Star Trek: Lower Decks (2021): S02E01 – Strange Energies


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 USS Cerritos is completing second contact with the planet Apergos when Ensign Beckett Mariner, the daughter of Captain Carol Freeman, discovers an ancient defence system while power-washing the buildings. It attacks Mariner, discharging a beam of energy that instead hits First Officer Jack Ransom and gives him god-like abilities. Ensign D’Vana Tendi becomes concerned that her friend Ensign Sam Rutherford’s personality has drastically changed since he lost his memory and got a new eye cyborg implant. She attempts to fix them with her medical equipment, but scares him off. Tendi decides to implement more extreme measures, but soon realises how she is treating her friend and makes up with Rutherford. Ransom goes mad with his new power and sends his giant, floating head into space to attack the Cerritos. On the ground, Mariner kicks his headless body in the crotch which diminishes his powers and eventually returns him to normal. On the USS Titan, Ensign Brad Boimler struggles while serving under William Riker.

Star Trek: Lower Decks Series

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You can find a full index and overview of Star Trek: Lower Decks here.

You can find a full index and overview of Series 02 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 12 August 2021.
  • Running Time: 25 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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