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Lower Decks Interview: Lieutenant JG Chip Foley, Constitution

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 Lieutenant JG Chip Foley, playing a Human male Engineering Officer assigned to the USS Constitution-B.

LEPHI: Tell us a little about the writer behind the character — where in the world do you hail from?

FOLEY: I’m from an inconsequential suburb in the United States. Fortunately, I was already accustomed to working from home and rarely going anywhere so the new normal is much like the old one for me.

You play an engineering officer. How does it feel to sim such a technical role?

It’s by far my favorite role. I’m a technophile by nature so it’s an easy flow of writing to fall into. I especially love all the Treknology I get to play with.


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