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 Jacob Horne playing a Human male Engineering Officer assigned to the USS Constitution.
GALVEN: Thank you for allowing me to interview you! Could you tell us a little about yourself for our readers out there?
HORNE: Sure! My name is Jeff. I live in Northern California with my girlfriend, her 11 year old daughter, and our yellow lab Snowflake. I work for one of those electric car companies where I manage capital construction projects. Work takes up a vast majority of my time but when I find a few minutes to myself I enjoy reading, playing music, going wine tasting, running, and I recently started fly fishing.
What has been your favorite moment writing with StarBase 118?
Tough to pick just one moment since each mission is different but if I have to pick I would say during Jalana’s trial when Jacob was called to the stand as a witness against her. I put Jacob in a bad spot by having him wade into the gray areas of the Prime Directive. He meant well but his actions got him and his captain into a little trouble. It was rough for Jacob but fun to write for because I got to explore a different side of him that I had not explored before. Not only was it good for Jacob’s development it was also good for me to learn to take more chances with Jacob.