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.
The USS Cerritos takes in a Pakled refugee, but come to suspect him of being a spy, albeit an inept one. Captain Freeman orders Commander Ransom and Lieutenant Kayshon to keep him busy, while she attempts to negotiate a ceasefire with Pakled leadership. Meanwhile, the lower deck crew have been assigned anomaly consolidation duty, cleaning up dangerous and unpredictable mission anomalies left over by the crew. Tendi attempts to keep positive despite Mariner and Rutherford’s disdain, while Boimler is invited to join a group of red shirts. The group have ambitions of obtaining higher ranks, styling themselves after captains, and are interested in Boimler’s Titan experience. They give Boimler a makeover and urge him to distance himself from the other lower deck members. As the work becomes taxing, Tendi merges with an artifact feeding off of her frustration, turning her into a large scorpion-like creature that runs rampant through the ship. While the red shirts do nothing but pontificate to prove their crisis leadership skills, Boimler takes action to make Tendi laugh at his own expense, freeing her from the artefact’s influence. The red shirts express distaste for Boimler making a fool of himself, but Boimler tells them that their pretences are a waste of time, and that true captains take action to help their friends and crew. During negotiations, the spy returns from the ship and Freeman is able to get him to reveal that they plan to attack Earth with a Veruvian bomb. Meanwhile, the lower deck crew use a submanifold casting stone they recovered during their cleanup to prank call Armus.
Star Trek: Lower Decks Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 16 September 2021.
- Running Time: 25 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: PG.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.