Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Jack Quaid talks who Brad Boimler would buy drinks for.
Jack Quaid stars as Brad Boimler in Star Trek: Lower Decks. The career-driven, often gullible, junior-grade officer is one of the standouts from the second Star Trek animated show. Lower Decks is a comedy driven piece and Quaid, who is best known for his darker role in The Boys, has really embraced the silliness that comes with the show
One of the things that come through with Boimler is his near fanaticism with Star Trek greats. Ranging from his love of Tom Paris to the respect of William Riker, the character feels at times like he’s an extension of the audience.
So when Quaid sat down with Star Trek.com to talk about the end of season two and get some insight on him and his character from Lower Decks, it’s no surprise they asked him a question that any fan would love to answer; who would Boimler buy a drink for at Ten Forward?
Who would Brad Boimler buy drinks for at Ten Forward in Lower Decks?
It should come to no one’s surprise that Quaid knew exactly who Boimler would buy a drink for. Not only does he understand the character but he understands why the character makes the decisions he does.
"Star Trek.com: If Boimler could get drinks at Ten Forward with any Star Trek character from across the franchise, who would it be?Jack Quaid: Any Star Trek character from across the franchise? Let’s see. I think he’d probably want to just hang with Riker again. Oh man… I think it’s just Riker again. I think he just still wants to party with Riker. They were really bonding by the end and I think he’d want to actually chat him up as opposed to his transporter clone. He’d want an actual face to face with him, after everything that went down. I think that’s definitely who it is."
Boimler and Riker hanging out is a good choice by Quaid but there’s a deeper connection there that isn’t really addressed. There’s a connection there that long-time Star Trek fans will remember instantly because both Boimler and Riker are in fact one of two. They both have a transporter twin out there.
For Boimler it’s William Boimler, obviously, and for Riker, it’s Thomas Riker, the once Star Fleet officer turned Maquis terrorist. That’s a unique connection that not many people have and for Boimler to have that tie to his, dare I say, idol, is a nice piece of writing.