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Hide and Q
Stardate 41590.5
Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode 10 (1.10)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

         
Cast:
Patrick Stewart   IMDB   Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes   IMDB   Commander William T. Riker
Levar Burton   IMDB   Lieutenant JG Geordi La Forge
Denise Crosby   IMDB   Lieutenant Tasha Yar
Michael Dorn   IMDB   Lieutenant JG Worf
Gates McFadden   IMDB   Commander Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis   IMDB   Lt. Commander Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner   IMDB   Lt. Commander Data
Wil Wheaton   IMDB   Wesley Crusher
Guest Cast:
John de Lancie   IMDB   Q
Elaine Nalee   IMDB   Female Survivor
William A. Wallace   IMDB   Wesley Crusher, Age 25
Music:
Dennis McCarthy   IMDB
Director:
Cliff Bole   IMDB
Teleplay:
Maurice Hurley   IMDB
Gene Roddenberry   IMDB
Story:
Maurice Hurley   IMDB
Published
Laser Disc   ST:TNG LaserDisc Volume 05
DVD   ST:TNG DVD 1.3
VHS   ST:TNG VHS 1.4
Teaser
The Next Generation Teaser #010: Hide and Q

The Enterprise is once again challenged by the dangerous and powerful "Q" who offers Riker god-like powers in exchange for Riker's membership in the "Q" continuum.
Synopsis
While rushing to aid the survivors on a planet rocked by a lethal explosion, the U.S.S. Enterprise is stopped by the dangerous "Q" entity who had interfered with their Farpoint mission several months earlier (See Encounter at Farpoint I).

The powerful Q demands they abandon their rescue mission and partake in a deadly game which, according to Q, could result in either "the greatest possible future" for the crew... or death!

The game involves surviving a confrontation with fanged, animal soldiers created by Q. Strangely, the major player in the game turns out to be Commander Riker, who is given Q's power and offered full membership in his continuum. After using his new-found power to save Wesley and Lt. Worf from the hostile creatures, Riker meets with the crew to discuss Q's proposal.

After the meeting, Q tempts Riker by telling him that if he joins the continuum, the Commander can use his powers to give his friends anything they want. Picard, having faith in his crew's resistance to temptation and their common sense, urges Riker to accept Q's offer. Riker obliges by turning Wesley into a 25-year-old Starfleet officer, restoring Geordi's vision, creating a female Klingon companion for Lt. Worf and offering Data the chance to be human. However, to Q's disbelief and Picard's pleasure, the crew members decline the gifts because of their disreputable origin. Thwarted again by the integrity and ingenuity of humans, Q disappears, thereby returning Riker to his normal condition.
Reviews

By Dark Materia on 13 Dec 2002 14:05:08
Q comes back to liven things up. All in all it is a silly story that tries to take itself seriously. Again if any other actor had played Q this show would have been rubbish. Q's planet looks like it was put together in a matter of minutes out of cardboard and duct tape, but thats not the point.. it is fun.

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