When the popular “Back to the Future” moderator Lea Thompson (who also directed and appeared in “Star Trek: Picard”) asked Dawnn Lewis what it felt like to be cast as captain on “Star Trek: Lower.” Decks”, “Futurama” and “Veronica Mars” star revealed she is a longtime fan of “Star Trek”. She and her brothers watched “Star Trek: The Original Series” and she dreamed of one day being on the show in some way. But when it came time to audition, she didn’t even know she was running for a role on “Star Trek”:
“When I got the call to audition for [“Star Trek: Lower Decks”], we weren’t told it was ‘Star Trek.’ We have been given the names of the animals. I’m Captain McDuck or Captain Parachute. And so you go in and audition and do your best. I have best imitated Captain Sisko and Captain Kirk. That’s what I did. When they called me and said you had the job booked, I said, ‘Great! I booked another gig. ‘ Then they said what it was, I said, ‘I’m sorry. What did you say? Am I part of the ‘Star Trek’ series?’ You know when you scream and nothing comes out of your mouth? “
It’s a good thing she had “Star Trek” in mind during her audition, since thinking like two of the series’ most prominent captains may have given her the edge in completing the show. into this role.
https://www.slashfilm.com/939243/dawnn-lewis-star-trek-lower-decks-audition-was-a-combination-of-kirk-and-sisko-comic-con/ The floor audition is a combination of Kirk and Sisko [Comic-Con]