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

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

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Rate the episode...

  1. 10 - Excellent!

    33 vote(s)
    13.8%
  2. 9

    38 vote(s)
    15.9%
  3. 8

    74 vote(s)
    31.0%
  4. 7

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  5. 6

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  6. 5

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  8. 3

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  9. 2

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  10. 1 - The lowliest lowest grade possible.

    10 vote(s)
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  1. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    When I asked "I don't see the issue.", I assumed Campe had an issue with him being a Captain, not him possibly appearing.

    If It was the appearance part, then I misunderstood.

    Well he also said when they appear 'it's a big deal' for the ship, so unless it's a minor character that has become a big name since the last time we saw them in-universe, it's probably a major character.
     
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  2. Campe

    Campe Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I just am over Worf. And really don't wish to see him as Captain.

    I'm fine if some legacy characters appear, but I really am with @BillJ and want this series to stand on its own. Let's see characters like Jellico or random characters we've seen throughout the years, not someone who was a series regular. It's not necessarily going to destroy my enjoyment of the series if they do that, I just would like something different.
     
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  3. Campe

    Campe Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well, don't read my last post then! :D
     
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  4. fireproof78

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    Same here. This appears to be what people have been wanting in terms of closer to a TNG-esque tone and adventure type series. Legacy characters are OK if they make sense in the story. But I prefer them to just do their own thing.

    Opening shot on the Enterprise-whatever and it warps away leaving the Cerritos behind to clean up whatever mess they caused. More interesting show.
     
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  5. Campe

    Campe Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Its a big galaxy. Why does Worf (or Picard or Quark or Seven or whoever) have to be involved in everything?
     
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  6. BillJ

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    I wouldn’t be opposed to Wesley Crusher and the Traveler making an appearance, if they could fit that kind of story into the format they’ve developed. Just no interest in hearing Worf bluster about honor anymore.
     
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  7. BillJ

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    Because Trek’s only purpose now is to serve as comfort food for a dying fan base.
     
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  8. Campe

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    Now I've found enjoyment in all of the iterations of CBSAA Trek that have appeared to date. But it doesn't have to be that way. My wish has always been to let these series stand on their own. That's hard with Strange New Worlds and Picard, where the entire idea is picking up on characters we've known previously. I'm hoping against hope that Disco season 3 will do this.
     
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  9. Tuskin38

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    Well, it's kinda hard for them to do that when they're in the 32nd (33rd?) Century. The most I could see them doing is having the Dax symbiont.
     
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  10. Campe

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    To stand on its own? Why?
     
  11. Tuskin38

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    I misunderstood your post I thought you meant you didn't want them to bring up anything/anyone from the previous series.
     
  12. Campe

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    I probably could have been more clear. What I meant was that I hope that Disco season 3 will stand on its own and not go back to TEH CANNON!!!!!111one!!111!!!! too much and to really be its own thing.
     
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  13. BillJ

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    I find some interest in nostalgia, obviously, because I still follow Trek. But I’d rather it be a spring board for new characters and ideas and situations than solely recycle what has come before.
     
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  14. Markonian

    Markonian Commodore Commodore

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    According to Una McCormack’s Star Trek: Picard novel Last Best Hope, Worf succeeded JL as captain the Enterprise-E in 2380.

    Maybe we should open a thread, “USS Enterprise-E eventually on Lower Decks?”
     
  15. Tosk

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    No she didn't. Do you mean the bit where she chants, "War! War! War!"?
     
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  16. Markonian

    Markonian Commodore Commodore

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    Plus the Doctor from “Living Witness”, Agent “Daniels”, and the RetroCarrier from Daniels’s database.
     
  17. Tim Thomason

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    They should have a wedding scene with Lt. Wesley Crusher inexplicably just sitting at the head table. No comment or reference to him. Just in the background as Mariner gets drunk and Boimler fidgets.
     
  18. Jesse1066

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    The subtitles said "Worf, Worf, Worf."
     
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  19. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Commodore Commodore

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    Just saw the episode and I give it a solid 8.
    The characters are likable, the jokes are funny and they seem to up for exploiting the fact that it's a cartoon, by giving us all those Alien background extras.
    Loved the Spider. Love the four main characters, loved all the references to older shows/movies (Do you know Deanna Troi? Her body be bangin'!) and...people say what you will but this Animated show gave us a tiny snippet about Orion culture that isn't about sex or piracy, gotta respect that.
    I think I especially like Marina, it's nice to see a character like that in Trek, and generally what huge dorks the main characters are :lol:
    Definitely gonna watch the rest of the season.
     
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  20. Bad Thoughts

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    WTF! It's blue, not green. Scottie said it was GREEN, dammit! [OUTRAGE]

    (Actually, it was pretty cool. Can't wait for more.)