Spoilers Lower Decks General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by mdtauk, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Finn

    Finn Bad Batch of TrekBBS Premium Member

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    ^Yeah, but the "Beta" shift were doing things that we saw the non-com do in the TNG era shows.
     
  2. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    Although interestingly the Star Trek Log for that episode has a late 2380 stardate. The LD timeline is just a bit of a mess right now.
     
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  3. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Aside from O'Brien and a handful of others here and there, non-coms have rarely been part of Star Trek. At least Lower Decks recognizes O'Brien, a non-com as Starfleet's greatest.
    Sure is. Though, I wonder, if this tweet is true and we are going to see New Year's 2381 get celebrated in the third season, if they may end up doing some in-joke referencing how messed up their timeline is. That could be a rather epic, long game in-joke.

    Or maybe I'm overthinking things.
     
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  4. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    I got one of those Ritos shirts for Christmas. Love it.
     
  5. Michael

    Michael [ˈmɪçaːʔeːl] Moderator

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    I got season one on blu-ray for Christmas and just watched all of the bonus content. It's all interesting stuff, but I'm a little underwhelmed by the amount of actual production art they are showing. There's lots of animatics and stuff like that, which is cool, but very little from the actual design phase of the show. Here's what I found …

    This looks like it's an earlier version of the Cerritos … err San Diego, as the ship was called in the first series proposal:

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    The title treatment they developed for that series proposal:

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    An early bridge design sketch. Looks more complicated than the one they went with in the end. I feel like every designer wants to include those stations lowered into the floor on their version of the bridge (Eaves had them on his sketches for the Voyager bridge as well), but they always get scrapped. (Note the Nova-class (?) schematic on the left.)

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    And a sketch and rough CG graphics for their mess hall, all based on the LCARS design elements from TNG …

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  6. 1987SpaceGuy

    1987SpaceGuy Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Thank you for sharing!

    Very interesting about the lowered stations on the bridge.
    Maybe a reason not to do it (in real life) it would just look weird (some sitting, some standing, some lowered) and uncanny up the nose angles for all others in the background of the shot that are not at lowered stations?

    I dig the "title treatment they developed for that series proposal". It's feels 60s googie Space Age stylish in a way.
     
  7. Michael

    Michael [ˈmɪçaːʔeːl] Moderator

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    Yeah, absolutely. Reminds me Stone Trek, for those who remember it. It was a flash-animated Trek spoof styled like 60s Flintstones cartoons …

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  8. thribs

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    My mother got me a picture with me in LD style with the other crew members. Now I can say I have a picture with them. :)
     
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  9. Tuskin38

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    Some of those Placeholder LCARS are probably fan art. I know the Nova Class MSD is, it has the LCARS 47 watermark on the bottom right

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  10. KennyB

    KennyB I have spoken............ Moderator

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    Thanks for showing your gifts!!!! Hadn’t seen that stuff.
     
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  11. Tuskin38

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    Oh I also got LDS S1 on Blu-Ray. Not sure why I didn't mention that lol.

    No audio commentaries which is sad, I love those, but they're doing them for Season 2 at least based on Mike's recent tweets.
     
  12. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Commodore Commodore

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    It seems to me like lowered stations like that would make it difficult to compose shots and, in a life action show, would provide a hazard for actors falling into them. So maybe that's why they never get used?
     
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  13. SG-17

    SG-17 Commodore Commodore

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    And for a series about mainly the good guys having walkways with no handrails is only for the bad guys.

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  14. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah those imperial ships were just a (in-universe) lawsuit waiting to happen.

    Death Star? More like "Death Trap"
     
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  15. Starkers

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    The Empire isn't big on health and safety
     
  16. fireproof78

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    Naboo wasn't much better.
     
  17. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Which also happens to be Palpatine's homeworld. Hmmm...
     
  18. Tuskin38

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    Good news for us fans and bad news for YouTubers like Midnight’s Edge and Doomcock. :lol:
     
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  20. Campe

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    I’m actually thrilled with the 10 episode order too for Disco. 13-15 can get to be a bit much in the midst of serialized storytelling. Sometimes they run out of story before they run out of episodes. I’d be okay with any number of episodes. As long as the story fit it.

    Edit: oops, wrong thread! Should have been in Disco.This is the problem when you follow all the new Trek show forums and all have items about renewals.