But you resort to bringing up relatively serious examples which have nothing to do with unilaterally power-washing an alien building while their representatives are in the process of selecting their subspace number. Let’s take 30 seconds to repeat that premise a few times. Now, we don’t really care what happened in the 2260s or the 2280s because the Roddenberry Box wasn’t in place back then. The year is c. 2381, while VGR ended c. 2377. Lower Decks is riffing on TNG, and Piller was in fact Roddenberry-boxed by Berman’s decree, even if they were able to loosen some restrictions by allowing more serious conflict, often involving Starfleet personnel leaving Starfleet in the end. McMahan can’t do that in a comedy, so he’s cheating silliness into the setting rather than looking for humor in the basics. Why would working out the details of a latinum vacation be pedestrian humor? It would be original as opposed to ridiculing tropes. Again, because of all the little questions raised by Gene’s Vision, I’m saying you can actually get away with portraying it to the letter and people would find it funny because you’re not avoiding everything Berman would have. Gene’s Vision isn’t that approachable, so much of the TNG era isn’t either. Again, serious examples in the absence of silly examples. What you need is Starfleet officers in the TNG era acting like Lwaxana Troi or Q. Jumping on a fellow officer with a bat’leth. Tinkering with someone’s cybernetic implants. Agents of whimsical chaos, not people with issues.