Mike McMahan Reveals ‘Legacy Trek Cameos’ for Lower Decks

Mike McMahan’s love for “Star Trek” is clear in his brainchild, “Star Trek: Lower Decks.” The complete first season was an homage to traditional Trek, suffering from references to the older exhibits. McMahan managed to stroll the superb line between respecting earlier “Star Trek” creations and making a brand new show that was actually his personal with spectacular ability.

One of the methods McMahan made “Lower Decks” stand out was by inserting characters from legacy “Star Trek” exhibits and displaying a special aspect of their personalities. He confirmed off the playful and irreverent sides of William Riker and Deanna Troi-Riker. He introduced again Q and leaned into his inherent silliness as a substitute of making an attempt to make him severe.

In a latest interview with ScreenRant, McMahan mentioned seasons two and three of the show and revealed that extra cameos are to return.

‘Amazing Legacy Cameos’

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McMahan instructed ScreenRant that he is extremely excited for followers to see the second season of the show.

“It’s very humorous. There are some wonderful legacy cameos, there’s some nice standalone storytelling blended with some seasonlong character arcs. I’m actually proud.”

McMahan did not give any hints about which traditional Trek characters would seem within the second season. Though he was cautious to keep away from particulars, he did tease that followers can be fairly stunned.

“So there are some legacy visitor roles within the second season and within the third season as properly however I feel it is folks you are not going to count on whenever you get them.”

One cameo has already been confirmed. The trailer for the second season revealed that Riker will probably be again. Presumably, because of this Troi-Riker will probably be again as properly. McMahan confirmed {that a} good portion of the second season will concentrate on life on the Titan, Riker and Troi-Riker’s ship. So, it follows that each of them will probably be again within the show’s upcoming season.

McMahan additionally revealed one character who will not be making an look on the show… but.

“Look, would I like to work with Sir Patrick [Stewart]? Obviously! But is there any purpose he would ever meet our Lower Deckers aboard the Cerritos? Not actually. And so, it is type of like, how do you navigate these in-canon issues versus me simply type of doing no matter I would like. I discover that if I make the most of those that you do not count on to have on the show it finally ends up feeling extra earned, extra enjoyable, extra shocking.”

McMahan has at all times been adamant about his show respecting the Trek canon, so it is sensible that he would not convey again Captain Jean-Luc Picard until the character had a extremely good purpose to show up.

Though visiting his former First Officer onboard the Titan looks like a reasonably good purpose.

A Wil Wheaton Cameo?

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McMahan did not point out a Wil Wheaton cameo in his ScreenRant interview. However, he has talked in regards to the risk on a number of events. Again, he emphasised that he would solely convey Wesley Crusher again into the “Star Trek” universe in a means that aligned with canon.

Luckily, there are just a few methods within the established canon to clarify a fast cameo, or perhaps a recurring function.

If Crusher remains to be exploring the universe with The Traveler on the time “Lower Decks” takes place, then The Traveler may drop him off on the Cerritos or the Titan or a planet they encounter. This may present an ideal alternative for a one-off look.

A deleted scene from “Star Trek: Nemesis” supplies the proper alternative to make Crusher a recurring character on the show. In the scene, which by no means made it to the film, Picard revealed that Crusher had rejoined Starfleet and was assigned to none apart from the Titan. So, it is inside the realm of risk that Crusher is serving on the very ship being featured in season two.

Since season two is almost full, there’s little likelihood that Crusher will make an look. Unless, after all, Wheaton and McMahan are pulling off an epic shock. If he is not one of many secret season two cameos, Wheaton may simply reprise Crusher for the third season.

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