Saturday, June 25, 2022

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Takes Flight Tonight (Watch)


*CBS All Access’ latest animation series rolls out today!

“Star Trek: Lower Decks” focuses on the support crew serving the Starfleet’s least important ship, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in year 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.

Star Trek: Lower Decks
Pic: (L-R) Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford, Noel Wells as Ensign Tendi , Tawny Newsome as Ensign Mariner and Jack Quaid as Ensign Boimler on CBS All Access series ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ (Photo: CBS 2020 CBS Interactive)

In episode one, “Second Contact,” 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.

Following the premiere, new episodes will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers.

Star Trek: Lower Decks
Pictured (L-R) Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler and Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner in CBS All Access series ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ (Photo: 2020 CBS Interactive)

The Starfleet crew residing in the “lower decks” of the U.S.S. Cerritos, include 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).

Star Trek: Lower Decks
Pictured (L-R) Jerry O’Connell as Commander Ransom and Dawnn Lewis as Captain Carol Freeman of the CBS All Access series ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ (Photo: CBS 2020 CBS Interactive)

The 10-episode series is the first animated show to join the expanding “Star Trek” franchise on CBS All Access, which includes hit original series Star Trek: Picard; Star Trek: Discovery, returning with season three later this year; the recently announced U.S.S. Enterprise set series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, featuring Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck; and the development of a Section 31-based series with Michelle Yeoh. A CG-animated “Star Trek” series aimed at younger audiences is also in the works for Nickelodeon.

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