Star Trek: Picard Actor On Fears Of Bringing Back His Character Q

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Star Trek: Picard is now filming its second season. Earlier this week, there was a teaser trailer for the second season that also confirmed that the God-like being Q is returning.

John de Lancie is returning to play the beloved Star Trek character that has appeared across several series after first being introduced in The Next Generation.

Talking to Variety, Lancie spoke about the concerns an actor has when reviving such a classic character. In Star Trek, none-the-less. When asked how it felt when he knew the showrunners were interested in brining back Q, Lancie said:

You know, it was, and is, a little bit of a mixed bag. One of the issues that I have is you don’t want to fall into the trap of re-creating. I was obviously a little concerned — very concerned — about the issues having to do with, well, excuse me, this is 20 years later. I’m supposed to be immortal and I certainly look very mortal. There were issues about all of that. I was flattered. Of course, I said yes. I didn’t have to think about that part. And then I wondered, where are they going to go with this?


RELATED: Picard Season 2 Teaser Trailer Teases The Return of Q

Speaking about the producers plans for Q, Lancie also addressed his thoughts on returning to the popular Star Trek character:

It solved one major problem for me, and that is I feel very strongly about the whole thing of, you can never go back. Dare I say, how often have we gone back to meet with old girlfriends or boyfriends or what have you and you go, “Oh, I think it would have been better just keeping this in my imagination!” Here, we are not, in fact, going back. We are taking what we have and we are moving forward. And to me, that’s exciting.


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