Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by Commander Richard, Sep 30, 2020.
Lonely Among Us:
I loved this episode.
There are so many points I liked. The cracking and popping in the animation as if it were actually recorded on film. The James Horneresque score. The extended docking scene with the ship with all of the glamour shots. MOAR lens flare. The autograph credits.
Da Vinci with a shotgun and a badass one-liner? Sweet.
Mariner's movie may have been over the top and too violent, but it looked great.
When Mariner vaporized Sharpo all I could think was "Welshie!" from Futurama. So I guess Boimler couldn't yodel.
Boimler over-reacting at his interview while flustered and reached for any answer and he called Mariner hot and then nasty reminded me of the Simpsons episode where Homer did not want to admit Moe's was a bar and said "It's a pornography store. I was buying pornography."
This episode was a ton of fun, and gave us some nice character development for Mariner. Her kicking her own ass was a nice way to force her to confront her own issues.
Her little rampage through the ship was pretty funny, and all of the stuff with Rutherford and Bilips was hilarious.
I loved all of the movie references, like Boimler getting repeatedly hit with the flying credits, the wider letter box in the movie, the long docking scene with the crew drooling over the ship and the lens flairs.
But, as already mentioned, such information would have been in Spock's personnel file (as opposed to his personal file). The information would have also been on Sarek's Wikipedia page... and in the briefing packet Kirk would have received to prep for the mission.
It's Star Trek. Digging too deep into the logic usually results in a massive headache.
The fan dance from Star Trek V was in last week's episode.
That was a great spoof of the Star Trek movies. All of them.
Also, Kirk didn't know who Surak was either, which is kind of insane.
Boimler's panic voice is hilarious, and the lizards lisping was great as well XD
At this point, I'm thinking an 8. I may change my mind after a re watch. I do appreciate Mariner's character development. and actually making a breakthrough in her reasoning and treatment of Tendi. And I'm probably reiterating what everyone else said about all of the Trek movie tropes, lensflares, gratuitous ship porn, crazy transporter tech, big hypervillians. you name it. Although the bird counselor making non stop food references is a new one to me.
"if this was really happening, they'd send the Enterprise."
Shempo, Nice Stooges/Evil Dead reference.
Oh, and Riker Cooked eggs for Geordi, Worf, Data and Pulaski.
I admit, I crush on Tendi a little bit, as well as the Trill Helswoman.
Ok, did anyone else's heart absolutely drop right there at the end when we see Bilips sitting alone in Ten Forward eating soup and just looking so so very lonely.
He is a stone cold badass.
I love that this episode tells me that I am a racist myself I thought it was weird to see an orion as the main character knowing the history and culture of the orions, knowing that their society started to change 5 years ago is something very nice.
Last week's episode might end up being my favorite of the season, but this one was a lot of fun as well. Cool to hear Tawny Newsome's podcasting co-host Paul F. Tomkins as the therapist, though after reading Keith DeCandido's review on Tor, I can't help thinking it would have been even cooler if they'd made his character a Skorr or an Aurelian instead of a random bird alien.
I didn't see anybody mention this yet, but the fact that the movie began with Freeman's birthday felt like a potential WOK reference.
At the start of the episode, it struck me as a little odd that when the captain says, "One to beam up," they somehow knew to beam up Mariner instead of Freeman. But I could imagine Freeman arranging that ahead of time with the transporter chief since Mariner was already in trouble.
10/10 that episode was so fucking good shame there's only one episode left D:
new bird alien!!
these poor lizard people, man fuck the prime directive and the rat people starfleet should have saved them ages ago
I do like that Migleemo isn't wearing a Starfleet uniform, like a respectable Counselor wouldn't.
I think the bird counselor with the food references is an underrated gem. The concept is just comedy gold. I wish we had gotten more scenes with the counselor.
On second view, the episode is even better. Definitely a 10. The whole episode is a just a ton of fun. Love the movie inside a movie. Love the TMP ship porn and the chief engineer crying when he sees the Cerritos. So many great scenes. So funny. Brilliant episode!
I just thought the bird species Counselor might be from the same avian species seen in the Talos IV cages.
I admit, I kinda wanted Tendi to avoid the 5 year part and just go, "You know not all races are the same, right?"
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