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.
After a prominent member of the Collector’s guild dies, the Cerritos is tasked with preparing his collection to be catalogued. The new chief of security, Kayshon, joins the away team with Mariner, Tendi, Rutherford, and Jet Manhaver, an ensign who takes over Boimler’s position and makes Mariner feel threatened. Meanwhile, on the Titan, Boimler helps an away team survive a dangerous mission but is accidentally cloned when he is being transported back to the ship. Unknown to starfleet Collector Siggi steals a rare mask, whereupon the dead collector’s automated ship goes into lockdown and attacks the away team as they try to escape. Kayshon is turned into a rag doll in the chaos. Freeman does not check in with the team following a leadership review that criticized her for micro-managing. Manhaver and Mariner clash over their different approaches to escaping, before realising that they need to let Rutherford and Tendi take charge. They make it back to the Cerritos, where Boimler is now assigned to separate him from the clone that stays with the Titan.
Star Trek: Lower Decks Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 19 August 2021.
- Running Time: 25 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: PG.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.