To celebrate the release of the trailer for the new animated series, Star Trek: Lower Decks, we’re looking at the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode that inspired it. Strangely enough, the episode is called LOWER DECKS. Who’s a good mentor? Who isn’t? What’s up with Ben? Are all young Vulcans annoying? Let’s find out. Welcome back to SYFY WIRE’s Warp Factor, classic blend. Engage, because blast shield, it’s a blast shield!