'Star Trek: Lower Decks' Season 2 teaser trailer promises more mayhem in space

"Star Trek: Lower Decks" will warp back to TV this summer and the first trailer for the new season is promising more laughs in space.

Show creator Mike McMahan revealed an all-new teaser trailer for season two of "Lower Decks" following a "Second Contact" panel during the virtual global First Contact Day celebration today (April 5) by the Paramount+ streaming service. 

McMahan also announced that the second season of "Lower Decks" will premiere on Aug. 12, 2021 and will consist of 10, half-hour episodes, just like Season one. And it's been renewed for a third season! In case you missed season 1, it's launching on Blu-ray on May 18.

True to form, the teaser is comprised mostly mayhem as we see Ensign Boimler (voiced by Jack Quaid) struggling at the helm of the USS Titan under the seemingly barking mad command of Captain Riker (voiced by Jonathan Frakes), together with a montage of quirky quickfire clips, featuring angry aliens along with Ensign Mariner (voiced by Tawny Newsome), Ensign Tendi (voiced by Noël Wells) and Ensign Rutherford (voiced by Eugene Cordero) plus what appears to be a new Miranda-class starship, the USS Macduff NCC 1877.

Also announced today, on Twitter, for every person that tweets #StarTrekUnitedGives, Paramount+ will donate $1 to organizations "who do the real-world work of championing equality, social justice, and the pursuit of scientific advancements."

Fans can livestream the First Contact Day panels for free at StarTrek.com/FirstContact. The panels will also be available to stream for free in the U.S. on PlutoTV and the Paramount+ Twitch page. After their initial airing, the panels will be available on-demand on the Paramount+ YouTube Channel and on Paramount+. 

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Scott Snowden

When Scott's application to the NASA astronaut training program was turned down, he was naturally upset...as any 6-year-old boy would be. He chose instead to write as much as he possibly could about science, technology and space exploration. He graduated from The University of Coventry and received his training on Fleet Street in London. He still hopes to be the first journalist in space.