Star Trek: Lower Decks – 5 Things We’re Looking Forward To (& 5 We’re Not)
Farcical forays into Star Trek have previously occurred with movies like Galaxy Quest and television series like The Orville, but this time the franchise itself is getting in on the fun with Lower Decks, an animated series that focuses on the lesser-known crew members of a Starfleet ship the USS Cerritos. Each half-hour episode will explore these characters as they navigate the day to day trials and tribulations of being a Starfleet officer when they’re not part of the elite bridge crew (though they’ll make a few appearances).
Lower Decks will join the line-up of Star Trek series currently on CBS All Access, which includes current new live-action shows like Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Discovery, as well as upcoming series like Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Overall fans are excited about a new series, though some are worried that it won’t capture the spirit of the franchise, while others are looking forward to the humorous take.