Preview “We’ll Always Have Tom Paris” With 13 Images From ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Episode 203

The third episode of season two of Star Trek: Lower Decks arrives on Thursday and brings back a classic character. We have a first look at some new images, along with a trailer.

 “We’ll Always Have Tom Paris”

Once again the title gives away the game, with the return of Tom Paris from Star Trek: Voyager. The SDCC trailer revealed Robert Duncan McNeill would reprise the role in the form of a commemorative plate, but a more recent trailer and these new images confirm we will get the real thing as well. Star Trek: Lower Decks season two, episode three will be available to stream on Paramount+ on Thursday, August 26.

Synopsis:

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.

New Images:

“We’ll Always Have Tom Paris” — The U.S.S Cerritos

“We’ll Always Have Tom Paris” –Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner and Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler

“We’ll Always Have Tom Paris” — Noel Wells as Ensign Tendi and Gillian Vigman as Dr. T’Ana

“We’ll Always Have Tom Paris” — Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler and Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner

“We’ll Always Have Tom Paris” — Noel Wells as Ensign Tendi and Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner

“We’ll Always Have Tom Paris” — Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler

“We’ll Always Have Tom Paris” — Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner and Noel Wells as Ensign Tendi

“We’ll Always Have Tom Paris” — Noel Wells as Ensign Tendi and Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner

“We’ll Always Have Tom Paris” — Noel Wells as Ensign Tendi

“We’ll Always Have Tom Paris” — Noel Wells as Ensign Tendi

“We’ll Always Have Tom Paris” — Robert Duncan McNeill as Tom Paris

“We’ll Always Have Tom Paris” — Carl Tart as Lieutenant Kayshon, Dawnn Lewis as Captain Carol Freeman and Jerry O’Connell as Commander Jack Ransom

“We’ll Always Have Tom Paris” — Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler

Episode 203 trailer

A trailer is available exclusively at startrek.com.


New episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks stream Thursdays in the USA on Paramount+ and CTV Sci-Fi in Canada (where it’s also available to stream on Crave). It streams on Fridays on Amazon Prime Video in international territories around the world. In Latin America, Lower Decks debuts (both seasons 1 and 2) in September.

Keep up with all the news and reviews from the new Star Trek Universe on TV at TrekMovie.com.

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dom jot and Paris. Fantastic.

I wonder if that’s Freecloud they are visiting too, given that we’ve seen a place called “Quark’s” there in PIC.

I don’t think a Starfleet ship would be welcomed at Freecloud.

Who’s to say they are? You lack imagination!

While in that image it looks like it might be, it is not Freecloud, one of the animators already confirmed it’s not on social media a while back. Quark has been busy franchising all over the place.

I hope there’s a space-time distortion phenomena in this episode like it was in the TNG first season episode.

Well the beta canon double promotions don’t seem to be a thing but at least he got promoted to full lieutenant. Or demoted to ensign and was eating sweetcorn before he came on board.

So excited to see Paris back! This will make my month.

We need one ‘Yes Ma’am’ from him! Don’t let me down LDS!

5-6 years after they returned from the Delta Quadrant and Tom is still just a Lt.? (Notice his pips…)

Honestly, he’s lucky that they let him stay in Starfleet after he lied about his shuttle accident and then became a terrorist.

I’m surprised he wasn’t booted out of Starfleet by now based on his antics.

Take the most snarky secondary character in Trek and then also throw in a product placement? Really?

Actually, now that I think about it, this is perfect for Lower Decks.

I still think that Lower Decks is hit-and-miss, even this season. However, when it hits, it’s uproariously funny, and this episode is a great example. Props for character development that’s genuinely surprising and hilarious without being expository, and for easter eggs that are actually woven into the plot rather than *another* “Mariner rattles off a list of TNG references” which has become totally annoying. Case in point, the Kazon joke, which was a moment of genius.

On balance, I find more to enjoy vs. hate in the new iterations of Trek, but I hope none of the series go down the Doctor Who route where average viewers are completely lost without knowing a ton of backstory; some of Lower Decks’ episodes have strayed too close to that territory–particularly “Kayshon, His Eyes Open,” which I disliked intensely, although I know it’s much loved around here.