Star Trek Lower Decks Thread

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Star Trek Lower Decks Thread

Post by FaxModem1 » 2020-08-10 08:55pm

So, the first episode has come and gone.

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Re: Star Trek Lower Decks Thread

Post by tezunegari » 2020-08-11 01:41am

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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Re: Star Trek Lower Decks Thread

Post by Lord Revan » 2020-08-11 09:53am

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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Re: Star Trek Lower Decks Thread

Post by Jub » 2020-08-11 07:08pm

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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Re: Star Trek Lower Decks Thread

Post by Jub » 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.

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Post by FaxModem1 » 2020-08-24 05:38pm

Episode 3 is hilarious, and to me, has been the best episode so far.
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Post by Rogue 9 » 2020-09-02 05:23pm

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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Post by darth_timon » 2020-09-12 04:24pm

I'm annoyed that so far, this isn't available to view in the UK.

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Post by Solauren » 2020-09-12 07:57pm

I'll binge it once the Season is done.
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Post by bilateralrope » 2020-10-11 02:52am

tezunegari wrote:
2020-08-11 01:41am
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.
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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