Category: Star Trek

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” 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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star trek lower decks envoys

“Star Trek: Lower Decks -Envoys” Speaks To The Rest Of Us

And for those who don’t love Mariner, well, there are so many Easter eggs going on that you’ll probably not even pay attention to her. I mean, a Vendorian Shapeshifter? You have to go back to “Star Trek: The Animated Series” for that reference. And that is the only other appearance in the show’s 54-year history. Apparently, “Star Trek: Lower Decks” wants to go deep with that nostalgia, and I am here for that too.

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Star Trek Lower Decks

“Lower Decks:” Come For The Gags, Stay For The “Star Trek”

“Star Trek” has returned to animation for the first time since 1974. Like it’s older animated sibling, “Lower Decks” isn’t the same as its live-action counterparts. It’s familiar, but the pacing of what we know of “Star Trek” is different. Especially in the case of “Lower Decks,” which plays like a marriage of “Star Trek: […]

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Star Trek: Lower Decks

“Star Trek: Lower Decks” Trailer Is Here

CBS All Access will release new episodes of the show weekly. Sorry binge fans, the earliest you’ll be able to sit down and watch them all will be in October. “Lower Decks” features Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner, Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler, Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford, and Noël Wells as Ensign Tendi. The show will follow the four Ensigns’ adventures, assigned to support duty aboard the USS Cerritos.

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et in arcadia ego

“Et In Arcadia Ego, Part Two” “Star Trek: Picard” Episode 10 Review

Overall it’s been a satisfying season with “Picard.” It’s good to see Patrick Stewart embody the role again and give the character a new life at the same time. The pacing of the season was a bit off, too slow at times while rushed at others. I think that is the price for a season meant to pay off the past. Now that we’ve acknowledged the future of “The Next Generation,” it will be a bit easier to move on.

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et in arcadia ego

“Et In Arcadia Ego Part 1” “Star Trek: Picard” Episode Nine Review

I generally expect to anticipate what the final episode will bring more than I am with this series, though. I appreciate that “Star Trek: Picard” is not trying to be the spectacle that “Star Trek: Discovery” is. The series hasn’t imparted a sense of fear and dread of the coming Romulan attack on the android homeworld. Hopefully, part two of “Et In Arcadia Ego” can make it all worthwhile

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