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The Enterprise orbits Planet Q.

Planet Q was an inhabitable planet located in the Arcturian system. By the late 23rd century, Planet Q was the site of a Federation colony. (TOS novelization: The Conscience of the King)

By the 2260s, researcher Thomas Leighton and his wife Martha had located themselves on the colony. During a visit by the Karidian Company of Players in late 2266, Leighton discovered that Anton Karidian was actually the wanted mass murderer, Kodos the Executioner.

After making the discovery, Leighton had the USS Enterprise diverted to Planet Q and pleaded with Captain James T. Kirk to investigate and hopefully expose Karidian. (TOS episode: "The Conscience of the King")

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ST Expanded

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PLANET
Planet Q
Star system: Unknown
Class: Unknown
Surface: Unknown

Planet Q is a planet that was the site of a Federation colony in the 23rd century.

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Astronomical Data

Location

  • Alpha Quadrant
    • Saken sector

Further Information

Historical

It was the home of Thomas Leighton, the researcher who chanced upon the assumed identity of wanted mass murderer Kodos the Executioner. In 2266, Leighton diverted the USS Enterprise to Planet Q so that he could present his suspicions to Captain James T. Kirk. (TOS: "The Conscience of the King")

Austin Eyler and his brother Alan were born on Planet Q in the 2340s. They were among the few survivors when the colony was attacked and destroyed by Cardassians in 2351. (Star Trek: Pendragon: Building Camelot)

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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Planet Q is a planet (holy crap!) in the Energon portion of the Unicron Trilogy continuity family.

The world of sand known as Planet Q was home to the beings known today as Alpha Q, Scorponok and the Terrorcons. But like those beings, the world was destined for a tragic fate at the hands of the chaos-bringer, Unicron.

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Energon animated series

When Unicron attacked Planet Q, the world’s inhabitants refused to go quietly into the good night, and its armies rallied under the command of the grand chamberlain to fight back. As the battle raged, however, it soon became apparent that Unicron could not be stopped, and the chamberlain instead opted for a suicide ploy. He instructed the planet’s ruler to detonate the world’s core, hoping to take Unicron out along with Planet Q, but the ruler, paralyzed with fear, could not comply, and the chamberlain performed the task himself. Planet Q exploded as Unicron was consuming it, driving him into dormancy.

Within Unicron’s damaged frame, the spark of the planet’s ruler was able to survive, and with Unicron inactive, he was able to use the planet-eater’s powers to build himself a new body, renaming himself "Alpha Q". Learning that, with adequate amounts of energon, he could recreate anything Unicron had absorbed, he used what small supplies he had to recreate the armies of Planet Q as the Terrorcons, with the grand chamberlain reborn as Scorponok to lead them. Alpha Q eventually accomplished his goal in the midst of a reaction between Earth’s positive energon and Unicron’s negative energon, and Planet Q was reborn in a new sector of space containing many worlds Unicron had destroyed.

Notes

  • The series itself does not make it clear precisely when the destruction of Planet Q occurred, and the issue is confused by some differences and disconnects between the Armada and Energon series, the English and Japanese versions of the latter, and Hasbro’s intent versus what made it into the series. Alpha Q claims that the destruction of Planet Q happened eons ago, but that would mean it would have to predate Unicron's period of dormancy during which he posed as Cybertron's moon; given that he we know Rodimus was active at the time of Planet Q's destruction, this does not seem likely.
  • A separate continuity error served as possible explanation for fans to chew on. Hasbro's intent was that Unicron not survive the events of Armada unscathed, so that the Energon series could begin with him damaged and dormant. However, the final moments of the series showed him fit and healthy, only for him to be damaged for no reason at the start of Energon. Hence, the smoothest fit, explaining this error in the process, is to place the surviving Unicron's attack on Planet Q somewhere between Armada and Energon, with its destruction causing the damage that he is afflicted with at the beginning of Energon. It seems Takara agreed with this notion, as this is precisely where they placed Planet Q's destruction in their new timeline. Of course, that timeline contains quite a few other suspect items (identifying Robots in Disguise and the live-action movie as part of the G1 animated continuity, for example), but goddammit, it works.
  • As for Alpha Q's claims it was eons ago...bear in mind that he IS completely nuts.
  • Whether or not the original inhabitants of Planet Q were robotic beings is unclear. Production materials for Energon indicate that Alpha Q, at least, was intended to be a humanoid creature, but a flashback to the final moments of the planet depicts him, Scorponok and the Terrorcons in the robotic forms they have in the present day. A modifier describes the scene merely as how the insane Alpha Q "remembers" the events, leaving wiggle-room, although if the Terrorcons at least were robotic originally, it would explain how Optimus Prime is able to identify them when they attack in the first episode of the series.
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