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‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ 2.10 Season Finale Review: First First Contact

This post contains spoilers for Star Trek: Lower Decks. Check out our last review here. It was probably going to be impossible to top the sheer intensity of last season’s bombastic, fan-servicing finale, so it’s actually something of a relief that Star Trek: Lower Decks is visibly trying for a different sort of spectacle this year. Yes, it’s still a bigger, more peri...

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ 2.09 Review: Three Ships

This post contains spoilers for Star Trek: Lower Decks. Check out our last review here. "Three Ships" seems indicative of an underlying tension in how Lower Decks is perceived as opposed to what kind of show it wishes to be. As an American animated comedy, there’s an underlying expectation that the show has a certain raunchy adultness that seems to have a limited mileage...

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ 2.08 Review: I, Excretus

This post contains spoilers for Star Trek: Lower Decks. Check out our last review here. Even though the show is only in its second season, it’s actually somewhat surprising that Lower Decks hadn’t done an episode like “I, Excretus” until now. For a series built on the comic potential of seeing how ensigns live during the high concept adventures of a Starfleet ...

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ 2.02 Review: Kayshon, His Eyes Open

This post contains spoilers for Star Trek: Lower Decks. Check out our last review here. For being an animated sitcom that runs for ten-episode seasons, Star Trek: Lower Decks has certainly taken its sweet time this season re-establishing its status quo and its comedy bona fides. “Kayshon, His Eyes Open” feels like another episode’s worth of coasting that technically ...

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ 2.01 Review: Strange Energies

This article contains spoilers for Star Trek: Lower Decks. It’s still amazing how an animated comedy like Lower Decks is the closest approximation we currently have to the feeling of Star Trek at the height of its quality during the TNG era. In some small part it’s because the show heavily relies on nostalgia for some of its comedy value, sometimes to its detriment, but an even large...

Star Trek: Lower Decks gets a full trailer ahead of its Aug. 12 Season 2 premiere

We've got a date. And more important is that we've got a trailer. OK, you probably could reverse those things. But the simple fact is that we're just days away from the premiere of Season 2 of Star Trek: Lower Decks. And we now have video to go along with that excitement, thanks to the Trek panel at [email protected] The panel was moderated by Jerry O'Connell, who also serves as ...

'Star Trek: Lower Decks' renewed for Season 3

Happy First Contact Day, everyone! Yes, Paramount+ is celebrating the anniversary of the day Vulcans first made contact with the human race just a scant forty-two years early, but that just means that we get some brand spanking new Star Trek content to talk about. And we’re very happy to report that the First Contact celebration has revealed some exciting news about the goofball problem chi...

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 1 Finale Review: No Small Parts

This post contains spoilers for Star Trek: Lower Decks. Check out our last review here. The season finale of Star Trek: Lower Decks’ first season might just be the most frantically exciting the show has ever been. It is a dense episode, filled to the brim with moments for every character to shine, callbacks to the rest of the season, action beats, moments of somber mourning, fan service for...

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ 1.09 Review: Crisis Point

This post contains spoilers for Star Trek: Lower Decks. Check out our last review here. “Crisis Point” is a very strange episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks. As the penultimate episode of the season, it’s setting up season-long background conflict in preparation for its finale. If that tension were allowed to stand on its own, it would make for the kind of dramatic punctuation t...

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ 1.08 Review: Veritas

“Veritas” feels like it might have been the result of a monkey’s paw wish gone wrong. Technically, it delivers on some things that I’ve wanted Star Trek: Lower Decks to follow through on since it started. I’m happy to see an episode that embraces a single narrative that doesn’t split the focus across multiple competing plotlines, even if it takes a vignett...

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