While Voyager investigates what appears to be a rogue comet, the crew accidentally releases a member of the Q Continuum who has been imprisoned within it for over 300 years to prevent him from committing suicide. He then requests asylum on the ship, which leaves Captain Janeway to decide whether he should go back into confinement or whether to grant his request for asylum, which would give him the opportunity to end his life. 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
At 16:00, Q calls himself to the stand, it's obvious that his "counterpart" was filmed in different lighting, as seen on the hair color. See more
May I see you in your chambers, Captain?
Captain Kathryn Janeway
You've been in my chambers enough for one visit, sir.
References Death Wish
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more