‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Creator Mike McMahan Explains How the Show Finds Comedy Without Mocking ‘Star Trek’
Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
CBS All Access is making the most out of the final frontier with a handful of original Star Trek shows. Star Trek Discovery kicked off the latest era of the franchise created by Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek: Picard brought back the beloved captain from Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will spin-off characters from Discovery. But there’s one other Star Trek project in the works at the CBS streamer that may be the most original: Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Star Trek: Lower Decks is a new animated series from Rick and Morty writer and Solar Opposites co-creator Mike McMahan that focuses on the members of the lower decks of a starship crew instead of the higher ranking officers on the bridge. Many Star Trek fans have worried about a full-fledged animated comedy within the world of Star Trek turning into a parody of the franchise itself. But when we asked McMahan about how he intends to bring humor to the franchise, it sounds like his head is in the right space (no pun intended), and the series won’t use Star Trek or its fans as a punching bag. Read More »