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Screener Squad: Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 3

Star Trek Lower Decks Season 3 Review


Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 3 boldly goes (again) into the realm of comedy, with enough gags, easter eggs, cameos, and deep cut references to fill the hold of a California-class starship. Season 2 ended on an uncharacteristically bleak cliffhanger, with Captain Freeman under arrest for having destroyed the Pakled homeworld. Season 3 picks up right where we left off, with ensign Mariner determined to clear her mother’s name. Of course, she’s got the help of her fellow Cerritos lower deckers, Boimler, Tendi, and Rutherford, and a holographic Zefram Cochrane, and a stolen amusement park ride, and… wait, what? Oh yeah, this is Lower Decks, so things can and will get ridiculous. This season offers up an overarching narrative, mixed in with fun stand alone episodes, character development, wacky hijinks, and plenty of loving, self-aware snark. Along the way, we encounter legacy characters, and locations, the redemption of disgraced exocomp and former ensign Peanut Hamper, and the introduction of the Texas-class drone starships which threaten to make the Cerritos and all California-class ships obsolete. Oh, and did I mention the long awaited return to everybody’s favorite “tacky Cardassian fascist eyesore”? That’s right, we (finally) go back to Deep Space Nine! Our very own Oneofus lower deckers Eliot, Jordan, Harmony, and Marco stepped away from the dabo tables long enough to record this review. Was Lower Decks Season 3 their cup of Earl Grey, hot? Or should it be ejected along with the warp core? Listen and find out!


CREATED BY: Mike McMahan

STARRING: Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Fred Tatasciore, Gillian Vigman, Carlos Alazraqui, Phil LaMarr, Kari Wahlgren, Nolan North, Paul Scheer, Lauren Lapkus, Ben Rodgers, Carl Tart, Paul F. Tompkins, Baron Vaughn, Georgia King, Jessica McKenna, Gabrielle Ruiz, James Cromwell, J.G. Hertzler, Susan Gibney, Asif Ali, Mary Holland, Artemis Pebdani, Armin Shimerman, Nana Visitor, Jeffrey Combs, Kether Donohue, George Takei, Toks Olagundoye, Sam Richardson, Al Rodrigo, Michelle Wong




Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)

By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.

“You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!”




” width=Eliot Nelson (Screener Squad, Staff Writer)

Soaked in the soggy rains of Seattle, Eliot developed a love of sci-fi, movies, cartoons, heavy metal, and all of geekdom. Pursuing his passion for the written word, he got his BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He has since worked exclusively in the foodservice industry, like any liberal arts major worth their salt. Eliot wiles away the hours listening to movie reviews, writing his epic sci-fi novel, and consuming as much media as possible. His favorite movies include The Lord of the Rings, City of God, Dawn of the Dead, and Groundhog Day. When not rambling to himself about the ineptness of entertainment executives, Eliot posts infrequently on Twitter and squawks regularly on his podcast The Debasement Tapes.



Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)

Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.



Harmoni Anderson (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews, Unstabletop Gaming)

Harmoni is a mermaid-haired, millennial, rum drinking, Section 31, Slytherin (who’s divorced J.K. Rowling) preschool/nursery teacher and multi genre geek who also loves all things film, tv, fashion, makeup, and an embarrassingly huge BTS stan. Like really embarrassing. As in, mention them and then sit back and watch the insanity. Harmoni likes being able to game and talk movies/TV with people that aren’t 3 feet tall or all that demanding of her. Plus she can curse at us and not get fired….so bonus!



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