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Though the Star Trek franchise may be on hiatus when it comes to the box office, the TV side has been thriving with shows like Discovery, Strange New Worlds, and Picard. What’s interesting is, we’re getting an animated show from Rick and Morty writer Mike McMahan, and we just got our first trailer for Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Here’s the official description:
“Star Trek: Lower Decks”, a new half-hour animated comedy series, focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. 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.
While most Trek properties tend to be family friendly, it looks like Lower Decks is going full adult comedy with the franchise complete with swearing and vulgar humor. We don’t know how close this series will be to canon, but I do like the idea that there’s a Starfleet crew out there that’s just goofing around a la The Office but in space.
Though the show does focus on an all new crew, it’s been hinted that we could see some familiar faces appearing at some point. How hilarious would it be if the Enterprise crew with Picard ended up being this show’s antagonists? Hopefully Patrick Stewart would be open to providing his voice.
Catch Star Trek: Lower Decks when it comes to CBS All Access on Aug. 6.