Spoilers How literal is LD in your headcanon?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by Boris Skrbic, Feb 11, 2021.

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How literal is LD in your headcanon?

  1. Completely, like a lost Doctor Who tape saved with animation

    29 vote(s)
    27.1%
  2. Mostly, though some bits are over the top for fun

    46 vote(s)
    43.0%
  3. Only in general terms, though the building blocks are set

    16 vote(s)
    15.0%
  4. I don’t think about it

    16 vote(s)
    15.0%
  1. Boris Skrbic

    Boris Skrbic Commodore Commodore

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    Just curious; spoilers tag added so we can bring up examples. Personally I see it as having “happened” only in general terms, in that a great number of elements are both canon and in continuity, just not in combinations quite like on LD from the point of view of live action and TAS.
     
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  2. Hades Temperature Checker

    Hades Temperature Checker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It's a dramatic retelling so it mostly happen, saved for some small parts that are over the top. No reason to treat it other wise.
     
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  3. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    So, exactly the way the Discovery writers treat TOS, then?
     
  4. Relayer1

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    I try not to think about it.

    To be honest, I'm trying not to think that it exists at all.
     
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  5. Boris Skrbic

    Boris Skrbic Commodore Commodore

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    I think the second choice is closer to that: from DSC’s point of view, TOS “happened” all the way except for whatever needs to be updated for this day and age, from lines of dialogue to alien makeup to production design and VFX.
     
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  6. The Wormhole

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    Completely 1000% literal and canonical.
     
  7. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Mostly, such as a cybernetic implant have one singular external button for choosing different "modes", the rest seems perfectly legit and fitting for me.
     
  8. Dukhat

    Dukhat Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It’s canon until someone in charge says that it’s not. As for ‘head canon,’ I find that term to be a meaningless concept, but since you asked, I would actually need to watch the show to make my own determination about how I personally choose to fit it in. I’ve only seen half of the first episode and it just annoyed me to no end.
     
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  9. Vger23

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    So an M-113 Salt Vampire actually shows up on the ship 100+ years after they’ve gone extinct and there was no way for it to get aboard? A drunken officer cuts off the limb of another with a Klingon sword and there’s no consequence?

    Cmon guys, I don’t care how much enjoyment we get out if the show. None of it is meant to be taken seriously in the context of the larger Trek universe and continuity. It’s ridiculous. That’s what makes it fun.
     
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  10. Hades Temperature Checker

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    I think the characters occur in universe. The events are exaggerated retellings by Mariner or Boimler to their kids. "And that's how I met your mother."
     
  11. Michael

    Michael [ˈmɪçaːʔeːl] Moderator

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    When did this happen? :confused:
     
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  12. Ricky Spanish

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    The folks at CBS say it is canon. Who am I to argue with them?

    From my perspective? It really isn't any sillier than a lot of other stuff Trek has fed us over the years. So why would I treat it any differently?
     
  13. Dukhat

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    It’s canon, but I have a feeling it won’t be referenced at all in any of the live-action shows, specifically because it’s so silly and over-the-top.
     
  14. Ricky Spanish

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    Depends how popular with the fan base it ends up being.
     
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  15. Dukhat

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    The interesting thing about Star Trek is that its target audience is all over the map. From young kids, to teens, to young adults, to adults, to more mature audiences, it seems like Trek caters to just about everyone. So when they produce an animated series catered to what I consider to be a certain niche audience, it’s up in the air as to how influential it will be with the overall Trek viewing population. From what I’ve seen of the show, it’s not for me, even though I could be considered part of its target audience. So we’ll see just how influential it is.
     
  16. Ricky Spanish

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    Reverse here. At 50, I’m likely well outside their target audience and had massive reservations about the show in the lead up to its premiere, yet ended up loving it.

    Can’t wait for the Blu-ray release.
     
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  17. Dukhat

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    It’s great that you love it. It’s just not for me (and I’m 48 for the record, and usually enjoy various animated series.)
     
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  18. Vger23

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    First scene, first episode.
     
  19. Hades Temperature Checker

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    Technically it was just a stabbing.
     
  20. TIM Thomason

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    The show is outrageous and crazy as Star Trek always has been. I'm much more comfortable with "Envoys" existing in this world than I am with "The Alternative Factor".
     
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