Star Trek Expanded Universe
For the original prompt, see: The Sound of Q-sic

"The Sound of Q-sic" was the tenth "unofficial" episode of Star Trek: Phoenix-X and the eighth "unofficial" episode of the fifth season. It was the tenth Star Trek: Phoenix-X entry of the Star Trek Online: Unofficial Literary Challenge and was its only entry for the fourteenth challenge of those unofficial challenges. It focused on Captain Samya of the USS Dropzone.


After defeating an invasion of Heralds at Quadra Sigma III, Captain Samya and the USS Dropzone are met with Qu who hijacks the ship with vicious 18th century French military uniformed animal things.

Background information[]

  • This is the first story to have Samya and her crew as the main characters.
  • Some elements from this story come from TNG: "Hide and Q", including the 18th century French army uniformed "animal things" (coined by Worf), the Quadra Sigma III facility having something bad happen to it, and The Globe Illustrated Shakespeare: The Complete Works (which Q flips through when Jean-Luc Picard confronts him in his ready room).

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