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- In one scene after the opening credits, Ensigns Sito Jaxa and Sam Lavelle are sitting down talking. During their conversation, you can see a wedge of wood under the Ops station.
Lower Deck Episode Edit
Can't figure how to put this in the background, or if I should:
Since this episode aired, the title Lower Decks (Lower Deck episode) has gone on to describe any episode of a TV show that is focused on otherwise minor characters. A list of such episodes can be seen here. - Archduk3:talk 06:44, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
Shuttlecraft hull testing Edit
I couldn't help but notice that when the ensign fired the second phaser shot at the shuttlecraft, he only fired for a little under a second, when Geordi asked him to fire for 4 seconds... Until It Sleeps 19:45, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
- I saw the same. But that's nitpicking.--220.127.116.11 04:49, August 10, 2010 (UTC)
Jaxa and Picard reminsicent of Picard and Q Edit
After passing the gik'tal challenge, Sita Jaxa confronts Picard. Her lines are very reminiscient of Picard's own words towards Q in the pilot episode when he asks that Q judge Picard and humanity based on how they behave now. Sito tells Picard, "It's not your place to punish me for what I did at the Academy. I work hard here. If you're going to judge me, judge me for what I am now." Does anyone know if this was deliberate or is it simply a coincidence?--18.104.22.168 04:49, August 10, 2010 (UTC)
- I am such a tremendous fan of everything "Star Trek," that sometimes I must remind myself that it's fiction, but I feel compelled to lodge a complaint to whomever cares, that Picard's psychological manipulation of Ensign Sito, causing her to volunteer for this incredibly hazardous mission, sacrificing herself, bordered on evil. He tore her down, then overwhelmed her with appreciation and misplaced admiration, all of which was similar to what he did (tried to do)to Ro Laren. Picard was mature enough to know exactly what he was doing. Again, this is fiction, but nevertheless, it continues to disturb me. 22.214.171.124 18:43, August 3, 2012 (UTC)michaelwcrosby126.96.36.199 18:43, August 3, 2012 (UTC)--188.8.131.52 18:43, August 3, 2012 (UTC)
- While I love every aspect of Star Trek, I must say that Picard's psychological manipulation of Ensign Sito was disappointing. After making her feel horrible and guilty, he acted like her hero by specifically making sure she was assigned to the Enterprise so he could "look out for her." She was a kid, and admired Picard and probably would have intentionally given her life for his. Picard manipulated her to volunteer for a virtual suicide mission. Yes, this is fiction, but it nevertheless disturbs me. Further, his character tried the same thing with Ro Lauren, but she turned the tables on him. Looking back at the episode after all these years has actually made me feel worse about Picard. Am I off base here? michaelwcrosbyMichaelwcrosby (talk) 19:32, August 3, 2012 (UTC)
'Spider under the table' Edit
Should it be noted in the trivia section that both Leeta and Kira Nerys use the expression 'Spider under the Table' rather than fly on the wall. Or is that too trivial. It could be expanded that small arachnids seem common on Bajor and are described by Jadzia Dax as the planets primary pollinators in "A Man Alone" although that is more speculation. Lt.Lovett (talk) 16:30, December 29, 2013 (UTC)
- Instead of being a trivia note it could be at metaphor if it is not already. 31dot (talk) 23:10, December 29, 2013 (UTC)