Although the way forward for the STAR TREK franchise on the big-screen stays unsure, there are many initiatives in growth on the small-screen facet of issues, one in every of which is Star Trek: Lower Decks, an animated sequence from Rick & Morty author Mike McMahan. The upcoming sequence will concentrate on “the help crew serving on one in every of Starfleet’s least vital ships” within the 12 months 2380, which locations it after the occasions of STAR TREK: NEMESIS.
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Given its animated nature and place within the STAR TREK timeline, it is potential that just a few acquainted faces from that period may seem within the sequence, and Mike McMahan teased as a lot whereas talking with Entertainment Weekly.
There are quite a lot of recognizable characters within the galaxy at that time. Next Gen is my favourite period. And as an enormous Trek fan, I might undoubtedly wish to attempt to use a few of them in order that I couldn’t solely construct out the world, but additionally work with a few of my heroes. But I can not get extra particular than that. You’ll have to attend and see.
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We’ve seen a number of characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation reprise their roles in Star Trek: Picard, however it might definitely be enjoyable for various characters and actors to get the prospect to relive the glory years in animated type. McMahan additionally confirmed that Lower Decks is unquestionably geared toward an grownup viewers. “It’s undoubtedly not a youngsters present, however solely as a result of it is a bit bit extra advanced than a child present can be,” McMahan stated. “The enjoyable of Rick and Morty is that it breaks down sci-fi tropes and is instructed by means of Rick Sanchez, who has a really particular, chaotic, nihilistic lens. Lower Decks treats mythological sci-fi issues simply as vital as a daily Trek present, whereas discovering new tales to inform — simply from a unique angle. It’s not disassembling mythological sci-fi issues. It’s treating them as vital for everyone on the starship as it might be in a daily star Trek present.” The first season of Star Trek: Lower Decks is anticipated to debut on CBS All Access later this 12 months.