One of the best things about any new Star Trek series is figuring out all the ways the show ties into the older Star Trek series. That's been true basically from The Next Generation on through Discovery, Picard and now Star Trek: Lower Decks.
And rather than leave us to our own devices to figure out all the Easter eggs and callbacks and other hidden treasures, Mike McMahan — creator, executive producer and showrunner of Lower Decks — is walking us through all the little secrets hidden in "Second Contact," the first episode of the new series.
In a short span of just less than a minute, McMahan points out how "we could do an entire behind-the-scenes alone on all the stuff we packed into that box."
McMahan also points out some of the cool things Capt. Freeman has on her shelf in her ready room.
And, well, that's it. But this little teaser almost certainly serves as a head up that there will be plenty more little surprises hidden away in the Lower Decks world.
Star Trek: Lower Decks is available now on CBS All Access, with new episodes premieres each Thursday.
CBS All Access is the streaming service from ViacomCBS that includes much of that world's catalog. It's also home to new originals like The Twilight Zone, Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks. CBS All Access runs $5.99 a month.View Deal
Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for AndroidCentral.com and Mobile Nations, is the Dad part of Modern Dad, and is editor of WhatToWatch.com.
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