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Star Trek: Lower Decks

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Paramount+ 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.

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

The 10 Best Episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E10

#1 - No Small Parts (Season 1 - Episode 10)

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

The episode was rated 8.13 from 754 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S2E10

#2 - First First Contact (Season 2 - Episode 10)

In the season two finale, the U.S.S. Cerritos is tasked to aid another class starship on a first contact mission.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 560 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S2E9

#3 - wej Duj (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Boimler tries to find a friend from the bridge, while the crew of the USS Cerritos has free time during a long warp trip.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 571 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S3E6

#4 - Hear All, Trust Nothing (Season 3 - Episode 6)

The Cerritos crew unexpectedly spends a day on Deep Space Nine.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 313 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S2E8

#5 - I, Excretus (Season 2 - Episode 8)

A consultant arrives on the U.S.S. Cerritos to run drills that require the lower deckers and bridge crew to swap duties.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 548 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S2E5

#6 - An Embarrassment of Dooplers (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Mariner and Boimler try to track down the location of a legendary Starfleet party while the bridge crew deals with an insecure alien diplomat.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 582 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E9

#7 - 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 7.72 from 735 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S2E7

#8 - Where Pleasant Fountains Lie (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Mariner and Boimler are stranded on an uninhabited planet with a sentient computer. On the Cerritos, Lt. Commander Billups must prove his engineering abilities to an old adversary.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 540 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S3E2

#9 - The Least Dangerous Game (Season 3 - Episode 2)

On a tropical paradise planet, Mariner questions Commander Ransom on how he structures his away team. Boimler makes a bold career decision.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 406 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S3E5

#10 - Reflections (Season 3 - Episode 5)

Mariner and Boimler work the Starfleet recruitment booth at an alien job fair, Rutherford challenges himself.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 338 votes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks - S3E1
#11 - Grounded
Season 3 - Episode 1

Mariner enlists her friends on a rogue mission to exonerate her mother, as Captain Freeman faces a military tribunal for the destruction of Pakled Planet.

The episode was rated from 452 votes.
Star Trek: Lower Decks - S2E3
#12 - We'll Always Have Tom Paris
Season 2 - Episode 3

Assigned a special task by Dr. T'Ana, Tendi enlists Mariner for help. On the U.S.S. Cerritos, Rutherford is consumed by a bridge crew mystery.

The episode was rated from 589 votes.
Star Trek: Lower Decks - S2E6
#13 - The Spy Humongous
Season 2 - Episode 6

Anomaly consolidation day on the U.S.S. Cerritos leaves the Lower Deckers with mixed emotions. Captain Freeman attempts to negotiate peace on the Pakled home world.

The episode was rated from 561 votes.
Star Trek: Lower Decks - S2E2
#14 - Kayshon, His Eyes Open
Season 2 - Episode 2

Our Lower Deckers have trouble bonding with Ensign Jet Manhaver, who has been assigned Boimler’s bunk and shift duties. Meanwhile, we get a glimpse of Boimler’s life on the U.S.S. Titan, which is more intense than he thought it would be.

The episode was rated from 602 votes.
Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E7
#15 - 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 from 757 votes.
Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E8
#16 - 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 from 738 votes.
Star Trek: Lower Decks - S2E4
#17 - Mugato, Gumato
Season 2 - Episode 4

The U.S.S. Cerritos is dispatched to a planet to investigate an unexplained sighting of a dangerous Mugato.

The episode was rated from 576 votes.
Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E5
#18 - Cupid's Errant Arrow
Season 1 - Episode 5

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

The episode was rated from 785 votes.
Star Trek: Lower Decks - S3E3
#19 - Mining The Mind's Mines
Season 3 - Episode 3

On a remote science outpost, stone orbs are bringing fantasies to life. Tendi starts her first day as a Senior Science Officer Trainee.

The episode was rated from 380 votes.
Star Trek: Lower Decks - S1E4
#20 - 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 from 805 votes.

Last updated: oct 06, 2022



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...


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