Spoilers Star Trek: Lower Decks 3x04 - "Room for Growth"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by Commander Richard, Sep 14, 2022.

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Rate the episode...

  1. 10 - Excellent!

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  2. 9

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  3. 8

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  4. 7

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  5. 6

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  10. 1 - There was room for improvement.

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  1. Commander Richard

    Commander Richard Licenced to Post Premium Member

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  2. Unionized Elf

    Unionized Elf Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Engineers are on mandatory leave two weeks after Billups and Rutherford got to relax on a tropical paradise. Must be nice to be them.

    Well, as long as you forget the whole nearly sacrificed to a volcano thing.
     
  3. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    T'Ana did have a tail previously, right?

    There are way more D'Arsay archives out there than we thought
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    A 200 year old Andorian ship
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    Boimler-Neo? XD
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    It was funnier than the last 2, but not as outstanding as the first one.
     
  4. thribs

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    Interesting that ships still have sweet spots
     
  5. Anduinel

    Anduinel Commander Red Shirt

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    Didn't love this one. The character continuity with the Bold Boimler stuff was nice, but all just a little too random to really do it for me this week.
     
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  6. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I want puppy room!

    *hugs*
     
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  7. thribs

    thribs Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Why are kittens more deviant? I didn’t get that one
     
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  8. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It's a nonsequitor.
     
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  9. Enterprise is Great

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    6/10 pretty average, predictable and just not as funny as the previous three. The pre opening credits scene was the best part of the episode.
     
  10. Lakenheath 72

    Lakenheath 72 Commodore Commodore

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    Disappointing.

    Were these scripts written during the COVID pandemic, for it feels like the efforts of 2 or 3 teams working separately and then having their stories smooshed together to create an episode?
     
  11. KamenRiderBlade

    KamenRiderBlade Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Another piece of engineering technology, lost to the sands of time.

    That relaxation machine could've been really helpful to alot of people.
     
  12. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I mean it's basically just a drug injector.

    Not the Starfleet way!
     
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  13. thribs

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    Was that the first time we’ve seen Rutherford genuinely angry at the end? :)
     
  14. Deks

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    Its not a drug injector.
    It literally draws out stress from the body (otherwise, they'd use a hypospray)... probably through vibrations and phase changing technology of some kind.

    Agreed.
    This was kinda a definition of SF engineers inventing advanced tech and then it no longer being seen ever again.
    Though, the Cerritos engineers built it once.. they could easily build another one.
     
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  15. IMC Headquarters

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    "Increase puppy levels!" :guffaw:

    "You engineered a workaround to your own stress meter???!!!" I always love it when Captain Freeman blows her top.

    The crew go to a relaxation station. What could possibly go wrong? Turns out, the station is legit. The crew just have an infinite work ethic. A neat exploration of that.
     
  16. Lakenheath 72

    Lakenheath 72 Commodore Commodore

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    I believe this is the first time where we learned that deck 1 is not always the location of a bridge. The California-class has "penthouse"-type crew quarters on that deck. A single room can house four bunks.
     
  17. Ar-Pharazon

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    Season 2 might have been the first time we saw one way or the other, but I could be wrong. She wears the lab coat a lot of the time.
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  18. Unionized Elf

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    Even if it were written during the pandemic, the writers would not be "working separately." They'd still be working together through a virtual writer's room on Zoom.
     
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  19. ExtremeSail

    ExtremeSail Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Redditor BornAshes had some pretty good takes on this episode that I'll share and link below

    https://www.reddit.com/r/startrek/comments/xepb46/comment/ioi5j8s/?context=3
    https://www.reddit.com/r/startrek/comments/xepb46/comment/ioi7oth/?context=3
     
  20. Tuskin38

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    Maybe it's not naturally that small and she lost part of it?
     
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