Star Trek: Lower Decks (2022): S03E03 – Mining the Mind’s Mines


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.


Starfleet oversees peace relations between aliens called the Scrubble and Federation scientists on Jengus IV. Mariner, Boimler, and Rutherford are sent to assist members of the Carlsbad in deactivating the Scrubble’s psychic landmines on the planet’s surface. The mines show a person’s deepest desires, turning them to stone if they touch the illusions. Meanwhile, Tendi experiences her first day of senior science officer training under Dr. Migleemo, who tasks her with getting the Captain’s attention during her extensive peace negotiations. A representative of the Scrubble gifts Captain Freeman and Carlsbad’s Captain Maier with a rock. Tendi scans it, noting strange readings, but fails to gain Freeman’s attention. Discouraged, she returns to the med lab, where Commander T’Ana gives her a pep talk. On Jengus IV, the Cerritos crew receive a cold welcome from their Carlsbad counterparts and worry that they have gained a reputation as slackers. While seeking to outperform the crew, several of the mines detonate, and they all flee into a nearby cave. Noticing that the mines seem to pulling random information from them beyond their desires, the group discover that the mines actually pull and record all psychic information, and that the Scrubble and scientists are secretly working together to datamine Starfleet. They unsuccessfully attempt to warn Freeman, until an emboldened Tendi smashes the rock gift and reveals that it contains technology designed to spy on them. The Scrubble and scientist representatives are detained for questioning. The Carlsbad crew reveal that their behaviour was due to their awe of the Cerritos crew, who have a reputation as mavericks among the other California-class ships.

Star Trek: Lower Decks Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 08 September 2022.
  • Running Time: 25 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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