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

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

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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. Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs

    Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs Commodore Commodore

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  2. 1001001

    1001001 Do You Really Wanna Taste It? Moderator

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    I gave it a 7.

    Not many laughs this time, but the ending (which you knew was coming from all the set ups) was pretty damn funny.

    :lol:
     
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  3. Noname Given

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    I gave it an 8.

    It had some very funny moments, but I feel they missed out on a better appendage joke - they could have had Ransom's head pop off and go to orbit at some point sure; but they should have had him start enlarging his hand (and making it green too); given all the other TOS 'god-like being' Easter eggs they had in the episode. But yeah, finally stopping him completely by putting him under a rock was a nice touch. ;)

    (Although I don't think anyone in a live Trek series ever vomitted up 'strange energies before, so that was new.)
     
  4. Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs

    Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs Commodore Commodore

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    I was off-put by the way Barnes pronounces "Symbiont". Moreso than I should be. It REALLY bugged me.
     
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  5. DEWLine

    DEWLine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    :lol:
     
  6. Kelso

    Kelso Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Perhaps her parents wanted to give her an exotic alien name.
     
  7. DEWLine

    DEWLine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    From her parents' POV, "Jennifer" might count as "exotic".
    More to learn about Andorians and their corners of the universe, right?
     
  8. Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs

    Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs Commodore Commodore

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    Jennifer was adopted by four humans, engaged in a romantic relationship, who co-parent her.
     
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  9. TimeIsAPredator

    TimeIsAPredator Commodore Commodore

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    There is also the chance her mother just liked human names
     
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  10. thribs

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    They told us in season 1
     
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  11. Paul755

    Paul755 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    As much as I love animated Riker and the Titan (so far), unless they plan on doing a spin-off I hope they limit how much we see of them.

    it has a real chance to overshadow the main characters.
     
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  12. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The Saurian on DSC is named Linus. And we still don't have an in-universe reason why. ;)
     
  13. Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs

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    I wonder if his friends a the academy ever called him "Linus the Lizard." Not particularly clever, but that kinda goes in line with Starfleet officer humor.
     
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  14. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Jennifer's parents were BTTF fans. ;)
     
  15. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That's heavy!!
     
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  16. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Most likely.

    At Federation Headquarters in DSC ("Die Trying", et al) there are human characters with alien names, so it makes sense that the reverse would also apply.
     
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    also there's those Pointy Ear people who keep culturally appropriating ancient Roman names.
     
  18. The Old Mixer

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

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    Could be named after a human who's the Andorian equivalent of a godparent, or something along those lines.
     
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  19. BigJake

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    I voted 9... but on reflection, a solid 8.

    Have to dock it a smidge b/c it's a little disappointing that the main story turned out to revolve around resetting the character dynamic between Mariner and her mom on the Cerritos. It would have been nice if they'd let the characters actually evolve.

    That said, it was a pretty amusing nod to Gary Mitchell's outing on TOS (and to the often slap-dash nature of Star Trek "science fiction stuff" in general). Tendi's B-plot made her seem... a little frighteningly unhinged, I guess, but it was good for a chuckle; getting to see Ransom's massive disembodied head out the windows as Tendi and Rutherford have their heart to heart was a nice touch. And our little glimpse of Boimler's terrifying new career at the end made me smile, I wonder if we'll be seeing more of the Titan next episode (which apparently is set to serve up some Tamarian funsies to judge by the title, looking forward to that).
     
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  20. NCC-73515

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    Mariner calls the Cardassian prison escape Cardio XD