De Lancie: What Made Q Tick

Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by TrekToday, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. TrekToday

    TrekToday Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 1999
    John de Lancie explained what he liked about his The Next Generation character Q, and what he felt worked best for the character. De Lancie put his own particular brand on the character beginning in the pilot. “…The only place that [director] Corey [Allen] and I had a difference of opinion … is that Corey [...]

    More...
     
  2. Random_Spock

    Random_Spock Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Location:
    Random_Spock
    Great little interview :). He was right about making Q the way he was. It fit the character. It gave him that edge that made him so memorable.
     
  3. The only things about Q I wish were different were the apparent contradictions concerning the character and the fact that we never saw Q interact with super-powerful beings (such as the Douwd, Prophets, Nagilum, etc.). That would have been interesting, to put it mildly.
     
  4. Jaro Stun

    Jaro Stun Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Location:
    Czech republic
    I always thought Q were a very very VERY far future humans.
    And 24th century was a place where some important evolutional steps are to be taken....and Q was there to make sure they are taken

    I never believed there was something magical or omnipotent about them. You know, any sufficiently advanced technology will appear like a magic to sufficiently underdeveloped observer. This view on Q I confirmed for myself, when they had that funny "civil war" amd basically what they were doing they shot supernovas at each other