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To Boldly Ask... | John de Lancie Talks Q's Origin and Philosophy

An audio-only version of Episode 3 of To Boldly Ask. John de Lancie reflects on Q’s secret origins and evolution from Star Trek: The Next Generation to Star Trek: Picard.


The ultimate Star Trek antagonist, Q debuted alongside the new-look Enterprise crew in the pilot episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, going on to make seven appearances in the series, before infuriating the crew of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager for extra credit. Earlier this year, Q’s story came to a close with the second season of Star Trek: Picard – not a bad run for an actor who had barely heard of Star Trek before he bagged the role.