Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020): S01E06 – Terminal Provocations


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

The Cerritos finds itself in a standoff with the Drookmani over the salvage of an old Starfleet ship. Mariner and Boimler’s friend, Ensign Fletcher, offers to recalibrate the ship’s isolinear cores for them, so the two can leave work early to attend a concert. They return to find him apparently the victim of an attack, with the shield core missing. Meanwhile, Rutherford shows off his new holographic assistant, an anthropomorphic Starfleet badge named Badgey, to Tendi in the holodeck. The Drookmani begin to attack the Cerritos, now without shields, causing a holodeck malfunction and the safety protocols to go offline, which results in Badgey becoming homicidal and attacking Rutherford and Tendi. Boimler and Mariner investigate Fletcher’s attack, discovering the shield core and learning that Fletcher lied and was unable to complete the work, instead trying a dangerous procedure to plug his brain into the core to make himself smarter. The missing core springs to life and begins assimilating components around it, going on a rampage before the crew are able to blow it out of an airlock. The core drifts to the Drookmani ship and disables it. Meanwhile, Rutherford is able to defeat Badgey by changing the holodeck program to a mountaintop to freeze him out and kill him, before resetting him back to normal. Fletcher is rewarded for his part in stopping the Drookmani and is transferred to the USS Titan, where he is shortly discharged for dumping garbage in the warp core.

Star Trek: Lower Decks Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Bob Suarez.
  • Writer(s): John Cochran.
  • Release Date: 10 September 2020.
  • Running Time: 25 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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