Time to catch up on the latest adventures of the U.S.S. Cerritos! The new Blu-ray and DVD for Season 2 of animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks releases on July 12, packed with over an hour of bonus features. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making the series, and get to know the crew of the Cerritos better.
Star Trek: Lower Decks is a new take on the Star Trek universe, focusing on the “lower deckers” who do the menial work aboard Starfleet ships. These lower-ranking crew members are often overlooked and taken for granted, but the animated series shines a light on their everyday struggles and challenges. aboard the Cerritos, we follow the lives of several of these characters as they go about their work, while also dealing with personal issues and trying to find their place in the world.
Star Trek: Lower Decks season 2 promises even more fun and adventure than the first season. Boimler is now a crewmate on the U.S.S. Titan, and the stage is set for all kinds of new challenges and references for Trekkies. Special guests this season include Jonathan Frakes and Lycia Naff from Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as Jeffrey Combs from Deep Space Nine.
If you’re a fan of Lower Decks, then you’ll love the bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD. From behind-the-scenes featurettes to audio commentaries, there’s something for everyone. In “A Sound Foundation,” we take a look at the sound department and see how they create the audio for the show. It’s fascinating to see how everything comes together to create the final product. The show’s success can largely be attributed to its excellent sound editing, as evidenced by its Emmy nomination for Outstanding Sound Editing for the episode “No Small Parts.” The other featurette, “Lower Decktionary: Season Two,” interviews the cast and crew about the process of creating the characters’ arcs for the second season.
The audio commentaries for episodes two, five, seven, and nine are also included, with various cast and crew members on board for each. You’ll hear from McMahan, Newsome, Quaid, Frakes, and more as they discuss the making of the show and all the easter eggs you may have missed.
Be sure to look out for season 3 this summer on Paramount+.