Tuesday 13 July 2021

Lower Decks season 2 teaser, plus cool season 1 production art

Paramount+ have released a new teaser video to mark the one-month countdown to the start of season two of Lower Decks. It's only a few seconds long, but packs in LOADS of fun easter eggs in typical Lower Decks style. Plus continue below for a look at some very cool season one production art.

If you're having any issues with the Twitter version being geolocked, here's the Instagram version (which is alas cropped square):


Antedians, Data action figures/statues, and this beauty shot:

That's only a 24th century revamp of Starbase Vanguard from the Vanguard novels(ad)!! How cool. Surrounded by a gloriously electric mix of ships too; the Cerritos of course, Parliament and Daedalus class ships, Andorian ships, and a Maquis raider!

While we wait for the next season, some of the artists involved in the first season have shared some of their work online, in many cases giving us a much better look at some of the elements seen only partially or fleetingly in the final shots.

A couple of artists have shared images of the Pakled ships from the final episode of the first season, with background artist Kat Brechtel showing them off with particular gusto in a portfolio of art from the series on their website:

Fellow background and layout artist Antonio Caggiano also shared some images of one of those ships on their website, giving us a good all-round look at the design.

Caggiano also posted some images of some of the more familiar USS Cerritos locations:

Another background artist on the series, Breanna Cheek has posted images from the series on their website before, and has added a few more, including another view of the lower decker's repair bay, the wrecked bridge of the USS Rubidoux, and crashed Vulcan shuttle:

Kat Brechtel's portfolio also shows off several other locations, including a background from the opening titles:

Finally from prop designer Shay Lurie's Instagram we can see a variety of things from the series (it's interesting to see what falls under prop!), including the sleek new work bee, a jetski, holographic display, and Peanut Hamper the Exocomp!

Do check out the websites of Kat Brechtel, Antonio CaggianoBreanna Cheek, and Shay Lurie's Instagram, to enjoy more of their artwork from Star Trek and many other productions. 

You can also find a load more behind the scenes artwork from the series in one of my previous reports, a lengthier season two trailer released a couple of months ago in another report, and more coverage of the series in general by looking back through articles my Lower Decks tag.

The current and future seasons of Lower Decks can be found on Paramount+(ad). In Canada look to Bell Media services, while in the rest of the world the series is found on Amazon Prime Video(ad). The first season is also available on bluray(ad).

1 comment:

  1. At the risk of sounding very geeky... in the picture of the starbase the ship's docked don't look like Parliament Class vessels but a mashup of the Parliament Class and Centaur type ships. Perhaps they're a retcon of the design?