Set phasers to fun as the crew of the Cerritos return for more fun and mayhem in Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 4!
Star Trek: Lower Decks is a guilty pleasure of mine. Every season has me crying with laughter alongside getting feelings of nostalgia with some of the references and use of classic themes from throughout the franchise. Season four of the show is no different. At times, those feelings come into play. But the show is good enough to stand on its own. And, of course, there are plenty of laughs along the way.
We’ve been granted screeners of the first eight episodes of this fourth season. To say the series lives up to expectations is an understatement. The show thrives, moving along the relationships between the characters while having us laughing out loud. We cannot tell you what happens in the series, as all episode reviews are embargoed. But what we can say is you’ll need to set your phasers to fun!
WHAT CAN WE REVEAL?
What can we reveal about the fourth season? Not much at all. All we can say is the show remains one that is entertaining, and amusing while bringing back those feelings of nostalgia. It also cements the relationships between the four main characters. We already know that they are closer than close. In this season, we find them bonding like never before. Some go out of their way to help others in ways we wouldn’t expect. And it is extremely fulfilling.
Our four main characters are the same as always. Mariner is still a pain in the butt, causing mayhem whenever she opens her mouth. Boimler is as annoying and scared as usual, constantly complaining about various things. While Tendi and Rutherford are their usual, lovable selves. There are changes afoot but they don’t distract us from being invested in these characters.
THE OPENING EPISODE
The opening episode of the season, which we will review next week, sets the tone perfectly. Without revealing anything or giving out spoilers, it does take us back into Star Trek history once again. And is a delightfully enjoyable episode that is hilarious at times and brings our foursome to the fore in everyday possible. There is so much to enjoy with the episode from the start.
Do we get any references to THAT crossover episode? I’m not telling! And I’m not revealing anything else about what the season contains. All I can say is that I had great fun and enjoyment with it (or what I’ve been allowed to see so far.) Fans will go away from the season happy once again, fulfilled with everything they could want from the show. And the series continues to get better and better.
From the second we see our friendly alien sucking the energy from the nacelle of the Cerritos (which was wonderfully parried in the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds crossover episode), we are on familiar, safe ground. And we know that we are in for fun from the start. With the supporting characters also being on top form, and some decidedly edgy comedy along the way, Star Trek: Lower Decks continues to be a wonderful way to chill out for half an hour or so. Fun, enjoyable, and still a great display of friendship along the way, it warps onto our screens once again. And in doing so, gives us something to look forward to every week. May the series live long and prosper!
Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 4 will start streaming on Paramount+ from September 7th. After the first episode, there will be a weekly episode drop.
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Carl Roberts is the News Editor for The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!