Star Trek: Lower Decks Series 02 Overview


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

Star Trek: Lower Decks focuses on “the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships”, the USS Cerritos, in the year 2380.

Cast

  • Main:
    • Tawny Newsome as Beckett Mariner.
    • Jack Quaid as Brad Boimler.
    • Noël Wells as D’Vana Tendi.
    • Eugene Cordero as Sam Rutherford.
    • Dawnn Lewis as Carol Freeman.
    • Jerry O’Connell as Jack Ransom.
    • Fred Tatasciore as Shaxs.
    • Gillian Vigman as T’Ana.
  • Recurring:
    • Phil LaMarr as Admiral Freeman.
    • Lauren Lapkus as Jennifer Sh’reyan.
    • Jessica McKenna as Barnes.
    • Ben Rodgers as Steve Stevens.
    • Rich Fulcher as the Pakleds.
    • Marcus Henderson as Jet Manhaver.
    • Carl Tart as Kayshon.
    • Paul F. Tompkins as Migleemo.
    • Paul Scheer as Andy Billups.
  • Notable guests:
    • Jonathan Frakes as William T. Riker.
    • Robert Duncan McNeill as Tom Paris.
    • Jeffrey Combs as AGIMUS.
    • Alice Krige as the Borg Queen.
    • Lycia Naff as Sonya Gomez.

Trivia

  • Work on an animated Star Trek series began in June 2018, with McMahan joining as creator and showrunner by that October when Lower Decks was ordered for two seasons by All Access.
  • Animation studio Titmouse began work by the following February, with the main cast announced in July 2019.
  • Production on the first two seasons shifted to taking place remotely by March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Star Trek: Lower Decks Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 12 August 2021 to 14 October 2021.
  • Running Time: 25 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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