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So, the first episode has come and gone.

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Overall, I liked it.
The glasses in the bar look exactly like the glasses used in TNG... the animators really have a love for detail.
D'deridex Warbirds look like the TNG versions, the Shuttles look awesome, Nomad is still in the closet...

The animation quality is really good.
The first shot of the Cerritos is just gorgeous (mostly because the pylons are not shown, I still hate those).

Interesting how Mariner got away with assaulting a fellow officer while drunk on Romulan Whiskey. I mean carving a thigh to the bone with a Bat'leth should require medical attention and maybe that is the reason the Captain chose Boimler to spy on Mariner because she thought there would be antipathy from him.

Though I really want to know what happened to make Mariner so jaded towards Starfleet...

Also, the Senior Crew seems kinda dismissive of the Lower Decks... the XO questions Boimler being on the bridge, the Captain gets his name wrong, and Boimler's involvement in bringing the cure is completely ignored by them.
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I got a feeling the California-class ships are captained by those who graduated at the bottom of their class and just barely qualified for command, probably same for the rest of the senior staff so we're not exactly talking "elite" here and they might disgruntled about it and taking it on the juniors possibly even without realizing it.
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I haven't watched Trek regularly since Voyager was still current but this seems like good harmless fun poked at some of the tropes of the series and the premier episode has me interested enough that I'll be watching more.
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I guess this really hasn't grabbed anyone here given the lack of posts. I though episode 2 was just okay, nothing too amazing, and I haven't caught up with episode 3 just yet.
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Episode 3 is hilarious, and to me, has been the best episode so far.
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I watched the premiere because it streamed free, but I have no plans to pay for CBS All Access. It was fun and obviously not designed to be taken too seriously, so taking it for what it is, it did a good job in the premiere. I might catch up with the rest of it later.
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I'm annoyed that so far, this isn't available to view in the UK.
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I'll binge it once the Season is done.
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tezunegari wrote: 2020-08-11 01:41amInteresting how Mariner got away with assaulting a fellow officer while drunk on Romulan Whiskey. I mean carving a thigh to the bone with a Bat'leth should require medical attention and maybe that is the reason the Captain chose Boimler to spy on Mariner because she thought there would be antipathy from him.
4 episodes in and it looks like Mariner is protected by nepotism. Probably not intentional nepotism, but it's still there. How else can you explain the captain trying constructive dismissal to get Mariner to leave, instead of just requesting the transfer herself ?

I'm also wondering what the point of the spying was. Even if Boimler had complied, he wouldn't have said anything that the senior officers didn't already know about Mariner.
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Jub wrote: 2020-08-24 01:17pm I guess this really hasn't grabbed anyone here given the lack of posts. I though episode 2 was just okay, nothing too amazing, and I haven't caught up with episode 3 just yet.
I think it's just been released where I live because the show was new to me (hence the necro). I pretty much binge watched it in a week because I loved it. It' has everything I love about 90's Star Trek (but way more action-packed) with the zaniness of Futurama or Rick and Morty. My favorite episode was with the transporter mishap. The cloned labrador was... interesting (I really hope to see The Dog come back in the future, as well as Lieutenant Shaxs
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My favorite aspect of the show was how they never took themselves too seriously all the time. It was more of a light-hearted view of Trek that we don't see all that often. I mean there's a reason why the #1 favorite TOS episode of all time is Trouble with Tribbles.
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Borgholio wrote: 2021-02-12 06:39pm My favorite aspect of the show was how they never took themselves too seriously all the time. It was more of a light-hearted view of Trek that we don't see all that often. I mean there's a reason why the #1 favorite TOS episode of all time is Trouble with Tribbles.
I agree. It’s light and fun and has a healthy amount of references from the main series mixed in. I look forward to more episodes.
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