Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 Will Likely Have More TNG Cameos
Star Trek: Lower Decksjust wrapped up its first season, and though there was initially a lot of backlash against it, fan response has improved considerably over the weeks and there’s now a tons of positivity surrounding the series. The good news is that season 2 is already plowing full steam ahead and showrunner Mike McMahan has teased a little about what we can expect from it while speaking with StarTrek.com.
To start with, episode 6, “Much Ado About Boimler,” introduced Captain Amina Ramsey, who had a fun dynamic with her old friend Ensign Beckett Mariner. In this new interview, McMahan dropped the bombshell that the pair were “probably” lovers during their Academy days and when asked to clarify, the EP explained why the writers didn’t make this explicit on screen but also promised that Mariner’s sexuality will be further explored next time.
McMahan then went on to stress that he’s committed to making sure the show is more about “inclusiveness” going forward and admitted that he regrets not making Mariner’s sexuality clearer in season 1. But at least this is something that will be fixed when the series returns for its sophomore run.
Of course, the best bit about the season finale were the surprise cameos from Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis as Riker and Deanna Troi. McMahan has already confirmed that Frakes – though not Sirtis – will be back in season 2, following Boimler hopping over to Riker’s ship, the U.S.S. Titan. And when asked by StarTrek.com if we can expect any additional Next Generation stars to appear in season 2, he gave a very exciting answer.
You can catch up on Star Trek: Lower Decks season 1 on CBS All Access. Meanwhile, Star Trek: Discovery season 3 premieres on the service this Thursday, October 15th.
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