Homeworld: Q Continuum
Life Span: immortal
Warp capable: Yes
Environmental requirements: Any
Telepathic abilities: None known/needed
Federation Status: Neutral
First Encountered: By the USS Enterprise-D, Encounter at Farpoint (TNG)
Distinctive Features: Appeared as human, but can take any form desired.
Known members: Q, Female Q, Q2, Q junior, Amanda Rogers, Quinn, William T. Riker (briefly)
The Q were a seemingly omnipotent, god-like and immortal species who form the Q Continuum, possessing the ability of instantaneous matter-energy transformation and teleportation, as well as the ability of time travel. The Q have control over space, matter, reality, and time.
Q was first encountered by the Federation when he appeared aboard the USS Enterprise-D in early 2364. He warned the crew of the Enterprise that Humanity should return to their home star system or be destroyed.
When Picard refused, Q placed Humanity on trial, with Jean-Luc Picard and his command crew as representatives. Q accused Humanity of being a “dangerous, savage child-race.”