Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020)

The lives of the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.

Last episode

Old Friends, New Planets (2)
Nov 02, 2023

Seasons

Jul 23, 2020

1. Cast and Creator Talk Characters and Favorite Moments from Season 1

Creator Mike McMahan and the cast of Star Trek: Lower Decks give insight into their characters and roles on the series' ship, the U.S.S. Cerritos, and dish about some of their favorite moments from the upcoming debut season.

Aug 09, 2020

2. Ep. 1, “Second Contact” - Easter Eggs

Series Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer Mike McMahan highlights some of the callouts to Star Trek lore from the premiere episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks.

Aug 10, 2020

3. Watch Star Trek: Lower Decks Go from Storyboard to Final Animation

Creating an animated series is a multi-stage process. Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the earliest forms of Star Trek: Lower Decks' premiere episode, "Second Contact," compared to the completed animated product.

Sep 08, 2020

4. Star Trek Day 2020: Lower Decks Panel

Mica Burton speaks with Star Trek: Lower Decks Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer Mike McMahan and voice cast members Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, and Eugene Cordero. The group discusses favorite moments from the debut season, what it's been like joining the Star Trek family, and more.

May 18, 2021

5. Lower Decktionaries- Joining Starfleet

A nice introduction to the origins of ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks,’ and to how Mike McMahan pitched the series to Alex Kurtzman and Secret Hideout. The short gives you quick glimpses of some of the content in McMahan’s original pitch, as well as some concept art of the look and feel of the series… including the USS Cerritos’ original name: the USS San Diego.

May 18, 2021

6. Lower Decktionaries - Art Design

A look at the art design for the characters and locales of ‘Lower Decks.’ The most interesting thing I learned, which you won’t be able to un-see once you realize it, is that the aesthetics of the furniture aboard the Cerritos is shaped to emulate the look of Starfleet’s LCARS design, with all rounded corners and angular designs.

May 18, 2021

7. Lower Decktionaries - The Main Titles

Mike McMahan and composer Chris Westlake break down the development of the visuals and the music for the ‘Lower Decks’ main theme, and explain what the titles are trying to tell us about the show as a whole. McMahan and Westlake also talk about how the music of the show influences the storytelling.

May 18, 2021

8. Lower Decktionaries - Aliens Among Us

Many of the production personnel involved in the show’s animation go into detail about how they include previous ‘Star Trek’ aliens, focused on the series’ second episode “Envoys” and the multitude of canon aliens that appeared there.

May 18, 2021

9. Lower Decktionaries - The Animation Process

This short explains how an episode of ‘Lower Decks’ gets made, from the script all the way through the finished episode. You learn a lot about animatics and the different stages of the animation process — there are different people who animate the backgrounds than the people, which I didn’t know! — that will give you a new appreciation for the amount of work that goes into each episode.

May 18, 2021

10. Lower Decktionaries - Division 14

A look at the character designs for the Division 14 ship from “Much Ado About Boimler,” including the appearance of the Triexian doctor that harkens back to Lt. Arex from The Animated Series.

May 18, 2021

11. Lower Decktionaries - The Holodeck

Mike McMahan talks about the use of the holodeck on ‘Lower Decks,’ including the origins of the infamous Badgey, a 90s era joke (based on Clippy, the infamous Microsoft Office virtual assistant) that McMahan argued would work well on ‘Lower Decks,’ since the show itself is an homage to 90’s-era Star Trek.

May 18, 2021

12. Lower Decktionaries - The Music of Lower Decks

A more in-depth look at the use of music across the whole series by composer Chris Westlake, focusing on the episode “Crisis Point” and the movie music homages contained within. Mike McMahan also expands on his comments about the role of music on the show as a whole and how important it is to the humor.

May 18, 2021

13. Lower Decktionaries - Deck Dynamics

The cast and producers of the show explain in more detail the dynamics between the series main characters and the supporting bridge crew, including the role that the relationship between the main characters and the bridge crew plays as the series progresses.

May 18, 2021

14. Faces of the Fleet

Extended look at the eight primary cast members of Lower Decks. Including interviews with Tawny Newsome (Mariner), Jack Quaid (Boimler), Eugene Cordero (Rutherford), Noel Wells (Tendi), Dawnn Lewis (Freeman), Jerry O’Connell (Ransom), Gillian Vigman (T’Ana) and Fred Tatasciore (Shaxs) — along with series creator Mike McMahan — the feature dives into what each actor thinks of their character and stories about each of their casting experiences. In addition, the feature also includes some fun audition tape recordings from several of the cast, with some funny outtakes that show off their spontaneity and vocal talents.

May 18, 2021

15. Lower Decktionaries - All in the Family

This feature charts the evolution of the relationship between the main characters over the course of Season 1, and goes into detail about the inclusion of legacy characters like Riker, Troi, and Q.

May 18, 2021

16. Hiding in Plain Sight

Discussion of the show’s many Star Trek references and deep cut Easter Eggs.

May 18, 2021

17. Crisis Point Trailer

Promo for the Holo Adventure - Crisis Point

Jul 23, 2021

18. Comic-Con@Home 2021 Star Trek Lower Decks Panel

Jul 12, 2022

19. Lower Decktionaries - Season 2

A look at season 2, including where we left the crew in season 1, and the goals for the second season. We hear from Alex Kurtzman, Mike McMahan, Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Eugene Cordero, Noël Wells, and others.

Jul 12, 2022

20. A Sound Foundation

Mike McMahan starts a discussion about the sounds of Star Trek and how important it is to set the tone for the different eras of Trek. Sound for an animated series is particularly important, go behind the scenes in an interview with the Emmy-nominated team (“No Small Parts” was nominated from season 1) that creates the dynamic audio for Lower Decks while they discuss how they bring the series to life.

Jul 12, 2022

21. Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 1

Tawny Newsome and Mike McMahan discuss easter eggs in the episode "Strange Energies"

Jul 12, 2022

22. Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 2

Noël Wells and Mike McMahan discuss easter eggs in the episode "Kayshon, His Eyes Open"

Jul 12, 2022

23. Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 3

Eugene Cordero and Mike McMahan discuss easter eggs in the episode "We'll Always Have Tom Paris"

Jul 12, 2022

24. Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 4

Eugene Cordero and Mike McMahan discuss easter eggs in the episode "Mugato, Gumato"

Jul 12, 2022

25. Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 5

Tawny Newsome and Mike McMahan discuss easter eggs in the episode "An Embarassment of Dooplers"

Jul 12, 2022

26. Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 6

Noël Wells and Mike McMahan discuss easter eggs in the episode "The Spy Humongous"

Jul 12, 2022

27. Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 7

Tawny Newsome and Mike McMahan discuss easter eggs in the episode "Where Pleasant Fountains Lie"

Jul 12, 2022

28. Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 8

Noël Wells and Mike McMahan discuss easter eggs in the episode "I, Excretus"

Jul 12, 2022

29. Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 9

Eugene Cordero and Mike McMahan discuss easter eggs in the episode "Wej Duj"

Jul 12, 2022

30. Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 10

Tawny Newsome and Mike McMahan discuss easter eggs in the episode "First First Contact"

Jul 12, 2022

31. Animatics - Season 2, Episode 1

Jul 12, 2022

32. Animatics - Season 2, Episode 2

Jul 12, 2022

33. Animatics - Season 2, Episode 3

Jul 11, 2022

34. Animatics - Season 2, Episode 4

Jul 12, 2022

35. Animatics - Season 2, Episode 5

Jul 12, 2022

36. Animatics - Season 2, Episode 6

Jul 12, 2022

37. Animatics - Season 2, Episode 7

Jul 12, 2022

38. Animatics - Season 2, Episode 8

Jul 12, 2022

39. Animatics - Season 2, Episode 9

Jul 12, 2022

40. Animatics - Season 2, Episode 10

Oct 27, 2022

41. Lower Decktionary: Season 3

A look at season 3

Oct 27, 2022

42. Docking at Deep Space 9

43. Second Contact Deleted Scene Animatic

44. Second Contact Full Length Animatic

Watch the premier full episode of Lower Decks in the rough cut Animatic form

45. Moist Vessel Deleted Scene Animatic