John de Lancie continues to hype up Star Trek: Picard.
Who would have known that John de Lancie is such a fountain of news for Star Trek: Picard? The writing team must love that he’s always ready to drop a spoiler here or there, and all because de Lancie is one of the most connected people from Star Trek currently. That is, thanks in part to his work on Cameo. For just a few bucks per video, you can send questions or have people record specific responses for someone over at Cameo, and de Lancie has used that medium as a pot of hidden details for Star Trek: Picard.
On his most recent round of Cameo’s, de Lancie revealed that his current six-episode arc on Picard will have parallels and elements of the Next Generation series finale “All Good Things.”
"… if you liked that, I think you are going to like Picard. There are a lot of elements about what I am doing on Picard that have a kind of connection with “All Good Things…”… in terms of the breadth of the acting and what have you."
He goes on to say that even though there’s a connection, it’s going to be different.
"It’s a different story told by different writers…It’s going to be a very different show, Q-wise."
John de Lancie appearing on Picard as Q is all the hype the show needs
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There’s no denying the darker tones of Discovery and Picard have ruffled feathers of many of the fanbases. Star Trek’s Strange New Worlds and Prodigy are shows that will seek to bring the series back to a more optimistic light, but the first show that may try to do that is Picard.
With de Lancie coming in as Q once again, fans are getting excited about his appearance and the possibility that comes with it. While he appeared in Lower Decks, it was a brief cameo and without his favorite person to annoy; Jean-Luc Picard himself.
With Q and Picard back together, and for six episodes, the duo’s back and forth banter may be the exact thing the show needs to bring fans around on the series as a whole. It certainly seems like the old usual interactions between Q and Picard, their witty repartee, and the general vibe of Q passing judgment will all be there.
How it’s executed is up in the air but fans should at least give Picard’s first episode of season two a shot.