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Star Trek Debuts New Discovery and Lower Decks Footage

New clips of Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 and Star Trek: Lower Decks were released to highlight the 23 straight weeks of Star Trek episode releases beginning Aug. 6 and running through 2020.

The video tweet features dramatic music punctuated with pensive dialog from Discovery and irreverent jokes from Lower Decks. "We all want a future that matters," Commander Michael Burnham says in one clip. A few seconds later, Ensign Beckett Mariner quips, "What am I... Kirk? Is this the 2260s?" drawing a juxtaposition between the sincere gravitas of Discovery and the quirky self-aware tone of Lower Decks.

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With three Star Trek series in production (Discovery, Lower Decks and Picard) and three series in development (Strange New Worlds, Prodigy and an untitled Section 31 show), Trekkies are enjoying a new peak of Star Trek releases. CBS' new crop of shows is an all-time output high for the venerable sci-fi franchise, the likes of which haven't been seen since the mid-'90s, when both Deep Space Nine and Voyager were on-air and films with theNext Generation cast were being released. It was during this period that Star Trek accounted for one-third of Paramount's total revenue.

Star Trek: Lower Decks premiers Aug. 6. Star Trek: Discovery's third season starts Oct. 15, both series will release episodes weekly on CBS' streaming service CBS All Access.

treaming on CBS All Access, Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Commander Michael Burnham, Doug Jones as Commander Saru, Anthony Rapp as Lt. Commander Paul Stamets, Mary Wiseman as Ensign Sylvia Tilly, Shazad Latif as Ash Tyler, Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber, Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Mary Chieffo as L'Rell, Tig Notaro as Chief Engineer Reno, Ethan Peck as Spock, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou. Seasons 1 and 2 are available now, with Season 3 premiering on Oct. 15.

Star Trek: Lower Decks stars Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner, Eugene Codero as Ensign Rutherford, Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler, Noël Wells as Ensign Tendi, Dawnn Lewis as Captain Carol Freeman, Jerry O'Connell as Commander Jack Ransom, Gillian Vigman as Doctor T'Ana and Fred Tatasciore as Lieutenant Shaxs. The series premieres on CBS All Access Aug. 6.