Spoilers Star Trek: Lower Decks 3x01 - "Grounded"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by Commander Richard, Aug 24, 2022.

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  1. IMC Headquarters

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    I love how Bozeman is basically Star Trek Meets Jurassic World. The T'Plana-Hath is reduced to a slide for the kids! Genius!
     
  2. Photoman15

    Photoman15 Commodore Commodore

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    Maybe in his time he had experience with the Pakleds. Or since coming forward in time, he did.

    Anytime they beamed a team under ground.
     
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  3. Tuskin38

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    Eh, I've watched both the shows, I don't think they have similar style humour.
     
  4. Qonundrum

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    I know, I know,I know, I want it too! :devil:
     
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  5. Markonian

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    Bernd Schneider on EAS wonders why the Lower Deckers couldn’t just take any shuttle on Earth?

    Makes me wonder. Avoid filing a flight path?
     
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  6. SantaEddie74

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    Or a more limited range? Which brings up all sorts of issues that a theme park recreation of the Phoenix would have a greater range than a Starfleet or civilian shuttle of the 2380s.
     
  7. Tuskin38

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    Maybe a shuttle is harder to steal.

    The Phoenix replica is already going to space. They hijacked that midflight, a Starfleet shuttle they'd need to get off the ground themselves, bluff traffic control.
     
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  8. jackoverfull

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    They probably need an authorisation to get a shuttle and that would raise questions.
     
  9. DEWLine

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    There's always paperwork, even if the "paper" is virtual. ;)
     
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    "Place your dermal imprint on this PADD."
     
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  11. matthunter

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    Shuttles also have the automatic override, as seen in the S1 ep where the Klingon General stole one. Too risky if anyone got suspicious.
     
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  12. daedalus5

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    Brilliant episode. I’m impressed they got James Cromwell back. Great nods to FC. I’m so glad this series is back.
     
  13. dswynne1

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    I thought the dialogue indicated that all flights were grounded due to the migration of the space creatures? My guess is that shuttles, both Starfleet and otherwise, are registered, but the loophole was that the Phoenix was seen more as an amusement ride for short bursts in near-space? Just guessing.
     
  14. dswynne1

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    Personally, I like referential humor. Also, out of ALL the series in the NuTrek franchise, it is more in synch with the TNG era than even PIC, which, unfortunately, is too "dark" for my taste.
     
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  15. dswynne1

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    Counter-argument: theme park aesthetics or not, what would FEEL real: a holo-simulation or going up on a nearly authentic replication of the first Terran war flight? Also, whose to say that there aren't any old-school space enthusiasts who wouldn't have a DIY kit built of pre-24th century space tech? Certainly, there is Tom Paris' fascination for 20th century technology, just like we have old car/plane/boat/etc enthusiasts running around in old school tech.
     
  16. dswynne1

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    Regarding "beaming": people seem to forget that celestial bodies are constantly moving, and rotating, so "beaming in a straight line" would prove to be a disaster. Also, whose to say that security won't detect a transport beam in the HEART of Federation space?
     
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  17. Captain Kris Kringle Pike

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    Same reason Picard valued the artifact over a simulation. Some things are not going to be close enough to be good enough.
     
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    Well it is a direct continuation of the timeline post-Voyager and Nemesis....
     
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    I will echo what others have said. Things got wrapped up a little too neatly. I hope we aren't back to shenanigans of the week until the end of season 3. But I fear we might be.

    Love everything related to First Contact.