The BEST Episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 16, 2021
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.
#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.
#2 - First First Contact
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 14, 2021
The U.S.S. Cerritos is tasked to aid another starship on a first contact mission.
#3 - wej Duj
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 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.
#4 - I, Excretus
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 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.
#5 - An Embarrassment of Dooplers
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 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.
#6 - Where Pleasant Fountains Lie
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - The Spy Humongous
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 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.
#9 - We'll Always Have Tom Paris
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 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.
#10 - Kayshon, His Eyes Open
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 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.
#11 - Mugato, Gumato
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 2, 2021
The U.S.S. Cerritos is dispatched to a planet to investigate an unexplained sighting of a dangerous Mugato.
#12 - 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.”
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - Strange Energies
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.