Review: Star Trek: Lower Decks

This is a bit belated, since the first season of Lower Decks came out in 2020, but I’ve only just recently gotten around to seeing it. To be honest, I wasn’t sure I would like it, between the disappointment that was Discovery’s first and second seasons and my growing distaste for mainstream slapstick/“edgy” cartoon humor. (I never got around to seeing Rick and Morty.)

But it turns out Lower Decks is fun. It’s not unseating Deep Space Nine and Next Generation as my two favorite Treks, but it’s not trying to. It’s just being fun-to-watch, with lots of references to…