See New Images And Clip From “Envoys,” The Second Episode Of ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’

The Star Trek: Lower Decks series premiere “Second Contact” is behind us (see our recap and review, easter eggs analysis, and podcast discussions on  All Access Star Trek and Shuttle Pod). We now turn our attention to episode two, with some new images that came out today, as well as a clip.


Star Trek: Lower Decks season one, episode 2 “Envoys” will be available to stream on CBS All Access on Thursday, August 13.


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.

New Images:

“Envoys” — Pictured (L-R) Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler and Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner.

“Envoys” — Pictured (L-R) Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner and Noël Wells as Ensign Tendi

“Envoys” — Pictured (L-R) Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler, Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner and Noël Wells as Ensign Tendi

“Envoys” — Pictured (L-R) Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford and Noël Wells as Ensign Tendi.

And in case you missed them, here are a handful of previously released images for “Envoys.”


Episode 2 clip with “Ready Room”

The latest episode of the official Star Trek aftershow The Ready Room featured an interview with Lower Decks creator Mike McMahan and supervising director Berry Kelly. At the end, it featured a clip from “Envoys.” If you want to just see that, skip to 29:12.

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Ensign Tendi is my favorite character because of her optimistic attitude. Her optimism and cheerfulness is rubbing off on me.

Rutherford is my kind of guy. I love him so much. Star Trek: Lower Decks is way better than Discovery and Picard. I’m actually enjoying it.

It’s definitely committing to the kind of ensemble cast people got used to in the earlier shows.

Kudos to LDS for combatting the often bigoted past portrayals of Orions. Such a rich culture- so much more to them than slavery, piracy, and prostitution.

Orion women are well known across the galaxy for their beauty and seductive charm. I agree, Orions are more than slavery, piracy, and prostitution. TOS didn’t treat Orions right either.

Ensign Tendi is the kind of representation Star Trek should do more for their aliens. She as an Orion is better than that.

First off, I’m obliged to point out that Orions are fictional. They’re whatever the writers want them to be.

That aside: it’s great when we see multifaceted aliens on Star Trek. I would merely prefer that “multifaceted” means something more than “slave-trading race starts behaving like southern Californians.”

For my money, the best portrayals of Orions were on ENT and “Star Trek Continues” with the Lou Ferrigno appearance.

Yes I agree! Orions has always been given a really negative image for decades now. I can only imagine what most species think about them lol.

I think LDS is trying to show there are just normal Orions who are teachers, scientists, lawyers, etc who live in a normal and respectful society. Although to be fair we did see an Orion in Starfleet in the Kelvin universe so there probably have been others. But its nice to see a main character as one and both so sweet and intelligent at the same time.

Yes Orion’s deserve better!

I’m liking Lower Decks so far.

I wanted to give up after the pilot, but I’ll give this show one more chance. Anyone with me?

I’m ahead of you since I loved it from the first episode. :)

I plan to watch another two or three episodes before rendering a final verdict. But I wasn’t optimistic going in, and I’m less so now.

Sounds like confirmation bias. Don’t get me wrong, confirmation bias happens “on both sides”. People with a generally positive attitude seem to focus on aspects that they enjoy and be more forgiving with aspects that they don’t like. People going in with a negative attitude often focus heavily on aspects that they don’t like, and it just enforces their initial feeling. Of course, there are exceptions where people can be surprised (both in a positive and negative way). However, overcoming one’s own preconceptions can be hard.

OK, I’ll admit that I LOL’ed at that clip from next week. For all the times that we’ve seen an encounter like that, I’ve always wanted one of our heroes to do exactly what happened. Brilliant. I am absolutely loving this show. And I could swear that was Seth Green voicing Mariner and Tendi’s “visitor”.

I hope “Its warp time” becomes a regular catch phrase.