Preview “Trusted Sources” With First-Look Images From ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Episode 309

The penultimate episode Star Trek: Lower Decks season three arrives this week. We have details and first-look images.

“Trusted Sources”

The ninth episode of season 3 is called “Trusted Sources.” The episode was written by Ben M. Waller and directed by Fill Marc Sagadraca. It arrives on Paramount+ on Thursday, October 20.


A visiting reporter on the Cerritos puts Captain Freeman on edge.

New images:

Dawnn Lewis as Captain Carol Freeman, and Jerry O’Connell as Commander Ransom

Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner and Dawnn Lewis as Captain Carol Freeman

Gillian Vigman as Doctor T’Ana, Dawn Lewis as Captain Carol Freeman, Fred Tatasciore as Lieutenant Shaxs and Jerry O’Connell as Commander Ransom

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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Ooh, that title. Is it just me, or might that be a swing at certain folks on YouTube who predicted certain doom for Alex Kurtzman and current Star Trek, based on their “trusted sources”?

After what Marvel’s She-Hulk did to the You-Tube crowd in its ultra-Meta finale, I’d say this is more than fair game.

The very same Alex Kurtzman, who was “fired up” into a meaninglessly titled job where he’d get paid for doing nothing, so CBS didn’t have to admit it made a colossal mistake in hiring him to begin with. That Alex Kurtzman?

In what universe did that happen? In ours he’s still the head honcho of all the Trek series, and decides what proposed series do and don’t get produced.

Yeah sadly lol… don’t know how these people think this shit is true, if Kurtzman wasn’t in charge shit would probably be a lot better lol

Phil is being sarcastic. ;)

Ah, thanks. Always hard to tell online. (Is there a fan version of Poe’s Law?)

Yeah I definitely understand. It’s usually hard to tell when Phil is actually saying something intelligent. ;)

After how great the least episode was I’m very excited for the last two episodes. I don’t think this season has been as strong as season 2 but still pretty good so far. And if the next two are as good as Crisis Point 2 then it very well could be better by the end. No pressure! ;)

Oh BTW, didn’t they say both Captain Riker and T’Lyn will be back this season? We haven’t seen either one yet, so maybe they will each show up in one of these! :)

Jake Sisko?

That would be awesome


I really liked the Ep. Some fine Jokes, some fine character moments. Only thing wrong: Season is almost over. Nooooo!