Check Out 16 Fun New Images And TV Commercial For ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’

On Thursday at the Star Trek Universe Comic-Con virtual panel CBS will reveal a scene from the August 6 series premiere episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks. But to tide you over we have a bunch of new images from the upcoming animated comedy, along with a new TV spot.

Lower Decks images from the first four episodes

CBS released 16 brand new photos for the first four episodes of Lower Decks, along with the titles of those four episodes. If you look closely you will spot a number of fun Star Trek references in the images.

Episode 1: “Second Contact”

“Second Contact” — Pictured (L-R) Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler and Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS 2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Second Contact” — Pictured (L-R) Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford, Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner, Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler and Nol Wells as Ensign Tendi of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS 2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Second Contact” — Pictured (L-R) Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford, Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner, Nol Wells as Ensign Tendi and Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS 2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Second Contact” — Pictured (L-R) Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler and Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Marine of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS 2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Second Contact” — Pictured (L-R) Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner and Nol Wells as Ensign Tendi of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS 2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Episode 2: “Envoys”

“Envoys” — Pictured (L-R) Nol Wells as Ensign Tendi and Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS 2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Envoys” — Pictured Fred Tatasciore as Lieutenant Shaxs of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS 2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Envoys” — Pictured (L-R) Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner and Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS 2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Envoys” — Pictured (L-R) Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner and Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS 2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Envoys”– Pictured (L-R) Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler and Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS 2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Envoys” — Pictured (L-R) Noël Wells as Ensign Tendi and Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS ©2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Envoys” — Pictured (L-R) Noël Wells as Ensign Tendi and Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS ©2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Episode 3: “Temporal Edict”

“Temporal Edict” — Pictured Tawny Newsome as Ensign Mariner of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS 2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Temporal Edict” — Pictured (L-R) Nol Wells as Ensign Tendi, Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler, Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner and Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS 2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Episode 4: “Moist Vessel”

“Moist Vessel”” — Pictured Dawnn Lewis as Captain Carol Freeman of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS 2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Moist Vessel”” — Pictured (L-R) Jerry O’Connell as Commander Ransom and Dawnn Lewis as Captain Carol Freeman of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS 2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

New TV spot

This week CBS began running a commercial for Star Trek: Lower Decks, which is a shortened version of the recently released trailer. You can watch it below (via iSpot.tv). Ad Age estimates they are spending over $2 million on the campaign.

Lower Decks coming on August 6th

The new half-hour animated comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks will premiere on Thursday, August 6 on CBS All Access. Following the premiere, new episodes of the series’ 10-episode first season will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S.

Lower Decks will also air on August 6th in Canada on CTV Sci-Fi Channel and be available to stream in Canada on Crave. It has not yet been announced where and when Lower Decks will be available outside of the USA and Canada.


Keep up on all the Star Trek: Lower Decks news here at TrekMovie.com.

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I like the episode titles, how creative.

Hopefully we get more animated Star Trek shows in the future. Lower Decks is only the beginning.

Star Wars has really good animated shows. Star Trek animation can work too.

Star Wars has really good animated shows because they have people who care about Star Wars in charge, who write good stories that add to the world, all done with top notch production . I’m not convinced CBSTrek care or are capable of that.

Steve, if you think that Mike McMahan, who created and is running this series, doesn’t know and care about Star Trek, you haven’t been paying attention.

Just because he has shown his love of the franchise in a humorous way (Twitter account, book, now animated series) doesn’t in any way suggest what you claim.

I think the problem is that Lower Decks is adult humor, while another series is being prepared for the younger children. When what would really be needed is an animated action series that covers the entire Star Trek universe even if it had new characters as protagonists. But neither childish nor too adult, something PG-13 and not this kind of animated The Orville that they want to sell us.

This looks, well, OK. Not terrible. Not great. Really, it seems like they’re trying to do ORVILLE, which is kind of ironic.

Orville is not animated, that’s the difference. It’s a comedy, get over it.

Well yeah not terrible, not great, I’m sort of with you there. I’m interested in watching it to see the real thing regardless.

“Get over it” means nothing. I posted my opinion, which is the whole point of these boards.

What’s comedy to one person is cringe-inducing to another.

Different strokes for different folks; get over it.

Orville is a Star Trek parody, aimed at old-school trekkers, with an old-school style. It mocks Star Trek, even if lovingly. Lower Decks is a Star Trek comedy series, made by the rightful owner of the brand and playing with the Star Trek universe, yet keeping it in one piece. Two very different things. They are both funny, but for different reasons. Orville is funny as in “look how 90s Trek looks funny nowadays.” Lower Decks is funny as in “look how we can make a funny cartoon aimed at a new generation using the Star Trek universe.” Very different. I like them both. But they are different.

You do realize you haven’t seen LOWER DECKS yet and thus have no idea what you’re talking about… right?

lol…. rios. do you realise that?

Please, point to me what part of my statement is dependent on viewing one entire episode of Lower Decks, because I didn’t find it. The closest I find it is the “keeping it in one piece” part, for which I’m taking the showrunner’s word at face value. Other than that, nothing I have said can be falsefied by watching an actual episode.

Actually not. The Orville is a drama first that had comedy laced in. For the first season, at least. The 2nd season was pretty much full on drama with the occasional joke.

But I do think a Trek comedy, live action, could have worked. And I think they should have gotten Seth M to head it. That would have had MASSIVE potential.

Anyway, my gut tells me after seeing the trailer is that this show is going to go for the more soft comedy, for lack of a better way to put it. Less Rick & Morty but more than Home Improvement.

Still looking forward to the show, however. And I hope it is actually a bit more edgy than the trailers suggest… Fingers crossed…

People who enjoy bashing Orville, claims it’s a “typical MacFarlane comedy” similar to Family Guy and American Dad. As you rightfully noted, Orville has a lot more Drama than that. I’d actually go as far as suggest it’s similar to MASH (a “Dramedy”).

That’s my biggest worry, that official Star Trek comedy might render The Orville obsolete. I mean, I know The Orville is second best, but it has some great characters, aliens, and concepts I just can’t imagine in Trek. I also find much easier to watch.

The new half-hour animated comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks will premiere…
Umm… more like 22 minutes to be honest.

Congratulations. That was incredibly pedantic.

Not my cuppa tea, but I guess its another branch that Star Trek can try to become popular in.

Although I doubt it as there are plenty of other adult animation series out that have pretty much already grabbed most people’s attention.

So it’s Rick & Morty with a trek skin.

Gotcha. Pass. R&M made me cringe, while others laughed. This will likely be the same.

Rick & Morty is pretty good. Adult animation is not for everyone. I will watch one episode and make a final judgement from there.

I enjoy adult animation, but I’ve never been able to get into Rick and Morty. It can be funny sometimes, but none of the characters are very likable, and the show usually feels pretty cynical. I suspect that, as a Star Trek show, Lower Decks will have likable characters in an idealistic world.

Imagine what would have happened if people had watched one episode and made a “final judgement” with TNG. Encounter at Farpoint was far more cringe-inducing than anything I’ve seen in the trailer or images from LDS so far.

now now, it’s not just R&M with a Star Trek skin. There looks to be just a touch of Brickleberry in Lt. Shaxs.

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This looks great. I can’t wait to see this.

TV spot’s not even showing up at all.

We continue to be intrigued.

I think we’ll be watching as a family for this one, at least to start.

By the way, BellFibe service in Canada is showing Lower Decks listed on the CTV Comedy channel in addition to the CTV Sci-fi channel and crave. Looks like BellMedia is covering all its specialty audiences.

I was soooooooooo not interested in a Trek cartoon. Now, I’m really looking forward to this. I really like serious science fiction and do not like comedy sci-fi. That said, I think Rick and Morty is nothing short of amazing. So I was opposed, then conflicted and now excited. I just don’t like thinking of this as “cannon”. But we’ll see. Also, “Moist Vessel” as an episode name? YES. Funny already.

Might that be like Voyager’s ‘Course: Oblivion,’ but with a happy ending

but we who are outside the USA and Canada? it starts to be worrying …

Probably end up on Netflix or Amazon.

It’s sad that whenever I see a random white male, I’m actually surprised

Steve, for myself I’d like to ignore you, because you seem to just want to be toxic (as our kids say) on this point.

The thing is, your persistence with this on every thread could be putting off new folks who are just checking out this board.

This show has 3 white male senior officers (first officer, chief of security and chief engineer). But for you that’s tokenism.

It just goes to show how narrow and distorted your view of global humanity is. The problem isn’t with the show, it’s with the lens with which you view it.

As I’ve said previously, it’s a great thing that generations of Trek fans who aren’t and weren’t straight white males have enthusiastically watched this franchise over the past half century and more and saw themselves in it even when that was just one character like them. If you think guys like you are the majority of the audience, you’re i’ll informed.

Well said.

Well said. I talked to Steve about his behavior here and he needs to stop. His toxic comments is not helping at all. Steve should get banned from the thread.

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“Global humanity”? If we talk about global humanity, why is it represented mostly by people of African origin? Where’s all the Indians, Chinese, Koreans and Japanese? Polynesians? Where are all the Europeans? And hey, what about Russians? Where are all the Russians? Do you realize that Russians launched the first man into space back when the “global humanity” still spent most of their time waiting for harvest?

So no, this isn’t about global humanity. This is about white Americans trying to appease black Americans because they feel guilty for cotton and molasses.
The rest of us can’t care less about your guilty conscience. We should get some representation too. Instead, we’re being phased out and marginalized because we happen to share the same skin tone with guilt-ridden Americans. Global humanity, my bottom.

Dyonesse, you’ve shot wide of the mark here, but you also seem to be new here, or at least someone we don’t hear from often.

So, rather than be ticked off that you’ve labelled me without taking time to figure out where I stand, I’m going to give you a fair reply.

The point is that Steve is obsessing over straight white male representation, and complaining when it’s not at least 50%…when as you say, the majority of the global population is far from that and Trek has a long way to go to reflect humanity in all its diversity.

It’s become an annoyingly recurrent blast from Steve on every thread that there aren’t enough white male human characters. More, we’ve had some new folks come on and say how this kind of reflexive whinge makes them not feel welcome to post here. So, I feel that those who don’t share his views need to respond, no matter how tiresome it’s become.

If you’ve been reading much here lately , you’ll know that I’m Canadian not American (even though I once lived in the US while attending graduate school).

So American guilt is irrelevant to my personal view (even if Canada has its own regrettable history in its treatment of Indigenous, Black and Asian people).

I can understand however how Black and Latino and women Americans who have been a large part of the primary viewing audience for Trek since the 1960s would expect to see themselves reasonably represented in a show from their own country. Frankly, given that the new live-action shows other than Picard are being produced in Canada with the benefits of Canadian tax expenditures, I’m frustrated that there have not been Canadians cast in the main ensemble.

You should also be aware that that I’ve written a fair bit about how Trek should, if anything, go further in its efforts to have a truly globally representative cast and characters. I and others from across the pond share your concern that representation for a global show needs to go beyond talent available through LA casting agents, and you’ll find our discussion on that in the last thread about Lower Decks…..And that would even include Russians, a country that I’ve written about here previously.

Whatever

What’s sad is that you care this much.

Its prime timeline post nemesis and it looks funny, and its Star Trek what’s not to love. Take it for what it is meant to be and enjoy it

Hey, a Ferengi! For the first time in what, 18 years?

And is that the M-113 creature (the salt vampire) on Mariner’s crazy board? We just saw that last year in “Ephraim and Dor.” Typical… you wait over 50 years for a monster to return, then two of them come along in quick succession…

*Dot. Damn you, autocorrect!

Also, it looks like Lower Decks will beat Discovery in bringing back the Cardassians.

.Nobody wants to geek out over the details in the pictures? Just me? OK, then. Go back to the same arguments you’ve been having since this was announced.

That’s why this show is exciting for many because they can go very zany and include every crazy thing out there. I don’t think we’ll see the salt monster up close but the fact it’s even referenced (which I don’t think has ever been in any other show or film) is pretty cool. This show looks like its going to be fun for hardcore fans like us!

Exactly! Animation is perfect for throwing in Easter Eggs like this. (And as I said, the salt vampire showed up briefly in the Short Trek “Ephraim and Dot” last year.)

Yes, I read that, but that Short Trek was ALSO a cartoon. ;)

I’m saying we never seen it seriously referenced in other live action shows or movies for a reason, because let’s face it, it’s silly looking today lol. But on an animated show like LDS you can DO it. You can reference anything you want in any fashion because it’s both a comedy and animated. Nothing has to be grounded, even things that were originally meant to be like the salt monster.

Advantage of this series being animated: It’s way easier to throw in so many familiar alien races when you don’t need a whole make-up department to do that!