What’s fun about this particular set of characters is the way they do a good job of balancing modern comedy tropes with the wonder and optimism at the core of Trek. They’re goofy, joke-y characters, but they, y’know, believe in the magic. And that makes them pretty compelling to learn about, and is a good preview of the kind of fun you’ll find in Lower Decks.


Star Trek: Lower Decks airs Thursdays on CBS All Access, exclusively in the United States.

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