The latest addition to the James Bond franchise, Skyfall, was an excellent movie for a lot of reasons, and in my opinion MUCH better than the previous three Bond offerings, finally bringing the series back to the enjoyability of The World is Not Enough and most of the previous films. However, one feature of the film obviously stuck out enough to gain its own fairly large slice of the fandom, all the more unusual since Bond films are very much a one man show. Since you’ve read the title and want me to get on with things instead of writing a whole book about Bond fandom, you already know that Ben Whishaw’s young, computer genius Q stole scenes, gained fans, and is one half of the largest single pairing I can think of in this fandom. As I unashamedly read some of these fics, it became obvious to me that there are a lot of new fans coming in because of Skyfall, and there seems to be some confusion over what exactly the role of Q Branch is in the Bond mythos. And then, since no one asked my opinion, I decided to write a wall of text about it!