Cameos you're hoping to see...

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by eschaton, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. guyute03

    guyute03 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    As I think about this right this moment it's a year after Nemesis, Voyager is home, it's animation where you don't have to worry about actor's aging & physical appearance.... there are a lot of options here.
     
  2. Crewman6

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    Q cracking sexist jokes was such a dumb idea and a fundamental misunderstanding of the character. And it's like Q "knew" that Janeway was a character on a 20th Century show, since such jokes should just baffle a 24th Century person as being so out of date as to make no sense.

    Voyager was just terribly written. Although "Death Wish" (the episode that contained said sexist jokes) was actually one of their only decent episodes, if you look past that initial stupidity.
     
  3. Michael

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    I agree that the whole concept of Quinn's “Death Wish” and the continuum being represented metaphorically was pretty fascinating. But Q in his interactions with Janeway was mostly just uncomfortable to watch. It's even worse in the follow-up “The Q and the Grey”, though. What I'm sure was meant to be incredibly funny, just comes across as him sexually harassing her. He's putting her in just her underwear/nightgown, repeatedly touches her against her will and constantly pressures her to mate with him. Hi-la-rious. :rolleyes:

    I loved Q on The Next Generation, where I think the authors were just better in putting him up against Picard. Q didn't really work on Deep Space Nine and apart from a couple of interesting things in “Death Wish” he didn't really work on Voyager either.
     
  4. Hades Temperature Checker

    Hades Temperature Checker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Q barely works against Picard. Sisko and Janeway are not good foils. And Q is a one note.
     
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  5. Crewman6

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    I agree with you 100%. The Q sexist jokes were downright gross and they should have known better, even by the standards of, what, 1995/6? Bleh.

    I stopped watching Voyager by the time of "The Q and the Gray", but from what I heard of the episode, it sounds fucking awful.
     
  6. MvRojo

    MvRojo Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Since there's a shadowy Edosian in the season trailer, I kinda hope it's an old Admiral or Ambassador Arex.
     
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  7. Sylvie

    Sylvie Goddess of Mischief Moderator

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    Harry Kim, who is still an Ensign.
     
  8. Dr. San Guinary

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    I know there's little chance of this actually happening but I admit I'd like to see a Lower Decks character turn up on Picard.

    Wondering what these wacky, zany characters are like when they play it straight. :lol:
     
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  9. Tuskin38

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    Well, Picard is also 19 years after Lower Decks, so they'd probably be different people by then.
     
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  10. eschaton

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    Most of the Lower Decks voice actors are a lot older than the roles they're playing on the show. For example, Tawny Newsome is 37. I presume Ensign Mariner is supposed to be a bit older than the average ensign due to her demotions, but probably not much older than mid 20s. So the age gap of playing a 40-something character on a live show really isn't too much.
     
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  11. Tuskin38

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    I meant personality wise.
     
  12. timtonruben359

    timtonruben359 Commander Red Shirt

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    Worf's actions in "Change of Heart" are directly addressed in the Picard prequel novel: Last Best Hope.

    Picard personally vouches for Worf and uses his influence within Starfleet to get Worf the captaincy. Captain Clancy (the future head of Starfleet), is against promoting Worf because of his actions in "Change of Heart." She only relents because the Commander and Chief agrees with Picard, and Clancy doesn't want to rock the boat as she is gunning for the C&C position. The feeling the novel gives is that Clancy potentially planned to remove Worf as captain after she becomes C&C.
     
  13. TIM Thomason

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    The potential issue with using any Lower Decks characters in Picard is that it, of course, handicaps the narrative possibilities for Lower Decks. Unless something happens to Lower Decks (cancellation, time jump?), we should have vague, if any, references to the Cerritos, its characters, and its fate in Picard. The main characters (Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford, Tendi... and also Freeman, Ransom, Shaxs, and T'Ana) are probably completely off-limits, although side characters could probably come and go and pop up in future productions. And, as with any TNG-era crew, cast members originating from Picard who were around in 2380 in some major capacity can be included (Lieutenant Raffi, perhaps Ensign Rios...), but on a cameo basis or part of a special crossover event.
     
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  15. Trekker4747

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    Well, maybe he did know. ;)

    But, yeah, his antics in Voyager didn't fit with the character or that series at all, he was a little... "too" Q. With Picard you knew he had some greater intent on some level, with Voyager he seemed to show up just for the specific purposes of causing antics and some excuse had to be made on why he wouldn't just whisk them home.
     
  16. Lord Garth

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    I want a Bob Ross cameo in Lower Decks. On the holodeck.

    Yes, I know he's dead. But animation and a good impersonator can do wonders. And make some great trees. ;)
     
  17. TIM Thomason

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    Episode 3 is titled "Temporal Edict", so they should be able to toss any sort of fun cameo in there regardless of where they are at in the 2380s.
     
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  18. Rhodan

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    Well, I think using Lower Decks charecters outside of the main "narrative", either in animated or in live action might eventually happen in Short Treks. And we still don´t know much about it, but maybe they will be creative in Prodigy...
     
  19. Precious Tritium

    Precious Tritium Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Not exactly a true cameo, but the blue comet from the Deep Space Nine title sequence.

    I wanna see it bonk the Cerritos while it’s coming in to dock with the station.
     
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    I didn't like the intro in general, but that comet with the guitar riff and chime sounds still gives me goosebumps