The season 4 finale of Star Trek: Lower Decks features the Captain's Yacht, a forgotten part of starship design, being used heroically for the first time.
The Captain's Yacht is a small warp-capable spacecraft that detaches from the starship's saucer section and operates independently, with its own engines, transporters, and weapons systems
The Captain's Yacht is considered a perk of the captaincy, similar to the captain's ready room or private dining area.
The Captain's Yacht has been a part of starship design since Star Trek: The Next Generation, but it has rarely been used on screen due to budgetary constraints.
Star Trek: Insurrection was the first time the Captain's Yacht was used in a feature film, with Captain Picard's Enterprise-E yacht, the Cousteau, being featured in the plot.
Star Trek: Lower Decks also brings back other forgotten Star Trek vehicles, such as the Argo from Star Trek: Nemesis, which is a rugged all-terrain buggy capable of being operated at "unsafe velocities."
The Argo-type buggy returns in the season 1 premiere of Star Trek: Lower Decks, being used as a standard-issue vehicle on an away mission without the shuttle
Star Trek: Lower Decks revives these rarely used Star Trek vehicles, giving them a chance to shine and be remembered by fans.
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