Star Trek: Lower Decks brought in Leah Brahms in a minor cameo.
Star Trek: Lower Deck’s animation and comedic style has given secondary and tertiary characters a second and third life. Granted most of those characters simply get minor roles and little moments here and there but we’ve seen a lot come out of Lower Decks. So many classic characters have emerged in the series and some who are less than classic.
One of those characters that recently popped up is truly a deep cut for Star Trek fans. That would be Leah Brahms, the character Geordi La Forge had an odd crush on in the season three episode of The Next Generation entitled “Booby Trap”. Considering La Forge’s flirtation, that’s an on-the-nose title, don’t ya think?
Well, she came back for a cameo role on Lower Decks, in a very tongue-in-cheek way, mocking her debut on TNG all those years ago. Which got us thinking, which other peculiar character should we see debut in the series?
Three more Star Trek characters who would do well in a comedic cameo
I can see it now, you have Boimler sitting at Quarks, looking to his right and saying, “Wow, you’re right, you really do have a wonderful singing voice.” Only for the camera to pan back and it’s Morn. Sitting on the same stool he always has. You literally don’t have to do anything more than that. That would be the entire gag.
Wesley Crusher is popping up all over Star Trek these days. He’s been all over Trek as of late, hosting the Trek after-show The Ready Room on Facebook, appearing in the latest update of Star Trek: Online and even having a cameo in Picard. Why not give Crusher a cameo spot on Lower Decks?
Giving Robin Lefler, played by Ashley Judd, a follow-up storyline would be awesome, but giving her anything on Lower Decks will be acceptable. She hasn’t been seen in Trek in nearly 30 years, so why not give her a chance to stretch her character’s legs one more time?