Category: Star Trek Lower Decks

no small parts

There Are “No Small Parts” In “Star Trek: Lower Decks”

All in all, “Star Trek: Lower Decks” is a fun watch. There is enough of a hook for those who have become accustomed to the threads prevalent in today’s streaming world. It’s also a nice throwback to the days where you could tune in whenever and know what was going on. And it does it all without making Starfleet look too silly, which is better than some Star Trek series have done.

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crisis point

“Crisis Point” Examines Mariner By Way Of The “Star Trek” Movies

If her mother, Captain Freeman, decides to transfer her, then she can kiss Starfleet goodbye. Given her dislike of Starfleet protocol, why does she want to stay? That would seem to be the bigger question of this character, and one that remains decidedly unanswered. Maybe the season finale will address that question.

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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” – “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” 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” 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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