Star Trek: Lower Decks - Season 1

Star Trek: Lower Decks - Season 1

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This animated comedy Star Trek spinoff follows the misadventures of a lower-tier crew serving on one of Starfleet's lesser-known ships. Made by Mike McMahan, co-writer of Rick and Morty and creator of Solar Opposites.

2020USA
AdventureAnimatedComedyScience Fiction

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Second Contact

Ensign Tendi has her first day of work on Starfleet's... More USS Cerritos, where she meets fellow support crew members. Boimler is tasked with a secret special assignment. Rutherford attempts to keep his dating life intact while a disaster strikes the ship.

EPISODE 1.2

Envoys

Ensigns Boimler and Mariner embark on a shuttle mission to... More a Klingon compound while Ensigns Tendi and Rutherford spend time together back on the USS Cerritos.

EPISODE 1.3

Temporal Edict

A new work protocol eliminating "buffer time" has the Lower... More Decks crew running ragged as they try to keep up with their tightened schedules. Ensign Mariner and Commander Ransom's mutual lack of respect comes to a head during an away mission.

EPISODE 1.4

Moist Vessel

Captain Freeman seeks the ultimate payback after Mariner blatantly disrespects... More her in front of the crew. A well-meaning Tendi accidentally messes up a Lieutenant's attempt at spiritual ascension and tries to make it right.

EPISODE 1.5

Cupid's Errant Arrow

Ensign Boimler welcomes his girlfriend Barb onto the USS Cerritos,... More much to Ensign Mariner’s dismay — while Ensigns Ruthford and Tendi have starship envy when the Cerritos rendezvous with the more-advanced USS Vancouver.

EPISODE 1.6

Terminal Provocations

The lovable but awkward Ensign Fletcher makes work difficult for... More Mariner and Boimler. Rutherford introduces Tendi to a holodeck training program he created.

EPISODE 1.7

Much Ado About Boimler

Mariner tries to impress her best friend from Starfleet Academy... More who is now a visiting Captain. Boimler is sent to a Starfleet medical ship after a transporter accident puts him “out of phase.”

EPISODE 1.8

Veritas

Mariner, Boimler, Tendi and Rutherford are caught off guard when... More aliens force them to testify about a series of seemingly unrelated events.

EPISODE 1.9

Crisis Point

Mariner repurposes Boimler's holodeck program to cast herself as the... More villain in a Lower Decks style movie.

EPISODE 1.10

No Small Parts

The USS Cerritos encounters a familiar enemy. Tendi helps a... More struggling recruit find her footing.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - Season 1 | Reviews

67%46 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The problem is it’s not really interested in anything. It’s a comedy show without gags or setpieces. The voice actors do their best to imbue the dialogue with real comic timing.

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Variety

Variety

Its first four episodes contain some laughs and some elegantly done character work. But if the joke of “Lower Decks” is that its characters, on a random ship doing clean-up work somewhere in the galaxy, fall short of demanding a show about their adventures, it’s not hard to agree.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's all packaged in bland-but-amiable fashion with colorful, detail-lite animation from Titmouse and energetic voice work across the board. It's hard to latch onto any of the characters.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

The entire show seems to be caught in between extremes. It’s just over the edge of being too adult for kids to watch but never really delves into truly R-rated Trek content.

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Vulture

Vulture

There’s a lot of potential there to be both curious and heartfelt, as Star Trek has always been, but push it into some new directions narratively and visually, with the animated format allowing the franchise to reach beyond what has come before. But Lower Decks, for all its raucous pleasures, doesn’t quite rise to that occasion.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The result is something that’s neither hilariously cynical nor meaningfully sincere—it’s functional, and rarely outright bad, but fundamentally unmemorable. ... There is potential here. A few of the individual storylines show sparks of life, and if the characters ever calm down, they might turn out to be endearing.

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Collider

Collider

Not every joke lands perfectly, but so much of Lower Decks‘ humor is impressively well-calibrated to celebrate this franchise for its quirks, while also poking fun at concepts that are relatable no matter the century, like boring business meetings, professional jealousies, and awkward first dates.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

This may not be the best “Trek” series ever, but based on the first four episodes it might be the most “Trek” series ever. It isn’t a riff on Starfleet shenanigans, it’s the real deal, raw and undiluted.

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Star Trek: Lower Decks - Season 1 | Release Details

Star Trek: Lower Decks - Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Prime Video.