Spoilers Star Trek: Lower Decks 4x04 - "Something Borrowed, Something Green"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by Commander Richard, Sep 20, 2023.

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  1. Hawku

    Hawku Transwarp Specialist Premium Member

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    I hope future Trek uses what was expanded on Orion culture here. Like, that drinking game would be cool to see on live-action.
     
  2. jackoverfull

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    Another great instalment, the exploration of Orion culture and Tendi’s background was fantastic and brought many laughs. The b-plot was nothing special but ok.

    9
     
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  3. Ogrebear

    Ogrebear Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Episode 4

    Orion ship time!

    "Orion Plagiarist!"

    Expected KaBoom happened!

    I am convinced the rogue ship is controlled by Badgey

    Orion wedding!

    Rutherford and Boilmer are getting close heh?

    Domesticated purple Rhino-beasties!

    5th largest family in the Syndicate.

    Bert!

    Holo-adventures!

    Orion murder bug games!

    'tie some knots'

    "He is aesthetically pleasing"

    Nice tusks on that Chalnoth guy.

    Freeman of the South lol

    Ship graveyard!

    Is that a Aerie class? Cool.

    Tendi is a trained assassin - awesome. Also decent nerd.

    Mariner should get that shoulder checked for sure.

    Bonsi diplomacy!

    Sister Prime duties fell to T'Ercia.

    And in the air!

    Nicely timed arrival there!

    Good wedding pic album - guess people still do that in 2381!

    Mozart holo's!

    That was a fun one that gave us a ton of cool data on Tendi and helped the chaps get along better.
     
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  4. Destructor

    Destructor Commodore Commodore

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    Hello TrekBBS friends, I am back once again with my weekly question about every episode of Lower Decks:

    My daughter, who is now ten, really loves LD and loves to watch it with us on Friday nights. The only episode she has missed is "Where Pleasant Fountains Lie" due to the high level of sexual content, but I do like to check in with the BBS before each episode to make sure there's nothing too bad for a 10YO in each week's ep. For reference, we have watched all tghe episodes so far this season and they've all been perfectly fine, even Moopsy's bone-sucking.

    Can anyone tell me if there is anything too objectionable (meaning too violent or sexual) in this week's ep? No need to spoil, just let me know if it would make me a bad parent to watch this ep with her!

    Thanks so much.
     
  5. jackoverfull

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    there are some relatively tame sexual references (male strip dancing and pheromone-induced slavery) and some violence (the most graphic including some non-lethal stabbing).

    Almost forgot: there is also a surprising scene of unknown characters getting vaporised, nothing is really shown but it can be jarring.
     
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  6. Farscape One

    Farscape One Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Really enjoyed this one.

    Loved getting a closer look at Orions. Did not expect to see a Raven type ship here. D'Erika was voiced by Ariel Winter. (Alex Dunphy on MODERN FAMILY.) The Orion drinking game was really cool.

    A Chalnoth! I always liked their look.

    Boimler and Rutherford as twin Twains... they were Twaining. :)

    And that mystery ship... now took out Orions. I'm really curious as to who they are.

    I gave this an 8.
     
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  7. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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  8. firehawk12

    firehawk12 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The thing is that they have her always fighting stereotypes, even though she is basically a walking Orion cliche. Maybe the end result is having her embrace her Orion mistress title, but she seems to resent that's how people see her and is much happier when the Lower Decks crew just see her as a scientist.
     
  9. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well that's the thing. She was raised to be an assassin and cast that role aside.
     
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  10. Paul755

    Paul755 Commodore Commodore

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    Oh man, the Chalnoth dressed up as Mark Twain killed me. So did Mariner constantly getting stabbed in the same spot.

    Really liked the look at Orion, the revelation that Tendi was born without the female pheromones and that T’Lyn is quite the usual tight ass Vulcan.

    my favorite episode of the season so far.

    9/10
     
  11. Kraig

    Kraig Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I think I have the chair deciphered

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  12. firehawk12

    firehawk12 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Presumably she wanted to follow in her grandmother's footsteps. Which makes me wonder if there's a split in her family... but it's like, all played for jokes anyway so it kind of doesn't bear interrogation.
     
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  13. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Vice Admiral Admiral

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    7/10 I didn’t care much for the Boimler/Rutherford B plot. It was just meh. The Tendi plot was pretty good though. It was nice to visit Orion for the first time. I would like to see it in live action some day.
     
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  14. Charles Phipps

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    The family seems reasonably accepting of the decision. They just passed it down to their younger daughter.
     
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  15. Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs

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    Like "this is a time portal" lol

    What a great running gag.
     
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  16. El Maestro

    El Maestro Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    A fun episode that I think really captures LD's very positive and warm sensibility about its characters and Trek in general. The Twain stuff killed me...very funny.
     
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  17. ToddCam

    ToddCam Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    With the little ship disabling and destroying the other ships, I am pretty convinced that the crews (or at least part of the crews) are being kept or suspended somewhere. When the ship inevitably encounters Cerritos, I don't think that the cast is going to all be killed. Though I guess it does mean Cerritos itself might get blown up, and that feels unlikely. If the crews are actually being killed, then I guess they'll have it happen to a different ship, like the one that was blown up by the Pakleds.
     
  18. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I like that they made sure that there are different shades of orions.
     
  19. Farscape One

    Farscape One Vice Admiral Admiral

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    You could even say some Orions were... green with envy.

    :biggrin:
     
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  20. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk A Spock and a smile Premium Member

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    Did we see any TAS style Orions?
     
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