Star Trek: Lower Decks could do really well as a video game.
Star Trek: Lower Decks has had a cult-like following since its release and due to that level of fan attraction, the franchise has both been a topic of renewal and cancellation almost every year. The show is once again on the chopping block, at least that’s how Mike McMahan sees things, and the future is murky.
Lower Decks may be canceled and if it is, McMahan has options, telling TrekMovies.com;
"Let’s say we did get canceled—knock on wood, I hope we don’t—but I love comic books, I love novels, I love video games. I would love them to hire me to write a movie. There’s always ways for this to grow."
And you know, of all those ideas, a video game could really work.
Star Trek: Lower Decks could really work as a video game but what kind?
Star Trek as a video game brand has really popped off in recent years. Star Trek Online, the Prodigy: SuperNova, Star Trek: Resurgence, and the upcoming Star Trek: Infinite are just some of the more modern titles that fans have gotten or will get. The franchise has found success in this regard with so many new titles.
A new title focusing on Lower Decks would be welcomed by the fandom, one would think, and while they’ve taken the Rick and Morty style of humor and animation, they should look to South Park for how to pick the gaming genre that Lower Decks would work best in.
The two-part game franchise, The Stick of Truth, and its sequel The Fractured but Whole is a role-playing style of video gaming that would lend itself to what Lower Decks would try to do. You’d be able to focus on the core characters, maybe switch between them, or even feature the entire story around a character you create.
It’s not the worst idea one could come up with to extend the story of Lower Decks, especially since Trek seemingly lends itself to narrative-driven games quite well, and what’s more narrative-driven than an RPG?