Spoilers Star Trek: Lower Decks 1x05 - "Cupid's Errant Arrow"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by Commander Richard, Sep 2, 2020.

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  1. BillJ

    BillJ The King of Kings Premium Member

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    Looks like a photo of Vasquez Rocks behind the Binars.
     
  2. Crewman6

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    Yeah, the problem with nigh-magic tech like the transporter is that if we pause to consider how it works, it would be able to fix 99% of the problems anyone ever had.

    It literally breaks you down to the subatomic level, analyses you and then puts you back together, one quark at a time.

    Therefore, it would easily identify a fist-sized alien parasite in your head ("Conspiracy") and would solve every medical problem, flagging cancer, viruses, bacteria, etc.

    Heck, there's no reason that you couldn't use it to stay forever young, as they did in "Unnatural Selection." Just keep a copy of a youthful pattern on file and use it to rematerialize for hundreds of years.

    Frankly, I wish they used the transporter like Scotty suggested in "Day of the Dove."

    "Captain, I beamed away the intruder."

    "To where?"

    "To nowhere. I beamed him "away". Didn't rematerialize him. He's gone forever, no muss, no fuss."

    "Well done, Mr. Worf."
     
  3. MvRojo

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  4. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yup. Which is why each week there is a reason why the transporter can't quite work right.
     
  5. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Arguably The Best Poster Named cooleddie Moderator

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    I didn't realize that Talosian-looking big-headed alien on her wall was a Suliban until I watched a 7th Rule review of the episode with Cirroc Lofton.
     
  6. Nenya

    Nenya Commander Red Shirt

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    Don’t ask too many questions. Just sit back and laugh at the references in Pickle Trek.
     
  7. BillJ

    BillJ The King of Kings Premium Member

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    Nice to be having fun again with Trek. It has been a long time.
     
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  8. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Same thing happened to Tuvok.

    Poor dumb bastard.
     
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  9. MvRojo

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    We don't know all the details about the parasite, but it may have somehow bonded with Barbara. It was screaming out "lover!" after it was pulled off Boimler, so it seemed connected to her.
     
  10. Nenya

    Nenya Commander Red Shirt

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    Sometimes it seems like they are laughing AT Trek and not WITH Trek.
     
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  11. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    As long as we're laughing .

    Not that I've felt like I'm laughing at Trek but I'm weird like that...I actually watch what I enjoy.
     
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  12. BillJ

    BillJ The King of Kings Premium Member

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    And? I have no problem being the butt of the joke from time to time.
     
  13. fireproof78

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    If I weren't I wouldn't have any friends.
     
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  14. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Arguably The Best Poster Named cooleddie Moderator

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    I sat through "QPid(TNG)" and endured VOY episodes about Irish holodeck villages. I can take a little being laughed at.
     
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  15. Nenya

    Nenya Commander Red Shirt

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    To each their own.
     
  16. Nenya

    Nenya Commander Red Shirt

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    I believe that the reasons for the laughter are important. But that’s just me.
     
  17. BillJ

    BillJ The King of Kings Premium Member

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    I’m a fifty year old man who has been watching the adventures of people dressed in pajamas for forty five of those years. I’ve spent more money than I care to count on this “hobby”. I’d be a pretty poor person if I couldn’t have a sense of humor about it.
     
  18. fireproof78

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    So do I. I just happen to find the reasons funny.

    Mileage, etc.
     
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  19. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk A Spock and a smile Premium Member

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    Why is Big Foot on Mariner's board?
    Who's the green guy with the finhawk?
     
  20. Trekker4747

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    To be fair, though, the Psi 2000/Polywater Introxication isn't a virus it's an impact on water molecules in the body under high gravity that causes an alcohol-like effect on those affected, it's just... "somehow" spread through some kind of contact and can be treated by medicinal means.

    But this is twice now someone has come onto the ship with an actual infection from a foreign source that wasn't filtered out by the transporters and while there's some level of leeway we could probably give the system that it's not going to catch everything based on how it operates because there have been cases of it missing stuff (Riker, Shades of Gray) but, come on, this is twice the stupid thing hasn't worked.
     
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