Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Season 3, Episode 13
Original Air Date: February 5, 1990
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Bre'el IV's moon is falling from its orbit and is threatening to crash into the planet, certain to kill millions. The Enterprise is on hand to do whatever it can to prevent the disaster. But that's not the central story. Q turns up. He's been stripped of his powers by the continuum and has chosen to live his new, mortal life as a human. He picks the Enterprise as his landing spot as he considers Picard to be his only true friend. Aww....
"Déjà Q" tends to do well on best episodes lists. Obviously, other people feel differently about Q than I do. As previously discussed, I find him annoying. The fan boys (who generally have a more favorable attitude towards the character than I) praise the episode for its comedy. I guess it's not the sort of humor I appreciate, at least not that I'm eager for from Star Trek. Though I will admit, it's genuinely funny when he orders ten chocolate sundaes as comfort food.
To be clear, my issue is with the character, not the actor. Major props to John de Lancie for doing his own nude work in his entrance scene. Apparently, they tried it with a G-string and it didn't sell. So, de Lancie went full monty. He cannot be faulted for lack of commitment to craft!
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Richard Cansino plays the part of Dr. Garin, one of the scientists on Bre'el IV. Cansino was born August 10, 1953 in Los Angeles. He is mostly known as a voice actor, particularly for English adaptations of Japanese anime, including Rurouni Kenshin, Naruto and Trigun. Professionally, he has also used the name Richard Hayworth because he is the nephew of screen goddess Rita Hayworth (née Cansino). I mean, who wouldn't?
On screen roles have been few. Beyond Trek, he made guest appearances on Hannah Montana and Scrubs.