Spoilers Star Trek: Lower Decks 2x10 - "First First Contact"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by Commander Richard, Oct 13, 2021.

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  1. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It's a podcast. Nothing personal.
     
  2. Michael

    Michael *:・゚✧ . ゜・ Moderator

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    Ah, thanks for the explanation. I was sure I was missing something in your post. Didn't even know that one existed. :bolian:

    He was a bit hyper in After Trek, but I actually rather enjoyed him as the host. He seemed like a genuinely enthusiastic fan, which is pretty cool to have for such a format. I never really got why people hated on him so much either.
     
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  3. Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs

    Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs Commodore Commodore

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    The format for their podcast is fun. He is a seasoned fan and Andy has never seen Tng and they approach each episode as TV writers, and the podcast itself is charmingly slapped together without a lot of editing and they are argumentative, dorky bffs. It's the only podcast I actually listen to because they don't take themselves seriously at all. I think people were put off by how enthusiastic he was on TV, and came off as like... a cringy nerd. He hated himself on the show too :(
     
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  4. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    I think you should do a podcast. You could call it "0TheWormholeSpeaks" ;)
     
  5. Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs

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    I would listen to this podcast.
     
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  6. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That sounds horrible.
     
  7. rocketdave

    rocketdave Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Ugh, this showed up in my recommendations and I was depressed to see how many angry idiots in the comments seriously think that LD took the idea from some random RLM video. This kind of thing always makes me think of the story David Gerrold told on the TAS DVD audio commentary about the kid who erroneously believed he'd given him the idea for "More Tribbles, More Troubles" and thought he deserved a credit on the episode. Of course, if that happened today, a bunch of these YouTubers would probably be unquestioningly taking that kid's side.
     
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  8. Dukhat

    Dukhat Vice Admiral Admiral

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    People who write comments scare me.
     
  9. Turtletrekker

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    FTFY
     
  10. 14thDoctor

    14thDoctor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    To be fair, that hologram was talking about his own ship, and also he was completely insane. I'm guessing his calculations shouldn't be taken as 100% reliable.
     
  11. Fateor

    Fateor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    He might have also been referring to "Life Support" as everything that keeps humans alive that holograms don't need.

    Things like "Artificial Gravity" and "Inertial Dampeners" and "Non-Physical Radiation Shielding".
     
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  12. Mx_MossBall

    Mx_MossBall Ensign Red Shirt

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    I knew the gag w/ the crew at the end was still coming and it still made me laugh way too much

    I think this episode had a lot of great jokes, the references weren't intrusive, the crew working together was very trekkian, the beluga vibes were very funny, and I'm glad they're resolving the Mariner/Jen gag that way
     
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  13. Sci

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    The more time goes by since this episode aired, the more I've started to think of it as one of the best episodes of Star Trek ever produced.
     
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  14. MJvKobe8

    MJvKobe8 Cadet Newbie

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    I know this is old, but reading this thread is funny. Seeing the trolls that are mad a black girl is the lead of the show and it's nothing they can do about it always gives be a good laugh, thank you.
     
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  15. gweeps

    gweeps Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Didn't care for the cliffhanger ending.
     
  16. Ray Hardgrit

    Ray Hardgrit Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    But cliffhanger season endings are a Star Trek tradition!
     
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  17. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    They still suck.
     
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  18. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Cliffhangers are awesome. I love "and now the conclusion."
     
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  19. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Majel voiced all the cliffhanger and two- or three-part intros until ENT when Scott Bakula, I believe, took over recording them for his series' multi-part stories.
     
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  20. dupersuper

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    Well, naturally. Number One hadn't programmed her voice into Starfleet's computer interface yet in the 22nd century.
     
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