Here's something I didn't know: season 1's order is only 12 episodes. Don't know if they'll get a back nine for the rest of the season or if 12 episodes is it. Also, don't know how many episodes next season will be. If it's just 12, they're following the cable formula now for dramatic series.
For more hilarious Patrick Stewart, watch the Ricky Gervais series called "Extras" on HBO starting September 25th. There's a short clip of Stewart's part at http://accordionguy.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2005/9/5/1199836.html