Star Trek: Lower Decks to Feature the Return of The Next Generation Villain

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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!

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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!

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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.

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