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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 at 19:41
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You might also want to check out "The First Duty" as it focuses on Starfleet Cadets; jammersreviews.com/st-tng/s5/firstduty.php –  Richard Mar 14 at 19:43
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@Richard With at least one of the characters from that episode showing up in "Lower Decks", thank you for the suggestion. –  Zibbobz Mar 14 at 19:46
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This type of episode is known as a Lower Deck episode - this episode is (obviously) the trope namer. TvTropes link, btw. –  Jeff Mar 14 at 21:13
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@eidylon Good Shepherd –  Thomas Mar 15 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 at 8:45

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