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Why Judge Humans?

Vortaborg

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Report this Jan. 28 2011, 12:08 am

Just think of it really, why did Q judge humans of all races? Some are obviously worse, yet he did nothing. How about the Borg? How about the founders? How about the Klingons or Romulans? Or, any other race that has an empire, which by definition is a nation-state who's principal territory has been forcibly taken from thier rightful owners, unless they gave up without a fight. And, they STILL continue to conquer. How big are the Klingon and Romulan empires, and how many people did they have to kill to conquer each planet? The murder toll on any interstellar empire should easily exceed any humans ever had in thier entire history of empires on Earth.

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Report this Jan. 28 2011, 6:16 am

There was a certain psychotic edge to the Q character and for some reason he obsessed over the humans or more precisely, over Picard. His judging of humanity was more of a test of that individual. If Picard had been a Klingon or Romulan, then Q would have judged the Klingons or the Romulans.

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Report this Jan. 28 2011, 2:11 pm

In my opinon it was just 'Q lottery' he could of chosen the borg or any other speices and how do we know other members of the continum are judging other speices.

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Report this Jan. 28 2011, 3:15 pm

Also he obviously know the Borg don't have ethics or morals, the Klingon's and Romulans are pretty war-like so I think he chose a species he knew had potential to go either way. Or he just has the hots for Picard.

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Report this Jan. 28 2011, 3:38 pm

In my opinion, the enterprise was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Had Q trapped any species he would've probably judged them for their faults like he judged the humans. Q was a loose cannon he did what he choosed !


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Report this Jan. 30 2011, 6:19 am

Because the Enterprise/VGR/DS9 crew are human and it made a story. Plus it's a story for us humans to change our ways

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Report this Feb. 21 2011, 1:14 am

Quote: Beershark @ Jan. 28 2011, 6:16 am

>There was a certain psychotic edge to the Q character and for some reason he obsessed over the humans or more precisely, over Picard. His judging of humanity was more of a test of that individual. If Picard had been a Klingon or Romulan, then Q would have judged the Klingons or the Romulans.
 


I completely agree..


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Report this Feb. 21 2011, 1:58 am

Wasn't it alluded to that humans would one day surpass the Q? This gives the continuum a motive to pick on humanity in particular.

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Report this Feb. 21 2011, 11:43 am

Well, since Star Trek is a show made by humans, whenever the stories revolve around aliens, the aliens are versions of humans, and when the writers are aware of what they're doing, they use these versions of humans to explore what humanity means.  So in Season 4 of Enterprise, the Vulcan ambassador Soval contrasts a number of Trek species with humans, already demonstrating how humanity structures Star Trek's representation of aliens, and he proceeds to more explicitly compare humans to Vulcans (and implicitly compare them to Klingons).  He suggests that the Vulcans recognize themselves in humans, a cool reversal of the way human audiences recognize themselves in Trek aliens, emphasizing and commenting on the way humans represent and recognize aliens.  I think Q's judgment of humans and comments that humans might become like (or better than) the Q work similarly.

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