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 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 whom she has become enamored. Picard obtains important information about the deaths of her parents but Q offers her a choice: to join the continuum or to live among humans and never use her powers.
Did You Know?
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
Amanda and Q are playing Q's version of hide and seek. When they briefly appear in engineering, Data and Georgie see them, but don't bother reporting to the captain. People, and Q's, should not be free to go everywhere on the ship. See more
Very impressive the way you contained that explosion. What else have you done?
I-I don't understand.
Telekinesis, teleportation? Spontaneous combustion of someone you don't like?
[shoots a meaningful glance at Picard
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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