With its third season, Lower Decks is proving to be one of the best Star Trek shows currently blessing our television screens.
Three seasons in, Lower Decks takes more creative risks with its characters and story. Fortunately, most of them pay off for another winning season that is ten episodes long. However, by the end, I wanted more. Way more. I wouldn’t mind a twenty episodes season. The show is THAT good.
Even when the show relies heavily on Trek lore, it doesn’t care if you know Kirk from Picard. It’ll have you cracking up at its “strange energies” all the same. The show manages to delight both legacy and new fans alike. Fans of the previous shows will spot lots of easter eggs (TNG, Enterprise, Deep Space 9), and new fans will enjoy watching a geeky flick that doesn’t take itself seriously but has lots of heart.
Lower Decks continues to be Trek at its best.
The relatable characters are infused with a sense of earnest optimism, and the number of unique ideas, jokes and callbacks crammed into 30 min shocks. Yet it’s the show’s heart that never stops being amazing.
Should you watch it?
Star Treck: Lower Decks lives in that exact place where sci-fi irony and humanist honesty collide. And we are lucky, this show will stay in that time loop forever.