Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Continuing the A-Z Challenge from Arlee at Tossing it Out

Today is Q. Since this was such a challenging letter, I decided to make it interesting and searched for a Q in all the major entertainment areas. This post represents my findings.


Remember that cheesy, 80's arcade game? Created by Atari in 1982, it was later released for both the Nintendo and Playstation systems.


How about this awful movie? Directed by Larry Cohen and starring David Carradine, Michael Moriarty, and Candy Clark, this low-budget thriller also came out in 1982.


If you were watching Star Trek: Next Generation in the 80's, then you remember the character Q. Played by John de Lancie, Q was an omnipotent being from the Q continuum who specialized in causing trouble for the Enterprise.


Q Fish
Yes, apparently there's even a band called Q. I couldn't find any images, but judging from the pattern, bet they formed in the 80's, too.

Think I'm all "Q'ed out" for the day!


DEZMOND said...

Oh, Q was the cutest being ever to appear in STAR TREK, his omnipotence and arrogance were amazingly entertaining, and I just loved how he used humans as puppets in his little games to kill the boredom, since he is immortal and has a lot of time in his hands. I also loved when he brought his naughty son to Captain Janeway in VOYAGER to be his babysitter :)) That one was precious.
I wish I was a Q, it's much cooler than being a Borg for example :)


Loved the content of your "Q" list.
I too loved Q in Star Trek,

Thanks for the visit,


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Q was wicked, wasn't he?

Helen Ginger said...

You did good on finding Qs. The only one I recognized was Star Trek's Q. Maybe we only remember the good ones?

Straight From Hel

Tara said...

Loved Q-bert! Don't know any of the others, though. But, woot! for you on finding so many Q things.

Oh, and, I have not turned Pandora off since yesterday morning! Thanks :)

Cheeseboy said...

Ouch, Q is a toughie. FOrgot about that Star Trek Q. He had some real bitchen' hair.

JournoMich said...

I didn't know any of these Q's before today! Thanks for enlightening me. :)


Summer Frey said...

I love Star Trek Q! I actually have John de Lancie's autographed picture and a photo of us standing together from a Dragon*Con a few years back. He's really, really tall. Of course, I'm pretty short, but still. Much taller than he seemed on TNG.

Q is hard! I still haven't figured out mine...

Sarah Ahiers said...

ooooh, i want to play qbert RIGHT NOW!
I hope it shows up on my xbox arcade

Survivormama said...

Yes I remember Q on Star Trek...Qubert is a fun albeit cheesy game to play...for kids...Hey great job on the Quirkiness of Q...My post is about Quirks...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Helen, I wish that were true! Q the movie would be gone from my head.

Tara - that's cool!

Summer, that is uber cool. He'd be fun to meet.

Voidwalker said...

So far Q, from Star Trek is the most notable for me. I always liked his character. I miss that show lol

Anonymous said...

I loved Q-Bert! :)

Beth Zimmerman said...

I'm still searching for a Q post. We shall see. In the meantime I enjoyed yours and recognized all but the band! :)

Hannah said...

I am only familiar with TNG: Q. I was not really a big fan of his. He annoyed me more than anything.

Unknown said...

Don't forget about Quantum Leap. I loved that show.

Kierah Jane Reilly said...

I loved Quantum Leap! Great show. There's also Queen - will never forget Wayne and Garth's rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody. And Quincy, that medical show from the 70s.

Jamie Gibbs said...

Here's a couple of Q's for you!


Ella said...

Q-bert and Q, I remember the others, not so much! Thanks for taking me back, time travel is possible, only in the mind, so far!

Gregg Metcalf said...

Very good job, very creavtive. I hadn't actually heard of any of them. I have heard of Star Trek, but have never seen an episode so I didn't know there was a guy named Q.

Lisa said...

"...but judging from the pattern, bet they formed in the 80's, too." That made me smile. You sure found some queer stuff! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

I wondered if someone would blog about Q from Star Trek today! He's a great character - well annoying, but he sure stirred up some action :)

Arlee Bird said...

I remember the movie "Q", but I don't recall if I saw it. If I remember correctly didn't it take place in Mexico City and it was based on a mythical creature of Aztec legend called Quetzocatl or something like that?

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Grammy said...

Speaking of Q games, what about Q Beez? It is a game I have on my computer that I got from Real Arcade. It is a really fun game to play. I like your Q choices.

Anonymous said...

hat's more Qs than I could come up with. Wait, what about Q-tips? Did anyone else get that one?

Hey Alex, I added you to my blog roll. You deserve it. Keep on blogging.

Stephen Tremp

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Voidwalker, it was a cool show!

Mary and Kierah, I thought about Quantum Leap and Queen, but was searching for JUST the letter Q.

Gregg, now you know!

Thanks, Lisa!

Jemi, that he did.

Arlee, you are correct!

Grammy, I didn't know about that game.

Thanks, Stephen! And I could've included Q-Tips, as that was also a band. Weird, huh?