Star Trek: Lower Decks will be taking some big swings to close the season.
Mike McMahon’s show, Star Trek: Lower Decks, is hanging on for dear life. McMahon encouraged fans to watch the show as much as possible right now to try and seemingly save the show. While no rumors about its death are truly being reported, McMahon’s insistence that fans watch the show as much as they can sure sound like the desperate statement of a man who knows his shows are in trouble.
And it seems like he knows he’s on the chopping block or could be. So it’s not surprising that the show is seemingly going all out to close season four. There are already rumors about major characters being brought back from other Trek shows, and now it seems like we have more rumors regarding how the season is going to end.
Speaking to the crowd at New York Comic Con, McMahon revealed that there were going to be some big swings made by the show, saying (via TrekMovie.com);
"The last couple of episodes for this season are a big swing and I am really proud of them and I cannot wait for you to see them. We held them off [from the press] because I don’t even want a breath of what happens in them to get out. And it just feels like the ultimate Star Trek, the ultimate Lower Decks. I hope you guys really like it. I don’t want to say anything. It’s so tempting. All I will say is there has been a season-long runner with a ship that has been attacking other non-Federation ships in the quadrant that pays off in the last two episodes. Some people on Reddit have gotten close, but they are not there yet. So even they will be fed."
An exciting ending could help save Star Trek: Lower Decks
Star Trek: Lower Decks is in trouble due to how much money the service has spent on shows far and wide across the spectrum. Investors have come calling looking to collect their payout and now services like Paramount+ have to start ponying up the money needed to pay off those that funded the good times.
That doesn’t mean the service is shutting down, far from it. The whole reason for so many cancellations is due to the service looking for ways to become profitable and continue to operate. So if Lower Decks can impress with strong numbers to close out the season, then it’s likely they’ll be kept around for another season at least.