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Star Trek continues its slow spiral into meaninglessness even as corporations cannibalize the corpse.   The same thing has happened to Batman. 

It's hard to watch characters and series emblematic of my youth be carved up and sold off.

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Call me a snob, but I don't remember Star Trek ever trying to appeal to the lowbrow segment of the population (and yeah, I consider adult cartoon series lowbrow).   Every Trek incarnation has celebrated the improvement of the human condition by the advancement of intellect, compassion, good will and high moral values.  

Without those elements, it's not really Star Trek.   

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On 11/2/2018 at 2:00 AM, azshadowwalker said:

The only thing I found interesting in that article was that they are making a new ST with Patrick Stewart. I think I will skip animated Trek. 

There is a trailer out for that.  Of course, not everyone is crazy about a show which some think will make Picard a side character in his own show.  I'm curious if Seven of Nine and B4/Data will really be there or just hallucinations.

There have also been rumors of issues on the production side of things.

I'm definitely skipping Lower Decks.  

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Ugh. Anything associated with "Rick and Morty" already indicates that it won't take Trek history or canon seriously.

Plus, this is an ANIMATED show. Why is everyone human or biped? You can make characters look like spiders or blobs or gaseous clouds. The Orville has a blob and their budget is minimal.

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Star Trek: Lower Decks Blu-ray Trailer Released

Star Trek: Lower Decks Season One comes home as both a standard release


and limited edition steelbook 


on May 18th. The release includes hours of exclusive special features, including the "Lower Decktionary," which spotlights the show's music, art design, animation process, and more. Other special features include interviews with the show's voice cast, deleted and extended scenes, and a look at the show's many Star Trek Easter eggs. The second season of Star Trek: Lower Decks in production for Paramount+, and this home release could bring the show to new audiences and offer fans a great way to revisit the debut season.

The show follows the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least significant ships, the USS Cerritos, in 2380.

The Blu-ray, DVD, and limited edition steelbook offer fans all 10 episodes from the debut season and almost two hours of exclusive special features. Here are the details:

CRISIS POINT: THE RISE OF VINDICTA TRAILER (Exclusive) – An exclusive, over-the-top action trailer based on the in-episode movie from "Crisis Point."

FACES OF THE FLEET – A deep dive into the crew of the U.S.S. Cerritos, alongside producers, writers and the cast of Star Trek: Lower Decks. Highlighting character backstories and the behind-the-scenes development of their hilarious on-screen personalities, this exclusive featurette takes a look at Ensigns Beckett Mariner, Ensign Brad Boimler, Ensign Samanthan Rutherford, Ensign D’Vana Tendi and more.

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT (Exclusive) – An inside look at canon and hidden Easter eggs throughout the series, including freeze frame images and insightful commentary from producers, creatives and cast.


JOINING STARFLEET (Episode 101) (Exclusive) – Producers and crew discuss the development of season one from storyline to visual artistry.

ALIENS AMONG US (Episode 102) (Exclusive) – Dives into the different aliens Ensigns Brad Boimler and Beckett Mariner encounter as they escort K’orin to the Tulgana 4 planet.

THE ANIMATION PROCESS (Episode 103) (Exclusive) – A look at the efficiency and creativity needed to put together an episode of Lower Decks in this other-worldly look at the animation process.

THE MAIN TITLES (Episode 104) (Exclusive) – Immersed in the creation of the episode’s title sequence, the featurette explores the graphic design and thematic music developed for Lower Decks.

ART DESIGN (Episode 105) (Exclusive) – A look at characters’ style and the sets that elevate the animated on-screen adventures of the U.S.S. Cerritos.

THE HOLODECK (Episode 106) (Exclusive) – Including interviews with cast and creatives, the featurette highlights what Holodeck experience they would like, how characters use it, and how it’s not only used for skills training, but sanity.

DIVISION 14 (Episode 107) (Exclusive) – Not everything goes right for Starfleet - catch up with Division 14 who is tasked with dealing with all the unexpected mishaps.

DECK DYNAMICS (Episode 108) (Exclusive) – A dive into the upper and lower deck dynamics, and how their comedic interactions contribute to the storyline throughout season one.

THE MUSIC OF LOWER DECKS (Episode 109) (Exclusive) – Star Trek music is iconic. Explore how traditional themes have been integrated into Lower Decks and the episode’s in-story movie in this deep dive into the differences of scoring for animation versus live action, and comedy versus drama.

ALL IN THE FAMILY (Episode 110) – As the debut comes to a close, fans can take a look at evolution of the crew and their relationships over the last year, and how Lower Decks fits into the Star Trek family as a few legacy characters appear.



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On 4/8/2021 at 9:40 PM, ottoDbusdriver said:

Meh.  I hope it gets better, but I'm still underwhelmed from Season 1.


I'm with you there.  But then I'm not a Rick and Morty fan and dislike this animation style too.

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Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 Blu-ray Release Announced

Star Trek: Lower Decks - Season Two Blu-ray and DVD to be released on July 12th. Ten episodes on two-discs, plus more than an hour of bonus content, including:

A SOUND FOUNDATION – The first season of Lower Decks earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Sound Editing for a (half-hour) Comedy or Drama Series, or Animation for the episode "No Small Parts". As sound for an animated series is particularly important, go behind the scenes in an interview with the team that creates the dynamic audio for Lower Decks while they discuss how they bring the series to life.

LOWER DECKTIONARY: SEASON TWO – The start of Season Two sees our heroes separated by death and distance. In this featurette, take a deep dive into all things Season Two through interviews with the producers, cast and creatives about developing and executing the characters' journeys in the second season.


EP 202 "Kayshon, His Eyes Open" by Mike McMahan, Jack Quaid and Jonathan Frakes 

EP 205 "An Embarrassment of Dooplers" by Mike McMahan and Jack Quaid

EP 207 "Where Pleasant Fountains Lie" by Tawny Newsome, Paul Scheer and Garrick Bernard

EP 209 "wej Duj" by Mike McMahan, Gabrielle Ruiz and Kathryn Lyn

SEASON TWO EASTER EGGS (Episodes 201-210) 

SEASON TWO ANIMATICS (Episodes 201-210)


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Star Trek: Lower Decks Comic Book will have a 3-issue miniseries from writer Ryan North and artist Chris Fenoglio, released by IDW Publishing on September 14th, 2022.

Soon after leading her crew on a planetary expedition aimed at building bridges and advancing Federation technology, Captain Freeman begins to suspect that the planet and its people are not all what they seem... Meanwhile, the crew in the lower decks take to the holodeck, enjoying some much-needed recreational time-until a bloodthirsty visitor decides to join in on their games!

Issue #1 will have various covers:



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1 hour ago, QuantumMechanic said:

I'm new to P+ -- will Lower Decks come out once a week like SNW?  Or will it drop all at once like Netflix does with its stuff?

Once a week.

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The live-action “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” and animated “Star Trek: Lower Decks” will do a crossover episode on Season 2 of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”, where Tawny Newsome (Ens. Beckett Mariner) and Jack Quaid (Ens. Brad Boimler) will make an appearance as their characters.


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On 7/23/2022 at 7:15 PM, AnimeMania said:

The live-action “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” and animated “Star Trek: Lower Decks” will do a crossover episode on Season 2 of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”, where Tawny Newsome (Ens. Beckett Mariner) and Jack Quaid (Ens. Brad Boimler) will make an appearance as their characters.

I'm intrigued by the idea of the Lower Decks gang on Strange New Worlds. It's going to have to be a time travel episode.  According to Memory Alpha, SNW season one takes place in 2259, and LD seasons one and two take place in 2380 and 2381. That 120 year difference makes it tough for the characters to interact, without using time travel (or a holodeck adventure). It sounds like a Lower Decks version of Trials and Tribble-ations!

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 To be fair, he is the most Christmas ornamenty looking character on the show.

Now I want a T'Ana ornament for my cat to destroy .... play with as it dangles from the tree.

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