Star Trek: Lower Decks Really Does Look Like Rick and Morty

The details of the first animated Star Trek series since 1976 have been revealed. And, it looks like the new series — Star Trek: Lower Decks — will have a very Rick and Morty-feeling, and the showrunner even casually compared Data and Geordi to the popular duo.

On Saturday at the Star Trek Universe Panel at San Diego Comic-Con fans got the first glimpse of the humorous animated Trek series from Short Treks and Rick and Morty writer Mike McMahan — Star Trek: Lower Decks. Most of these glimpses took the form of several images of the new characters, as well as a description of when the show takes place in the Trek timeline and what it’s about.

Though there was no trailer, showrunner Mike McMahan wanted to make clear that the new Trek series was going to be light in tone, and yes, it would probably remind you a little of his previous work on Rick and Morty, saying on script ins “approaching a Rick and Morty” level.

The series is mostly about a group of misfits on a ship that McMahan describes as “not important.” The timeline of the series also takes place after the events of Star Trek Nemesis. McMahan also notes that “Voyager is back.”

All of this implies that despite its joke-oriented tone, Lower Decks will 100 percent be Trek canon.

Here’s the full cast:

This story is developing and will be updated as new information is made available. 

 

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