Tuesday 6 April 2021

Q returns in Star Trek: Picard

After a mixed first season of Star Trek: Picard, which gave us one of the best episodes in the franchise's storied history, I had little interest in seeing the second season.

However, that's changed with the First Contact Day (a fan celebration marking the first contact between humans and Vulcans) announcement of John de Lancie reprising the iconic role of Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

The omnipotent Q first appeared in Encounter at Farpoint and subjected the crew of the USS Enterprise to ongoing trials throughout Star Trek: The Next Generation's seven seasons. Most notably, Q Who in which Captain Jean-Luc Picard's (Patrick Stewart) arrogance is challenged in an inaugural confrontation with the Borg (foreshadowing events in The Best of Both Worlds Part I).

Wil Wheaton, who played Ensign Wesley Crusher, introduced de Lancie as a surprise guest during an official Zoom chat with Sir Patrick Stewart.

Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds are all in production for Paramount+. Star Trek: Picard is on Amazon Prime (affiliate link) outside the US.

Are you looking forward to the second season of Star Trek: Picard in 2022? Let me know in the comments below.


  1. Extremely excited! It’s sad to see P Stewart age but John Delancie looks good for his age. Was he on his boat?


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