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Simple question - there's an episode of TNG that focuses on the Ensign-level crew members, rather than the Command-level crew, but I cannot remember the name of any of those Ensigns, or what that episode's name is, yet I'd like to learn more about it.

What is the name of that episode?

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It's Season 7 Episode 15 of Star Trek: The Next Generation, entitled "Lower Decks".

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A quick and good answer. Thank you. :) – Zibbobz Mar 14 '14 at 19:41
You might also want to check out "The First Duty" as it focuses on Starfleet Cadets; – Valorum Mar 14 '14 at 19:43
@Richard With at least one of the characters from that episode showing up in "Lower Decks", thank you for the suggestion. – Zibbobz Mar 14 '14 at 19:46
This type of episode is known as a Lower Deck episode - this episode is (obviously) the trope namer. TvTropes link, btw. – Jeff Mar 14 '14 at 21:13
@eidylon Good Shepherd – Thomas Mar 15 '14 at 0:27

This subject matter is also discussed in Star Trek Voyager's Good Shepard (Season 6, Episode 20). Learning Curve (Season 1, Episode 16) also looks at it to a lesser extent.

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There's also the DS9 episode "Empok Nor", which puts some spotlight on the crewmen. – Keshav Srinivasan Mar 15 '14 at 8:45

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