I actually listened to the first Q interview.
It was back around the time that Edward Snowden came out and released all the data. Someone sent me a link to an internet radio show called The Hagmann & Hagmann Report and said something like "another Edward Snowden is about to come out on the show". So I listened to the show live. Apparently Hagmann & Hagmann were father and son private investigators or something, and did this internet radio show on the side. This guy comes on the show, but doesn't want to be identified because he wants to keep his high profile job inside government. So he asked to be known as "Q". He said a lot of conspiracies were taking place similar to what Edward Snowden had claimed, but unlike Snowden, he didn't provide any evidence. He came back to the radio show a few weeks later. In the mean time I listened to another Hagmann show with some Steve Quayle guy as guest and I remember him talking about the finding of large human bones, and they were saying how they believe it to be the bones of the giants in the bible, where angles came down and mated with human women and produced giant offspring. I wasn't in to that kind of stuff so I only listened to Hagmann when Q was on. After 3 or 4 times I stopped and gave up because it was nothing like what Snowden did. It was all gotta be anonymous to stay an insider, but yet no evidence could be provided because that would cause him to lose his anonymity.
So a few years at the 2016 election or sometime after that I heard about Pizzagate and this QAnon thing, and look up what it is. Low and behold it's the exact same Q I listened to back in 2012 or so. I found some article on the history of it and they claimed it started on 4chan a couple years earlier. No mention of it starting as early as 2012 on that Hagmann internet radio program, so apparently that went no where for him and he migrated over the 4chan.
But yes, back when I first listened to him he was claiming "something is going to happen any day now."
He really appeals to people who don't require any evidence whatsoever to believe something. He clearly took the appeal of Edward Snowden's actions and mirror it, but did it anonymously and without any evidence. An opportunist if I ever saw one. If there is ever an example of why social media is dangerous, QAnon and 4chan is it. His attempt to do it via internet radio obviously died so bad that the "historians" didn't even know it ever happened.