Star Trek: Lower Decks

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Star Trek: Lower Decks
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Futurama and Final Space called. They want their identity back.
Genre: Adult animation
Comedy
Science fiction
Running Time: 26 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: August 6, 2020-present
Network(s): CBS All Access
Created by: Mike McMahan
Distributed by: CBS Television Distribution
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 10 (3 episodes currently aired)
Previous show: Star Trek: Picard


Star Trek: Lower Decks is an American adult animated web television series created by Mike McMahan for CBS All Access. It is part of an expansion of the Star Trek franchise headed by executive producer Alex Kurtzman. It was the second Star Trek series to be animated since Star Trek: The Animated Series in 1973.

Plot

In the year 2380, we dive into the lives of a supportive crew in the Starfleet's ship.

Bad Qualities

  1. The idea of making Star Trek, one of the most well-known television series in the science fiction genre, an animated series may have been a fine idea but it was horribly executed since it was made into a Family Guy type comedy series, despite Star Trek having more of a serious action-like tone. This show feels like nothing but insulting to the original creator of this show and its fans.
    • Note that Star Trek already had an animated spin-off show, Star Trek: The Animated Series, which had the exact same tone as The Original Series.
    • In fact, while Star Wars Resistance was no masterpiece, it already did way better, since Star Wars is more light-hearted and more adventurous than Star Trek.
  2. The art style is a blatant rip-off of Final SpaceBTSW. In fact, one of the characters, T'Ana, looks literally like a poor man's version of Little Cato.
    • The art style is also bland, looking like an average modern cartoon, like GumballBTSW, for example.
    • And on that topic, the show also feels like a rip off of FuturamaBTSW.
    • Some reviewers had even compared the art style to Rick and Morty.
  3. The show's attempts of humor are basically just the characters screaming at each other, stammering, being overly emotional, drunk, continously disagreeing with each other, etc. Even worse, some characters don't even take a "serious situation" in advantage.
    • The very first episode has Beckett and Brad strip each other just to battle a spider, and when Brad falls off, Beckett just lets him get eaten up. Once Brad survives, Beckett tells him "see, that wasn't bad?", clearly not caring for the horror Brad went through.
  4. Since the Star Trek franchise is already at stake due to showrunner Alex Kurtzman's executive meddling and poor fan reviews since Star Trek: Discovery, this show isn't helping anything, as author Will Jordan, better known as The Critical Drinker described it as "Another Trash Show Nobody Wanted."
  5. Shoved in pop culture references that feel out of place in a Star Trek property, such as a ship named the USS "Elmer Fudd."
  6. Lots of filler, such as Brad and Beckett trying to find their lost Starfleet shuttle that somehow flies away by itself while on a vacation.
  7. Mediocre and occasionally annoying voice acting that makes the characters sound annoying, unlikable, and stupid, especially the main characters, Beckett and Brad.
  8. In one episode, the characters fight a giant Starfleet Badge, which is way too silly for a show like Star Trek.
  9. There's a pointless blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo of Q from The Next Generation and Voyager.
  10. The characters act more like teenagers instead of actual Starfleet officers, especially when they party in one episode and Beckett, despite being an adult woman, acts more like a rebellious teen.

Good Qualities

  1. The animation is okay, despite ripping off the Final Space art style.
  2. The theme song is pretty good and it sounds like it would fit in a Star Trek show.
  3. The United Federation of Planets is finally depicted as the utopic place to live it always was, unlike in Discovery and Picard
  4. There are subtle and clever references to Star Trek: The Animated Series.
  5. The Season 1 finale, "No Small Parts" has surprisingly ended the season on a high note.
  6. We finally got to see Captain Riker's ship, "the USS Titan" in cinematic form.

Reception

Star Trek: Lower Decks received very negative reception from fans alike, earning a 34% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 5.6 on IMDb.

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Comments


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Crs3011

7 months ago
Score 1
I knew this was gonna be on here.
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Bradyreino

one month ago
Score 0
Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard also received very negative reception from fans alike.
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Crs3011

7 months ago
Score 0
I can't see it because I don't have the server to CBS All Access. I only have Netflix, Disney +, and HBO Max. The last time I had Hulu was December 30, 2019 and Television was SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
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AkihitoZero5454

7 months ago
Score -3
Is this Star Trek GO!?
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NeptunePerson2018

7 months ago
Score 2
At least it doesn't mock its critics. Also, calling reboots "GO!" is getting stale.
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Blader07

7 months ago
Score 0
Except of Teen Titans Go is a spin-off and not Reboot.
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ItMeansNothing

7 months ago
Score 0
More like Final Star Trek Resistance.
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JinHazama

7 months ago
Score 0
Is a mod.
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LancedSoul

7 months ago
Score 0
Well at least we are getting Nickelodeon show next year.
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Azure09

7 months ago
Score 1
When I first saw the trailer for the show, its animation looks like a huge rip-off of Final Space's animation.
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SmileFace24

6 months ago
Score 0
As a Fan of Final Space, I Agree about that.
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KokoNigel

7 months ago
Score 2
It’s Final Space/Futurama meets Star Trek.
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HellLord

7 months ago
Score 1
Shit, should have been a crossover on Family Guy instead of an actual fucking series
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Blader07

6 months ago
Score 1
Or Final Space
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Declan Kearns

6 months ago
Score 0
This show feels more like a work of bad fanfiction than a mainstream TV series.
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ItMeansNothing

6 months ago
Score 1
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ItMeansNothing

6 months ago
Score 0
No it's Final Star Trek Resistance.
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KalloFox34

5 months ago
Score 0
This is literally just a Rick and Morty knockoff disguised as Star Trek.
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Acapal8893

3 months ago
Score 0
This show could've been good had it gone in a more action-oriented way. But instead, it went down the same route as many other adult cartoons. Someday though, we might get a good Star Trek animated series.
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Xavior 0.10

2 months ago
Score 0
Why could they not make a revival of The Animated Series? Animaniacs got a revival, why not this?

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