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Exploring Lower Decks, the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode that inspired the spin-off [Warp Factor 3.3]

By Brian Silliman

The full trailer for the new animated series, Star Trek: Lower Decks, is here! What better time than this to explore the episode from Star Trek: The Next Generation that inspired it?

The episode called "Lower Decks" gave viewers the feeling of being out of the loop, as it focused on junior officers who were not in the know. They looked on at our main cast heroes, hungry for intel, and even hungrier for promotions. it was a fascinating look at what life was like on the Enterprise when your name doesn't feature in the main title sequence.

The episode also saw the return of Sito Jaxa, continuing her story from where it began in the episode "The First Duty." Though various writers and showrunners attempted to bring her back over the years, it has yet to happen.

Welcome back to Warp Factor, where we're exploring this mighty episode that has now launched an animated series. Watch right here!