Spoilers Star Trek: Lower Decks 3x03 - "Mining the Mind's Mines"

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  1. IMC Headquarters

    IMC Headquarters Screencaptioning Addict Premium Member

    May 26, 2018
    The rant about outpost scientists was my favorite part of this episode.
  2. Destructor

    Destructor Commodore Commodore

    Feb 19, 2003
    Melbourne, VIC
    I call on the TrekBBS community to help me answer this question:

    Is there anything in this episode I need to be forewarned about regarding gratuitous sex or violence to the degree where it would be irresponsible to watch this in the company of my ten year old daughter, who enjoys watching the show with me?
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  3. Amaris

    Amaris Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Dec 25, 2002
    United States
    There is some animated gore (very brief), and nightmare creatures. She might find them disturbing.
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  4. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    So is Jeckett going to be a thing? Cuz I'm here for it.
  5. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 18, 2019
    The clowns with bat'leth arms and Borg snake from the trailer, and a leg amputation by chainsaw that is cut away from just before it happens.
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  6. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 17, 2011
    I think they're just going with the fact his interest in being a big Starfleet guru trumps his horniness.
  7. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Commodore Commodore

    Jun 15, 2009
    Klingon clowns with batleth arms... Ok..
    Borg snake.. Ok
    Wolfwoman Andorian tearing fake Jeni in half.. Bit gruesome..
    That Lt Cmd seeing a koala.. HA!

    In all good funny episode.. Doc was F'n hilarious..
  8. ExtremeSail

    ExtremeSail Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 4, 2017
    The quick cut to Dr. T'ana revving up the Starfleet-issued chainsaw got the biggest laugh out of me.
  9. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2011
    And the Black Mountain.
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  10. Paul755

    Paul755 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 21, 2018
    A step up from last week for sure.

    T’ana is kind of a sneaky great character, maybe because she’s seemingly used so sparingly. She was great in the scene with Tendi.

    love that Leah Brahams is the dream girl of the nerdy engineering dudes.

    Loved that Stevens saw the Koala and black mountain.

    8/10 for me.
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  11. Cash or Credit

    Cash or Credit Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 12, 2011
    astral plane
    The episodes are getting better this season as we go. This one was super-enjoyable.
  12. TimeIsAPredator

    TimeIsAPredator Commodore Commodore

    Mar 15, 2020
    Felt like a kinda classic TOS plot but it seemed very light and quick as an episode.
    Obviously finding out Rutherford has the same fantasy as the rest of us was funny and Mariner's fantasy being a rule 34 version of Jennifer was an important scene for her.
    She has never seemed embarrassed by her sexual orientation before so I assume it's that she doesn't want anyone to know how much she is thinking about her.

    The aliens doing all this for "more rocks" was a funny little ending.

    Finally some of the so far missing crew got a bit of screen time which is great. I had been missing Dr. Cat.
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  13. Starkers

    Starkers Admiral Admiral

    Apr 22, 2001
    Behind Enemy Lines
    As has been noted some gore, and also some fantasy characters who are being somewhat lascivious, one in a fairly standard kinda way the other in a more amusing, nerdy kind of way.
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  14. Starkers

    Starkers Admiral Admiral

    Apr 22, 2001
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Anyway I thought that was a really fun episode, and for me them thinking Boimler was a tiny robot was very funny.

    I said on Twitter that Lower Decks continues to pack more plot (and heart) into 25 minutes than most shows can do in 60. We had an A and B story which dovetailed at the end, we had stuff for each of our four main cast to do, plus the captain, Doctor, Shax etc

    Dang I love this show.

    Couple of other points, so was Mariner's fantasy Jennifer in a bikini and her nightmare Jennifer wanting to grow old with her?

    Do we think the basketball is some kind of link to Rutherford's supressed memories?

    Leah Brahms!
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  15. Super Grover

    Super Grover Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 26, 2002
    Currently Inactive
    I thought it was cute how Mariner was getting embarrassed about her relationship in front of Boimler and Rutherford. Kinda like a little boy in elementary or middle school when you ask if they have a girlfriend, and they turn all redfaced and try to deny it.
  16. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    A type 13 planet in it's final stage
    Big improvement from last week. I smiled a few times. Leah Brahms as Rutherford's fantasy girl was funny. And Boimler being the sidekick in his own fantasy.

    And Klingon clowns with Bat-leths for arms.

    Looking forward to the inevitable Jennifer cosplays that'll spin from this one:lol:
  17. Akiraprise

    Akiraprise Vice Admiral Moderator

    Mar 4, 2004
    Hell's North Pole

    It was decent. Seeing the Hood was cool. She's gotta be near end of service life by now but is still considered at least a mid tier vessel doing "first contacts" and leaving the Cali-classes to clean up. As was mentioned it was pretty sitcom like this week. Didn't care for the two captains bickering. The nightmare illusions and seeing Dr. Brahms again was cool. I was entertained for a half hour. (I wish it was an hour long!)
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  18. Vger23

    Vger23 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 19, 2014
    Enterprise bowling alley
    I feel like a broken record, but I’ll say it for the third week in a row: “Cute, entertaining, and immediately forgettable”

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  19. Anduinel

    Anduinel Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 8, 2020
    I thought Mariner's reaction to Jennifer was the most interesting part of episode. She wants more intimacy with Jennifer - not just in the hot, sexytimes way, but she wants to deepen their relationship. She wants to go from being fwb to being an item. But at the same time, she's resistant - her fear was getting tied down: growing old together, getting boring, and doing dull, tedious little old lady things together until they die. But that's Mariner - she does care about her people a lot, but doesn't quite *trust* them enough to actually communicate honestly most of the time. I hope we get some follow-up on this.
  20. Captain Jollydark

    Captain Jollydark Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 7, 2022
    Pacific Northwest
    One of my favorite parts and kind of subtle but hilarious to me was the California surfer boy accent the Tellurite (primary groin injury guy) had. I thought this was a good outing, not spectacular but this is how the other two seasons progressed also. The funny ramps up until it kills towards the last few episodes. I don't mind. And I love Dr. T'Ana so so much. I want to be her.
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