Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 7 Episode 15

Lower Decks

Aired Unknown Feb 07, 1994 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • During the shuttlecraft Curie's flight into Cardassian space, the external view of it showed none of the fake battle damage inflicted on it earlier by La Forge and Taurik.

    • As Sito takes the Ops console after the battle simulation, a wedge of wood can be seen on the floor behind her under Lavelle's arm.

    • When LaForge had Taurik shoot at the shuttle after discussing that it appeared they were making it look damaged, LaForge told him to shoot for four seconds. When Taurik fired, it was for a much shorter duration than four seconds.

    • When Geordi leaves the officers' poker game he walks right up to the doors but they don't open until he's done talking.

    • Apparently Ensign Lavelle doesn't know much about poker. Ben successfully bluffs Lavelle (who has two pair showing) with a handful of mismatched cards (king - jack - ten - eight, no match in suits). Ben can't possibly beat Lavelle's two pair no matter what his hole card is, but Lavelle folds.

  • Quotes

    • Taurik: (Lavelle) is convinced Commander Riker has it in for him.
      Ben: Why? Did you crash the ship into something?

    • Sito: Sir, is there really such a thing as a gik'tal challenge?
      Worf: No, there is not, but perhaps the next time you are judged unfairly, it will not take so many bruises for you to protest.

  • Notes

    • Sito was, at one point, intended to turn up alive in an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Ronald D. Moore stated: "We talked about this for quite awhile, but then decided that bringing Sito back would rob "Lower Decks" of a great ending." The proposed story would have found Sito in a Cardassian prison and would climax with her killing her own cellmate. Elements of the story were ultimately recycled into the DS9 episode "Hard Time."

    • The incident Picard refers to while speaking with Sito Jaxa is portrayed in the season 5 episode "The First Duty."

  • Allusions

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