While "Voyager" investigates what appears to be a typical comet, the crew accidentally releases a member of the Q Continuum who has been imprisoned in the ship's console for over 300 years to prevent him from committing suicide. He then claims asylum on the ship, which leaves Captain Janeway to decide whether he should go back in to confinement or whether to grant his request for asylum, which will give him endless opportunities to commit suicide. Written by
Did You Know?
According to the short article entitled "Bringing Back Q", appearing in the Feb. 17-23, 1996 issue of TV Guide, Michael Piller
originally wanted to bring on more guest stars for this episode than actually had appeared. According to Piller, "We tried to get Michael Jordan
, but he wants to be hired as an actor, not as himself. We also wanted to get Cal Ripken
, Bill Gates
, Henry Kissinger
, or Frank Sinatra
," adding, "Hey, we aim high." See more
Riker is wearing the old-style com-badge, which suggests that he has been "abducted" from a time before 2370, i.e. before Voyager was launched and got lost in the Delta Quadrant. Therefore he should have no knowledge of Janeway being captain of that vessel. Janeway took command in 2371. See more
Hello. My name is Q.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more