Second Contact: A Lower Decks Podcast
By The Nerd Party
Second Contact: A Lower Decks PodcastSep 22, 2022
LDS - 40 - Old Friends, New Planets
Mariner finds herself held as the hoped-for ally of the disgraced Nick Locarno, now a megalomaniacal insurrectionist armed with a rebel fleet and a destructively planet-reforming Genesis device.
LDS - 39 - The Inner Fight
Captain Freeman assigns the Lower Deckers an overly safe mission to try and keep a self-destructive Mariner out of danger.
LDS - 38 - Caves
The Lower Deckers go on a classic cave mission.
LDS - 37 - A Few Badgeys More
Three computerized villains return to cause problems for the Cerritos crew.
LDS - 36 - Parth Ferengi's Heart Place
The Cerritos visits the Ferengi homeworld.
LDS - 35 - Empathological Fallacies
The hedonistic outlook of a Betazoid delegation infects the crew.
LDS - 34 - Something Borrowed, Something Green
Tendi is summoned back to Orion for a wedding.
LDS - 33 - In the Cradle of Vexilon
Boimler leads his first away mission on an alien megastructure.
LDS - 32 - I Have No Bones Yet I Must Flee
Mariner tries to get demoted, Rutherford tries to get promoted, Boimler makes a big move.
LDS - 31 - Twovix
The Cerritos ensigns must assist a caretaker on the voyage of a historically significant starship.
LDS - Bonus - Those Old Scientists
An accident while investigating a time portal sends Ensigns Beckett Mariner and Bradward Boimler through time from the 24th century, and Captain Pike and his crew must get them back where they belong before they can alter the timeline.
LDS - 30 - The Stars at Night
The Cerritos crew must prove their worth in a mission race.
LDS - 29 - Trusted Sources
A visiting reporter on the Cerritos puts Captain Freeman on edge.
LDS - 28 - Crisis Point 2: Paradoxus
Boimler's holodeck movie sequel tries to live up to the original.
LDS - 27 - A Mathematically Perfect Redemption
A wayward Starfleet ensign struggles to find a path to redemption.
LDS - 26 - Hear All, Trust Nothing
The Cerritos crew unexpectedly spends a day on Deep Space 9.
LDS - 25 - Reflections
Mariner and Boimler work the Starfleet recruitment booth at an alien job fair, Rutherford challenges himself.
LDS - 24 - Room for Growth
Mariner, Boimler and Tendi clash with their arch-rivals: Delta Shift. The Cerritos engineers go on mandatory relaxation leave.
LDS - 23 - Mining the Mind's Mines
On a remote science outpost, stone orbs are bringing fantasies to life. Tendi starts her first day as a Senior Science Officer Trainee.
LDS - 22 - The Least Dangerous Game
On a tropical paradise planet, Mariner questions Commander Ransom on how he structures his away team. Boimler makes a bold career decision.
LDS - 21 - Grounded
Mariner enlists her friends on a rogue mission to exonerate her mother as Captain Freeman faces a military tribunal for the destruction of Pakled Planet.
LDS - 20 - First First Contact
In the season two finale, the USS Cerritos is tasked to aid another starship on a first contact mission.
LDS - 19 - wej Duj
Boimler tries to find a bridge buddy while the USS Cerritos crew has down time during a long warp trip.
LDS - 18 - I, Excretus
A consultant arrives on the USS Cerritos to run drills that require the lower deckers and bridge crew to swap duties.
LDS - 17 - Where Pleasant Fountains Lie
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.
LDS - 16 - The Spy Humongous
Anomaly consolidation day on the USS Cerritos leaves the Lower Deckers with mixed emotions. Captain Freeman attempts to negotiate peace on the Pakled home world.
LDS - 15 - An Embarrassment of Dooplers
Mariner and Boimler try to track down the location of a legendary Starfleet party while the bridge crew deals with an insecure alien diplomat.
LDS - Episode 14 - Mugato, Gumato
The USS Cerritos is dispatched to a planet to investigate an unexplained sighting of a dangerous Mugato.
LDS - Episode 13 - We'll Always Have Tom Paris
Mariner and Tendi team up for a mission to retrieve an heirloom for Dr. T'Ana. Meanwhile, the Cerritos is visited by Lieutenant Tom Paris, much to the excitement of Boimler, who is hoping to meet him. While all this happens, Rutherford is haunted by the mystery surrounding the reappearance of a familiar presence on the Cerritos.
LDS - Episode 12 - Kayshon, His Eyes Open
Our Lower Deckers have trouble bonding with Ensign Jet Manhaver, who has been assigned Boimler's bunk and shift duties. Meanwhile, we get a glimpse of Boimler's life on the USS Titan, which is more intense than he thought it would be.
LDS - Episode 11 - Strange Energies
The USS Cerritos is dispatched on a mission where it ends up in a sci-fi event resulting in "strange energy," which Commander Ransom inadvertently absorbs.
LDS - Episode 10 - No Small Parts
This was one heck of a season and "No Small Parts" was an amazing way to top it all off. This episode started off with a serious course of events and ended with lasting consequences. But of course we had a lot of laughs along the way.
Follow along with us and queue up the episode. Get ready for our last Lower Decks commentary of the year!
LDS - Episode 9 - Crisis Point
No point in hiding it within the episode, we thought this was by far the best episode of the series yet. Such a beautiful and hilarious homage to the Star Trek movies. We can't wait to watch it with you. Prepare for Shakespeare as well as lens flares!
Queue up your episode and hit play when we tell you.
LDS - Episode 8 - Veritas
Who is more badass? Danar with great hair or Khan with the thicc, thicc chest?
There is no want for Easter eggs in StarTrek: Lower Decks this week and we are here to comment on them as you watch the episode.
Listen while the crew of the Cerritos is put on trial.
LDS - Episode 7 - Much Ado About Boimler
A lot of laughs to be had this week but even more interesting plot lines. What does Starfleet do with all the medical accident victims they can't fix in 42 minutes? Is Mariner inept or just lazy? What would you reprogram your dog's DNA?
As always, queue up the episode and follow along with our commentary.
LDS - Episode 6 - Terminal Provocation
Terminal Provocations will make you grin ear to ear. There is so much to love in this new episode, but not everything works. It asks what it means to be Starfleet, and how does one get cheese out of fur?
Queue up the episode and hit play when we tell you.
LDS - Episode 5 - Cupid's Errant Arrow
Boimler has a hot girlfriend and Mariner thinks the only explanation is foul play. Maybe she's a changling, a Suliban, or a holodeck character gone rogue. Whatever she is, this week's episode had a lot of laugh out loud moments.
Queue up the episode and hit play when we tell you. Whoosh.