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. wayoung

    wayoung Commodore Commodore

    May 17, 2016
    Hey look, it's the Titan series fans have been asking for:biggrin:!

    :klingon:Maybe they'll do some Captain Worf too so people will stop begging for it:beer::klingon:
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  2. ExtremeSail

    ExtremeSail Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 4, 2017
    I really like that Ransom was hit by the strange energy because he was running in to pull Mariner out of the storm.
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  3. KlingonCereal

    KlingonCereal Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 29, 2017
    United States
    Great start to season 2! The entire plot was absolutely ridiculous but still felt grounded at the same time. It balances it all so well, and I think that's what makes this show so great.
  4. DEWLine

    DEWLine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 27, 2003
    Ottawa, Canada
    "Strange Energies"...of course, it has its own file.
  5. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    The opening was fantastic. The rest of it was pretty mediocre.
  6. guyute03

    guyute03 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 27, 2003
    Loved it. 9. Missed this show so much. Hearing Riker say "Red Alert" again too.... YES. ❤
  7. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

    Feb 4, 2002
    The Old Mixer, Somewhere in Connecticut
    Funnier than the episode, I'm afraid. As with so many others, nothing in this episode actually made me laugh.
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  8. Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs

    Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs Commodore Commodore

    Mar 15, 2017
    Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs
    I thought this episode was great fun and very funny. I guess I might be the exact type of fan they write for and I LOVE it. This show really reaffirms what I love about 90s Trek and the way I love it. Jokes that don't just reference Trek, but reference the type of intimate knowledge of things like production. I like this type of absurd humor in my grown up cartoons and having it presented in jokes that reward me for being a fan is all the better.

    "I know we're not suppose to have interpersonal conflicts, but..." This joke is fantastic.
  9. El Maestro

    El Maestro Captain Captain

    Sep 25, 2001
    I really enjoy animated amped up Riker.
  10. Vger23

    Vger23 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 19, 2014
    Enterprise bowling alley
    It’s a 5 for me. Not very funny, and I come back to LD for the over-the-top references and Easter eggs, and there wasn’t much of that. Overall it wasn’t objectionable…just extremely and completely unremarkable in nearly every way.

    Would have been a 4, but the beautifully rendered TMP-era aesthetics on the Miranda-class ship and the Gary Mitchell reference is worth a point. Maybe that’s really worth two points, but I’m tired and cranky…so it only gets one.
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  11. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2011
    Well based on the new trailer I just posted, I think you'll be happy with the rest of the season.
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  12. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 11, 2014
    Classic Space
    Yeah, that won't last...
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  13. StarMan

    StarMan Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 5, 2005
    I mildly chuckled at the "I know we're not supposed to have interpersonal conflicts..." line. Certainly a better kick off than the pilot.

    Tendi might be my favourite character.

    I think they could really push the envelope in this format. At the moment it's fairly light, inoffensive and a bit of a diversion. We'll see if they up their game from here.
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  14. Paul755

    Paul755 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 21, 2018
    I’d give it a 7.

    I loved that actually dropping a boulder on him did help.
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  15. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 18, 2019
    7 h later, still nothing...
  16. Agony_Boothb

    Agony_Boothb Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 3, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Still waiting for this to drop on Amazon Prime in Australia
  17. KennyB

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

    Jul 19, 2001
    Tokyo Japan
    Oh it's up on Amazon Prime already?
  18. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2002
    Montgomery County, State of Maryland
    Loved it. Very funny. "They keep showing me lights!" "Fuck pears!"
  19. TimeIsAPredator

    TimeIsAPredator Commodore Commodore

    Mar 15, 2020
    Was disappointed with this episode. Both the A and B plot were a bit flimsy and the B plot in particular turned Tendi into a pure psycho.
    The opening was fun and the Doctors insistence on trying the boulder cracked me up but it was about the only laugh.
    There was a weird deja vu plotline at the start that I thought was going to be part of the episode. Was that just a meta joke I didn't get?
    Also they have added weird ships to the Romulan Borg fight anyone know who they are and if it has meaning?
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  20. thribs

    thribs Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 23, 2017
    Must not be for today. That’s weird