After three appearances as a thorn in Picard’s side, Q has been kicked out of the omnipotence club. With only a split second to decide his own fate, Q chose to be made human and sent to the ship of his only friend in the universe: Jean Luc Picard. But was this really a good idea?
In this episode of The Ready Room, we’re joined by Will Nguyen, Andi VanderKolk, and Daniel Handlin to discuss the third-season TNG episode “Déjà Q.” We take a look at the cruel and unusual punishment meted out by Q’s fellow superfriends, how he handles terrifying experiences like getting hungry and falling asleep, and what he learns about being human from Data. We also reach into the Magic Bag of B-Plot Crises and pull out the “falling moon” card… just like the writers!
In our news segment, we share our thoughts on Simon Pegg’s comments that Paramount found Orci’s original Star Trek 3 script “too Trek-y,” what the Chinese starship building really looks like to us, and the potential of the upcoming game Star Trek Timelines. Plus, stick around for the closing segment where we discuss listener feedback about a new Star Trek series and CBS All Access.
Running Time: 2 hours 3 minutes 16 seconds
Christopher Jones and Will Nguyen
Andi VanderKolk and Daniel Handlin
Editor and Producer
Matthew Rushing and Norman C. Lao
China’s Star Trek Starship Building (00:02:24)
Simon Pegg Says Paramount Doesn’t Want “Too Trek-y” (00:04:40)
Star Trek Timelines Nearing Launch (00:19:15)
Feature: Déjà Q
Intro and Synopsis (00:30:14)
First Impressions (00:34:23)
Banished from the Continuum (00:42:46)
Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Q as a Human (00:51:54)
The Magic Bag of Crisis Plots (01:05:56)
Data Teaches Humanity 101 (01:19:05)
A More Serious Tone? (01:28:14)
Final Thoughts (01:31:48)
Closing: Star Trek and CBS All Access (01:35:44)
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