Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 1)

{4.5/5} “Our specialty is second contact. Still pretty important. We get all the paperwork signed, make sure we’re spelling the name of the planet right, get to know all the good places to eat.”

Star Trek: Lower Decks season 1, aired in 2020

Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Tendi, and Rutherford serve on the USS Cerritos. Mariner is knowledgeable but a rule breaker — and is secretly the captain’s daughter. Boimler is a rule follower but cuts Mariner some slack because they bonded on an away mission. Tendi is an Orion who helps out in sickbay. Rutherford has a new cyborg implant and loves working in engineering. Boimler reveals his seemingly perfect girlfriend Barb, and Mariner assumes she must be some kind of nefarious alien.

This is the first Star Trek animated series since Star Trek: The Animated Series in the 1970s.

It’s very funny, but fits into the Star Trek universe we know. It takes place after Nemesis.

It’s mostly for fun, but the characters even learn things once in a while.

Q shows up in one episode, but only briefly. Of greater significance, Riker and Troi show up in the season finale.

The main theme by Chris Westlake somehow manages to be perfect.

Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis guest star as their characters from The Next Generation.

Stars the voices of Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, and Fred Tatasciore.

Created by Mike McMahan (Solar Opposites).

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