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Star Trek: Lower Decks

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Paramount+ 2020

The animated comedy series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS follows the support crew 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.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E10

#1 - No Small Parts


Season 1 - Episode 10

The U.S.S. Cerritos encounters a familiar enemy. Tendi helps a struggling recruit find her footing.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks from 446 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E9

#2 - Crisis Point


Season 1 - Episode 9

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

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks from 444 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E5

#3 - Cupid's Errant Arrow


Season 1 - Episode 5

Mariner becomes suspicious of Boimler's new girlfriend Barb. Tendi and Rutherford grow jealous of the USS Vancouver's more-advanced gear.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks from 488 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E7

#4 - Much Ado About Boimler


Season 1 - Episode 7

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

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks from 461 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E8

#5 - Veritas


Season 1 - Episode 8

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

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks from 439 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E3
#6 - Temporal Edict
Season 1 - Episode 3

A new work protocol eliminating "buffer time" has the Lower 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.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks from 513 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E4
#7 - Moist Vessel
Season 1 - Episode 4

Captain Freeman seeks the ultimate payback after Mariner blatantly disrespects 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.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks from 495 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E2
#8 - Envoys
Season 1 - Episode 2

After a high profile mission goes awry, Boimler is further plagued with self-doubt when Mariner proves herself to be a more naturally talented sci-fi badass than he. Rutherford quits his job in engineering and explores other departments on the U.S.S. Cerritos.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks from 577 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E6
#9 - Terminal Provocations
Season 1 - Episode 6

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

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks from 483 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E1
#10 - Second Contact
Season 1 - Episode 1

Ensign Tendi has her first day of work on Starfleet's U.S.S. Cerritos, where she meets fellow support crew members, Ensigns Mariner, Boimler and Rutherford. Meanwhile, Boimler is tasked with a secret special assignment and Rutherford attempts to keep his dating life intact while a sci-fi disaster strikes the ship.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks from 703 votes.

Last updated: may 02, 2021



Being both a Star Trek and Rick & Morty fan I had some hopes, giving not so much importance about how piss off was the community of Trekkies about prior CBS shows. However, sadly, at least the first chapter feels like a bad parody. There are a lot of references, but humor is not as compelling or good as prior Mike McMahan shows.


Just when you thought CBS couldn't make any worse Trek, they vomit out this garbage. Not a funny thing in it and the animation is appalling. Roddenberry must be spinning in his grave at warp 9.


Looks like it comes from the SAME animation studio as Final Space, with many of the same character tropes. Not a "counter" to The Orville, but a look at the Trek universe and canon from the eyes of the usually expendable "Redshirts". In this universe, Starfleet Command staff don't always have "the RIGHT stuff, but instead are very, VERY LUCKY, always egotistically looking for ways to "make history" so they can get a mention in the official books, and are prone to take credit for the lower deck Geeks good ideas, and actions. Lots of hat tips and mentions to TOS characters, creatures, and memes, as well as a pretty hilariously accurate depiction as to what would probably occur if you ACTUALLY tried to spar someone with a Bat'leth. A bit of intrigue is injected with the disclosure of Ensign Beckett Mariner's lineage, which looks like it might be interesting. Didn't quite hit it out of the park the first episode, but, a fun and entertaining look at an alternate perspective of the Trek verse...


Feels like a weak attempt to counter The Orville. Orville and Final Space are much better than this


As a HUGE trek fan who's also not up my own arse I gave it a go as I'll always watch anything Trek. It started off rocky but I've found the in jokes, the things shown/talked about they you never see in normal trek and the nods to everything trek to be highly amusing. If you take this more as a rick and morty meets star trek it's pretty enjoyable you just had to take it for what it is rather than a classic trek.


A brilliant show that, unlike most Trekkies, doesn’t take itself to seriously and is able to poke fun at some of the sillier aspects of the universe without being a fully blown parody. The writing is great and the characters are as deep as we’ve come to expect from other adult animation.


This was obviously done by people that really hate Star Trek, this show is atrocious and the sad part is that they could have done a fine job because the aesthetics is fine, the writing on the other hand is horrible, they could have done a whole series in the TNG universe and we would have love it, instead we get this lame attempt at humor, you know that kind that really piss you off. The characters are filled with your expected trope, the rebel girl that insult all regulations but that in the end somehow saves the day, therefore reinforcing the message that you have to break the rules always and not only you don't face the consequences but you actually solve the problem! The comedy relief that of course is the one that wants to follow the rules of starfleet and instead becomes the target of all the insults and fails at everything. Then comes the "class warfare" the elite on the bridge vs all those poor people in the lower decks, and of course the ones in the bridge never solve anything making them useless, but additional to that are bad people because never acknowledged the work of the "poor" in the lower decks. Do I need to go on? The message of optimism in Star Trek are a thing of the past, now everything is dark, unfunny and with class hate. Btw all dumb characters are white and male and all smart and witty are female and of any other color than white, very subtle there guys, very subtle. Guess they have a villain that looks like Trump! BTW I'm not even american and I'm already tired of that crap wish I could vote Trump just out of spite. Fuck off with this garbage.


This is a good animated show. If you're a Star Trek fan it's a pretty good show. Is it Rick and Morty? No, but who cares? It's funny and goes beyond my expectations. This could have been a lame PG piece of garbage but it's legitimately entertaining and funny. The characters are great, the animation is dope, and it's excellent fan service.


It's a comedy, in the style of the most popular shows in the genre. It's a show that seeks to get new fans. It's very good what they're doing


Do yourself a favor and watch Futurama instead. Tepid and strictly for hardcore trekkies only.

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