On Friday we previewed the upcoming ‘Q’ comic book from IDW, which prompted many fans to talk about the beloved character, including some who want to see more. But there is one person who seems to have had enough of TNG’s omnipotent troublemaker. In a new interview with John De Lancie, the actor says he is ‘tired’ of Q.
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John De Lancie appeared in 12 episodes of Trek, spanning all three of the 24th century shows, starting off with the pilot episode of Next Generation in 1987. And even though those are just a tiny fraction of his acting credits on the big screen, small screen and stage, it is still what he is most famous for, and apparently that isn’t sitting too well for the actor.
After telling AMC’s Sci-Fi Scanner that he thought JJ Abrams had "really breathed life" into the franchise with the new Star Trek movie, he had this to say when asked if he was going to try and get Q into the next movie:
Uh, no. I have to say as the years have gone on I’m getting a little tired of just Q, because I do a lot of other things. Almost everywhere in the world you go, people will come up and say, "Oh my God you’re from Star Trek." But I was in Syria recently, and I had people stop me on the street, they came up to me and said, "Oh my God, we just saw Breaking Bad." That was a surprise. And it was great.
So there you have it, no more Q for De Lancie.
Go to AMC Sci-Fi Scanner for more from De Lancie on Alien Voices, his new futuristic version of Madame Butterfly, and more.
Here is the recap of the Breaking Bad season 2 finale, which featured John de Lancie (his third episode).