Star Trek: Lower Decks

The BEST episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks

Every episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks!

The animated comedy series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS follows the support crew on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.

Last Updated: 8/3/2022Network: Paramount+
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No Small Parts
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8.14
735 votes

#1 - No Small Parts

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/8/2020

The U.S.S. Cerritos encounters a familiar enemy. Tendi helps a struggling recruit find her footing.

Directors: Barry J. Kelly
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First First Contact
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8.00
528 votes

#2 - First First Contact

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/14/2021

The U.S.S. Cerritos is tasked to aid another starship on a first contact mission.

Directors: Jason Zurek
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wej Duj
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7.94
547 votes

#3 - wej Duj

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/7/2021

Boimler tries to find a friend from the bridge, while the crew of the USS Cerritos has free time during a long warp trip.

Directors: Bob Suarez
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I, Excretus
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7.84
523 votes

#4 - I, Excretus

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/30/2021

A consultant arrives on the U.S.S. Cerritos to run drills that require the lower deckers and bridge crew to swap duties.

Directors: Kim Arndt
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An Embarrassment of Dooplers
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7.74
554 votes

#5 - An Embarrassment of Dooplers

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/9/2021

Mariner and Boimler try to track down the location of a legendary Starfleet party while the bridge crew deals with an insecure alien diplomat.

Directors: Kim Arndt
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Crisis Point
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7.71
714 votes

#6 - Crisis Point

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/1/2020

Mariner repurposes Boimler’s holodeck program to cast herself as the villain in a Lower Decks style movie.

Directors: Bob Suarez
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Where Pleasant Fountains Lie
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7.65
511 votes

#7 - Where Pleasant Fountains Lie

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/23/2021

Mariner and Boimler are stranded on an uninhabited planet with a sentient computer. On the Cerritos, Lt. Commander Billups must prove his engineering abilities to an old adversary.

Directors: Jason Zurek
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We'll Always Have Tom Paris
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7.58
563 votes

#8 - We'll Always Have Tom Paris

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/26/2021

Assigned a special task by Dr. T'Ana, Tendi enlists Mariner for help. On the U.S.S. Cerritos, Rutherford is consumed by a bridge crew mystery.

Directors: Bob Suarez
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The Spy Humongous
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7.57
535 votes

#9 - The Spy Humongous

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/16/2021

Anomaly consolidation day on the U.S.S. Cerritos leaves the Lower Deckers with mixed emotions. Captain Freeman attempts to negotiate peace on the Pakled home world.

Directors: Bob Suarez
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Kayshon, His Eyes Open
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7.57
576 votes

#10 - Kayshon, His Eyes Open

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/19/2021

Our Lower Deckers have trouble bonding with Ensign Jet Manhaver, who has been assigned Boimler’s bunk and shift duties. Boimler’s life on the U.S.S. Titan proves to be more intense than he thought it would be.

Directors: Kim Arndt
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Veritas
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7.53
718 votes

#11 - Veritas

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/24/2020

Mariner, Boimler, Tendi and Rutherford are caught off guard when aliens force them to testify about a series of seemingly unrelated events.

Directors: Kim Arndt
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Mugato, Gumato
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7.52
554 votes

#12 - Mugato, Gumato

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/2/2021

The U.S.S. Cerritos is dispatched to a planet to investigate an unexplained sighting of a dangerous Mugato.

Directors: Jason Zurek
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Much Ado About Boimler
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7.51
738 votes

#13 - Much Ado About Boimler

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/17/2020

Mariner tries to impress her best friend from Starfleet Academy who is now a visiting Captain. Boimler is sent to a Starfleet medical ship after a transporter accident puts him “out of phase.”

Directors: Barry J. Kelly
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Cupid's Errant Arrow
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7.48
763 votes

#14 - Cupid's Errant Arrow

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/3/2020

Mariner becomes suspicious of Boimler's new girlfriend Barb. Tendi and Rutherford grow jealous of the USS Vancouver's more-advanced gear.

Directors: Kim Arndt
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Moist Vessel
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7.46
781 votes

#15 - Moist Vessel

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/27/2020

Captain Freeman seeks the ultimate payback after Mariner blatantly disrespects her in front of the crew. A well-meaning Tendi accidentally messes up a Lieutenant's attempt at spiritual ascension and tries to make it right.

Directors: Barry J. Kelly
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Temporal Edict
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7.46
806 votes

#16 - Temporal Edict

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/20/2020

A new work protocol eliminating "buffer time" has the Lower Decks crew running ragged as they try to keep up with their tightened schedules. Ensign Mariner and Commander Ransom's mutual lack of respect comes to a head during an away mission.

Directors: Bob Suarez
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Envoys
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7.42
902 votes

#17 - Envoys

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/13/2020

After a high profile mission goes awry, Boimler is further plagued with self-doubt when Mariner proves herself to be a more naturally talented sci-fi badass than he. Rutherford quits his job in engineering and explores other departments on the U.S.S. Cerritos.

Directors: Juno Lee, Kim Arndt
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Strange Energies
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7.41
599 votes

#18 - Strange Energies

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/12/2021

Approximately three months later, the U.S.S. Cerritos is dispatched on a mission where it ends up in a sci-fi event resulting in "strange energy," which Commander Ransom inadvertently absorbs.

Directors: Jason Zurek
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Terminal Provocations
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7.36
751 votes

#19 - Terminal Provocations

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/10/2020

The lovable, but awkward, Ensign Fletcher makes work difficult for Mariner and Boimler. Rutherford introduces Tendi to a holodeck training program he created.

Directors: Bob Suarez
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Second Contact
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7.34
1069 votes

#20 - Second Contact

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/6/2020

Ensign Tendi has her first day of work on Starfleet's U.S.S. Cerritos, where she meets fellow support crew members, Ensigns Mariner, Boimler and Rutherford. Meanwhile, Boimler is tasked with a secret special assignment and Rutherford attempts to keep his dating life intact while a sci-fi disaster strikes the ship.

Directors: Barry J. Kelly
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