Star Trek: Lower Decks: First look unveiled at Comic-Con At Home
Staff Reporter | On 24, Jul 2020
The first scene was unveiled from Star Trek: Lower Decks at Comic-Con At Home last night.
The online edition of the annual San Diego event kicked off properly on Thursday night with a bumper Star Trek Universe panel – covering everything from Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Discovery to Star Trek: Prodigy, a new Nickelodeon series. There were no details on Season 3 of Discovery or Season 2 of Picard, with the big focus instead on Lower Decks, a new animated Star Trek comedy coming to US streaming service CBS All Access this year.
The 10-episode comedy, developed by Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the USS 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. The Starfleet crew residing in the “lower decks” of the USS Cerritos includes Ensign Beckett Mariner, voiced by Tawny Newsome, Ensign Brad Boimler, voiced by Jack Quaid, Ensign Tendi, voiced by Noël Wells and Ensign Rutherford, voiced by Eugene Cordero. The Starfleet characters that comprise the ship’s bridge crew include Captain Carol Freeman, voiced by Dawnn Lewis, Commander Jack Ransom, voiced by Jerry O’Connell, Lieutenant Shaxs, voiced by Fred Tatasciore and Doctor T’Ana, voiced by Gillian Vigman.
The show airs in the US from Thursday 6th August, with no UK home yet announced. With Discovery on Netflix and Picard available with Amazon Prime, though, all bets are off as to where this latest Star Trek spin-off will arrive. Watch this space for more – or head this way to watch the Comic-Con At Home Panel and see our guide to the daily highlights from the online event.