Spoilers Star Trek: Lower Decks 1x03 - "Temporal Edict"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by Commander Richard, Aug 19, 2020.

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  1. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Miles O'Brien is our first reference to an Enlisted person on this show.
     
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  2. thribs

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    Yeah. Looks like the Ceritos doesn’t have any Weirdly
     
  3. Campe

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    I think this episode dissuades the whole "Mariner is a Mary Sue" BS argument.

    I didn't really laugh out loud this episode, but it was a lot of fun. Loved the O'Brien reference. Loved the fact that Boimler got his own plaque for his breaking the rules bit. I wasn't sure if Ransom was saying "Cardassia Prime" or a different planet (Cardessia?) at first, but turning on the subtitles showed it was Garak's homeworld. When I saw the title "Temporal Edict," I may have rolled my eyes in expectation of a time travel story. And with the crystals throughout the episode, I figured at some point it just might play a part. Thankfully I was mistaken.

    Oh, not a fan of the Ransom/Mariner ship. That brings it down a bit for me.

    Overall, I think I give it a 7/10.
     
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  4. KennyB

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    Three episode in, I don't think we've been introduced to every crew member.
     
  5. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    My least-favorite episode so far but still right down the middle at a 5. Equal amounts of cringe and genuine laughter.

    The Miles O'Brien reference at the end almost rescued the entire episode all by itself. ;)
     
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  6. thribs

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    I just mean looking around you just see ensigns or higher. Anyway, I hate to see where the NCO’s sleep with the Ensigns sleeping in the corridor
     
  7. Tim Thomason

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    They have hammocks set up in the nacelles.
     
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  8. Jesse1066

    Jesse1066 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I wonder if the O'Brien statue was inspired by this petition.
     
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  9. DEWLine

    DEWLine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    So CBSAA doesn't bleep the swear words (on their streaming service), and CTV Sci-Fi does (on cable TV)?
     
  10. rhllot

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    i always enjoy watching kirk fu
     
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  11. bookworm8571

    bookworm8571 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I enjoyed this one a bit more than the earlier episodes. I have to mentally squint to infer what is probably actually going on beneath the exaggerated parody and writing to appeal to kids. It was nice to see Mariner (legitimately) taken down a peg here by the first officer. She is obviously smart and could be a good officer if not for her very bad attitude and lack of ability to be a team player. I don’t know that Starfleet throws people in the brig for uniform code violations, but they definitely do for disobeying orders. They may be setting up a romance between Beckett Mariner and the first officer. The captain is clearly a pretty bad manager. She has no business commanding her own daughter and letting her daughter’s extended teenage rebellion affect ship operations. I also like the cat doctor’s comment about Mariner resembling a scratching post.
     
  12. eschaton

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    I think they are bleeping swears as a joke. They only do it when T'Ana swears. In the first episode Mariner said bitch, and they didn't bleep that out.
     
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  13. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    By not being an officer?
     
  14. rhllot

    rhllot Captain Captain

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    [​IMG] the little caitian in the end :3
     
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  15. thribs

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    You know what I mean. :)
     
  16. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    This week’s episode fell flat for me. It had some decent laughs, and once again Mariner gets all the great lines. But the message of the entire episode about rules is muddled, especially for a pseudo-military outfit.

    It felt like they were going for some commentary on the stupidity of being overly productive and the workplace pressure to constantly hustle/perform, but it just didn’t land. Too bad, because there is something to be said about having downtime and how it’s beneficial. And how working yourself to death is terrible for your well being.

    Of course, like TNG, LOWER DECKS is more office/workplace drama/comedy than space military drama like TOS.
     
  17. Gepard

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    I took the moral itself as a kind of joke; it's so counter to anything we would have gotten on TNG that it has to be deliberate.
     
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  18. Bad Thoughts

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    I feel that this episode was an improvement over last weeks. The who thing about workplace efficiency didn't do much, but overall, I liked how it engaged in the campy elements of TOS. Scotty builds extra time into his estimates, being captured at spearpoint, fights to the death, etc. The individual jokes were better as well.
     
  19. BillJ

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    8.

    Another solid outing.
     
  20. Shon T'Hara

    Shon T'Hara Commander Red Shirt

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    Of course Lower Decks would make the guy who started as an unnamed extra in "Encounter at Farpoint" the most important person in Starfleet history.