The second season finale of Star Trek: Lower Decks arrives this week. We have a first look at some new images which reveal a returning legacy character. There’s also a trailer to check out plus some new bits of Lower Decks merchandise.
“First First Contact”
Get ready to celebrate Captain Freeman Day and the season finale when it begins streaming on Paramount+ on Thursday, October 14.
In the season two finale, the U.S.S. Cerritos is tasked to aid a
n Excelsior-classstarship on a first contact mission.
The preview images reveal the return of the character of Sonya Gomez, who appeared in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (“Q Who” and “Samaritan Snare”). Actress Lycia Naff returns to play Gomez, now a captain, in the Lower Decks season two finale.
On Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gomez was an ensign in engineering. While only appearing in two episodes, Gomez is memorable for her earnest enthusiasm and for spilling hot chocolate on Captain Picard (in “Q Who”).
Excelsior! As noted in the synopsis, the USS Cerritos will be working with an Excelsior-class ship, which was first introduced in Star Trek III. In Star Trek VI the USS Excelsior was seen again under the command of Captain Sulu, and Star Trek: Generations saw the launch of the Excelsior-class USS Enterprise-B. There have been many more versions of the ship seen in the 24th century on TNG, DS9, and Voyager, but this will be the first for Lower Decks. It can also be seen in the trailer below.
UPDATE: Actually Obena!
After Paramount+ sent out the synopsis which mentioned the Excelsior-class ship, Mike McMahan offered a clarification on Twitter identifying it as Obena Class (named for Art Director Nollan Obena), which is inspired by, but larger than the Excelsior-class. The ship itself is named the USS Archimedes.
We have a cool new ship in this week's Lower Deck's finale: the USS Archimedes, an Obena class ship. Inspired by the Excelsior class (which is still in service) but larger with some other changes. #starfleetstuff pic.twitter.com/h0c6DTJW21
— Mike McMahan (@MikeMcMahanTM) October 12, 2021
Episode 210 trailer
The trailer was released on social media (also available on startrek.com).
— Star Trek on Paramount+ (@StarTrekOnPPlus) October 10, 2021
Tawny says finale gives her chills
Tawny Newsome was a guest on The Talk, co-hosted by her co-star Jerry O’Connell.
RITOS shirts now available
Last week’s episode had Captain Freeman wearing a “RITOS” teeshirt, styled like the “DISCO” shirts on Star Trek: Discovery. It should come as no surprise that like those DISCO shirts, the official Star Trek Shop is now selling RITOS tees.
On Friday, October 8 Lakeshore Records released Star Trek: Lower Decks Volume 1—Original Series Soundtrack on digital. The 53-track album features music from the first and second seasons by composer Chris Westlake. You can get Star Trek: Lower Decks, Vol. 1 at Amazon for $9.49 or from other music providers.
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.
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