Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 7 Episode 15

Lower Decks

Aired Unknown Feb 07, 1994 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (11)

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  • Instead of focusing on the normal crew of the Enterprise... This episode focuses on some lowly Ensigns as they seek advancement in Star Fleet... when one of Ensigns gets asked to go on a dangerous mission... Wackiness Ensues!

    This episode focuses on the little guys who make the Enterprise tick... The lowly ensigns who never get any screen time (unless they are wearing the proverbial "red-shirt")... what results is some excellently acted, well written characters... its just too bad the characters don't show-up again in the series...
    I think this episode also shows the only Vulcan on the Enterprise crew (I don't remember seeing any others)... too bad he's one of those annoying Vulcans as opposed to a Spock, Tuvok, or T'Pol...
    Also the ending is rather unique for a Trek Next Gen episode... not at all happy or nice... Over-all I really liked this episode, I just wish they used these new characters more later.