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.
Ransom and Kayshon can be seen in another new image on what looks like the bridge of the USS Voyager with an unknown character.
There is also an establishing shot of the USS Cerritos approaching a space station, possibly home to the USS Voyager.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 StarTrek.com for international readers
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