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In Q's second appearance, Hide and Q, Q first arrives on the Enterprise as a glowing orb of light with three snakelike heads and several bright starbursts surrounding him. He then changes into his usual form, wearing a Starfleet Admiral uniform. He and Picard share this exchange:

Picard: You're no Starfleet Admiral, Q!

Q: I'm not a (Blank) either, but you took me for one all the same when I came onboard.

Not the exact wording, but approximately what he said.

What is the name of that creature that he arrived as and made that remark about?

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He appeared as an Aldebaran serpent, according to the transcript, and the original script.

PICARD: You're no Starfleet Admiral, Q.
Q: Neither am I an Aldebaran serpent, Captain, but you accepted me as such.

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    Tourist Tip: Don't go to Aldebaran. Their snakes are deadly and luminescent.
    – Zibbobz
    Commented Apr 14, 2014 at 20:56
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    Great whiskey, though. en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Aldebaran_whiskey Commented Apr 14, 2014 at 20:58
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    And they say you can’t do movie-quality special effects on a TV budget. Commented Apr 14, 2014 at 21:31

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