Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020): S01E05 – Cupid’s Errant Arrow


Introduction

Star Trek: Lower Decks is an American adult animated television series created by Mike McMahan for the streaming service CBS All Access.

It is the ninth series in the Star Trek franchise, and was launched in 2020 as part of executive producer Alex Kurtzman’s expansion of the franchise.

Lower Decks is the first animated series created for All Access, and the first animated Star Trek series since the 1973-1974 series Star Trek: The Animated Series.

Outline

Boimler welcomes his girlfriend, Barbara, onto the Cerritos, much to Mariner’s dismay, as she cannot believe Barb is sincerely romantically interested in Boimler. Surmising Barb must be some kind of hostile alien, partially coloured by a similar experience she had earlier in her career, she becomes obsessed with conspiracy theories about her, which causes Boimler to become more insecure about Barb’s interest in him. Meanwhile, the Cerritos provides support to the USS Vancouver in the controlled demolition of an unstable moon, as Captain Freeman deals with the alien politics involved before it can proceed. Rutherford and Tendi are excited to tour the much more advanced Vancouver with its state-of-the-art technology. After a brief competitive exercise, Lieutenant Commander Docent demands to transfer one of them to the Vancouver, against their wishes, ultimately resulting in a brief scuffle. Docent admits he can’t handle the exciting and epic adventures on board the Vancouver and was hoping to swap with them to a more boring ship. Meanwhile, Mariner discovers that Barb is under the influence of an alien parasite attached to Boimler, which she removes. Barb leaves Boimler, while Mariner and Barb find they have much in common and become friends. Freeman completes the demolition of the moon, upon learning the plan’s only remaining opponents were a single wealthy couple with real estate on it.

Star Trek: Lower Decks Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Kim Arndt.
  • Writer(s): Ben Joseph.
  • Release Date: 03 September 2020.
  • Running Time: 25 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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