Stunning Torchwood news: Star Trek's Q cast in Miracle Day

What we know about the upcoming Torchwood: Miracle Day we can fit into a few sentences: Part of it takes place in the United States. Everyone on Earth stops dying. It's going to be awesome. And now we know there's a new member of the cast.

Joining Bill Pullman, Mekhi Phifer and the surviving members of Torchwood is ... the fabulous John de Lancie.

Torchwood writer Jane Espenson tweeted:

I just this minute got permission to tell about the Torchwood guest star I was tweeting about. Two great Sci Fi fandoms collide...

He's de licious. He's de lightful. He's de lovely...

Our friend Q from Star Trek: TNG, John De Lancie, is part of the #Torchwood family!

Great news, for fans of de Lancie, who snarked his way into our lives as Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation (not to mention spinoffs Deep Space Nine and Voyager). He's made appearances in such shows as Stargate SG-1 and Charmed, among others. But he's a moving target and never seems to stay in one place—including Next Generation—for very long.

Currently, there's no word on what role he's playing.

But as Espenson tweeted, "He's not playing Q!!! Let's be clear!"

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