Spoilers Star Trek: Lower Decks 1x01 - "Second Contact"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by Commander Richard, Aug 5, 2020.


Rate the episode...

  1. 10 - Excellent!

    33 vote(s)
  2. 9

    38 vote(s)
  3. 8

    74 vote(s)
  4. 7

    37 vote(s)
  5. 6

    19 vote(s)
  6. 5

    11 vote(s)
  7. 4

    10 vote(s)
  8. 3

    4 vote(s)
  9. 2

    3 vote(s)
  10. 1 - The lowliest lowest grade possible.

    10 vote(s)
  1. Commander Richard

    Commander Richard Licenced to Post Premium Member

    Feb 27, 2015
    Room 3188


    The first animated Trek series in almost 50 years is finally here. Lower Decks is the anti-Trek, featuring four lowly ensigns on a not-very-important support ship with their not-very-important yet hopefully amusing hijinks taking front and center over the main action with the bridge crew. The show takes place in 2380, about a year after Nemesis.

    There have also been some concerns about the comedic tone of the show and how it fits with the rest of Trek. What they actually do remains to be seen but I'd say think of Lower Decks as a bit "meta". It basically happened but we're seeing things from a more animated and comedic perspective. Or just forget about it and kick back and enjoy. It's probably not very important.

  2. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    I'm really curious how this one will go. I've never seen an episode of Rick and Morty so I'm coming in pretty ignorant of McMahn's style. Hopefully it will be fun.
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  3. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    Can't lie, I'm looking forward to more of @Commander Richard 's excellent episode posters.
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  4. Ketwolski

    Ketwolski Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jan 7, 2017
    I saw 1x01 and 1x02 yesterday during the digital premiere. Both are fantastic, Episode 2 really knocked it outta the park.

    Show has amazing Trek vibes while also being comedically entertaining. I think people are gonna love this show a lot...and I'm theorizing were gonna have a Dave Filoni situation with people calling for Mike McMahon to take over all of Star Trek.

    Also, the intro song/visuals are pretty damn good.
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  5. Precious Tritium

    Precious Tritium Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Nov 24, 2018
    This is a really good endorsement, man, thank you. I’ve always trusted your opinions on Trek. You just kicked my excitement up a notch!
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  6. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 7, 2001
    On the run.
    Just so we can get a gauge of where you're coming from, what Trek do you love and what Trek do you...like less?
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  7. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hey, this is my first one of these in 3 years :)

    Onwards and upwards.

    Nice to hear. I still feel I'm not the target audience for this but I'm going to watch new Trek material and give it a try.
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  8. Michael

    Michael [ˈmɪçaːʔeːl] Moderator

    Jul 10, 2007
    Aloha Quadrant
    Thanks for you short review, @Ketwolski! Sounds very promising. :bolian:

    This piqued my interest. Do you mean “song” as in “with sung lyrics”? :shifty:
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  9. Rhodan

    Rhodan Commander Red Shirt

    Apr 3, 2008
    Thank you so much! Maybe this will be really the first product of the Kurtzman era I will not feel like forcing myself to like it...
  10. Mark_Nguyen

    Mark_Nguyen Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 24, 2006
    Calgary, Alberta
    Animated shows like this can be senselessly funny as long as they have heart. I’m no R&M fan, but the last animated comedy series I loved to death was probably Futurama, and that had plenty of heart. If this show can keep an eye on its heart while a tongue is in its cheek, I think it’ll do fine.

  11. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    I'll start the petition.
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  12. Vger23

    Vger23 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 19, 2014
    Enterprise bowling alley
    Is this tonight?? I've been on business travel for 8 days. I'm way out of the loop!
  13. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 27, 2009
    USS Prodigy
    August 6th, but I don't know if that means midnight tonight, or 2 am in the morning or tomorrow afternoon. They could sometimes be all over the place.
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  14. Cyrus

    Cyrus Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I am very excite.

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  15. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 14, 2001
    Skin-Neck-Ta-Dee (Schenectady)
    PICARD & DISCOVERY were hitting between 2 and 3 am on the East Coast on All Access.
    ST:LD may follow suit.

    I'm debating in my mind about whether or not to re-up my CBS:AA subscription ...

    While the previews so far haven't really peaked my interest, it is very exciting to know that there's going to be more new Trek for the next few months into 2021.

    I'm hoping that CBS puts the first episode up on Yt so I can make up my mind one way or another.
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  16. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 1999
    Lucky bastard.
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  17. antinoos

    antinoos Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 31, 2017
    Over There
  18. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 18, 2019
    Midnight tonight confirmed on Facebook
  19. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 23, 2017
    I hope it has good theme music. Not a fan of the Discovery or Picard’s ones
  20. eschaton

    eschaton Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 2, 2017
    No way I'm staying up till 3AM, but I usually wake up by 6:30, and at 30 minutes I'll be able to fit it into my morning no problem.