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Star Trek: Lower Decks beams down to Prime Video, is Strange New Worlds next?

Amazon Prime Video has assimilated another Star Trek show, becoming the new home for animated spin-off Lower Decks. The show will beam down to the UK, along with Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan and India, on January 22 2021.  

Developed by Emmy Award-winner Mike McMahan (responsible for Rick and Morty), Star Trek: Lower Decks focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the USS Cerritos, in 2380. 

Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies. The Starfleet crew residing in the lower decks of the starship, includes Ensign Beckett Mariner, voiced by Tawny Newsome, Ensign Brad Boimler, voiced by Jack Quaid, Ensign Tendi, voiced by Noël Wells and Ensign Rutherford, voiced by Eugene Cordero. 

Providing the voices for the ship’s bridge crew are Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Fred Tatasciore and Gillian Vigman. 

All ten episodes of season one will be available to binge from the January airdate.

Star Trek: Lower Decks focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the USS Cerritos, in 2380… 

It’s Star Trek Jim, but not as we know it

The series includes special cameos by Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Picard actors Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis as well as John de Lancie, as Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin and Roddenberry Entertainment’s Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth, and Katie Krentz serve as executive producers alongside creator and showrunner McMahan. 

Star Trek: Lower Decks joins Star Trek: Picard on the platform. While no announcement has been made, this acquisition makes it increasingly likely that Star Trek Discovery spin-off Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will also find a home on Amazon’s streaming starbase.

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Star Trekkin’: Richard Branson to usher in new era of space tourism with Virgin Galactic flight

Sir Richard Branson will usher in a new era of travel when he flies into space, the first ‘private’ astronaut aboard Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity. The mission will be the twenty-second flight test for VSS Unity, and Virgin Galactic’s fourth crewed spaceflight. When it launches from Las Cruces, New Mexico, it will also be theContinue Reading

Marvel’s Black Widow confirmed for Disney+ Premier Access, as part of summer schedule shake-up

Marvel’s eagerly awaited, and long delayed Black Widow movie, will debut simultaneously on Disney+ Premier Access and in theatres where available, the Mouse has confirmed. The Avengers spin-off, starring Scarlett Johansson, will land on the streaming service July 9. Disney’s live-action Cruella, starring Emma Stone, will follow the same route, arriving May 28. The news comesContinue Reading

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