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Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

For other uses, see Second Contact.

"Second Contact" is the first episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks in the program's first season, which premiered on 6 August 2020 on the CBS All Access viewing service.


Junior officers adjust to life aboard Federation starship USS Cerritos.


Log entries[]

Captain's log, stardate 57436.2. (Actually Brad Boimler's personal log
The Cerritos is docked at Douglas Station for routine maintenance and resupply. We will soon set course for the capital planet on the Galar system, where we're scheduled to make second contact with the Galardonian high council. First contact is a delicate, high-stakes operation of diplomacy. One must be ready for anything when humanity is interacting with an alien race for the first time.
But we don't do that. Our speciality is second contact. Still pretty important. We get the paperwork signed, make sure we spell the name of the planet right, get to know all the good places to eat —
Log entry (Captain Carol Freeman
... Once again, solely thanks to the brilliant efforts of Doctor T'Ana, the crew is saved. Undetected by the first contact team, the alien virus is exactly the type of eventuality that can make a second contact mission a life-or-death situation. Luckily, my senior staff are always up for a challenge.



BarnesAndy BillupsBrad BoimlerCasey (Ensign)Carol FreemanBeckett MarinerJack RansomSamanthan RutherfordShaxsStevensT'AnaD'Vana TendiVendomeWestlakeunnamed USS Cerritos personnel (USS Cerritos personnel)
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GeorgeGracieJames T. KirkGary MitchellKhan Noonien SinghSpockHikaru SuluDeanna TroiWorf, son of Mogh

Starships and vehicles[]

all-terrain vehiclesUSS Cerritos (Federation California-class starship) • Death ValleyGalardonian aircraftJoshua TreeRedwoodYosemite (type-6A shuttlecraft) • unnamed Federation starships (Douglas Station starships)
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USS Quito (Olympic-class)


the galaxy's Alpha and Beta Quadrants 
Douglas Station (space station) • Galardonian homeworld (Galar)
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Earth (HawaiiModesto, California) • Orion (Adashake Center) • Outpost 79Vulcan

Races and cultures[]

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States and organizations[]

Federation CouncilGalardonian high councilStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Science and classification[]

anestheticantidoteantigravity cartbiobedCetacean opscombadgecommunication arraycomputercyborgdeflector dishenvironmental suitfailure analysisfirst contactgenesis devicehoe toolholodeckLCARSlife supportmagnetic bootmaintenance hatchPADDpattern bufferpattern enhancerphaserphoton torpedo tubereplicareplicatorrespiratorsecond contactsextantshovelsonic showersubspace communicationsswordtechnologytransportertricorderturbolifttype-2 phaserVISORwarp corewarp driveweapon

Ranks and titles[]

admiralcaptainchancellorchief medical officercommanderengineerensignfarmerlieutenant commandernurseofficerscientist

Other references[]

alcoholalert status (red alert) • alienanimalbananabarbat'lethbeambearbeerbloodbridgebrigcapital planetcaptain's logcavecha'DIchcommand divisioncorridorcrewcrystaldaydemeritdiplomacyengineeringenlistedEVAfoods and beveragesgasGeneral Order 5gymnasiumhearthistoryhonorhumpback whaleinsectlattelevel-two diagnosticlog entrylogicmedicalmilkmountainmusicoxygenpersonal logplantprisonracerage virusrankready roomRomulan whiskeysailing shipsandscience divisionsentienceshoeshore leaveshuttle baysickbayspider cowsquashsquash courtStarfleet General Orders and RegulationsStarfleet uniform (early 2380s)stunsubspaceThe Monkeestransporter roomtreeviruswarwateryearyeti







Star Trek: Lower Decks episodes
season 1 "Second Contact" • "Envoys" • "Temporal Edict" • "Moist Vessel" • "Cupid's Errant Arrow" • "Terminal Provocations" • "Much Ado About Boimler" • "Veritas" • "Crisis Point" • "No Small Parts"
season 2 "Strange Energies" • "Kayshon, His Eyes Open" • "We'll Always Have Tom Paris" • "Mugato, Gumato" • "An Embarrassment Of Dooplers" • "The Spy Humongous" • "Where Pleasant Fountains Lie" • "I, Excretus" • "wej Duj" • "First First Contact"


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