculous.
20 November 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Qpid" is a silly episode--one which is inconsequential and harmless. I am not saying it's bad--it's just that it's one that is easy to skip and that you cannot take very seriously.

The episode begins with some sort of archaeological conference about to begin on the Enterprise. Picard's love interest (or as close as you'll find to one) Vash appears unexpectedly for the conference. Considering she's an amoral thief, it is very odd (and makes no sense) that Picard allows her unrestricted access to the ship. In the midst of this little reunion, Q appears and demands that Picard allow him to repay his debt from the last episode. Of course, the fun-hating Picard refuses strongly, so Q decides to do something for him anyways, transporting Picard and the series regulars into an adventure that looks like it's straight from the holodeck--involving Picard playing Robin Hood. On hand as Maid Marion is Vash and the whole thing is amazingly silly, though it seems Q set all this up in order to give Picard a chance to impress his girl.

There are some funny and wonderful moments--such as when Troi is trying out a bow and arrow as well as the way Vash and Q hit is off together. But, it's also a completely contrived and rather dumb show. So, it's fun and enjoyable but also pretty lame at the same time!.

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