The outer space hilarity associated with Paramount+’s crazy new “Star Trek” animated series, “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” has been another bright spot in the streaming network’s lineup of original sci-fi offerings. 

Presented by “Rick and Morty” and “Solar Opposites” creator Mike McMahan and executive producer Alex Kurtzman (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Star Trek: Picard”), the 10-episode, mature-themed spinoff  launched on Aug. 20, 2020 and ran through Oct. 8, 2020. A second season is slated to debut sometime in 2021.