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- It was noted that in the distant past they were frosen itto a solid form by Q and O and were stouck in that form for a "few thousand years" according to Q.'
I'm not absolutely sure, but I don't think that this has been explained in the episode. Does anyone know for sure? -- Cid Highwind 10:45, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
- This is apocrypha and was never referenced in any actual episode. O has never appeared in canon. CleverAndKnowsIt 12:01, August 18, 2010 (UTC)
Are the Calamarain incorporeal?Edit
It should be pointed out that use of the term incorporeal or non-corporeal in the context of the Calamarain is a misnomer. The Calamarain are very much corporeal - they have physical form (an ionized gas cloud is still a physical form), they exist and travel in three dimensions, and they are even detectable by the Enterprise sensors. Q is the real incorporeal entity (excluding cases when he chooses to manifest himself otherwise), but not the Calamarain. – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk).
"combining two infinite powers to become more than infinite " Edit
Am I the only one that this phrase made my eyes pop out wildly? I do not know if the "more than infinite" part is a direct quote from the books, but if it is then Greg Cox's scientific illiteracy astonishes me. There is no such thing as "more than infinite" and can never be, neither today, nor in the 24th century, nor even in 100 million years. Infinity plus infinity is still infinity. Infinity x1000 is still infinity. Infinity squared is still infinity. Infinity infinite squared is, yes, also still infinity. This is not advanced math, this is elementary late primary school (or early secondary school) arithmetic.
The only correct alternative phrase that could make any sense is something like "to become infinite from near infinite". I am not suggesting any change if that phrase is a direct quote from the books, I just wanted to point out how such a phrase makes zero sense and projects extreme scientific illiteracy. Thank you. --Vala-Morgulis (talk) 05:32, August 23, 2016 (UTC)
- Here is the exact quote:
- As he had hoped, the sum of two infinite powers had indeed proved more infinite than infinity. Conventional mathematics said otherwise, but, as Picard knew full well, there was nothing conventional about the Calamarain or, especially, Q. --NetSpiker (talk) 05:48, August 23, 2016 (UTC)