Approximately three months after the events of the season one finale, the U.S.S. Cerritos is dispatched on a mission where it ends up in a sci-fi event resulting in "strange energy", which Commander Ransom inadvertently absorbs.
Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi are the support crew on one of Starfleet's least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. They have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies. The ship's bridge crew includes Captain Carol Freeman, Commander Jack Ransom, Lieutenant Shaxs and Doctor T'Ana.
Star Trek: Lower Decks - Strange Energies Synopsis and Schedule