Friday, April 03, 2009
Television Speculations Six
In the Battle of Wolf 359 Locutus/Picard leads the Borg to a victory against Starfleet. Benjamin Sisko survives but his wife Jennifer Sisko is among the 11,000 casualties. Benjamin Sisko later becomes the emissary of the Bajoran Prophets who are non-corporeal being living in a continuum where linear time has very little meaning. Sisko eventually goes to join them and becomes one with their consciousness but, in the process, their continuum is changed. Sisko's mind forms a conduit from our linear perception of time to the Prophet's way of seeing things. Thus the Prophet continuum is altered from a circle to a 'Q'-shaped reality where the little tail of the 'Q' is the split in the continuum. The being which was once called Sisko emerges to play with our reality and challenge the humans' right to expand their influence in the universe. He calls himself 'Q' and sets himself upo as a judge over Jean-Luc Picard at a point in time-space when Picard was not yet Locutus. In fact, Q engineers the circumstances which lead to Picard being assimilated by the Borg. Later Q becomes a father to the being called 'The Squire of Gothos' or Trelane.