It's official: Star Trek now sucks
The fans were heard: The last three "Abrams-verse" movies, and the new streaming series "Picard" and "Discovery," are mutilations of the Star Trek legacy.
So with the new animated entry, the powers-that-be at CBS/Viacom heard their pleas, but without quite understanding Star Trek. So they sped up the dialogue to warp speed, threw in a bunch of TOS references for fan service purposes, and dropped in a bunch of lame plot points into the blender, and then hit the Liquefy button.
The regrettable result: 33% of audiences on Rotten Tomatoes can stomach "Lower Decks."
If this show has any potential it must 1) pick a direction (adult animated comedy or Nickelodeon-style kiddie-fare) and 2) slow down the pace while dropping any SJW B.S. Anything else will cause this franchise to go broke as a whole new generation simply does not care (my kids sure don't -- but they are strangely drawn to Star Wars's space western "The Mandalorian").
That's not to say there aren't a few fans here and there of the new CBS-Trek. But so far they tend to be liberals who cannot connect simple concepts together (e.g. lower spending equals less taxation, subsidizing crime equals more crime, ad nauseum) -- so how can we expect them to connect the dots in a simple television show? They cannot. But they can pay $6 a month for CBS All Access, and that's what this all boils down to.