Star Trek: Lower Decks

Cupid’s Errant Arrow

Episode 40

Friday, 12 August 2022

Boimler and Mariner are on either side of a glass specimen cylinder  looking at its contents — a tiny toothy little grub with tiny scythe-like arms. It seems a bit cross about being captured.

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Series 1, Episode 5

Stardate: 57601.3

First broadcast on Thursday, 3 September 2020

It’s another episode of Lower Decks, and amidst all the quick-fire jokes and impressive visuals, we learn Another Valuable Lesson: sure we love treaties, Tellarites, timelines and the exciting new T88 model tricorder, but what we’re really here for is hang time with people we love and the sheer joyous ridiculousness of it all. Live long and prosper, friends!

Duration: 0:37:32 · Recorded on Monday, 8 August 2022 · Download · Open in new window

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Mugato, Gumato

Episode 56

Friday, 30 December 2022

A mugato — a white, horned gorilla — sits at the edge of a cliff  in an alien forest. He seems to be rubbing the horn on  top of his head for some reason.

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Series 2, Episode 4

Stardate: 58036.4

First broadcast on Thursday, 2 September 2021

This week, Star Trek: Lower Decks does what it does best: plumbing the depths of the franchise’s weirdest moments to produce something fun, entertaining, and sympathetic to its ideals. Which is why we get to root for some underappreciated and frequently mispronounced alien monsters, and why those two beautiful nerdy men, Boimler and Rutherford, get to save the day not with violence, but with a PowerPoint presentation and some maths.

Duration: 0:43:36 · Recorded on Monday, 19 December 2022 · Download · Open in new window

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I, Excretus

Episode 8

Friday, 24 December 2021

Marriner and Freeman sit at the bar on the Cerritos

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Series 2, Episode 8

Stardate: Unknown (2381)

First broadcast on Thursday, 30 September 2021

It’s Star Trek’s most terrifying crew evaluation since Coming of Age: the crew of the USS Cerritos confront a ridiculous alien from Star Trek: The Animated Series, the Terran Empire, medical ethics, an unconvincing Old West set on the Paramount lot, the plot of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, the Borg, complex strings of water molecules which acquire carbon from the body and act on the brain like alcohol, hexagonal crates in the cargo bay, and the plot of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. But more than anything, they confront the need to work together and respect each other. Because this is — and of course it is — Star Trek.

Duration: 0:46:55 · Recorded on Monday, 6 December 2021 · Download · Open in new window

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The Least Dangerous Game

Episode 60

Monday, 30 January 2023

In a corridor on the USS Cerritos, Boimler is lying on the floor with war paint on his face, a bowl on his head, and a spear through his left shoulder. Kneeling but still looming over him is a huge and terrifying monster with pointed teeth and a formidable array of weapons strapped to his back.

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Series 3, Episode 2

Stardate: Unknown (2381)

First broadcast on Thursday, 1 September 2022

A game of Bat’leths & BiHnuchs takes a surprising turn, as Mariner and Boimler make some very important decisions: Mariner is going to be less insubordinate, while Boimler is going to boldly take opportunities he has never taken before. But soon Mariner finds herself ignoring Ransom’s orders and plummeting from an orbital platform to save her crewmates, while Boimler plays some springball, joins a Bajoran dirge choir, models nude for a figure painting class, and is finally hunted through the ship by a monster for sport. And we all learn a valuable lesson, except Boimler, who learns a stupid one.

Duration: 0:45:45 · Recorded on Monday, 30 January 2023 · Download · Open in new window

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