The animated adult comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks returns to in just two weeks and now the cast is talking about the big new thing for season 4. [SPOILER ALERT]
What’s up with the Lower Deckers in season 4
The four focal characters of Lower Decks have (mostly) been ranked as ensigns for the first three seasons, but a new press release from Paramount+ confirms what was previously hinted at: The gang is getting promoted. Also in the press release, each of the four main voice actors (in interviews done before the SAG-AFTRA strike) talked about how this big change impacts their character in season 4:
Tawny Newsome (Beckett Mariner)
She tries to give this promotion back 80 times, which I can understand. She does accept it because she realizes she can still do her thing; she can still do some good; she can still be a little chaotic. She believes ‘I’m still a lower decker; I’m still a scrappy underdog.
Jack Quaid (Brad Boimler)
I love that the Lower Deckers got promoted. Boimler has his first away mission that he is leading, and he is nervous, to say the least. He doesn’t want anyone to get hurt. He eventually must learn to trust his friends and trust the process.
Noël Wells (D’Vana Tendi)
Tendi is very excited about being promoted. She’s come to Starfleet with this hope of being assimilated but, secretly, she’s finding this well of power within herself. Being promoted is a natural extension of all the hard work she is doing.
Eugene Cordero (Sam Rutherford)
I think Rutherford has a fear of moving up or advancing too fast. I think he’d be worried to move to a different ship or be placed in a different world where he would have to give orders. That’s an issue they’re all having, but I think Rutherford would have the toughest time.
There is also a new preview image (which appears to still show the four as ensigns):
Lower Decks is back for Star Trek Day
Season 4 will arrive on Paramount+ on Thursday, September 7, the day before Star Trek Day. Here is the official synopsis for the new season:
In season four of Star Trek: Lower Decks. an unknown force is destroying starships and threatening galactic peace. Luckily, the crew of the U.S.S. Cerritos isn’t important enough for stuff like that! Instead, Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Tendi, Rutherford and Provisional Ensign T’Lyn are keeping up with their Starfleet duties, avoiding malevolent computers and getting stuck in a couple caves – all while encountering new and classic aliens along the way.
And here is the trailer released in July at Comic-Con…
Here’s an alternate link to trailer on StarTrek.com for international readers
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