The most up-to-date episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 3, “Room for Growth,” was launched for streaming on Thursday, September 22, 2022. Along with the brand new episode of Lower Decks, there was additionally a recent entry within the ongoing Star Trek aftershow, The Ready Room, hosted by Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation), launched. In the episode, Ready Room visitor star Tawny Newsome, who performs Ensign Beckett Mariner of the U.S.S. Cerritos, revealed that in manufacturing for “Room for Growth,” Lower Decks collection creator Mike McMahan was impressed by Rob Reiner’s adaptation of a Stephen King novella, Stand by Me.
Stand by Me is the 1986 film adaptation of King’s novella The Body, printed within the 1982 assortment Different Seasons. Set in Castle Rock, Maine, a recurring fictional location in King’s work, the story follows a quartet of boys who undertake a journey to find the corpse of a fifth boy.
The large display adaptation, directed by Reiner, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Wheaton co-starred within the film as Gordon “Gordie” LaChance, the twelve-year-old model of the character who serves because the story’s narrator. Interestingly, one of many different 4 boys, Vern Tessio, was performed by Jerry O’Connell, an actor who now seems on Lower Decks as Commander Jack Ransom, a part of the Cerritos command crew.
Rounding out the forged of the film was Corey Feldman as Teddy Duchamp and the late River Phoenix as Chris Chambers. Meanwhile, Kiefer Sutherland portrayed the teenage model of John “Ace” Merrill, a neighborhood bully, and John Cusack performed Dennis “Denny” LaChance, older brother to Gordie.
The ‘Stand by Me Episode’
In the Lower Decks episode “Room for Growth,” the circumstances for the journey undertaken by three of the 4 beta shifters are significantly much less macabre than the motivation shared by the boys in Stand by Me. Ensigns Mariner, Bradward Boimler (Jack Quaid), and D’Vana Tendi (Noël Wells) aren’t trying to find a corpse – this isn’t Star Trek III, in any case. Instead, they’re trying to enter their names into a pc to make sure they are going to be profitable in an upcoming room lottery.
However, simply as a rival gang pursues the protagonists in Stand by Me, the beta shifters have competitors in Lower Decks as they try to succeed in the thing of their quest: delta shift! These rivals have been launched in Lower Decks season 1’s “Terminal Provocations.”
New episodes of Lower Decks can be found for streaming Thursdays on Paramount+.