Star Trek: Lower Decks




“The animation is consistently inventive and gorgeous throughout, managing the neat trick of being hilarious and awe-inspiring as needed.”

– The A.V. Club

This show continues to be a treat…”

– Collider

“…a light-hearted and fun take on Star Trek that can appeal to animation fans regardless of their Trekkian knowledge.”


“…has captured the essence of why so many people love Trek in general”

– Den of Geek




Behind the Scenes

The Lower Deckers Describe The Show

Easter Eggs: Season 2, Episode 1

How To Draw D’Vana Tendi With Robby Cook

Inside The Animation: Season 2, Episode 6

Inside The Animation: Season 2 Finale

Season Two Finale Deep Dive with Mike McMahan


Tawny Newsome

as Ensign Beckett Mariner

Jack Quaid

as Ensign Brad Boimler

Noël Wells

as Ensign D’Vana Tendi

Eugene Cordero

as Ensign Samanthan Rutherford

Dawnn Lewis

as Captain Carol Freeman

Jerry O’Connell

as Commander Jack Ransom

Gillian Vigman

as Doctor T’Ana

For Your Consideration


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

Developed by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (“Rick and Morty,” “Solar Opposites”), STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, an original 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. Season two follows the adventures of our favorite Starfleet support crew in the U.S.S. Cerritos as they deal with changes in group dynamics, chasing promotions, and tons of sci-fi missions.


S2 E1 | “Strange Energies”

Season premiere. Approximately three months after the events of the season one finale, the U.S.S. Cerritos is dispatched on a mission which results in an encounter with “strange energy.”

Written by: Mike McMahan
Directed by: Jason Zurek

S2 E2 | “Kayshon, His Eyes Open”

Our Lower Deckers have trouble bonding with Ensign Jet Manhaver, who has been assigned Boimler’s bunk and shift duties. Meanwhile, we get a glimpse of Boimler’s life on the U.S.S. Titan, which is more intense than he thought it would be.

Written by: Chris Kula
Directed by: Kim Arndt

S2 E3 | “We’ll Always Have Tom Paris”

Assigned a special task by Dr. T’Ana, Tendi enlists Mariner for help. On the U.S.S. Cerritos, Rutherford is consumed by a bridge crew mystery.

Written by: M. Willis
Directed by: Bob Suarez

S2 E4 | “Mugato, Gumato”

The U.S.S. Cerritos is dispatched to a planet to investigate an unexplained sighting of a dangerous Mugato.

Written by: Ben Rodgers
Directed by: Jason Zurek

S2 E5 | “An Embarrassment of Dooplers”

Mariner and Boimler try to track down the location of a legendary Starfleet party while the bridge crew deals with an insecure alien diplomat.

Written by: Dave Ihlenfeld & David Wright
Directed by: Kim Arndt

S2 E6 | “The Spy Humongous”

Anomaly consolidation day on the U.S.S. Cerritos leaves the Lower Deckers with mixed emotions. Captain Freeman attempts to negotiate peace on the Pakled home world.

Written by: John Cochran
Directed by: Bob Suarez

S2 E7 | “Where Pleasant Fountains Lie

Mariner and Boimler are stranded on an uninhabited planet with a sentient computer. On the Cerritos, Lt. Commander Billups must prove his engineering abilities to an old adversary.

Written by: Garrick Bernard
Directed by: Jason Zurek

S2 E8 | “I, Excretus”

A consultant arrives on the U.S.S. Cerritos to run drills that require the lower deckers and bridge crew to swap duties.

Written by: Ann Kim
Directed by: Kim Arndt

S2 E9 | “wej Duj”

Boimler tries to find a bridge buddy while the U.S.S. Cerritos crew has down time during a long warp trip.

Written by: Kathryn Lyn
Directed by: Bob Suarez

S2 E10 | “First First Contact”

In the season two finale, the U.S.S. Cerritos is tasked to aid another starship on a first contact mission.

Written by: Mike McMahan
Directed by: Jason Zurek