I am not a classic Trekkie. I can count the number of pre-Discovery Star Trek episodes I’ve seen on one hand. It simply wasn’t my thing when I was growing up — though I’ve come to believe I probably would have loved the shows. I can’t rewrite the past and I don’t really have an interest in watching the classic shows in this day and age…so instead, I watched and loved Star Trek: Lower Decks!
TV Show Rating: 10/10 – Fantastic!
I’ve seen both seasons of Star Trek: Discovery and have enjoyed that show well enough. I watched Picard and don’t think very much of it. I enjoyed all the J.J. Abrams movies. But man, Lower Decks is the bee’s knees. Lower Decks is my Star Trek now. It’s smartly written, it’s legitimately funny and it’s clearly made by Star Trek fans for Star Trek fans. And that’s pretty neat! So join me after the jump for my review of the first season of Star Trek: Lower Decks!
Expect FULL SPOILERS for the first season of Lower Decks.
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I have never been much of a Star Trek fan, but I’ve finally found my series: Lower Decks! The animated, Rick and Morty-esque cartoon, is a real delight! A bunch of episodes have come out so far and they’re all great! And a new trailer was revealed for the rest of the season at recent Star Trek Day.
Love the show. If you’ve got CBS All Access, give it a watch! It’s true to the spirit of Star Trek, while also being well-written and hilarious.
There was also a trailer for the next season for Star Trek: Discovery. I enjoy that show as well, for the most part.
Now that I have Lower Decks, I don’t know if I need Discovery anymore…not that I need either. But hey, Discovery is still going, so hopefully people are enjoying it.
But seriously, watch Lower Decks, it’s my new must-watch cartoon now that BoJack Horseman, Steven Universe and Adventure Time are over, and we don’t know if we’ll get a season 3 of Harley Quinn, and Rick and Morty remains up in the various airs.
Far be it for me to offer free publicity to CBS and the Star Trek franchise; I just want to share this awesome new show with you people. A lot of shows, or at least cartoons, nowadays are putting their first episode for free on YouTube. I think that’s a great marketing tactic! Because who here is actually subscribed to CBS All Access?
Anyway, Star Trek: Lower Decks is a great show so far and I think you should all give it a try!
I think it’s a funny show. Rapid delivering, dry, grounded humor, fun characters, a lot of great Star Trek lore baked deep into the show. It’s good stuff! And it’s free to watch! At least the first episode is…
There’s a Star Trek cartoon coming up in a couple of weeks and it looks hilarious! I’ve never been a Star Trek fan, but I am a big TV fan, so I’m caught up on all current Star Trek stuff. Discovery is fine, but I wasn’t all that impressed with Picard.
Star Trek: Lower Decks, on the other hand, looks frggin’ funny!
Like, this is right up my alley-style humor. It’s dry, it’s real-world, it’s focused on the characters and their circumstances. This looks great! I am going to have to sign back up for CBS All Access to watch!
Star Trek: Lower Decks premiers on Aug. 6.