Second Contact: A Lower Decks Podcast
By The Nerd Party
This is a commentary podcast where Char and Tristan watch an episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks and analyze, joke, and comment while you get to listen along. So fire up the episode and hit play when they tell you.
LDS - Episode 20 - First First Contact
In the season two finale, the USS Cerritos is tasked to aid another starship on a first contact mission.
October 14, 2021
LDS - 19 - wej Duj
Boimler tries to find a bridge buddy while the USS Cerritos crew has down time during a long warp trip.
October 07, 2021
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.
September 30, 2021
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.
September 23, 2021
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.
September 16, 2021
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.
September 09, 2021
LDS - Episode 14 - Mugato, Gumato
The USS Cerritos is dispatched to a planet to investigate an unexplained sighting of a dangerous Mugato.
September 02, 2021
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.
August 26, 2021
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.
August 19, 2021
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.
August 19, 2021
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!
October 08, 2020
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.
October 01, 2020
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.
September 24, 2020
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.
September 17, 2020
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.
September 10, 2020
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.
September 03, 2020
LDS - Episode 4 - Moist Vessel
We have yet another Star Trek: Lower Decks episode this week and boy was it crazy! There was holographic waste, orange goo, and a giant koala. Queue up your episode and time it with us to hear us discuss what works and what didn't.
August 27, 2020
LDS - Episode 3 - Temporal Edict
The Lower Decks crew is overworked and the captain can't blame it on an alien influence OR a psychotropic flower. Listen to our commentary as we discuss what we're now calling "The Ransom Maneuver" and as always the delightful Easter eggs. Hit play when we tell you!
August 20, 2020
LDS - Episode 2 - Envoys
In the second episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks, Boimler and Mariner escort a Klingon to a Federation embassy and Tendi and Rutherford try to figure out how to spend more time together.Listen to this commentary while you watch or just listen along. Char and Tristan point out as many Easter eggs as they can and also talk about the dangers of drinking and flying.
August 13, 2020
LDS - Episode 1 - Second Contact
Lower Decks is finally here and Char and Tristan are back together to give you a commentary track every single week.In their first episode, they watch and comment on the premiere episode of the series, "Second Contact." We're introduced to our motley crew of four ensigns who are just trying to rise up the ranks and see some action that usually only the senior officers get. Make sure to queue up the episode and hit play after the countdown.
August 06, 2020