Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “The Q and the Grey”

Q shows up on Voyager trying to seduce Janeway and it’s mostly just stupid and embarrassing. But he’s not just sowing his omnipotent oats — he’s fighting a Q civil war. Suzie Plakson is awesome as Lady Q, but that’s all this mess has going for it. The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch does “The Q and the Grey.”

An excerpt:

On top of all this, the solution is completely nonsensical. We’re given no good reason why General Q would surrender, nor why just the act of procreation would end the war. It just stops because the script says it stops. Yes, the Voyager crew are supposedly using Q weapons, but we’re still talking about mortal humans against omnipotent beings, and the truth of the matter is that no action any of Voyager‘s crew could take can compare to what the Q can do. It should have been just Janeway’s convincing the Q to create new life—but even then, the jump from that to the end of the war is vague and unconvincing. Which is pretty much what this episode is.

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