Star Trek: Lower Decks will return on August 25, and we get some more info on what to expect from the animated adult comedy in season three.
More Legacy Guest Stars
In an interview with Screenrant, Tawny Newsome (Mariner) confirmed that season three would see new guest stars, including Star Trek legacy actors and non-Star Trek guest stars:
Yes. There are. It excites me enormously… There are in fact both [Star Trek and non-Star Trek guest stars]. So I’m really excited about some of the friends and people that I know, actors that I know, doing small roles and cameos, and bigger roles. They are so good at attracting talent. But there are also people from the Star Trek universe who excite me a lot.
Character arcs for lower floors
The second season ended on a cliffhanger with Captain Freeman being arrested for destroying Pakled Planet. Newsome also spoke to Screenrant about how this motivates Mariner:
Yeah, that’s pretty epic, right? It’s not just “I have to save my captain” and it’s not just “I have to save my mother”, it’s “I have to save both of them and I’m the one who has to do it!” Fortunately, she has a good team around her and all of the Lower Deckers seem ready to do it. It’s an intense way to end the season, that’s for sure.
Executive producer and showrunner Mike McMahan also talked about some of the season three character arcs with Looper.
[On Rutherford]: You will learn more about the backstory of how it became [the implant] this season in a really fun way.
[On Tendi]: She’s got this new job, which is instead of being completely medical, she’s been traded into senior science officer training.
[On Boimler]: Season 3 sees Boimler take this different path where he becomes a bit more confident, our Boimler. This earns him some respect, but it also leads him through difficult times.
Boimler’s backstory in Episode 1
Tawny Newsome also offered a preview of the season premiere, telling Screenrant:
I can tell you that there will be revelations in Episode 1 about Boimler’s legacy on Earth. He’s responsible for one of my favorite throwaway little jokes that will somehow redefine how you look at Boimler. It’s a little joke but when you think about it in terms of him and in terms of how we deal with human characters, it’s so enjoyable to me.
This is where our show is the best. I love when we can take a little joke that actually has pretty big implications for the characters, and therefore implications for all of Star Trek. It’s our weird little Inception thing that we’re able to do on our show. So we’ll see a bit more about Boimler’s education… education, you might say.
And it looks like we saw some of that in the clip released earlier this month showing a visit to the Boimler vineyard. The clip was part of The loan room from 30.25 p.m. [International version HERE]
Lower decks streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the United States and Latin America and is available simultaneously in Canada, where Lower decks airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi channel and airs on Crave. It will be available on Amazon Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan, India and more.
Recall: Lower decks Season 2 is now available on Blu-ray/DVD
The 2-disc collection of Lower decks Season 2 arrived July 12 on Blu-ray and DVD, with over an hour of bonus content, including exclusive featurettes and commentary. You can grab it from Amazon on Blu-ray for $23.99. And the DVD costs $19.99.
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