There's an episode of The Next Generation that focuses on the Ensign-level crew members, rather than the Command-level crew.

I cannot remember the name of this episode - and I do not remember enough details about the episode to look up the name of this episode either.

What is the name of this episode?


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
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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 – Valorum Mar 14 '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 '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 '14 at 21:13
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    @eidylon Good Shepherd – Thomas Mar 15 '14 at 0:27

This subject matter is also discussed in Star Trek Voyager's Good Shepherd (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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