Episode 148: Tucker didn’t trip. He was pushed!

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Main Mission, Part 1

Star Trek: Lower Decks
Season 4, Episode 8
Written by Ben Rodgers
Directed by Megan Lloyd

Subspace Chatter

Here are links to 59  additional stories.broken out by series, movies and other categories.

CLASSIC TV SERIES (in order of premiere)

Star Trek: The Next Generation

  1. Star Trek Thoughts: How TNG Became Center of Franchise’s Universe
  2. 1 Star Trek: TNG Episode Aged Even Worse 35 Years Later
  3. 7 Aliens Introduced In Star Trek: TNG Season 1 (& Who Was Important)
  4. Star Trek: TNG Writer Credits Jonathan Frakes for Pulling Off Riker’s ‘Tricky’ Role
  5. Patrick Stewart Says STAR TREK Creator Gene Roddenberry Wanted Deanna Troi To Have “Three Or Four Breasts”
  6. Star Trek: TNG Writer Believes Jonathan Frakes Is the Force Behind Riker’s Success
  7. Why Troi Didn’t Wear A Star Trek Uniform Until Later In TNG
  8. 1988 Strike impacted Star Trek: The Next Generation
  9. Jonathan Frakes Loved Mocking Picard’s Most Famous Star Trek: First Contact Line
  10. Roddenberry’s Bizarre, “Cheesecake” Idea For Star Trek: TNG’s Troi Confirmed By Patrick Stewart

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

  1. Why Ezri Replaced Jadzia As Dax Explained By Star Trek: DS9 Writer
  2. When The Niners Played Ball | Star Trek

Star Trek: Voyager

  1. One Star Trek: Voyager episode explains Neelix best of all
  2. Star Trek’s Kathryn Janeway Wasn’t Happy as Voyager’s Captain

Star Trek: Enterprise

  1. STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE Showrunner Details William Shatner’s Scrapped Return As Villainous Captain Kirk
  2. Enterprise’s Archer Copied Picard’s Star Trek: Insurrection Romance
  3. William Shatner’s Amazing, Rejected Star Trek Comeback Storyline Explained By Enterprise Showrunner
  4. Enterprise Had A Big Problem From The Star Trek Prequel’s Start, Says Showrunner
  5. Favorite Captain Archer Episodes | Star Trek

STREAMING SERIES AND MOVIES (in order of premiere)

Star Trek: Discovery

  1. 5 reasons fans never fully embraced Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Picard

  1. A ‘Tantrum’ Saved Star Trek: Picard’s Enterprise-D Set From Destruction

Star Trek: Lower Decks

  1. Mike McMahon explains who T’Lyn is based on in Star Trek: Lower Decks
  2. Star Trek: Lower Decks final episodes are a “big swing”
  3. Star Trek Finally Gives 1 Controversial TNG Episode A Better Explanation
  4. Star Trek: Lower Decks Showrunner Reveals His Approach to Season Finales
  5. Star Trek: Lower Decks goes back to its beginnings
  6. Season 4 of Star Trek: Lower Decks has been somewhat underwhelming
  7. Interview: Mike McMahan Talks “Caves,” Season 5, And Trying To Bring ‘Enterprise’ To ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ – TrekMovie.com
  8. ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ creator shares how to find humor in Starfleet | Space
  9. Star Trek: Lower Decks – Trapped in a Turbolift | Star Trek
  10. “Buncha rocks always beats centuries of technological progress” — Star Trek: Lower Decks: “Caves” | Tor.com
  11. Is Star Trek: Lower Decks keeping surprise appearances under wraps?

Star trek: Prodigy

  1. The fans are being given all the credit for saving Star Trek: Prodigy
  2. Alex Kurtzman Credits Fans For Saving ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ On Netflix – TrekMovie.com

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

  1. Star Trek 5 Says Strange New Worlds Can’t Do 2 Things With Spock’s Brother Sybok
  2. Strange New Worlds Season 2 Did A Stealth Star Trek: TOS Episode Remake

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy

  1. Star Trek: Starfleet Academy is being made for the younger generation

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES (in order of premiere)

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

  1. Roddenberry Was Right: Why Star Trek 6 Switched Saavik For Another Vulcan

Star Trek: Generations

  1. William Shatner Was “A Pleasure” In Star Trek Generations, Despite Patrick Stewart’s Early “Disappointment”

Star Trek Comics/graphic novels/magazines

  1. New ‘Star Trek: Sons of Star Trek’ miniseries coming in 2024 | Space
  2. Star Trek: Sisko Meets Janeway In New Preview
  3. Star Trek Is Officially Bringing Back Tasha Yar (To Meet Her Daughter)
  4. Star Trek: Sons of Star Trek Series Announced



  1. 3 Times Star Trek Was Fascinated By Jupiter
  2. Get Your Halloween Watchlist Ready With Our List of the Scariest ‘Star Trek’ Episodes — Daily Star Trek News
  3. Five Star Trek technologies/circumstances we should ignore”
  4. Faces in the Dark | Star Trek
  5. The “Spock’s Brain Award”: All Star Trek 101’s worst episodes ranked from to bad to worst
  6. 10 Ways Star Trek Needs to Reinvent Itself for Future Series
  7. 12 Important Star Trek Heroes Who Aren’t In Starfleet
  8. 13 Star Trek Movies Ranked By Worst To Best Box Office
  9. A Major-General in Space Saved This Earthly Child From Bullying | Star Trek
  10. Why the fans matter when writing for any Star Trek series
  11. Star Trek’s Best Opera Moments, Ranked | Star Trek
  12. 11 Star Trek History Making Starfleet Academy Cadets
  13. Favorite Captain Archer Episodes | Star Trek
  14. Star Trek Debunks 4 Hilarious Conspiracy Theories (But Others Actually Happened)

Actor Watch

  1. Roddenberry’s Son Explains What Majel Would’ve Thought About Modern Star Trek

Star Trek: Lower Decks
“The Inner Fight”
Season 4, Episode 9
Written by Mike McMahan
Directed by Brandon Williams

End Of Show

It’s about time to refill the dilithium chamber and get on out of here. 

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