Bluntly: ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ is a model animation series set in the Star Trek universe that works to the extent of ambitions, it should be noted quite humble, to be honest. A series focused on an audience neither too young nor too old to be carried away by a production that is nothing more nor less than a well-intentioned “night saver” adventurer of the most efficient and successful.
Not all of them can be, nor do they all need to be like ‘Futurama’ or ‘Rick and Morty’. The clearest example is ‘Final Space’, like ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ an addictive set of episodes to watch in one sitting, even more than one, two or three times while we smile from ear to ear. They are neither ‘Futurama’ nor ‘Rick and Morty’, but for that reason they do not cease to more than comply with what they propose, which by the way, is just what they promise and we buy.
In the case of ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’, although it could also be the case of ‘Final Space’ a healthy and frank amusement that is more sympathetic than fun, more enjoyable than entertaining than that, it hardly leaves room for boredom anywhere. from the last border, whether or not you are a trekkie, if necessary, it is the least of it. Without great virtuosity, neither technical nor argumentative, much less threatening the prejudices or the integrity of anyone.
A summer love that was beautiful while it lasted, but that you will not regret not having met either. Time well spent that will not be the envy of anyone. A series of fast paced, timeless humor, self-referential charm and self-concluding episodes to brighten the day, in a long time that we will not remember but will not forget either. One of many highly effective little animated pleasures, yet another said with its same infectious enthusiasm.
By Juan Pairet Iglesias