itt we talk about STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. No, the cartoon.

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TFW the Trek series that gets character development and the stories right is the cartoon -- IMO this series is the best of the current crop, and not because I think that DISCO and Picard are bad. Lower Decks is great, and the ending gag from the last episode is the hardest I laughed this year, I think.

Carte Blanchett (Leee), Friday, 24 September 2021 18:42 (ten months ago) link

the less mariner is the central character, the better. for that reason, among others, the last few have been the series’ best

also, jeffrey coombs

mookieproof, Friday, 24 September 2021 21:16 (ten months ago) link

I actually disliked Boimer a lot in the first season, since he was an incredibly self-centered, self-absorbed character, but he's grown a little bit.

Leee Tigre (Leee), Friday, 24 September 2021 22:44 (ten months ago) link

i love this damn show SO much

enjoyed the coombs voicework
also when he went evil he looked like Plankton from Spongebob! lmao

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 25 September 2021 06:32 (ten months ago) link

Something that's bothered me about nu-Trek is how the series have asserted that their crews are these tightly knit surrogate families, without having put in the story and character work to convince the viewers that they're actually that close -- though this is more of a Disco problem. Not so with LD!

Leee Tigre (Leee), Wednesday, 29 September 2021 17:24 (ten months ago) link

love that there's a range of spaceship models made by the Quark brand

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 30 September 2021 10:12 (ten months ago) link

That's another thing, it's the only show (other than those crossover episodes in TNG) that even acknowledges that DS9 ever existed!

Leee Tigre (Leee), Thursday, 30 September 2021 16:22 (ten months ago) link

i think there was a quark's billboard in a picard episode, and voyager embarked from ds9 in its pilot

mookieproof, Thursday, 30 September 2021 17:04 (ten months ago) link

the responses to this tweet are gold

Remember when Star Trek was a smart show? Now we have this...And yes, this is real.

— Yeticast (@Yeticast) October 2, 2021

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 October 2021 20:46 (ten months ago) link

that's the kind of shit roddenberry *wishes* he could have done

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 October 2021 20:54 (ten months ago) link

How much of this can I skip? The first couple episodes were dire, so I watched the one with the, er, shape-changing dog, and that was pretty fantastic.

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 3 October 2021 21:03 (ten months ago) link

I thought it was just ok through most of the first season, just sorta grew on me through being an easy option when we'd just want to watch a 20min thing. Don't really think of it as a thing with stand out episodes, more of a hangout show?

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 4 October 2021 09:47 (ten months ago) link

Prior few episodes were kind of meh, but this last one was great. Another DS9 cameo (I'm keeping count), and also, for as long as Trek has been on across all of its shows, it was nice to finally have an extended look at how other species operate without getting filtered through a human/Federation lens (and I kind of hope that T'Lyn becomes a recurring character).

Leee Tigre (Leee), Sunday, 10 October 2021 03:18 (ten months ago) link

i liked this one! i also just watched the first Pakled ep of Next Gen so i actually got more of the jokes, like that whole exchange w the bridge “you only use a bomb once!” etc

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 October 2021 06:55 (ten months ago) link

oh and the vulcan always being chided for her “outbursts”

prev episode was good too! with Boymler’s Borg-mission marathon

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 October 2021 06:57 (ten months ago) link

i also just watched the first Pakled ep of Next Gen so i actually got more of the jokes,

I like how it does references properly, in that the jokes are funny on their own, and they're even funnier if you're a ST fan. Like, Carol's "Ritos" t-shirt is a little sight gag that demands no attention at all, but is a cute reference if you know it.
I thought it was just ok through most of the first season, just sorta grew on me through being an easy option when we'd just want to watch a 20min thing.
It definitely scratches the 20-min-thing itch in our house too, and in the last few weeks has been fitting very well into a Friday night comedy bill of Ted Lasso, Lower Decks, and this week's Taskmaster. Like all those American animated shows, I find it too shouty to watch more than one episode at a time, but I do love how it sticks to proper Star Trek self-contained storytelling.

trishyb, Sunday, 10 October 2021 10:40 (ten months ago) link

this wks finale was very good & exciting

his blowhole is broken! spray him with water!

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 15 October 2021 04:05 (ten months ago) link

season was v. good but i thought the finale was weak

mookieproof, Friday, 15 October 2021 04:48 (ten months ago) link

In what must be the deepest imaginary cut, the Pandronian Shari yn Yem in the #StarTrekLowerDecks episode "I, Excritus" has 4 fingers on each hand in most shots↙️ but 5 in a few others↘️... just like Ari bn Bem has 4 fingers in most shots in TAS "Bem"↖️ but 5 in a few others↗️...

— Jörg Hillebrand (@gaghyogi49) October 2, 2021

adam t. (abanana), Wednesday, 27 October 2021 12:18 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

We just watched the last 4 episodes in a row, the show really grew on us. Also weirded out by the fact that the second officer in the other ship in the finale sounded like Hermes Conrad from Futurama, because it was the same voice actor - who is also Mariner's father, who is also Samurai Jack?

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 27 November 2021 22:45 (eight months ago) link

(I say this as if Fred Tatasciore isn't in everything)

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 27 November 2021 22:47 (eight months ago) link

three months pass...

im only at s1 e10 and flawed and annoying as it is this is a trillion times better than picard lol

everyone shd shout less tho plz

mark s, Saturday, 26 March 2022 16:39 (four months ago) link

Yeah, sometimes animated shows are just too shouty.

trishyb, Saturday, 26 March 2022 17:27 (four months ago) link

"this isn't a FRIENDSHIP, it's a STARSHIP! are you are star… or NOT?!"

mark s, Wednesday, 6 April 2022 17:48 (four months ago) link

three months pass...


Judd Apatosaurus (Leee), Sunday, 24 July 2022 18:54 (three weeks ago) link

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