Morn Just Returned To Star Trek, See Him Back On His Stool

Morn makes his return to the Trek franchise in the latest episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks.

By Michileen Martin | Published

Star Trek’s biggest off-camera motormouth, the Lurian barfly Morn, has finally returned to the franchise.

Morn on Star Trek: Lower Decks

The USS Cerritos makes a journey to Deep Space Nine in the latest episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks, and as much as some things have changed–e.g. Sisko is still gone and Quark is now a franchise owner–at least one thing remains the same and that’s Morn.

He remains on his favorite barstool at Quark’s steadily filling at least one of his two stomachs with booze (the other, we can only assume, is still heavy with stolen latinum).

According to IMDb, Mark Allen Shepard appeared in 93 episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Morn and–other than being briefly heard laughing in the Season 1 episode “The Nagus”–never uttered a word on screen.

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Mark Allen Shepard as Morn on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

However, according to the dialogue, we were always mere moments away from capturing Morn’s long diatribes. Characters like Quark and Doctor Bashir always describe the Lurian as barely being able to shut up even though we never get any proof of it.

Don’t worry Star Trek purists, Lower Decks does not mess with that aspect of Morn. The first, best shot of the Lurian we get finds him doing exactly what he should be in the exact place he should be in–drinking, and not talking, at the bar in Quark’s as Boimler, Tendi, and Rutherford show up.

Believe it or not, more Star Trek series have featured the silent Morn on camera than most Trek characters enjoy. While he was on Deep Space Nine the most, Morn also appeared in the premiere episode of Voyager, and in the TNG episode “Birthright.” Lower Decks makes four series for the Lurian barfly.

This is the first time Star Trek has given us another look at Morn in over two decades, but his people have been around; mostly in the background. The unmistakable Lurians have been spotted in episodes of Discovery, earlier episodes of Lower Decks, and Trek’s other current animated series Prodigy.