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CBS All Access: “Star Trek: Lower Decks” Official Trailer

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It’s without question that the assorted streaming services have been helping to keep a lot of us from going crazy during the course of the Coronavirus Pandemic. I can’t name a single friend who doesn’t have a Netflix account or lets one of their friends use their code and now Disney+ is rocking household streaming devices everywhere but if you are a fan of anything “Star Trek”, you’re going to need to tune in to CBS All Access. Today the service announced a brand-new animated comedy series about a ship that you’ve never heard about or even needed to. Let’s take a look at the trailer for this soon to be streaming series.

Premise: “Star Trek: Lower Decks” focuses on “the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships” in the year 2380.

The Cast/Characters:
Tawny Newsome as Beckett Mariner
Jack Quaid as Brad Boimler
Noël Wells as Tendi
Eugene Cordero as Rutherford
Dawnn Lewis as Carol Freeman
Jerry O’Connell as Jack Ransom
Fred Tatasciore as Shaxs
Gillian Vigman as T’Ana

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Straight up this immediately reminded me a little bit of “Futurama” with a dash of “The Simpsons” thrown in for good measure and perhaps a tad more slapstick than the live-action series “The Orville”. This is an animated series after all. So I am not sure how sold I am on something like this for my own interests as much as preferring a more straight-ahead animated version of the wide variety of “Star Trek” series that have been done live. I no longer have CBS All Access based on all of the other streaming services that I subscribe to and recently ended my subscription once “Picard” had finished. If you felt that this trailer is going to be the kind of fun you are seeking from the “Star Trek” franchise, then wait until a few episodes have aired and give the service a go so you can watch “Picard”, this, and maybe even “Star Trek: Discovery”. The latter didn’t really keep my interest but I digress. What did you think of this? Please chime in down below in the comments section. See you next time

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