Lower Decks Season 3 Will See The Return Of Deep Space Nine Characters [Comic-Con]

At this point, it’s unclear who those “friendly faces” may be, although there are plenty of options. Michael Dorn is set to reprise his role as Worf in “Picard” season 3, so he might be pulling double duty. BFFs Julian Bashir (Alexander Siddig) and Elim Garak would be nice to see as well — even if that doesn’t totally work with their ending. Probably the most likely candidates are Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor) and Quark (Armin Shimerman). And maybe Morn.

This reveal is very exciting for long-time Trekkers such as myself, especially because the last few years have been hard ones for the “Deep Space Nine” family. Aron Eisenberg, who played the young Ferengi Nog, and René Auberjonois, who played the shape-shifter Odo — one of the most popular characters on “Deep Space Nine” — both died in 2019. The loss of these talented actors was felt among the entire “Star Trek” fan community.

Still, it feels right to finally revisit “Deep Space Nine” after all these years. The space station was the main setting for a show that lasted 176 episodes over seven seasons. Whether you watched the show originally when it broadcast, or if you first discovered the series via re-runs or even in the era of streaming, getting through the entire series means spending a lot of time with these characters. I personally am still holding out hope for some live-action cameos in “Picard” season 3 — but animated versions are definitely worth getting excited over.

Although “Lower Decks” is not a conventional “Star Trek” series by any means, it is definitely written by fans, for the fans. If anyone can do “DS9” justice, it’s McMahon and his team.

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