Spoilers Star Trek: Lower Decks 2x04 - "Mugato, Gumato"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by Commander Richard, Sep 1, 2021.

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  1. Vulture

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    Yeh he's a goner for sure.
    They should make it a running gag and kill him off every season finale and sci-fi stuff him back each premiere.
     
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  2. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    Mugato sex = Roddenberry's Vision.

    Also, it was funny.
     
  3. Paul755

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    Solid 8. Not as good as last week but still pretty good.
     
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  4. Commander Troi

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    She kinda does. That's one of her problems. The fact that she cheered for the guys saving everyone was IMO character development for her. She has a lot of defense mechanisms.

    I loved the episode and laughed ALOT. This is rapidly becoming one of my favorite shows and a highlight of my week.
     
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  5. oldtrekkie

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    She's gonna make Shanx regret that he didn't stay dead....
     
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  6. SolarisOne

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    I don't know, but I cringed and jumped ahead.
     
  7. thribs

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    The sex part was fine. It was the voyeur rubbing his horn. That was a bit much.
     
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  8. Agony_Boothb

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    Hasn't dropped in australia yet. It's usually available Friday on prime by 4pm and it's now 8pm
     
  9. cooleddie74

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    Mugatus banging on a log is what Roddenberry intended by "Captain's Log."
     
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  10. Seven of Five

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    An 8, so more like how much I liked the first couple of episodes.

    D'Ana was getting all of the best laughs for me, like last week. :D

    Boimler and Rutherford had some fun scenes negotiating with the Ferengi.
     
  11. Vger23

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    Absolutely loved this one. It was fun, funny, and not nearly as ridiculous as some of the other episodes have been this season. It also wasn’t dizzingly fast-paced and shouty. It felt like a legitimate Star Trek episode in terms of plot and structure.

    Easily the best episode of the season for me. After two 5’s and a 7, this one gets…

    9/10
     
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  12. Argosy

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    Overall I enjoyed this one, though I don’t think I fully appreciated how much the opening skit can influence your perception of the rest of the episode.

    I have no problem with Mariners impulsive, sometimes reckless nature servicing the story for friendship or fleet. However when it’s dialled up to 11 like it was in the first couple of minutes and there’s impaling and vomiting for no real reason other than to remind us about Mariners character (which we’re very well aware of at this point) it kinda switches me off. I think I was less accepting of the rest of the episode because of it.

    Second viewing was better minus the intro skit and I appreciated the story arcs more. I’m enjoying how we’re seeing a little more of the background characters and fleshing out the crew as a whole. Thumbs up again to the T’Ana jokes. Also the camera focusing in on Tendi and her expression as T’Ana sweet talks Shax – priceless.
     
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  13. Andyliini

    Andyliini Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I gave this episode an 8. It was not as good as the previous one, but still good. It was a bit slow at the beginning, but from the moment they beamed to the planet, it became fun. The jokes were quite juvenile from time to time, but I found them funny. I have no problems with sex jokes.

    Overall, a good one. Hopefully one of these episodes is a full 10, but well see.
     
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  14. cooleddie74

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    So far none of the new episodes have ranked lower than a 6 for me. This is a good sign.
     
  15. fireproof78

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    Exactly.
     
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  16. Starkers

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    I really enjoyed this one. The Mugatu sex jokes made me lugh out loud and T'Ana was hilarious for the second week in a row. Liked seeing Mugatus and Ferengi and the Last Outpost Ferengi crack didn't bother me, always nice to see them as a threat. Loved how Boimler and Rutherford came up with a peaceful solution as well.
     
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  17. oldtrekkie

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    I wonder if they'll be a medusan someday...

    Have you people spotted any medusans in the series so far?


    Or a tholian?
     
  18. alchemist

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    This is a myth. I asked the late Dorothy Fontana about this and she said it wasn't true. They changed the name at the last minute because Mugato sounded better.
     
  19. fireproof78

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    I would like to see a Tholian. A Medusan is another story.
     
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  20. Super Grover

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    Similar to how she was sort of rooting for Ransom against Vindor last season.
     
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