Comic-Con 2020: 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' first look opens to mixed reactions, fans divided over what to expect

The first gave a look at the comical interaction between Tawney Newsome's Ensign Mariner and Jack Quaid's Ensign Boimler


                            Comic-Con 2020: 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' first look opens to mixed reactions, fans divided over what to expect
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The 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' segment that was part of the Trekverse panel on Day 2 of Comic-Con @ Home 2020 treated fans to the first look of the series and but it had netizens debating if the upcoming animated series would match up to the same sort of humor 'Rick and Morty' has produced over the years.

The trailer gave a look at the comical interaction between Tawney Newsome's Ensign Mariner and Jack Quaid's Ensign Boimler where the latter is practicing his captain's log, only for Mariner to pull his leg and later use a weapon to slice off a bit of his thigh. Not many saw this coming, but what it did was raise comparisons with the Adult Swim epic and led to mixed reactions from 'Star Trek' ardents. "Looks fun! This is good. If they can be as inventive as Rick and Morty they might have a winner," a fan wrote. "Was only able to watch it without sound and I loved every second of it. Hopefully, it's as good with sound." Another said: "I do like the premise of Star Trek Prodigy being about kids taking over an old Enterprise ship."

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"Lmao, x looks great! Reminds me of Harley Quinn cartoon," a fan wrote. "This is such a cool idea omg omg I love it". However, there were pretty negative reactions as well. "I thought it was going to be for kids. It is not for kids," a fan wrote. "This is basically Rick and Morty but star trek. I just want actual good star trek. But I know the days of TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT are gone. What a damn shame, the trek is supposed to make you think, not whatever they've been releasing the last 5 or so years," opined one of the fans.

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"This is an embarrassment to all Star Trek," one of the tweets read. "That looks absolutely awful. Considering the trailers are usually better than the product, I'm going to say no," a fan tweeted. Set in the year 2380 (a year after 'Star Trek: Nemesis'), 'Star Trek: Lower Deck' revolves around the support crew that serves on one of the least important ships of Starfleet. The cast includes new Starfleet recruits and characters who aren't all that good at their jobs. Their ship does support work for the rest of the fleet. 

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Ten episodes of 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' release August 6, 2020. Comic-Con @ Home is slated between July 22-26.