I'm back. Here's my latest (or maybe lamest) fake bit of Trek trivia. The producers of TNG originally wanted Richard Dean Anderson to play Q but Richard was busy doing MacGyver. Their 2nd choice was Charlie Sheen but he turned them down cold. So they held auditions and found John de Lancie who got the part cause his performance as Q was the most believable. The producers felt everyone else who auditioned was too over the top with their performances.