Star Trek: Lower Decks is going to have exciting cameos.
During Star Trek Day, the Star Trek: Lower Decks panel announced a few cameos that fans can expect to see in the last half of the first season, along with a trailer of what’s to come.
Creator Mike McMahan teased an upcoming episode that would feature John De Lancie’s Q in a small role.
Star Trek fans will know Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. Q is an omnipotent alien with an obsession with humans and was introduced as an antagonist during TNG’s premiere episode.
Alongside De Lancie, Kurtwood Smith, who has portrayed numerous characters throughout the Star Trek franchise, will also voice a character in the same episode that De Lancie appears in.
During the Star Trek: Lower Decks panel, McMahan pointed out a few cameos that fans may have missed so far.
Haley Joel Osment, best known for his work on The Sixth Sense, and more recently, The Boys, brought Lt. O’Connor to animated life in episode four.
The fifth installment had more exciting cameos from comedians, including Community’s Gillian Jacobs, who voiced Lt. Barbara Brinson, and Veep’s Matt Walsh as Commander Ron Docent of the Vancouver.
Alongside the cameo reveals, the panel also shared a sneak peek video of what to expect in the remaining episodes of Lower Decks.
Star Trek: Lower Decks: What Can Fans Expect?
From what fans were privy to in the Lower Decks video, one can expect many more hijinks for the crew of the Cerritos.
Alongside Q’s appearance in an upcoming episode—a sign of mayhem, if ever there was one—a significant plot will revolve around a shapeshifting dog with some serious programming issues.
The ship is also set to be boarded by intruders—with First Officer Ransom (Jerry O’Connell) threatening to dispatch them. Ransom has shown he has the skills to fight even the toughest of enemies, but if his ego gets in the way again, he not be as up to the task as he imagines.
Ensign Beckett Mariner (Tawny Newsome), the chief troublemaker on Lower Decks, is going to be causing more problems in the latter half of the season—presumably for her beleaguered mother, Captain Freeman (Dawnn Lewis). No surprises there!
Plenty more dangers are on the way for the Cerritos—and the crew will have to work together to survive them. There are nods to more character development for the cast we have met so far, which is exciting for fans. We have learned a great deal about the core Lower Decks-residents but there’s clearly much more to come.
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Star Trek: Lower Decks is streaming currently on CBS All Access.