Star Trek: Lower Decks


Star Trek: Lower Decks is the ninth main series set in the Star Trek universe, the tenth including the companion series Star Trek: Short Treks, and the twelfth Star Trek series overall. It is the second series to be entirely animated, after Star Trek: The Animated Series, with episodes running half an hour, and the third series to have animated episodes, after Short Treks. Lower Decks is the first original animated series commissioned by CBS All Access, as well as the first produced by the new CBS animation arm, CBS Eye Animation Productions, and was announced in October 2018, with All Access committing to a two-season order. [1]

Created by Mike McMahan, the series is an adult animation comedy produced in association with Titmouse, Inc. and forms part of Alex Kurtzman's five-year deal with CBS to expand the Star Trek franchise. Lower Decks focuses on "the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships." [2]

The show takes place aboard the California-class USS Cerritos on the "lower decks". [3] The show's time period is described as the Star Trek: The Next Generation-era, more specifically 2380, after Star Trek Nemesis. [4][5]

A full-length trailer was released on 12 July 2020. [6]

The first season was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Animated Series. [7]

In April 2021 it was announced that Lower Decks had been renewed for a third season. [8]

John Van Citters has chosen "LDS" as the series' official abbreviation, while also alluding to it being a reference to Kirk's line about LSD in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. [9] This is consistent with the three letter abbreviations for other series, though no "official" abbreviations have been given for Star Trek: Short Treks, After Trek, or The Ready Room. MA will use the abbreviation "LD" for Lower Decks to remain consistent with using the first letter in titles with more than one word after Star Trek.

Main cast

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The ensigns of Lower Decks
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The command crew of the USS Cerritos

Special guest stars

Recurring characters

Opening credits

The opening credits for Star Trek: Lower Decks contained imagery of USS Cerritos passing near various spatial phenomena.

Episode list

Season 1

LD Season 1, 10 episodes:

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 Unknown 2020-09-24
Crisis Point 1x09 LD-1009 Unknown 2020-10-01
No Small Parts 1x10 LD-1010 Unknown 2020-10-08

Season 2

LD Season 2, 12 episodes:

Title Episode Prodno. Stardate Original Airdate
Episode 11 2x01 201 Unknown 2021-08-12
Episode 12 2x02 202 Unknown 2021-08-19
Episode 13 2x03 203 Unknown 2021-08-26
Episode 14 2x04 204 Unknown 2021-09-02
Episode 15 2x05 205 Unknown 2021-09-09
Episode 16 2x06 206 Unknown 2021-09-16
Episode 17 2x07 207 Unknown 2021-09-23
Episode 18 2x08 208 Unknown 2021-09-30
Episode 19 2x09 209 Unknown 2021-10-07
Episode 20 2x10 210 Unknown 2021-10-14
Episode 21 2x11 211 Unknown 2021-10-21
Episode 22 2x12 212 Unknown 2021-10-28

Season 3

LD Season 3, Not yet announced

Crew

Production companies

Development

Promotion

Season 1

Products

In February 2021, Eaglemoss/Hero Collector's Ben Robinson revealed that the USS Cerritos would be manufactured as a starship miniature and estimated that the company's Lower Decks ships line would begin to launch to retail at the end of 2021 or in early 2022. [10] Three starships from the series will also be covered in the second edition of the company's Star Trek: Shipyards - Starfleet Ships 2294 to the Future reference book, which is slated for release in August 2021.

Media

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