Alien Spotlight: Q is a Star Trek: The Next Generation comic published by IDW Publishing in 2009 as part of the second volume of its Alien Spotlight series. The comic is written by Scott and David Tipton, with art by Elena Casagrande; the same creative team that previously worked on Alien Spotlight: Orions. The story, set a month after repairs to the USS Enterprise-E have been completed following the events of Star Trek: First Contact, sees Q visit the Enterprise and inhabit Jean-Luc Picard's body to try and gain an insider's understanding of humanity.


From solicitations
The all-powerful Q has returned once more, with his latest attempt to understand the nature of humanity, and this time, it's in a manner that Captain Jean-Luc Picard will never forget! How will Q bedevil Picard this time... or has Picard finally found a way to turn the tables?


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Beverly CrusherDataGeordi La ForgeLocutusNarJean-Luc PicardQWilliam RikerDeanna Troi
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Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class) • Pentaget starship


Vastak system
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EarthPentaget PrimeTau HydraeVastak VII

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Federation StarfleetG'ell AffiliationPentaget terraforming fleetStarfleet IntelligenceUnited Federation of Planets

Ranks and titlesEdit

ambassadorcaptaincommandercounselorfirst officerlieutenant commandernumber one

Other referencesEdit

breakfastempathygaseous beingmecha-industrial beingobservation loungeratterraformingwar


  • This issue was released in three covers: Cover A by Joe Corroney, and cover B by Elena Casagrande, with colors by Ilaria Traversi. The third cover was a limited availability retailer incentive cover, featuring Joe Corroney's artwork without titles.

Related storiesEdit


The story is set a month after the completion of repairs to the Enterprise following the events of Star Trek: First Contact, the given stardate of 51062.7 places it in 2374.

Published Order
Previous comic:
Alien Spotlight: Romulans
Alien Spotlight Next comic:
Alien Spotlight: Cardassians
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
The Healing Arts
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:


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