Star Trek: Lower Decks – Season Three DVD review

Apr 07, 2023- Permalink

Paramount Home Entertainment has just released Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 3 on both Blu-ray and DVD. I was sent a DVD copy of the season to review. The animated Star Trek comedy series follows the adventures of the lower deck crew of the USS Cerritos. The lower deck crew are voiced by Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, and Eugene Cordero while the senior officers of the starship are voiced by Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Fred Tatasciore, and Gillian Vigman. In the ten episodes of the second season, we see the trial of Captain Freeman, new relationships begin to develop and lower deck members pondering promotions.

The ten episodes of the season are spread over two discs in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. With room to breathe, the DVD video presentation looks great, with crisp lines to the animation and bold popping primary colours and no sign of compression artifacts. Obviously, the HD Blu-ray presentation will look better, but this is a really good looking DVD.

On the audio side of things, the DVD comes with an English Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. Subtitles are available for English SDH. It’s a fun soundtrack with the ambient whirs, hums and engine throbs placed throughout the soundscape. Dialogue is clear and centred.

The two-disc DVD set does not come with a digital code. There is a nice number of extras with audio commentary and two featurettes.

Fans of Star Trek: Lower Decks will want to pick up season three on Blu-ray, but if your budget is tighter, the Star Trek: Lower Decks Season Three DVD still has really good audio and video for the medium. I’ll link to the better Blu-ray option, but remember to choose DVD if that’s the equipment you have.