John de Lancie, Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Q, will be appearing in Episode 9 of Vic Mignogna‘s Star Trek Continues fan series, but it will be as a different character, not Q.
“Vic asked me if I’d be interested in appearing in Star Trek Continues,” said de Lancie, “and he told me a little bit about the show. I asked him to let me read the script, and I was immediately impressed with it. It’s definitely classic Star Trek, because it’s a secular moral story and one that I think is particularly poignant in our current times. I believe the material is the most important thing, and this is really good material.
“I’m also very sympathetic to people who put together their own projects. I know how much work it is. And in this case, Vic has his hands in every element of the production. It was an easy choice to say yes because I knew I could be somewhat helpful in a modest sort of way. And I knew I would be acting in an interesting story.”
Once on set in Georgia, de Lancie was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Star Trek set. “I had the feeling that I was on a historic set, even if it is a facsimile of the original,” he said. “These were the identical colors to what was used in the 1960’s, when they were trying to sell color TVs. And the other thing that struck me is that these sets have a certain 1960’s look, from the gadgets to the crew quarters. This had the same look of all the shows that I used to watch as a kid.”
Star Trek Continues Episode 9 will be released at the end of next month.
Source: The Federation Times