Episode: "The Squire of Gothos"
Series: Star Trek: The Original Series
Season 1, Episode 17
Original Air Date: January 12, 1967
|Trelane via Memory Alpha|
|Q via Memory Alpha|
Trelane, a being with superior powers, kidnaps both Sulu and Kirk right off the Enterprise bridge as they're passing his rogue planet. Decked out in fancy-shmancy 18th century garb, Trelane welcomes the investigating away team to his Earth-style manor where he collects (creates?) various trinkets, including a harpsichord. He claims a fascination with Earth, though the time period he favors suggests that he hasn't accounted for the speed of light delay for the images to reach his own world.
Several story elements foreshadow the coming of Q: characters teleported instantly from place to place, Trelane's jovial manner, his fascination with Earth and a brief courtroom scene. Trelane is never heard from again in the televised Trek universe, though he does make appearances in the Star Trek novels with a more firmly established relationship to Q.
|via Memory Alpha|