Omnipotent being on the sci-fi series STAR TREK: THE NEXT
GENERATION/SYN/1987-94. "Q" (John de Lancie) was a Machiavellian
creature who delighted in testing the resolve and determination
of the humans of the starship Enterprise-D. Not familiar with
the human race, "Q" would set up situations of stress and
decision and see how they would perform, even to the point of
taking a few human lives in the bargain.
On one occasion, "Q" was stripped of his powers (by his own
kind) and forced to adapt to life as a mortal. Corbin Bernsen
(of L.A. LAW fame) made a brief appearance as "Q2." "Q" was
later restored to the "Q Continuum" when they sensed he actually
showed signs of compassion by aiding another.
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