Spoilers Star Trek: Lower Decks 2x01 - "Strange Energies"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by Commander Richard, Aug 11, 2021.


Rate the episode...

  1. 10 - An excellent season premiere.

  2. 9

  3. 8

  4. 7

  5. 6

  6. 5

  7. 4

  8. 3

  9. 2

  10. 1 - A terrible season premiere.

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  1. Commander Richard

    Commander Richard Yo! Man! Premium Member

    Feb 27, 2015
    The E
  2. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2011
    Heh 3 months, so the typical time span between seasons, if it was a 90s trek show
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  3. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    A type 13 planet in it's final stage
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  4. KennyB

    KennyB I have spoken............ Moderator

    Jul 19, 2001
    Tokyo Japan
    IT IS UP!!!!!!
  5. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    I really liked that episode. It was a little stupid, but highly enjoyable. I loved the comment Mariner made about Jack's Neutral Zone, and the stuff with Tendi and Rutherford was fun, if a little cliched. I really enjoyed the effects. It reminded me of watching shows like X-Men back in the 90s where you had great animated effects and just a fun time. Great start to the season.
  6. KennyB

    KennyB I have spoken............ Moderator

    Jul 19, 2001
    Tokyo Japan
    Fuck pears! Good start!
  7. thribs

    thribs Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 23, 2017
    “Oh god! Mariner, get me out of here. They keep showing me lights.”

    I got a good laugh out of that one.
  8. Roald

    Roald Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 21, 1999
    Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands
    The pre-title sequence was amazing! Very cinematic..!
    The rest of the ep was a bit over-the-top for me, a bit like the season 1 opener..! It was a fun ride though, I liked it..!
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  9. Aragorn

    Aragorn Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Dec 30, 2002
    Fred Tatasciore is still credited. He gonna play the new security chief... and die at the end of the season... and then play the next security chief?
  10. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 24, 2004
    The Island
    It was good but not great. I really only chuckled when Mariner kicked Jack in the nuts. The playing the Gary Mitchell stuff for laughs was pretty clever.

    Tendi is a little too psycho for me.

    The Holodeck opening scene was cool too.
    Grade: 7
  11. Precious Tritium

    Precious Tritium Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 24, 2018
    Something about this one didn’t quite click for me. Fun, but not much more than that. I think I’m just kind of getting tired of Mariner’s schtick, but hopefully they’ll work on that over the next few episodes.

    Still excited for the rest of the season!
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  12. Kzinti

    Kzinti Captain Captain

    Apr 5, 2019
    well that was pretty good it's still too short though
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  13. brandnewfan

    brandnewfan Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 25, 2006
    Is the season premiere free or something?

    I canceled my account a couple of months ago, and was planning to re-subscribe today but it’s letting me watch the first episode of season 2 without re-subscribing.

    I checked my account status and it shows I canceled back in June.
  14. thribs

    thribs Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 23, 2017
    It was also pretty funny how quick that “God power” corrupted Ransom. No hesitation whatsoever.
  15. Saul

    Saul Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 27, 2002
    Kinda boring episode for me. More of the same of the weaker season 1 episodes. I had hoped the show would just move on to something a little bit stronger and defining that the last episode of season 1 displayed. Didn't laugh. Tired of Mariner being over the top all the time. Nice opening though.
  16. Campe

    Campe Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 27, 2001
    Good to have the show back. Not my favorite episode but had a few fun moments.
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  17. KamenRiderBlade

    KamenRiderBlade Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 24, 2012
    Gotta remember that the easy way to solve all of those with over inflated God-like Powers corrupting somebody is to kick them in the "Neutral Zone" repeatedly and drop a boulder on them with a fork lift.
  18. Lakenheath 72

    Lakenheath 72 Commodore Commodore

    Sep 28, 2014
    I rated it a 6. It established where the characters were in their lives, touched on the story lines introduced in season 1, and expanded on the canonical information. It did that well; however, the story was meh.
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  19. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Ferguson, Missouri, USA
    So, the big lesson learned from this episode is not that absolute power corrupts absolutely, but that you can take out a power-mad, human-turned-godlike being with a very large rock.

    Kirk knew...
  20. Romulan_spy

    Romulan_spy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 8, 2000
    Terre Haute, IN. USA
    Kirk always knows. Trust the Kirk.