Preview “The Stars At Night” With First-Look Images From The ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 3 Finale

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

“The Stars at Night”

The tenth and final episode of season 3 is called “The Stars at Night.” which is from the lyrics of the folksong “Deep in the Heart of Texas.” That and the images below indicate the automated USS Texas introduced in the previous episode will be playing a role. The episode was written by Mike McMahan and directed by Jason Zurek. It arrives on Paramount+ on Thursday, October 27.


In the season three finale, The Cerritos crew must prove their worth in a mission race.

New images:

From “The Stars at Night”

From “The Stars at Night”

From “The Stars at Night”

From “The Stars at Night”

Deep in the heart of the Texas class?

The episode title “The Stars at Night” comes from the lyrics of the folksong “Deep in the Heart of Texas.” That and the preview images above indicate the automated Texas-class ship the USS Aledo introduced in the previous episode will be playing a role.

USS Aledo from “Crisis Point 2: Paradoxus” 

If you need a refresher on that song, the following may help…

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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So, the Cerritos is going to compete against the Texas class drone ship. Cool!

I’m guessing Admiral Les Buenamigo will also turn out to be a badmiral. What are the odds he’s one of the people from Rutherford’s half remembered memory?

If Admiral Buenamigo’s a bad guy, he’s got a great name.

I wonder if Rutherford’s implant could have been inserted by section 31, for the purpose of remote-controlling his mind for whenever it fits their nefarious plans?

I’m wondering who the Admiral they’re talking to is… could it be another legacy character?

Oh and, supposedly, there may be a marvelesque after credits scene.

It’s not necessarily an admiral; I’ve seen people speculating that it might be Richard Daystrom.

It’s certainly possible, though I’m afraid that I think the character would be far too old to even still be alive.

With the coloring and little bit of design we see I’m skewing toward it’s a female. Janeway wouldn’t be grey yet (and Prodigy is after). My legacy Trek is wishing they could have had a last session with Nichelle Nichols… but I highly doubt it’s possible to be her.

Maybe it’s Celia Rose Gooding?

Hhmmmm … that’d be a cool nod. But why in heavens would Uhura be in it? I suppose she had her mind wiped by Nomad, which was a lesson in man vs machine, but that seems a stretch.

The hair poof reminded me of hers, which led to my theory.

Since the Lower Decks creators like to incorporate stuff from novels and other sources – the cave mentioned last week is from a RPG sourcebook and yeah I know none of the above are canon – Uhura had a very successful post Enterprise career and became an Admiral at Starfleet Intelligence.

It could also be a new character, most likely just wishful thinking.

From the hair of day it looks like Mom from Futurama.

How do we know it’s an Admiral they are talking to?

Johnathan Frakes said he was back for Season 3 after all.

Fingers crossed for Adm. Nechayev! Minus the watercress sandwiches.

Whatever happened to the Vulcan “lower Decker” that was supposed to be back this season?

Mariner getting kicked off the ship seems like a good excuse for Vulcan Mariner to transfer in. Or perhaps she, too, rejected a new assignment and the tomb raiders will run into her.

I feel like we’ve seen episodes before about computers controlling ships without a crew. It didn’t end well and I’m sure this won’t either.

Great episode title so far.