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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  • A highlight in TNG's otherwise dim stumble to the finish line.

    The stretch of episodes between "The Pegasus" and "Preemptive Strike" is among the weakest in the show's history, but "Lower Decks" is a very pleasant exception.

    Despite some lighthearted moments, it's a serious episode - along the lines of "The Pegasus", "The Wounded" and "The Drumhead". Putting a guest actor in the headline role is always a risk, but here it works out great. We get a great supporting turn from Michael Dorn (go back and watch one of the 1st season episodes - hard to believe it's the same guy!).

    Alas, there is a lot of mediocrity to sit through until we get to the series' final two.