Episode Title: "Q Who"
Production Number: 142
Original Air Date: Week of 05-10-89
Stardates: 42761.3, 42761.9
Q appears and asks to join the U.S.S. Enterprise crew; when Picard declines, Q instantly transports the ship seven thousand light-years, to system J-Two-Five (two years, seven months, three days, 18 hours away from Starbase 185 at maximum warp), whose sixth planet is Class-M, with a series of roads build by an industrialized civilization, but all the cities have been ripped from the surface of the planet, similar to what happened to the outposts in the Neutral Zone.
The Enterprise encounters a powerful cybernetic collective known as the Borg; the Enterprise is heavily damaged when the Borg slice out a piece of the ship containing 18 crew members, before Picard convinces Q to return them to Federation space. The Enterprise sets a course for Starbase 83.
Factoid: Guinan and Q had some dealings two centuries ago.
Factoid: Guinan's people encountered the Borg a century ago. The Borg destroyed their cities and scattered her people throughout the Galaxy.
Factoid: According to Guinan, the Borg are made up of organic and artificial life, which has been developing for thousands of centuries.
Guest Characters: Q, Guinan, *Ensign Sonya Gomez, Transporter Chief O'Brien
Alien Races: *Borg, Q, El-Aurian
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