The BEST Episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 17, 2021

Network: CBS All Access

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.

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No Small Parts

#1 - No Small Parts

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 8, 2020

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

star 8.17
572 votes
Directors: Barry J. Kelly
Writers: Mike McMahan
Crisis Point

#2 - Crisis Point

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 1, 2020

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

star 7.65
562 votes
Directors: Bob Suarez
Writers: Ben Rodgers

#3 - Veritas

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 24, 2020

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

star 7.54
564 votes
Directors: Kim Arndt
Writers: Garrick Bernard
Much Ado About Boimler

#4 - Much Ado About Boimler

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 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.”

star 7.53
591 votes
Directors: Barry J. Kelly
Writers: M. Willis
Cupid's Errant Arrow

#5 - Cupid's Errant Arrow

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 3, 2020

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

star 7.50
600 votes
Directors: Kim Arndt
Writers: Ben Joseph
Moist Vessel

#6 - Moist Vessel

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.46
616 votes
Directors: Barry J. Kelly
Writers: Ann Kim
Temporal Edict

#7 - Temporal Edict

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.45
638 votes
Directors: Bob Suarez
Writers: David Ihlenfeld, David Wright

#8 - Envoys

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.44
710 votes
Writers: Chris Kula
Terminal Provocations

#9 - Terminal Provocations

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.37
601 votes
Directors: Bob Suarez
Writers: John Cochran
Second Contact

#10 - Second Contact

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.33
857 votes
Directors: Barry J. Kelly
Writers: Mike McMahan