First Images From First Two Episodes Of ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 4 Reveal Iconic Visits

The fourth season of Star Trek: Lower Decks arrives in a week with the first two episodes arriving on Paramount+ on Thursday, September 7. Paramount has just released the first images from those first two episodes. [SPOILERS]

Episode 1 – “Twovix”

The title of the season 4 premiere clearly evokes the controversial Star Trek: Voyager episode “Tuvix.” The trailer released in July at San Diego Comic-Con showed Boimler and Mariner visiting the USS Voyager museum where they fought some of the giant viruses from the Voyager episode “Macrocosm,” and one of the images released today shows Boimler struggling with a macrovirus as Ransom and Kayshon watch.

Carl Tart as Lieutenant Kayshon, Jerry O’Connell as Commander Jack Ransom, Jack Quaid as Brad Boimler  (Paramount+)

Ransom and Kayshon can be seen in another new image on what looks like the bridge of the USS Voyager with an unknown character.

Jerry O’Connell as Commander Jack Ransom and Carl Tart as Lieutenant Kayshon (Paramount+)

There is also an establishing shot of the USS Cerritos approaching a space station, possibly home to the USS Voyager.

From Episode 1, season 4 of Lower Decks (Paramount+)

The episode one preview images also include a couple featuring the new Vulcan crewmember T’Lyn (voiced by Gabrielle Ruiz) from the season 2 episode “wej Duj,” who was assigned to the Cerritos in the season 3 finale.

Noël Wells as Tendi, Gabrielle Ruiz as T’Lyn, Tawny Newsome as Beckett Mariner, and Jack Quaid as Brad Boimler (Paramount+)

Noël Wells as Tendi and Gabrielle Ruiz as T’Lyn (Paramount+)

The preview images also include a shot on board a Klingon ship with a couple of unidentified Klingon warriors. They bear a resemblance to G’reck and Key’lor from the episode “wej Duj.”

Episode 1, season 4 of Lower Decks streaming on Paramount+, 2023. Photo Credit: Paramount+

And finally, there are a couple of images of life aboard the Cerritos, including a shot on the bridge and Brad Boimler doing dirty work in a holodeck.

Jerry O’Connell as Commander Jack Ransom, Fred Tatasciore as Lieutenant Shaxs, Dawnn Lewis as Captain Carol Freeman and Paul F. Tompkins as Doctor Gabers Migleemo (Paramount+)

Jack Quaid as Boimler and Jerry O’Connell as Commander Jack Ransom (Paramount+)

Episode 2 – “I Have No Bones Yet I Must Flee”

The second episode is titled “I Have No Bones Yet I Must Flee,” which feels like a play on a classic TOS-era title like “For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky” but is also evocative of the Harlan Ellison short story “I Have No Mouth But I Must Scream.” This episode looks to feature an away mission to some kind of space zoo, evoking the classic Star Trek episode “The Menagerie” (and “The Cage”). The away team appears to include Mariner, Ransom, and an unknown Cerritos ensign.

Jerry O’Connell as Commander Jack Ransom and Tawny Newsome as Beckett Mariner (Paramount+)

The SDCC trailer also had bits from this visit, including some chaos at the zoo. The preview images released today show some of that chaos starting with the landing of the shuttle.

Jerry O’Connell as Commander Jack Ransom and Tawny Newsome as Beckett Mariner (Paramount+)

Jerry O’Connell as Commander Jack Ransom and Tawny Newsome as Beckett Mariner (Paramount+)

Jerry O’Connell as Commander Jack Ransom and Tawny Newsome as Beckett Mariner (Paramount+)

Jerry O’Connell as Commander Jack Ransom and Tawny Newsome as Beckett Mariner (Paramount+)

Lower Decks is back on Star Trek Day Eve

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 for international readers

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It’s amazing that we’re already up to season four of this show. I think it’s the best of the modern series, by a mile.

And if my grandmother had wheels she’d be a wagon

Do you ever give up?

Relax, Cupcake, it was a joke

If your life’s goal is to just take a piss on any positive comment on the current Trek shows, mission accomplished.
Maybe it’s time to find a new hobby.

Well then, pitchforks and pointed ears. :-))

Come, come, Mr. Scott. Young minds, fresh ideas. Be tolerant.

I beamed the whole kit and kaboodle into the LDS Writers Room where they be no Tribble at all

I think he had a little too much LDS.


Amazing! It doesn’t get any better than this!

You said it.

One of the best things in modern Star Trek and I can’t wait. I’m rewatching the entire show again and now on season 2. I’ve watched every season at least 3 times. Season 1 I watched 5 times now.

So this is the best Star Trek of all time?

It’s hard to imagine science fiction on TV being any better, or a show with better jokes. It’s a shame that sometimes they are forced to reference lesser content, but that’s why it’s so good because they always improve upon the reference.

Fandom is about celebrating the love. I have a nephew who is a RIck and Morty fan, never watched Star Trek, and LD is his only trek show. He loves it so I told him, “welcome trekkie.”

Always awesome to hear when even non Trekkies can get into this show. 😎

Happy your nephew is enjoying it!

You’ll get no argument from me. For a while, Disco, Short Treks, Picard (except for s3), Lower Decks, SNW, and Prodigy were in a six-way tie for best Trek series of all time, but it’s become clear that LD has risen above the fray and saved the IP. I mean, it even brought in new viewers to Strange New Worlds, which was supposed to be Trek’s flagship show for the 21st century — but the audience always gets the final say when it comes to popularity.

So it’s better than TOS, TNG and DS9?

Can’t believe the taste of some people on here… Disco, Picard S1 and 2 isn’t just bad trek – it’s bad television.

Of course! Those shows are old. Old = bad.


This is still my favorite show in NuTrek although basically tied with Prodigy and can’t wait for season 4.

Is that one guy a Jaylah from “Star Trek Beyond”?

Aaaaahhh! Could be. Good call!

I was thinking the season would start with Ferenginar F but I can’t wait!

I did not mean to add the “F”

All this fan service makes me miss Prodigy even more. That one was at least a proper sequel to an existing series, Voyager. Lower Decks is just about continually referencing the other series and nothing of any more substance than that.

Remove that, and no one would care about it.

“Remove that, and no one would care about it.”

Um… you have read the boards on this site, right? Including this particular feedback? Support for “Lower Decks” is very enthusiastic here.

Wow! All of those continual references to other series in Where Pleasant Fountains Lie that I must have entirely missed! And I’ve sure seen it enough times that I would have picked them up already. 🤔

Not remotely true. I love the characters. Tendi is now one of my top 10 in the franchise. I love the humor and just made Star Trek totally fun. But I really love how great it is to canon. Everything about it fits in perfectly with old Trek.

It’s just a great show all around and the first thing I fell in love with since Voyager went off the air

Lower Decks is just about continually referencing the other series and nothing of any more substance than that. Remove that, and no one would care about it.

That’s one of the two main reasons for sure, but there are also a lot of fans who just love the low-brow Simpsons type of humor, so that’s the other main reason why it’s popular.

People sometimes not only settle for Spam and Velveeta, but they wallow in Spam-Velveeta Casserole — that’s what this is like for LDS for many Star Trek fans.

Or maybe I just genuinely like Brad Boimler and the rest of the cast and find them interesting. And Boimler being hot is a bonus.

Just so you don’t think you’re living in a vacuum, your posts regularly bum me out. It’s hard to be excited when jerks like you are determined to fuck with it for everyone else.

While I do enjoy a clean carpet, I don’t like my Dyson quite that much…lol