Star Trek: Lower Decks Specials

Specials

Star Trek: Lower Decks Specials

First Air Date: July 23, 2020

First Aired on    :   2020
Episodes    :   40 episodes



Episodes

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0x40 Animatics - Season 2, Episode 10 (July 12, 2022)



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0x39 Animatics - Season 2, Episode 9 (July 12, 2022)



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0x38 Animatics - Season 2, Episode 8 (July 12, 2022)



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0x37 Animatics - Season 2, Episode 7 (July 12, 2022)



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0x36 Animatics - Season 2, Episode 6 (July 12, 2022)



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0x35 Animatics - Season 2, Episode 5 (July 12, 2022)



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0x34 Animatics - Season 2, Episode 4 (July 11, 2022)



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0x33 Animatics - Season 2, Episode 3 (July 12, 2022)



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0x32 Animatics - Season 2, Episode 2 (July 12, 2022)



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0x31 Animatics - Season 2, Episode 1 (July 12, 2022)



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0x30 Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 10 (July 12, 2022)



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0x29 Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 9 (July 12, 2022)



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0x28 Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 8 (July 12, 2022)



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0x27 Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 7 (July 12, 2022)



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0x26 Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 6 (July 12, 2022)



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0x25 Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 5 (July 12, 2022)



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0x24 Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 4 (July 12, 2022)



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0x23 Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 3 (July 12, 2022)



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0x22 Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 2 (July 12, 2022)



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0x21 Easter Eggs - Season 2, Episode 1 (July 12, 2022)



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0x20 A Sound Foundation (July 12, 2022)


Mike McMahan starts a discussion about the sounds of Star Trek and how important it is to set the tone for the different eras of Trek. Sound for an animated series is particularly important, go behind the scenes in an interview with the Emmy-nominated team (“No Small Parts” was nominated from season 1) that creates the dynamic audio for Lower Decks while they discuss how they bring the series to life.


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0x19 Lower Decktionaries - Season 2 (July 12, 2022)


A look at season 2, including where we left the crew in season 1, and the goals for the second season. We hear from Alex Kurtzman, Mike McMahan, Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Eugene Cordero, Noël Wells, and others.


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0x18 Comic-Con@Home 2021 Star Trek Lower Decks Panel (July 23, 2021)



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0x17 Season 1 Blu-ray Promo (May 18, 2021)



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0x16 Hiding in Plain Site (May 18, 2021)


Discussion of the show’s many Star Trek references and deep cut Easter Eggs.


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0x15 Lower Decktionaries - All in the Family (May 18, 2021)


This feature charts the evolution of the relationship between the main characters over the course of Season 1, and goes into detail about the inclusion of legacy characters like Riker, Troi, and Q.


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0x14 Faces of the Fleet (May 18, 2021)


Extended look at the eight primary cast members of Lower Decks. Including interviews with Tawny Newsome (Mariner), Jack Quaid (Boimler), Eugene Cordero (Rutherford), Noel Wells (Tendi), Dawnn Lewis (Freeman), Jerry O’Connell (Ransom), Gillian Vigman (T’Ana) and Fred Tatasciore (Shaxs) — along with series creator Mike McMahan — the feature dives into what each actor thinks of their character and stories about each of their casting experiences. In addition, the feature also includes some fun audition tape recordings from several of the cast, with some funny outtakes that show off their spontaneity and vocal talents.


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0x13 Lower Decktionaries - Deck Dynamics (May 18, 2021)


The cast and producers of the show explain in more detail the dynamics between the series main characters and the supporting bridge crew, including the role that the relationship between the main characters and the bridge crew plays as the series progresses.


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0x12 Lower Decktionaries - The Music of Lower Decks (May 18, 2021)


A more in-depth look at the use of music across the whole series by composer Chris Westlake, focusing on the episode “Crisis Point” and the movie music homages contained within. Mike McMahan also expands on his comments about the role of music on the show as a whole and how important it is to the humor.


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0x11 Lower Decktionaries - The Holodeck (May 18, 2021)


Mike McMahan talks about the use of the holodeck on ‘Lower Decks,’ including the origins of the infamous Badgey, a 90s era joke (based on Clippy, the infamous Microsoft Office virtual assistant) that McMahan argued would work well on ‘Lower Decks,’ since the show itself is an homage to 90’s-era Star Trek.


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0x10 Lower Decktionaries - Division 14 (May 18, 2021)


A look at the character designs for the Division 14 ship from “Much Ado About Boimler,” including the appearance of the Triexian doctor that harkens back to Lt. Arex from The Animated Series.


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0x09 Lower Decktionaries - The Animation Proscess (May 18, 2021)


This short explains how an episode of ‘Lower Decks’ gets made, from the script all the way through the finished episode. You learn a lot about animatics and the different stages of the animation process — there are different people who animate the backgrounds than the people, which I didn’t know! — that will give you a new appreciation for the amount of work that goes into each episode.


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0x08 Lower Decktionaries - Aliens Among Us (May 18, 2021)


Many of the production personnel involved in the show’s animation go into detail about how they include previous ‘Star Trek’ aliens, focused on the series’ second episode “Envoys” and the multitude of canon aliens that appeared there.


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0x07 Lower Decktionaries - The Main Titles (May 18, 2021)


Mike McMahan and composer Chris Westlake break down the development of the visuals and the music for the ‘Lower Decks’ main theme, and explain what the titles are trying to tell us about the show as a whole. McMahan and Westlake also talk about how the music of the show influences the storytelling.


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0x06 Lower Decktionaries - Art Design (May 18, 2021)


A look at the art design for the characters and locales of ‘Lower Decks.’ The most interesting thing I learned, which you won’t be able to un-see once you realize it, is that the aesthetics of the furniture aboard the Cerritos is shaped to emulate the look of Starfleet’s LCARS design, with all rounded corners and angular designs.


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0x05 Lower Decktionaries- Joining Starfleet (May 18, 2021)


A nice introduction to the origins of ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks,’ and to how Mike McMahan pitched the series to Alex Kurtzman and Secret Hideout. The short gives you quick glimpses of some of the content in McMahan’s original pitch, as well as some concept art of the look and feel of the series… including the USS Cerritos’ original name: the USS San Diego.


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0x04 Star Trek Day 2020: Lower Decks Panel (September 08, 2020)


Mica Burton speaks with Star Trek: Lower Decks Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer Mike McMahan and voice cast members Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, and Eugene Cordero. The group discusses favorite moments from the debut season, what it's been like joining the Star Trek family, and more.


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0x03 Watch Star Trek: Lower Decks Go from Storyboard to Final Animation (August 10, 2020)


Creating an animated series is a multi-stage process. Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the earliest forms of Star Trek: Lower Decks' premiere episode, "Second Contact," compared to the completed animated product.


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0x02 Ep. 1, “Second Contact” - Easter Eggs (August 09, 2020)


Series Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer Mike McMahan highlights some of the callouts to Star Trek lore from the premiere episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks.


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0x01 Cast and Creator Talk Characters and Favorite Moments from Season 1 (July 23, 2020)


Creator Mike McMahan and the cast of Star Trek: Lower Decks give insight into their characters and roles on the series' ship, the U.S.S. Cerritos, and dish about some of their favorite moments from the upcoming debut season.




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