This week the animated comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks brings back some dangerous (and fun) characters. We have details and the first images.
Evil AIs are back in a “A Few Badgeys More”
The seventh episode of season 4 is called “A Few Badgeys More,” a play on the title of the classic “spaghetti western” A Few Dollars More. The episode was written by Edgar Momplaisir and directed by Bob Suarez. It arrives on Paramount+ on Thursday, October 12.
The official synopsis reveals we will see the return of familiar characters:
Three computerized villains return to cause problems for the Cerritos crew.
As the title implies, one of the “computerized villains” returning is Rutherford’s AI helper turned evil “Badgey” (voiced by Jack McBrayer). One of the new images shows Rutherford reuniting with his “son” as a Drookmani in the background aims a gun at them.
Badgey was last seen in the season 3 finale, installed in Rutherford’s old eye-piece, and another shot from the new episode shows Badgey hovering next to a Drookmani wearing what appears to be that old eye-piece. Introduced in the first season, the Drookmani are scavengers and so it’s possible the Drookmani were the ones that captured that eye-piece in the post-credits scene from the season 3 finale.
The synopsis promised 3 computerized villains and one of the other preview images reveals the second, the megalomaniacal computer AGIMUS (voiced by prolific Trek guest star Jeffrey Combs). AGIMUS can be seen being held by someone in a viewing room (apparently showing something like Lassie) to a number of other computers. AGIMUS was stored at the Self-Aware Megalomaniacal Computer Storage at the Daystrom Institute in season 2 so this is likely a shot from Daystrom.
Agimus was last seen at Daystrom in season 3 when the narcissistic sociopathic exocomp Peanut Hamper (voiced by Kether Donohue) was stored there at the end of the episode “A Mathematically Perfect Redemption.” It has already been confirmed that Peanut Hamper was returning this season so she would be the third computerized villain for this episode. An image of Peanut Hamper can be seen on the screen of the Cerritos conference room in one of the new preview images.
Another new image shows the return the cybernetically enhanced Bynars, introduced in the TNG episode “11001001.” It could be the Bynars are the latest aliens to face the mystery ship that has been attacking different species all season long.
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