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Poster for season 1

This page contains information specifically pertaining to the first season of Star Trek: Lower Decks, whose episode premieres were consecutively streamed on CBS All Access for the USA and broadcast on Space/Z for Canada from 6 August 2020 through 8 October 2020. Space/Z owner Bell Media posted each episode on its own streaming service CraveTV the day after it had premiered. CBS failed to sell the series elsewhere, and it has therefore neither been aired nor streamed anywhere else in the world.


Title Episode Prodno. Stardate Original Airdate
Second Contact 1x01 LD-1001 57436.2 2020-08-06
Envoys 1x02 LD-1002 Unknown 2020-08-13
Temporal Edict 1x03 LD-1003 57501.4 2020-08-20
Moist Vessel 1x04 LD-1004 57538.9 2020-08-27
Cupid's Errant Arrow 1x05 LD-1005 57601.3 2020-09-03
Terminal Provocations 1x06 LD-1006 57663.9 2020-09-10
Much Ado About Boimler 1x07 LD-1007 57752.6 2020-09-17
Veritas 1x08 LD-1008 57791.1 – 57818.4 2020-09-24
Crisis Point 1x09 LD-1009 Unknown 2020-10-01
No Small Parts 1x10 LD-1010 Unknown 2020-10-08


Ensign D'Vana Tendi enthusiastically begins her new assignment aboard the USS Cerritos, a California-class starship specializing in second contact missions, doing the follow-up grunt work of the crews boldly going where no one has gone before. She quickly befriends Ensigns Brad Boimler, Beckett Mariner and Sam Rutherford, collectively nicknamed the "lower decks," as Mariner points out, that is where the real action happens.

The Cerritos, under the command of Captain Carol Freeman, proceeds to aid the Galardonians in the construction of a communications array (while dealing with the effects of a rage virus,) delivers Klingon General K'orin to Tulgana IV and diplomatic trinkets to Gelrak V. Other missions include aiding with the relocation of an ancient generation ship, assisting with the demolition of one of Mixtus III's moons, fending off Drookmani scavengers, and providing support to the Khwopa. All the while, Captain Freeman is keeping an especially close and untrusting eye on Ensign Mariner – as the two have kept secret that they are mother and daughter.

As Boimler aspires to be more promotable, Mariner works to teach Boimler the importance of doing what is right (even when it means breaking the rules,) and the budding of Tendi and Rutherford's friendship, the secret of Mariner and Freeman's relationship comes out. The Cerritos is nearly destroyed before it is saved by the lower decks' quick thinking, the sacrifice of chief of security Shaxs, and a last minute assist by Captain William T. Riker of the USS Titan.

Background information




Recurring characters


Supervising director
Juno Lee
Barry J. Kelly ("Second Contact", "Moist Vessel", "Much Ado About Boimler")
Kim Arndt ("Envoys", "Cupid's Errant Arrow")
Bob Suarez ("Temporal Edict", "Terminal Provocations")
Edited by
Todd Raleigh
Music and theme by
Chris Westlake
Art Directors
Antonio Canobbio ("Second Contact" - "Cupid's Errant Arrow")
Khang Le
Executive Story Editors
John Cochran
Ben Joseph
Ann Kim
Story Editors
Ben Rodgers
M. Willis
Staff Writer
Garrick Bernard
Executive Producers
Alex Kurtzman
Mike McMahan
Heather Kadin
Katie Krentz
Eugene Roddenberry
Trevor Roth
Co-Executive Producers
Aaron Baiers
Chris Kula
Supervising Producers
Chris Prynoski
Shannon Prynoski
Ben Kalina
Dave Ihlenfeld
Dave Wright
Robyn Johnson
Brad Winters
Line producer
Benjamin Kaltenecker

See also

First season in series Seasons of
Star Trek: Lower Decks
Next Season:
LD Season 2
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