As a result of her academic achievement, a young intern by the name of Amanda Rogers joins the Enterprise. Unknown to anyone however is that she has telekinetic powers and the ability to create project just by thinking about it. When the warp core's containment field fails, Amanda is able to contain it and return the reaction chamber to normal. Much to Captain Picard's and the rest of the crew's dismay, Q suddenly appears. It was Q who set off the engine fault to test her powers and confirm what he thought - that she is a Q. He's quite adamant that Amanda be trained in how to use her powers after which she would join the continuum. She refuses to go with him but as he teaches her to use her powers, she decides to use them to spend some time with Commander Riker with she has become enamored. Picard obtains important information about the death of her parents but Q offers her a choice: to join the continuum or to live among humans and never use her powers. Written by
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In early drafts Amanda was named Samantha, an in joke relating to the character from the sitcom Bewitched. Upon catching onto it after several drafts Rick Berman had the name changed. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Commander, have you been able to determine the cause of the warp breach?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
No, sir. Everything was normal, and then suddenly it's like the laws of physics went right out the window.
[characteristic flash of Q appearing
And why shouldn't they? They're so inconvenient.
References The Wizard of Oz
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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