Ramsey is Mariner’s ex
For Variety, Mike McMahon referred to the character of Captain Amina Ramsi (as a “close friend, confidant” of Mariner and perhaps a lover since the Academy days). Asked to clarify, McMahon confirmed that the character is Mariner’s ex-boyfriend:
Yes. We were not clear about this, as most of the relationships on this show are family or friendly. This is not physical love. He is showing the character, the story we are telling about him has nothing to do with any of his previous relationships. For me and for the writers as we were making it, we did not intentionally mean for anyone to be strictly or directly or cis. Every Starfleet officer is probably basic bisexual in a way. That being said, I am not the most amazing person to write these kinds of stories. I think we can get a little better about it in the second season.
He then confirmed that this area of sexuality would be something he would address in season two:
this is. This is something that I think we should be better about. If there’s anything I can say about inclusiveness – whether it’s about sex or gender or race or something – do I know that I can always learn more and be better about it, and I’m always so Trying to do This is one of those cases where we could have done a better job of clearly stating the things that writers always knew about Mariner. It rises there in small ways, which annoys me even more, as you start the season with Mariner saying, “Wow, she’s like the hottest girl on the ship, are you panicking?” ” – This is one of his first lines. He does not hold a stake in the land, which I wish we did a little more clearly. It is always a learning experience. We are trying to get better about it. And we are more clear about it in the second season.
Riker will be back, and maybe more TNG cameos
Speaking to StarTrek.com, McMahon talked about Jonathan Frakes’ plans to return as Richter in season two:
Surely we’ll see Raiker again. I mean, Boimler on Titan. Next season when we come back, there [won’t be] A big time jump. Boimler is serving on Titan. That is something he talked about all season, and we look like him working on that ship. And then we’re going to see what it’s like to work on Cerritos without him.
However, he also indicated that Marina Sirtis may not reprise her role:
The stories on Titan actually revolve around Riker and Boimler. However, I loved Marina and we loved working with her first season. The stories didn’t go that way, but I definitely needed to get him back, because he was a blast to work with.
But when asked Variety If season two would have more TNG cameos, McMahon hinted:
I would say, it seems like a very good opportunity.
A new security officer
McMahon gave StarTrek.com some more information about Shucks’ replacement for season two:
We have a great new head of security. I love shucks and have huge shoes to fill, and the person who replaces shaks is completely the opposite of shucks, but they are members of Starfleet. It really pains me that we have lost the Shucks, but I think the person who is commanding the security will be someone the fans are really interested in.
Boimler will be trying some new uniforms
McMahon spoke in reverse about the different uniforms he saw Lower deck, And in general in Star Trek:
Even in TNG, uniforms change every year. Real world answer [for the changes] Hai, the costumes got better and the uniforms started to look better. But there are indeed great ways in the universe to be discussed. So, if I get a few more seasons on it, it will be something, because I really want to do an episode where they are testing the new uniform on Boimler.
He also confirmed that we should not expect a Starfat uniform Star Trek: Picard To show up anytime soon Lower deck:
Those [Star Trek: Picard Starfleet] The uniform will not go down to the level of our people for years. It is a large fleet.
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