Q the god like entity who was a recurrent nemesis of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation will return in Picard season 2 on Paramount+.
Actor John de Lancie who played the iconic roll made the announcement on Twitter Monday, which also coincided with day long celebrations timed to coincide with “First Contact Day.”
Above: Actor John de Lancie via Twitter.
De Lancie wrote: “The trial never ends…” So excited to announce that I will be returning to visit my dear old friend Jean-Luc Picard in season 2 of Picard!”
“The trial never ends…” So excited to announce that I will be returning to visit my dear old friend Jean-Luc Picard in season 2 of Picard! @StarTrekOnPPlus @paramountplus @CTVSciFi @primevideouk @SirPatStew #StarTrekPicard #StarTrek pic.twitter.com/DOeBT8NkUW
— John de Lancie (@johndelancie) April 5, 2021
De Lancie also appeared on the Picard virtual panel to confirm the news. Production on Season 2 of Picard is already underway, with a premiere set for 2022 on Paramount+.
The streamer also released a teaser for the new season, with Picard narrating a tour of his French wine chateau and saying “the true final frontier is time.” We see shots of Milton’s Paradise Lost and a model of Picard’s old ship the Stargazer before the camera settles on a playing card — the Queen of Hearts — which burns up until only the “Q” remains. Then we hear Q’s taunting voice reminding us that “the trial never ends” before he cackles with glee.
Memory Alpha: Over the course of the series’ seven years (and a handful of episodes of Voyager) it was revealed that he was part of the Q Continuum. The Continuum was an extra-dimensional plane of existence inhabited by a race of beings known as the Q. The term could also refer to the Q society itself. The Q were immortal, but not absolutely omniscient or omnipotent (according to Quinn). They possessed the ability to alter, create, or destroy virtually any form of matter or energy, and to affect time in essentially any way they chose. Their apparent abilities included moving entire asteroid belts and stars, creating alternate timelines, and affecting universal states of nature such as the gravitational constant. Q, when discussing the dangers of allowing Amanda Rogers to develop her abilities without supervision, offhandedly remarked that she would be capable of destroying the entire Milky Way Galaxy by accident. In fact, the only time a Q was seen as unable to do something was during a period where their powers were reduced or revoked by the Continuum.