Star Trek: Lower Decks - Season 1

Star Trek: Lower Decks - Season 1

STREAMING SOON22 January 2021
Star Trek: Lower Decks - Season 1

This animated comedy Star Trek spinoff follows the misadventures of a lower-tier crew serving on one of Starfleet's lesser-known ships. Made by Mike McMahan, co-writer of Rick and Morty and creator of Solar Opposites.

2020USA
AdventureAnimatedComedyScience Fiction

Streaming (1 Provider)

  • Arriving 22nd Jan

Reviews & comments

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The problem is it’s not really interested in anything. It’s a comedy show without gags or setpieces. The voice actors do their best to imbue the dialogue with real comic timing.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

Its first four episodes contain some laughs and some elegantly done character work. But if the joke of “Lower Decks” is that its characters, on a random ship doing clean-up work somewhere in the galaxy, fall short of demanding a show about their adventures, it’s not hard to agree.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's all packaged in bland-but-amiable fashion with colorful, detail-lite animation from Titmouse and energetic voice work across the board. It's hard to latch onto any of the characters.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The entire show seems to be caught in between extremes. It’s just over the edge of being too adult for kids to watch but never really delves into truly R-rated Trek content.

Vulture

Vulture

press

There’s a lot of potential there to be both curious and heartfelt, as Star Trek has always been, but push it into some new directions narratively and visually, with the animated format allowing the franchise to reach beyond what has come before. But Lower Decks, for all its raucous pleasures, doesn’t quite rise to that occasion.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

The result is something that’s neither hilariously cynical nor meaningfully sincere—it’s functional, and rarely outright bad, but fundamentally unmemorable. ... There is potential here. A few of the individual storylines show sparks of life, and if the characters ever calm down, they might turn out to be endearing.

Collider

Collider

press

Not every joke lands perfectly, but so much of Lower Decks‘ humor is impressively well-calibrated to celebrate this franchise for its quirks, while also poking fun at concepts that are relatable no matter the century, like boring business meetings, professional jealousies, and awkward first dates.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

This may not be the best “Trek” series ever, but based on the first four episodes it might be the most “Trek” series ever. It isn’t a riff on Starfleet shenanigans, it’s the real deal, raw and undiluted.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The problem is it’s not really interested in anything. It’s a comedy show without gags or setpieces. The voice actors do their best to imbue the dialogue with real comic timing.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

Its first four episodes contain some laughs and some elegantly done character work. But if the joke of “Lower Decks” is that its characters, on a random ship doing clean-up work somewhere in the galaxy, fall short of demanding a show about their adventures, it’s not hard to agree.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's all packaged in bland-but-amiable fashion with colorful, detail-lite animation from Titmouse and energetic voice work across the board. It's hard to latch onto any of the characters.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The entire show seems to be caught in between extremes. It’s just over the edge of being too adult for kids to watch but never really delves into truly R-rated Trek content.

Vulture

Vulture

press

There’s a lot of potential there to be both curious and heartfelt, as Star Trek has always been, but push it into some new directions narratively and visually, with the animated format allowing the franchise to reach beyond what has come before. But Lower Decks, for all its raucous pleasures, doesn’t quite rise to that occasion.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

The result is something that’s neither hilariously cynical nor meaningfully sincere—it’s functional, and rarely outright bad, but fundamentally unmemorable. ... There is potential here. A few of the individual storylines show sparks of life, and if the characters ever calm down, they might turn out to be endearing.

Collider

Collider

press

Not every joke lands perfectly, but so much of Lower Decks‘ humor is impressively well-calibrated to celebrate this franchise for its quirks, while also poking fun at concepts that are relatable no matter the century, like boring business meetings, professional jealousies, and awkward first dates.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

This may not be the best “Trek” series ever, but based on the first four episodes it might be the most “Trek” series ever. It isn’t a riff on Starfleet shenanigans, it’s the real deal, raw and undiluted.