Do we all love Lower Decks because we don't take it seriously???

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by ED-209, Oct 5, 2021.

  1. Oddish

    Oddish Rear Admiral Commodore

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    Regarding the original question... for me, anyway, the answer is YES.

    LD is Trek presented as a parody. While canon characters (like Riker and Paris) are in the position they probably have in canon, I don't think we necessarily have to take the events of the series itself (the zombie plague, for instance, or the magical dog) as canonical.
     
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  2. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I never understood the need to determine canon status to ensure enjoyment commences.

    That said, LD is as canon everything else.
     
  3. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) If You Want It Premium Member

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    Nope. It's a comedy that takes place in the Star Trek Universe. Being a comedy (but not a parody) doesn't make in non-canonical. Not sure why anyone would think otherwise. Canon isn't about format or style.
     
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  4. Vale

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    I once got downvoted to oblivion on Reddit for saying that while I regarded the rest of Star Trek to be canonical with regards to Lower Decks, I didn't regard Lower Decks to be canonical with regards to rest of the Star Trek.

    It's not because I dislike Lower Decks; far from it. But I do feel it would be hard to take some of what happens in Lower Decks seriously in the same universe as the other Trek series; in much the same way as finding out that Scrubs and House exist in the same universe would be quite difficult to reconcile.

    On the other hand, the rest of Star Trek does contain such gems as Dr Crusher's randy space ghost, Tom Paris: speedfreak salamander, and Quark's temporary sex change shenanigans, sooooo... :shrug:
     
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  5. KamenRiderBlade

    KamenRiderBlade Commodore Commodore

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    How does that work?

    How can the rest of Star Trek be canonical to Lower Decks, yet Lower Decks not be canonical to Star Trek?

    How does the canonnicity work one way?

    What is it about the events of "Lower Decks" that is incompatible with the same world that had Tom Paris hyper evolve into some type of Salamander and mate with Janeway, who then produce off-spring on some random planet in the Delta Quadrant that the rest of the senior staff didn't bother recovering and turning back into humans.

    or a random flower merged Neelix & Tuvok into Tuvix and they were able to use the Transporter to undo the genetic merging of Tuvok & Neelix?

    Or have Q exist and mess with Captain JLP randomly?
     
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  6. Oddish

    Oddish Rear Admiral Commodore

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    I feel as you do. Lower Decks events need not be considered canonical unless another Trek declares them so.

    I once got hammered for dating to say that IN SOME WAYS, Chakotay would have been a better captain than Janeway was (better voice, and he actually promoted people).
     
  7. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) If You Want It Premium Member

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    Yeah, that's not how it works.
     
  8. Christmas Corps

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    Yeah, if that was how it worked, nothing except TOS would be canon! :lol:
     
  9. Unionized Elf

    Unionized Elf Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The warp 10 salamander kids can't be "turned back into humans" since they never were human to begin with.
     
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  10. Fateor

    Fateor Captain Captain

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    Zombie Vulcans was an episode of Enterprise... And the Magic Dog was just the Next Generation episode Evolution by another name...
     
  11. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    Clearly you have to fly at warp ten in the opposite direction to turn them into humans.
     
  12. thribs

    thribs Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I take it very seriously and I love it. Easily the best of the new Trek shows.
     
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