We’re here with another interview with a newer member of our community. The title of this column is “Lower Decks,” hearkening back to the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode titled “Lower Decks,” in which junior officers aboard the Enterprise-D speculate on the reasons for recent unusual actions taken by the command crew near the Cardassian border.
This month’s interview is with the writer behind Ensign Alex Forsyth playing a Human female Tactical Officer assigned to Denali Station.
DeVeau: Tell us a little about the writer behind the character — where in the world do you hail from? Anything you’d like to share!
Forsyth: I’m born and raised in the large town of Dumfries in Scotland, It very near the border to england.
What was your introduction to Science Fiction in general and Star Trek specifically?
I had seen a few bit of Star Trek when I was little but I only got super interested in science fiction when Doctor Who came back in 2005 and when I started drawing comics, I plan on one day publishing a book.
What is your experience with roleplaying?
Not much, I have played D&D before and took what I learned from that for this.
What brought you to SB118?
I saw this group around and I had a small interest in this but I was a little unsure at first, I did want to give it a go and just decided to do it.
Why did you choose this specific character and duty post?
I’m not really sure. The idea for her just came to me and I choose tactical because I always like being on the bridge.
Where do you see your character five years from now?
That is a tough one, I would like to see her live up to her father’s legacy and overcome her anxiety but I’ll see where the wind blows.
Thanks for your time, Ensign Forsyth!
You can read more about Ensign Alex Forsyth on the wiki.