During the 2020 lockdown brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, CBS All Access streamed “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” which grew to become extremely profitable with each traditional and new Trek followers. Thanks to the period through which the show takes place (the snug twenty fourth Century, submit “Star Trek: Nemesis,”) there are names and characters acquainted to nearly everybody who can drop by for a cameo or visitor look.
William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes), Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis),Q (John de Lancie) all popped in for an look throughout final season. The show’s creator,Mike McMahan, packs in references to almost each period of Trek, forcing followers to look at the show 2-3 occasions to catch all of the “Easter Eggs.”
While some critics mentioned that “Lower Decks” wasextra like “The Office”than “Star Trek,”most critics approveof the primary comedy in Federation historical past.
McMahan says that this show is a mixture of “serious Trek and silly Trek.”
“Because if you happen to’re on a Starfleet ship, you do not know if you happen to’re gonna encounter the Jem’Hadar or a man who traps you in a recreation,” McMahan mentionedduring the [email protected] stream.
Now, due to ateaser trailer released today for [email protected], followers world wide received a sneak peek on the upcoming second season of “Lower Decks.” The show begins airing on Paramount+ on August 12. The following is an try to interrupt down the Easter Eggs, references, and spoilery-secrets that followers discovered by watching the teaser:
Boimler Is Back
The trailer begins with Ensign Mariner (Tawny Newsome) once more utilizing her patented snark. The primary “Lower Decks” characters are deserted on a satellite tv for pc of some type. But notice that Ensign Boimler (Jack Quaid) is again with the others, which implies his time on the usS. Titan have to be short-lived. In theremaining episode of final season, Boiler was transferred to Captain Riker’s ship.
The Search for Shaxs
Fans may keep in mind that the grouchy BajoranLieutenant Shaxs(Fred Tatasciore) died in that very same episode, “No Small Parts.” Fans can see that he is again and a part of the command group for the usS. Cerritos. And remember that the Counselor Miglivo (the inexperienced chook) is again too.
A “Picard” reference
Fans are handled to a second of Mariner and Ensign Tendi (Noël Wells) strolling in Las Vegas at night time. No — that is not Vegas! It’s Freecloud, the identical place the place Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the crew of the Cerritos received into hassle through the episode “Stardust City Rag.”
“Temba, His Arms Wide”
Everyone appears to like the episode of “The Next Generation,” the place Picard is stranded with a humanoid alien, and so theycannot talkwith one another. Known as “Darmok,” this standout from the fifth season episode was actorPaul Winfield, who additionally starred in “The Wrath of Khan.”
Winfield’s character, Capt. Dathon was a member of the Tamarian species. And it seems to be just like the crew aboard the Cerritos is getting their very own difficult to grasp Tamarian. McMahan has finished it once more — bringing again a traditional character kind, which can undoubtedly create most laughs.
Another scene reveals that Ensign Mariner will battle with a feminine Cardassian, which brings one other traditional race again into “Lower Decks.” By the look of the background, it seems that they’re on a Cardassian ship… or it may very well be that they’re aboard aCardassian-built area station!
The trailer teased new alien races for the group to come across, and this inexperienced “collector” may very well be certainly one of them. During this temporary second, we see that the crew should battle on this very human-looking room. Ensign Rutherford (Eugene Cordero) and Jet (Marcus Henderson) are amongst these within the combat. Later we see Tendi get “pooped out” of a crimson and orange slug. That’s definitely new, too.
A Very Scary Tellarite
The look of creatures on “Star Trek” do evolve, and it seems that McMahan selected to make use of the newest (and nastiest) model of the Tellarites. These pig-men have Mariner and Tendi surrounded in some kind of state of affairs involving gold-pressed Latinum. This seems to be like they could be on Freecloud.
Jeffrey Combs Returns
The man who has been in the course of so many episodes of Nineteen Nineties Trek lastly makes his approach to “Lower Decks.” His unmistakable voice is powering an evil laptop of some kind. It seems to be like HAL from “2001,” solely a bit smaller and transportable. Will Jeffrey Combs’ evil laptop be the brand new “Badgey?”
Yes! Yet one other identify from traditional Trek returns to “Lower Decks.” Thanks toMcMahan’s lovefor thesecollectible “Next Gen” plates, Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill) makes a cameo on a brand new plate. His inspirational phrases encourage Boimler to maintain preventing… in a Jefferies Tube.
Picard’s Dune Buggy
Everyone remembers from “Nemesis” was the ‘Jeep‘ that Picard drove across the desert. It seems that Boimler and Mariner received their palms on one and are driving it round inside a mall on Freecloud. And, they’re additionally of their Starfleet costume whites, which is what Picard and firm wore to Riker and Troi’s marriage ceremony in “Nemesis.”
The best enemy of the Federation is again — and so they all look indignant. Though we do not know who has been assimilated, somebody has the traditional Locutus of Borg look going. Hopefully, it isn’t Boimler, just a few random “crimson shirt.”
Family is Love
Like final season, it seems that Mariner and Captain Freeman (Dawnn Lewis) are usually not getting alongside. At the very finish of the teaser, Freeman has Mariner hauled again to the brig for some infraction. Likely, it’s for not following orders, like within the episode “Moist Vessel.”