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Second Contact 

Ensigns Mariner and Boimler run into difficulty on Galar. Meanwhile, an alien virus infects the crew of the Cerritos.


Juno John Lee (as Juno Lee), Barry J. Kelly


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Mike McMahan (created by) | 7 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Tawny Newsome ... Ensign Beckett Mariner (voice)
Jack Quaid ... Ensign Brad Boimler (voice)
Noël Wells ... Ensign D'Vana Tendi (voice)
Eugene Cordero ... Ensign Samanthan Rutherford (voice)
Dawnn Lewis ... Captain Carol Freeman (voice)
Jerry O'Connell ... Commander Jack Ransom (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Lieutenant Shaxs (voice)
Gillian Vigman ... Dr. T'Ana (voice)
Jessica McKenna ... Ensign Barnes (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Admiral (voice)
Ben Rodgers ... Lieutenant Commander Stevens (voice)
Paul Scheer ... Lieutenant Commander Andy Billups (voice)


Ensigns Mariner and Boimler run into difficulty on Galar. Meanwhile, an alien virus infects the crew of the Cerritos.

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Ensign Rutherford's Vulcan cybernetic implants seem to be a nod to Star Trek: Enterprise: Regeneration (2003), where one of the scientists commented, "I met a Vulcan scientist who wore a prosthesis; he lost his forearm. It's pretty sophisticated, but it doesn't compare to this." See more »


When Captain Freeman is talking to Ensign Boimler in her ready room, she gets up and looks out her window. Her reflection is correct, showing her uniform reversed with her combadge on her left side and rank insignia on the right. However, Ensign Boimler's reflection isn't reversed. His rank insignia appears the left and his combadge on the right. See more »


Lieutenant Commander Stevens: Nothing like a cold beer after a smooth second contact.
Commander Ransom: Now, that's what I'm talking about.
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References Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) See more »

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Make it fun
7 August 2020 | by anonrob-48847See all my reviews

As a Star Trek fan, this is one tough show to rate!

Think of it as fast, fun and more fast. Everything in the show moves at warp 9 with very little time to soak into any scene or dialog. This is very different from the typical bridge life of commanding officers and their more focused, deeper motivations and actions to obstacles in the usual fashion.

The gags ARE fun and most importantly, they fit the Star Trek Universe rather nicely. For instance, we all know that one guy, or maybe it's you, that would instantly start swinging a Klingon Bat'leth screaming about blood wine and honor. Which, in reality, would of course lead to a visit to sick bay and a lot of explaining to do. Or how any engineer worth their tricorder would never pass up a chance to discuss tetryon-emissions or running diagnostics on faulty mechanical equipment, regardless of what might be going on around them.

I feel the lower deck team works well and I can see them thriving off of each other into fun situations into the rest of the season.

It was a fun watch, but sadly I'm going to have to be in the mood to watch this show again. The pace is just a bit much for me and I think anyone who is used to typical Star Trek TV. I can't see newcomers to Star Trek getting into this with so many references and clichés being turned on their heads, but there is some potential for fans who have always wondered about the under achievers that actually keep the ship running.

Also, love that credits font!

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5 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois USA

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