Lower Decks is the 167th episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which first aired in 1994.
While most episodes of The Next Generation explore the adventures of the senior officers of the Starship Enterprise, Lower Decks stood out because it chose to look at four junior officers, providing a glimpse into the lives of the starship’s lesser-known crewmembers.
To most Star Trek fans, Lower Decks is one of the best episodes to come out of The Next Generation. It was the inspiration for Star Trek: Lower Decks, an animated show that debuts on August 6. The latest installment in the Star Trek universe, the show will maintain the spirit of the episode that inspired it by focusing on the support crew.
This is the second animated show to come out of the franchise. The first was Star Trek: The Animated Series, which originally aired in 1973.
Star Trek: Lower Decks is expected to enjoy even greater success, especially with the involvement of Mike McMahan, head writer of Rick and Morty.