Meet the new crew that's boldly going nowhere. Here's Star Trek: Lower Decks, the first animated comedy series set in the Trek universe -- and it's a long way from the starship Enterprise.for
This latest Star Trek show focuses on the junior support crew aboard an insignificant Starfleet starship, the USS Cerritos. It premieres August 6 on CBS All Access, with new episodes beaming down every Thursday. (Disclosure: CNET is part of ViacomCBS.)
Animated by the production company behind, Lower Decks is commanded by Mike McMahan, Emmy-winning writer and producer of and . Lower Decks clearly shares the irreverent sci-fi streak of those shows, not to mention the same love of gloopy alien splatter.
Lower Decks isn't the first cartoon to beam down to your screens. We've already seen Captain Kirk and crew in animated action in thein the early 1970s.
They'll be joined at some point by a series spotlighting Starfleet's black ops team Section 31, and a show following Mr Spock's early days aboard the Enterprise in. There's also word of another cartoon coming to Nickelodeon.