For those worried that Star Trek: Lower Decks’ third season would be all romance, fear not.
Star Trek: Lower Decks remains one of the more divisive properties of Star Trek. Its blatant attempt to rip off shows like Rick and Morty made it maligned by many. Their attempt to turn something so sincere like Star Trek into a joke also didn’t sit well with many fans. That said, many do enjoy the show, especially Beckett Mariner.
Mariner is part of an ensemble crew of sorts, with Brad Boilmer, D’Vana Tendi, and Sam Rutherford. The four make up the main characters of the series and some felt that Lower Decks may follow the trend of other comedies that put a romance into the core of the show.
"I don’t want to give away too much of season three. But what I’ll say about season three is, we start the season with Mariner dating Jennifer. They’re an item. But, the stories aren’t really about them dating— that’s not what the show’s about. So you’ll be seeing it, but don’t expect this to turn into The Jennifer and Mariner Show."
Star Trek: Lower Decks needs a big third season
Star Trek: Lower Decks needs a big third season if it’s going to get a fourth. There are rumors that this current era of Trek is coming to an end, with its sister show Discovery not being announced for a fifth season yet. Usually, Trek shows get a new season announcement before their current season starts. Discovery is already into airing its fourth season, so that’s a problem. Discovery was also supposed to shoot the fifth season right after season four finished shooting; like Lower Decks and Star Trek: Picard did. That didn’t happen either.
If Discovery is canceled, that may mean that Lower Decks and Picard may not get new season orders either. With Star Trek: Strange New Worlds on the horizon, and Star Trek: Prodigy already getting an extended season order for its first season, it does seem like the executives in charge of Trek are going off into a more conventional and optimistic future for its Star Trek brands.