Syndicado (ended 1999)
|My question is the name of the thread, Voyager and The Next Generation Q appears and he always makes for a good plot line. I haven't seen every episode of DS9 but the ones have seen I can't remember ever seeing Q come in.|
Q's appearance in DS9 was terrible and only existed to try and lure over TNG fans to DS9. After TNG's horrible episode 'QPid', I wasn't eager to see the Q/Vash team again, but oh well...
That's not to say I hate Q all together. He introduced us to the Borg in 'Q Who?', and his after-death appearance to Picard in 'Tapestry' was amusing. Finally, of course, was the superb series finale 'All Good Things...' that brought the show full circle.
Almost forgot, his appearance in Voyager's 'Death Wish' was great, too bad about all the other horrible ones though!
The Q character like all unexpected popular characters(Ex:Fonzie) suffered from over exposure and dilution of the character original intent. The Q in episode 1 and 2 of TNG was a self appointed protector of his own greatness. I think his "What If ..?" manipulation of events in the first Borg encounter episode and when Picard had a chance to change his past to live again was the peak of his character portrayal. After that he sought of became a buffoonish, interfering character. Yes his appearances there after for the most part were funny,,but I would have preferred him to have evolved into a character that played the Star Trek universe like a chess board...manipulating events for his own a amusement. One example for me would have been to have the federation defeated by the dominion and at the surrendering scene have Q show up and say"sorry I'm late for the party....but I'm here now and I brought a few friends"...and have everyone pan towards the screen viewer and see a fleet of Borg showing up.
|I would've liked to see Vash make a few more appearances on DS9 alongside Quark. I think there was some humor to be had from that pairing. Vash would've fit in well on DS9.|
That is a great observation. Not much else to say, just good on you!
It's a guilty pleasure. Q following Vash around like a lost dog...completely out of character...but I loved the argument in her quarters. I suppose that, like Data, Q's curiosity about humans, coupled with his constant interaction with them, has affected him too much. Q just didn't connect with Sisko the way he did with Picard. Picard is a diplomat and deals with Q by jumping through the obstacles until he's done what Q wants. Sisko just didn't have time for that nonsense.