DeLancie said that he believes Roddenberry was channeling Trelane when he wrote the Q role. I've been watching all the series in reverse order, and only now am up to TOS. It's a really clear resemblance when seen this way.
i TOTALLY see this. Thank you for the insight! This is a thought i've harbored for a while, and i'm SO pleased that i'm clearly not the only one... Joined this Forum and in the very same day, i find Kindred Spirits. What a Win.
A Reverse Rewatch sounds like a Great Way to Do it!