Spoilers Star Trek: Lower Decks 2x06 - "The Spy Humongous"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by Commander Richard, Sep 15, 2021.


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  1. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 10, 2021

    Not bad at all. Prankcaling Armus raised the only real chuckle from me, but the story was sweet enough. Lower Decks is a really lovely little show. 20 odd minutes and done and generally sharp as a knife.
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  2. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 27, 2006
    Germany, Earth, the Solar System
    Yes, it was. They are making fun of episodes like Genesis where people randomly mutate into primordial monsters like spider creatures and lizards.
    It was dumb, but totally legit Trek content, wether you like it or not. :)
  3. XCV666

    XCV666 Premium Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    I was in high school and dropped out of college when TNG was in first run syndication so same boat. I just mean especially in Youtube there is this certain sort Berman Fandamentalist that complains when there aren't references to former trek, complains when there are, "They've cheapened Yar's death!" as if it wasn't already a pretty empty death scene. In some ways they're less open to new ideas than TOS Fandamantalists. Those Old Church types only have three seasons to work with. They all have in common no sense of humor, so they try to taffy-pull some kind of serious show out of LD and are constantly disappointed.

    they'd like to model. or maybe act. or start a magazine. before they sign any contracts, they better learn to read
  4. Hades Temperature Checker

    Hades Temperature Checker Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 11, 2014
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  5. Amasov

    Amasov Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 24, 2001
    I meant to bring it up earlier, but, I roared at the Armus cameo.

    "What stuff?! STOP THAT!"

  6. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

    May 19, 2005
    Far North Chicago Suburbs
    "I have the biggest hat". If that's all it took, a shame they didn't use Guinan against them in Samaritan Snare.
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  7. Ometiklan

    Ometiklan Captain Captain

    Jul 14, 2003
    Silver Spring, MD
    I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

    But seriously, this would make a great epilogue for Voyager.
  8. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Commodore Commodore

    Sep 17, 2011
    I admit I got some old school schadenfreude from all of the Youtube critics delivering their bliserting hate on Lower Decks and a lot of their audience going, "Grow a sense of humor. It's a cartoon."

    Lower Decks has landed much better with the Essentialists (DS9 deep cut) than DISCO and even Picard.
  9. Wednesday Addams

    Wednesday Addams Princess of the Dark Arts Premium Member

    Jul 22, 2021
    A Hell-adjacent suburb
    Good catch! I didn't think of that, but it makes a lot of sense. Not that the joke *needs* to make sense!

    I dig. I'm 53 btw. And I like your metaphor. :lol:
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  10. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

    Dec 30, 2002
    I think my favorite gag was how unimportant acting captain ended up being.
  11. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 10, 2021
    Yeah. And how defeated he was on the bridge.
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  12. matthunter

    matthunter Admiral Admiral

    Feb 17, 2004
    Great Britain
    The Acting Captain slot just appeared to be "person who takes over if the ranking officers aren't there until the next ranking shift officer takes over" - it would only even apply in a situation like this where Freeman and Ransom bunked off early for drinks. In an emergency (say all ranking bridge crew were dead or otherwise unable to act), Casey would be in charge by default anyway until a senior officer relieved him.

    Makes you wonder why he considered it such a big deal.
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  13. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2011
    Harry was acting captain during the night shift on Voyager in a couple episodes.
  14. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Commodore Commodore

    Sep 17, 2011
    I believe that was actually the point. Casey thinks he's on the fast track when Boimler, having actually been on serious missions, notes that it's not this stuff that makes a difference but actual service.

    So did the rest of the Redshirts after he's pointed this out.
  15. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    Danny Street
    Prank calling Armus was the funniest moment of the series so far, IMHO.

  16. Ricky Spanish

    Ricky Spanish BillJ Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    Escaped from Trumpistan

    More enjoyable adventure with the crew of the Cerritos.
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  17. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 18, 2019
    The invincible redshirts! "Excelsior!"
    Funny that they still wanna figure out the crimson force field
    Top secret Starfleet gift shop and high-security juice bar
    The screaming goat slug!
    "This isn't a friendship, it's a starship. Are you a star or not?"
    The stars trying to solve a crisis by holding 3 speeches at the same time
    You gotta specify lit candle temperatures?
    Prank-calling Armus, who calls himself a skin of evil XD

    But the 3 little pigs coming to life was too stupid. Otherwise, the best in this season so far!
  18. The Return of Zombie Cheerleader

    The Return of Zombie Cheerleader Moar Nu Trek Pleeze Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Nerys Myk
    In a franchise that has given us The White Rabbit and Rumpelstiltskin? Nah.
  19. Hades Temperature Checker

    Hades Temperature Checker Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 11, 2014
    It was a pig too far. Too hammy of a scene. You could never take it to market
  20. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    And the crew going to a universe with magic in the centre of the galaxy and meeting Lucifer himself.
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