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May 22, 2013

Doctor Who and the Tardis by Craig Hurle

The Doctor vs "Q" from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Who would win and how? - Ken Spivey

Here was my comment:

The Q Continuum is more powerful and just from sheer force would wipe out the Doctor.  But Q has a bad habit of toying with his opponents and that would give the Doctor enough time to figure out a way to outwit him (it?)  The Time Lord would then gain the respect of Q and be allowed to continue on his merry way.....

But then it got me thinking.....

Why would the Q Continuum want to destroy the Doctor?  

First off, here's a description of the Q from Memory Alpha wiki:

The Q Continuum is an extradimensional plane of existence inhabited by a race of beings known as the Q.

As a race, the Q are immortal, omniscient, and omnipotent, possessing the ability of instantaneous matter-energy transformation and teleportation, as well as the ability of time travel. Their apparent abilities include moving entire asteroid belts and stars, creating alternate timelines, and affecting universal states of nature such as the gravitational constant. In fact, the only time a Q is seen asunable to do something is during a period where their powers are reduced or revoked by the Continuum.

The Q could be the Universe itself in a way.

River Song pointed out that:

"Every journey taken by a time-traveller tears a wound in the fabric of reality, and the Doctor has time-travelled more than anyone."

And here's what the Doctor said in "The Name Of The Doctor":

"Time travel is damage.  It’s like a tear in the fabric of reality.  That is the scar tissue of my journey through the universe.  My path through time and space from Gallifrey to Trenzalore.  My own personal time tunnel, leading back to every moment I ever lived. Every step, every tear, every kiss. Even the days I haven't lived yet. Which is why I shouldn't be here. The paradoxes... very bad..."

It's no wonder then that the Q Continuum would see the Doctor as a threat to its very existence.

But as we're never going to see this happen on our TV screens, let's just assume they eventually did come to an understanding and a truce.


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