Month: September 2020

"Star Trek: Lower Decks - Veritas"

You Can’t Handle The Veritas – “Star Trek: Lower Decks” Review

“Star Trek: Lower Decks” seems capable of delivering more than just an homage to “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” I know I’ve been spoiled by “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Picard” and now want clearly defined arcs for my characters. “Lower Decks” may never deliver that level of storytelling, but a consistent growth would be preferable. Or is that too much to expect from a cartoon?

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much ado about boimler

“Much Ado About Boimler” – “Star Trek: Lower Decks” Review

We’ve seen some growth from him this season, but “Much Ado About Boimler” takes him right back to the whiny promotion obsessed character we first met. Of course, this show only works if our four main characters remain ensigns. Still, it would be nice to see Boimler on a consistent path.

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terminal provocations

There’s Nothing Provocative About “Terminal Provocations”

That can be a problem that “Star Trek: Lower Decks” faces. It wants to send up the ideas that we’ve seen repeatedly in “Star Trek” history. To do so successfully, though, there needs to be something unique about the satire.

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cupid's errant arrow

“Cupid’s Errant Arrow” Hits “Lower Decks” In The Canon

Uh-oh, “Cupid’s Errant Arrow” is going to cause some problems for the canon guards. Uniforms appearing in the wrong place will drive the purest of “Star Trek” fans mad. Maybe the liberal dropping of easter eggs will help. I guess we’ll see on the internet this week. Brace yourselves. Uniform Decision The uniforms in question […]

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moist vessel

A “Moist Vessel” Brings Some Healing to “Star Trek: Lower Decks”

“Star Trek: Lower Decks” has leaned into the slacker mentality so far, but “Moist Vessel” shows things differently. For the first time, we deal with Beckett Mariner and her mother, Captain Freeman. We don’t know much about their relationship. Freeman is disappointed that her daughter got demoted for insubordination. Mariner thinks her mom (and her […]

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lower decks temporal edict

“Lower Decks” Issues A “Temporal Edict” To Relax

In its almost 55 year history, “Star Trek” has given us many character types, but “Lower Decks: Temporal Edict” gives us one we’ve not encountered before – the slacker. I mean, it’s still “Star Trek,” so no one is completely ignoring their duty. The episode examines the use of “Buffer Time” and sees what happens […]

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