Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 6, Episode 6

True Q (24 Oct. 1992)

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When an honor student in the medical field is assigned to the Enterprise in an internship manner, she begins to demonstrate powers of the Q, prompting you-know-who to show up.

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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 garykmcd

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Q's line "With unlimited power comes responsibility" paraphrases an iconic line of comic book character Spider-Man, written by Stan Lee: "With great power comes great responsibility." See more »

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Q: [on Amanda] None of us knew whether she had inherited the capacities of the Q, but recently they've begun to emerge, and, uh, as an expert in humanity, I was sent to investigate.
Commander William T. Riker: You, an expert in humanity?
Q: Not a very challenging field of study, I grant you.
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What is the definition of a Q?
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ST:TNG:132 - "True Q" (Stardate: 46192.3) - this is the 6th episode of the 6th season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

While en route to an ecologically devastated planet called Tagra IV, the Enterprise welcomes Amanda, who is a young honor student chosen to study onboard the ship. However, when she single-handedly saves the ship from destruction, she reveals to have the powers of Q.

Soon Q (John de Lancie in another hilarious appearance) himself appears and announces that she is a Q. Now she must choose whether to be human or become a Q. And of course, Q has a few tricks up his sleeve too.

Trivia note: Dr. Crusher mentions Nurse Ogawa. And watch out for Dr. Crusher turning into a dog!


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