The series premiere of Star Trek: Lower Decks is coming in just a few days. We have gathered together some of the latest updates about the show to keep you going until August 6th.
New show promos
In the last few days, CBS has released a couple more video promos on Twitter, featuring a mix of previously seen footage along with some new elements.
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) July 31, 2020
— Star Trek on CBS All Access (@startrekcbs) July 30, 2020
New character promos
CBS has also released a couple of character promos for the show. So far, they have animations for two of the featured “lower deckers,” including revealing full names for Ensign D’Vana Tendi and Ensign Sam Rutherford.
— Star Trek on CBS All Access (@startrekcbs) July 28, 2020
— Star Trek on CBS All Access (@startrekcbs) July 27, 2020
Titmouse, the animation company that produces Star Trek: Lower Decks, has announced a new T-shirt subscription service for the show. The $180 subscription will deliver one custom tee for each episode in the first season. You will also be able to buy individual episode tees. More information at titmousestuff.com.
Making sure Lower Decks is canon, with a little help from the Okudas
In an interview announcing the T-Shirt Club, Lower Decks showrunner Mike McMahan, Titmouse CCO Antonio Canobbio, and director Barry Kelly spoke to the official Star Trek site about their approach to making the show fit with Trek canon:
Was there pressure to be working on the first animated Star Trek series in three decades?
MM: Haha, yes. There still is! But that’s why it’s worth doing.
AC: Of course! But we had experts on this show that guided us all along the way. Mike McMahan being one of them and we even met with Michael and Denise Okuda to receive their design wisdom on our version of the LCARS!
BK: Yes. Just because it’s animated, doesn’t mean we’re not in canon. The TOS animated series is canon. We’re canon. That’s daunting in itself!
Hope for international fans
Lower Decks premieres on Thursday in the USA on CBS All Access. In Canada, it will premiere the same night on CTV Sci-Fi Channel and also be available to stream on Crave. However, there has not been any word on international distribution outside the USA and Canada. On Friday when asked about the “silence on international” distribution by a fan from the UK, Mike McMahan told him “I wouldn’t worry” along with a smiley emoji. While not offering any specifics, this gives hope that there will be some news for Trekkies around the world hoping to see Lower Decks.
I wouldn’t worry. 🙂
— Mike McMahan (@MikeMcMahanTM) July 31, 2020
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