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Post 1

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Entry: 'Star Trek' Characters - Q - A87888190
Author: Galaxy Babe - spaghettified editor - U128652

So, who wants to read about Q? smiley - silly

GB
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Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni

I do - I'm a big Q-phile! smiley - rofl

Also, John de Lancie and Majel Barrett Roddenberry are the only two Star Trek actors I've seen live at a Star Trek convention. smiley - blush In self-defence: 'cons' were very small-potatoes affairs in the early 90s, and I had a radio show with time to fill, and it was unusual enough at the time, and the convention centre was a short drive...ahem.

My favourite story of de Lancie's was that he first discovered he had an action figure when one of his sons announced, 'Wait! I left Daddy in the sandbox.' I'm not sure if it was the boy who grew up to play Q, Jr.

Anyway, this entry is erudite and playful, and complete enough even by Bluebottle's exacting standards. In other words, a winnah! smiley - star

I did some proofreading, which is kindly meant:

I think it's 'How the mighty have fallen.'?

>>Riker and Worf hate one another as both blame the other for the death of Deanna Troi...<<

Suggestion: '...as each blames the other...'

Although Memory Alpha has it 'Thaddius', my guess is that Riker's ancestor would have been called 'Thaddeus', as that's how it was spelled during the US Civil War. Not that it matters much.

>>thanks goodness<<
I think that's a typo?

Again, thank you for the fun read. smiley - biggrin


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Post 3

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - ta thank you Dmitri, I am glad you enjoyed it, the original was by the same author who began the Guinan entry which I also added to and corrected. I am more pleased with this one as I do prefer Q but Guinan is part of the fabric and a very important character, IMHO. After all, we'd still be at war with the Klingons if not for her (smiley - laugh)

I have read that about the action figure in the sandboxsmiley - rofl

John de Lancie sounds as much fun as Q himself, from what I've read. I think Q's best line was "If only I'd known [that 'a mere woman' could get under Picard's skin and cause him such anguish], I'd have appeared as a female."smiley - laughsmiley - rofl I just had to include thatsmiley - ok

>>seen live at a Star Trek convention<< smiley - envy attending a Star Trek convention is on my Bucket Listsmiley - blush

All corrections madesmiley - birothank you very much for the proof read, it always helps to have another pair of eyes! smiley - magic

GB
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SashaQ - happysad - Editor

"So, who wants to read about Q? smiley - silly "

Ooo - me! smiley - biggrinsmiley - biggrinsmiley - biggrin

smiley - runsmiley - magic


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SashaQ - happysad - Editor

smiley - ok Excellent summary of Q's exploits smiley - biggrin

"One episode features his son Keegan, who guest-stars as Q Junior" - John de Lancie's son I presume.

"Lwaxana Troi3" - could just clarify in Footnote 3 that Majel plays Lwaxana, and maybe say a bit about who she is?

Superb footnotes indeed smiley - ok

Thank you - this is definitely a worthy topic for the Guide! smiley - hug

Yes, John de Lancie does seem like a great character himself - his voice is just perfect as Discord in My Little Pony, as he comes across as accepting of the MLP world but slightly outside it as well, very like Q... Eg the time when the main characters were all captured, so Discord and two ponies had to go and rescue them, he said something like: "Well isn't this quite the gathering of secondary characters?" smiley - laugh


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Post 6

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

All fixedsmiley - biro thank you Sasha! I had hoped you would like this smiley - winkeye

I confess the only time I ever ventured into the My Little Pony world was actually buying the toys for my daughters... smiley - erm about 30 years agosmiley - yikes but:

"Well isn't this quite the gathering of secondary characters"? does sound like a Q quote, and I can hear his voice saying thatsmiley - biggrinsmiley - rofl


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Post 7

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

hi GB smiley - smiley

I think you should mention in your first paragraphs that Q is actually only one of a species (?) of Q. I know you say later that there are more of his kind, but I think it belongs to the summary at the top, too.


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Post 8

Bluebottle

I really enjoyed this entry too. One thing I was puzzled by was 'Encounter at Farpoint' and 'All Good Things' being described as Parts I & II - I've only ever seen these as double-length episodes?

Also, was 'Devil's Due' the one about the con-artist pretending to be a demon? Perhaps you could clarify in a footnote that it wasn't Q behind it but someone using tractor beams and holographic technology etc to appear to be divine.

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Post 9

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Thanks Tav, I've added that smiley - ok

Hi BB, 'Encounter at Farpoint' and 'All Good Things' are described as Parts I & II in the Star Trek Encyclopaedia - I have seen the episodes and they play separately, I know what you mean by double-length episodes, as it's one continuing story but I don't see what's confusing about "Parts I & II"?

Yes that was 'Devil's Due' and I have added a footnotesmiley - ok

GB
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Post 10

Bluebottle

Oh, have they actually been cut in half and shown as two separate parts? I've only ever seen them as double-length, which is how they both are on my DVDs, unlike, say, 'Best of Both Worlds' which is clearly divided into two.

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Post 11

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

They are shown separately on tv, the usual length for a single episode, part one ends with "To Be Continued..."


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Post 12

SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Just having another read of this - excellent tweaks made smiley - ok

In the QPid section, I see a Marion that should be Marian. Just out of interest, is Guy of Gisborne played by someone from the Enterprise like Friar Tuck, etc, or a new character?

You could perhaps mention in the Next Generation section that Q not only appeared in the first episode of the series, but also the last.

smiley - oksmiley - magic


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I'll get to the tweaks after the tennissmiley - tennisball

Meanwhile, are you doing some artwork for this entry for me? smiley - grovel

GB
smiley - galaxysmiley - artist


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Post 14

Dmitri Gheorgheni

I believe Guy of Gisborne was played by the amazing Clive Revill in this one. smiley - laugh He's always worth a mention.


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Post 15

SashaQ - happysad - Editor

smiley - ok

I would be honoured to have a go at doing artwork for you smiley - artist I've got some ideas already smiley - biggrin


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - ok

Updatedsmiley - biro


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Post 17

SashaQ - happysad - Editor

smiley - ok


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Post 18

bobstafford

I really look forward to seeing the illustrations Sashasmiley - biggrin


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Bluebottle

I'm sure this will appear on the front page before Q can click his fingers.smiley - magic

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