Star Trek: Lower Decks

Outstanding Animated Series

 

Developed by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (“Rick and Morty,” “Solar Opposites”), 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.

 

For Your Consideration

Outstanding Animated Series

Executive Producers: Alex Kurtzman, Mike McMahan, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Eugene Roddenberry, Trevor Roth
Co-Executive Producers: Aaron Baiers, Chris Kula
Supervising Producers: Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Ben Kalina
Producers: David Ihlenfeld, David Wright
Written by: Ben Rodgers
Directed by: Bob Suarez
Animation Director: Bel Oh
Supervising Director: Juno Lee

OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE

Tawny Newsome

Jack Quaid

Dawnn Lewis

Noël Wells

Eugene Cordero

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Mike McMahan 

Garrick Bernard

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Ruth Lambert, CSA & Robert McGee CSA

OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE DESIGN

Juno Lee, Director

Scott Coleman, 3D Artist, Animator & Compositor

Allan Douglas Parker, CD Artist

Stanley Von Medvey, Designer & Storyboard Artist

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC

Music & Theme by Chris Westlake

Original STAR TREK theme by Alexander Courage

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)

Music & Theme by Chris Westlake

Original STAR TREK theme by Alexander Courage

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (HALF-HOUR) AND ANIMATION

Supervising Sound Editor: James Lucero

Sound Editor – James Singleton, Jeff Halbert

Foley Artist – Michael Britt

Music Editor: Amber Funk

LA Studios / Margarita Mix Hollywood

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (HALF-HOUR) AND ANIMATION

Re-recording mixer: Konrad Pinon

LA Studios / Margarita Mix Hollywood

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION – BACKGROUND DESIGN

Howard Chen, Background Designer

Joseph Martinez, Background Designer

Sunny Shah, Background Designer

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION – COLOR

Crystal Yoori Son, Background Painter

Richard Chang, Background Painter

Yudi Chen, Background Painter

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION – PRODUCTION DESIGN

Khang Le, Art Director

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION – CHARACTER ANIMATION

Jhonny Bezerra Gomes, Animator

Flavio Santana Do Nascimento, Animator

Tico Bolpas, Animator

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION – CHARACTER DESIGN

Marisa Livingston, Character Designer

Alexandre Pelletier, Character Designer

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION – STORYBOARD

Aki Yun Lee, Storyboard Artist

Gary Ye, Storyboard Artist

Gabriel Lee, Storyboard Artist

Accolades

“…Brings the Funny Without Forgetting the ‘Trek’”

– Collider

“…lively, mirthful and colorful…”

– TV Insider

“…a must-watch…”

– Vulture

“….fun, imaginative and clever…”

– Paste Magazine

“…looks terrific…”

– IGN

“…it might be the most “Trek” series ever. It isn’t a riff on Starfleet shenanigans, it’s the real deal, raw and undiluted.”

– Indiewire

Cast

Tawny Newsome

as Ensign Beckett Mariner

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

Jack Quaid

as Ensign Brad Boimler

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

Episodes

S1 E1 | “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.

Written by: Mike McMahan
Directed by: Barry J. Kelly

S1 E2 | “Envoys”

After a high profile mission goes awry, Boimler is further plagued with self-doubt when Mariner proves herself to be a more naturally talented sci-fi badass than he. Rutherford quits his job in engineering and explores other departments on the U.S.S. Cerritos.

Written by: Chris Kula
Directed by: Kim Arndt

S1 E3 | “Temporal Edict”

A new work protocol eliminating “buffer time” has the Lower Decks crew running ragged as they try to keep up with their tightened schedules. Ensign Mariner and Commander Ransom’s mutual lack of respect comes to a head during an away mission.

Written by: Dave Ihlenfeld & David Wright
Directed by: Bob Suarez

S1 E4 | “Moist Vessel”

Captain Freeman seeks the ultimate payback after Mariner blatantly disrespects her in front of the crew. A well-meaning Tendi accidentally messes up a Lieutenant’s attempt at spiritual ascension and tries to make it right.

Written by: Ann Kim
Directed by: Barry J. Kelly

S1 E5 | “Cupid’s Errant Arrow”

Mariner is suspicious of Boimler’s new girlfriend. Tendi and Rutherford grow jealous of a bigger starship’s gear.

Written by: Ben Joseph
Directed by: Kim Arndt

S1 E6 | “Terminal Provocations”

The lovable, but awkward, Ensign Fletcher makes work difficult for Mariner and Boimler. Rutherford introduces Tendi to a holodeck training program he created.

Written by: John Cochran
Directed by: Bob Suarez

S1 E7 | “Much Ado About Boimler”

Mariner tries to impress her best friend from Starfleet Academy who is now a visiting Captain. Boimler is sent to a Starfleet medical ship after a transporter accident puts him “out of phase.”

Written by: M. Willis
Directed by: Barry J. Kelly

S1 E8 | “Veritas”

Mariner, Boimler, Tendi, and Rutherford are caught off guard when aliens force them to testify about a series of seemingly unrelated events.

Written by: Garrick Bernard
Directed by: Kim Arndt

S1 E9 | “Crisis Point”

Mariner repurposes Boimler’s holodeck program to cast herself as the villain in a Lower Decks style movie.

Written by: Ben Rodgers
Directed by: Bob Suarez

S1 E10 | “No Small Parts”

Season finale. The U.S.S. Cerritos encounters a familiar enemy. Tendi helps a struggling recruit find her footing.

Written by: Mike McMahan
Directed by: Barry J. Kelly

Behind the Scenes

Get To Know the Lower Deckers

Get To Know the Bridge Crew

Finale Deep Dive with Mike McMahan

Animatics: Episode 1

Animatics: Episode 2

Animatics: Episode 3