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Q as judge, 2364

Q appearing as a judge

A judge was a figure of authority, one who interpreted the laws of a culture and often sentenced those who had been found guilty of breaking the laws. Judges usually presided over a court in which they exercised their authority.

The exact role of the judge varied across cultures. In Cardassian society, the role of judge was filled by the Chief Archon. (DS9: "Tribunal") In most Federation societies judges filled important roles throughout history and many judges, such as T'Pau and Aaron Satie, were revered figures in their cultures. (VOY: "Darkling"; TNG: "The Drumhead")

Q appeared as a judge in a post-atomic horror courtroom to the crew of the USS Enterprise-D in 2364. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

Martin Benbeck was considered to be something of a judge on Moab IV, as he had been genetically engineered to desire that role. (TNG: "The Masterpiece Society")

Someone who acted as an arbiter in contests, using their own judgment to subjective qualities to determine the winner, was also called a judge. Emony Dax was a judge in several gymnastics competitions. (DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations")

Judge was one of the words Doctor Julian Bashir used after he was infected by the aphasia virus in 2369. (DS9: "Babel")

The role of "Chief Judge" was referenced in the final draft script of TOS: "Court Martial". However, as that episode continued to develop, the title was changed to "President of the Court".

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