After years of being recognized for his role of Q, it’s a pleasure for John De Lancie when people recognize him as a result of other roles.
As reported by SciFi Scanner, De Lancie has no desire to play Q in a future Star Trek movie. “I have to say as the years have gone on I’m getting a little tired of just Q, because I do a lot of other things,” he said. “Almost everywhere in the world you go, people will come up and say, ‘Oh my God, you’re from Star Trek.’ But I was in Syria recently, and I had people stop me on the street, they came up to me and said, ‘Oh my God, we just saw Breaking Bad.’ That was a surprise. And it was great.”
But De Lancie was full of praise for the reboot of Star Trek. “Oh I thought that Abrams had really breathed life and a whole new way of looking at a very honored franchise,” he said. “And I think that it was certainly time to do it that way. Those frontally-didactic shows that they were doing towards the end were just a little old-fashioned.”
Star Trek XI was anything but old-fashioned. “This felt new and fresh, and Leonard [Nimoy] was terrific,” said De Lancie. “I think that they somehow were able to get the franchise off of life support and back on its feet. Maybe forty years ago it was new, but they had too many television shows and too many vain attempts of late that this was very refreshing. My wife was crying in the first part of it. I was like, I can’t believe it. And Leonard had told me they really do some nice stuff with the characters, and he was right. So it was nice.”
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