As part of the celebration for Star Trek Day, Star Trek: Lower Decks showrunner Mike McMahan teased that a familiar face from The Next Generation will be making an appearance on the animated show!
During the recent Star Trek Day panel, McMahon revealed that John de Lancie will reprise his role as the all-powerful Q in Star Trek: Lower Decks. Q first appeared on TNG's debut episode back in 1987 and has become a recurring foe of Jean-Luc Picard, appearing in eight episodes of the show including the series finale.
That said, McMahon pointed out that Q will only have a small part. "The whole show is not about him," he added. "But it's hard to make a TNG-era show and not have Q show up. Eagle-eyed viewers will catch him."
A brief teaser for the show was revealed during the panel which features a quick glimpse at Q in his trademark robes. While it'll only be a quick cameo, Q's appearance comes as welcome news for Star Trek fans. You can check out the clip below!
Along with Q, the other legacy actor that'll be making an appearance is Kurtwood Smith, who played the part of Federation President in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. He'll play a different character in Lower Decks named Klaar.
Star Trek: Lower Decks airs on Thursdays on CBS All Access.