Celebrating John de Lancie's Birthday... with Q's Best Moments

Happy birthday, John de Lancie. Knowing that the actor's big day was coming up, we at StarTrek.com asked fans the following question on our Facebook page: “What were some of Q's best moments?” Here are were some of the top comments:

Star Trek, The Next Generation, Q Who, John de Lancie

"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
(from "Q Who")

Star Trek, The Next Generation, Deja Q, John de Lancie

Q: "I have no powers! Q the ordinary."
Capt. Picard: "Q the liar! Q the misanthrope!"
Q: "Q the miserable, Q the desperate! What must I do to convince you people?
Lt. Worf: "Die."
Q: "Oh, very clever, Worf. Eat any good books lately?"
(from "Deja Q")

Star Trek, The Next Generation, Deja Q, John de Lancie

Some have mentioned the time (in "Deja Q") when he lost his powers and got them back after he had learned his lesson. Of course, he allowed Data to experience laughter. A subtle point in that episode is that showing kindess and consideration, even to those who don't deserve it, can have a deep impact.

Star Trek, The Next Generation, Deja Q, John de Lancie

Q's love for Mariachi music!!
(Also... "Deja Q")

Star Trek, The Next Generation, Deja Q, John de Lancie

I love Q and his warped sense of humour. His conversations with Picard and their philosophical exchanges are beautifully written and performed. Of course, the best episode is "Deja Q." One of his most funniest lines, and there are so many of them, is when he tells Worf, " I can't disappear anymore than you can win a beauty contest."

Star Trek, The Next Generation, Tapestry, John de Lancie

When (in "Tapestry") he showed Picard how his life would look like, if he was less lightheaded. Especially the scene when he brings flowers. "Is there a John-Luck Pickerd?!" always gets me.

Star Trek, The Next Generation, Tapestry, John de Lancie

When Picard dies on the bridge and Q shows up pretending to be God.
Picard: "You are not God!"
Q: "Blasphemy! You're lucky I don't cast you out or smite you... or something."

Star Trek, Voyager, The Q and the Grey , John de Lancie

When the female Q says (to Q and Janeway), "What are you doing with that dog?... I'm not talking about the puppy." Priceless reaction.
("The Q and the Grey")

Star Trek, Deep Space Nine, Q-Less , John de Lancie

Getting punched in the face by Sisko. It was about time!

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