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edited August 7 in Strange New Worlds
What’s everyone’s thoughts so far!?
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  • DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    What’s everyone’s thoughts so far!?

    I laughed. I thought it was good. I thought the funniest thing was how their "rooms" are basically Japanese microtel rooms in the hallway walls. Which apparently some people hated. I thought it was laughably stupid, which I think is what the writers were going for.

    Keep calm & October 15th!!!!!
  • DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    Episode Two was pretty good. I liked how the booksmart guy was like a little lost lamb, and Mariner knew what was what because she has experienced stuff!!!!!

    Keep calm & October 15th!!!!!
  • Prime Lorca [10FH]Prime Lorca [10FH] ✭✭✭✭✭
    This Trek is doing one thing that kind of hasn't been done before. Well... Several things really. But the last episode focused on alien races that we have seen before. Andorians, Klingons, Ferengi... Enterprise kind of did that, but from the perspective that they hadn't joined the Federation yet. I'll be curious to see if they continue that - developing races that we already know.
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  • watched episode 2 today (yes i know i’m late) i’m warming up to it more i think, just discovered that it takes place after nemesis. i also quite enjoy the theme song lol
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  • Prime Lorca [10FH]Prime Lorca [10FH] ✭✭✭✭✭
    I told my dad about the series last night. He got me into Star Trek in the first place. He's said he's been looking forward to a Star Trek that's a little more light-hearted. Hopefully he likes it as much as I do. I'm looking forward to the next episode tomorrow. I want see where the series goes next. We've seen a good bit of Boimler, Mariner, and Rutherford. I'm hoping for a little more Tendi this week. :)
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  • Prime Lorca [10FH]Prime Lorca [10FH] ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 21
    Did anyone else LOVE episode 3? They did so many things, and I don't know if I even caught them all.

    1) They nailed Riker's "leg up" stance.

    2) The reference to the episode where Picard & Co found Scotty in a transporter "buffer" - where he explained to Geordi how he always left himself a "buffer" when Kirk asked how long something would take. (It's almost like the Lower Decks crew took a course at the academy taught by professor Montgomery Scott.)

    3) Reference to Transporter Chief O'Brien (at work comic) at the end of the episode.

    4) Duel to the death trope.

    5) Persistent life-or-death situations.

    I get the distinct feeling that a few of the writers are true Star Trek fans. It makes me very happy. :)
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  • Prime Lorca [10FH]Prime Lorca [10FH] ✭✭✭✭✭
    I was a little wrong about the O'Brien reference. A member of my fleet posted this from an interview:

    Creator McMahan on O'Brien:
    “So why did we put that statue at the end of the episode? If you ask the common fan on the street to name the most important Star Trek character, they’ll probably say Picard or Kirk. Us Lower Deckers would like to offer a different answer...

    Chief O’Brien is the original Lower Decker, moving from an enlisted crewman all the way to professor of engineering at Starfleet Academy. We experienced his full life in Starfleet: his marriage and relationship with Keiko, being a dad and moving up in rank and location, the dynamic between enlisted crew and officers through his friendships with Bashir and Sisko, and the trauma he experienced being a veteran of the Federation-Cardassian War. One could argue Miles O’Brien is the most fully realized character in Star Trek, and we ask, no, demand he be given a statue.

    While a nod to Miles might be seen as slight by a casual fan, those of us who spent years watching him grow across two television series know he is, without a doubt, the most important person in Starfleet History.”
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  • As much as i enjoyed the reference to the chief, and don’t get me wrong, i love miles as much as anyone else, i’m still waiting for a way for them to reference Nog... Alex Kurtzman said he would look into a way to honor Aron so we can still hope, but anyways, i think my favorite part was when Dr. T’Ana asked Mariner if she wanted her scars removed and when she said no she said “Congratulations, you look like a f———- scratching post." it got quite the laugh out of me :smiley:
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  • GhostStalkerGhostStalker ✭✭✭✭✭
    I love it. TNG meets Rick and Morty. Great.
  • Prime Lorca [10FH]Prime Lorca [10FH] ✭✭✭✭✭
    I really enjoyed episode four. Finally got a little more Tendi. Not a lot, but definitely nice development.
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  • episode 5:

    “I can’t believe she used to date Jet! That guys like a Kirk sundae with Trip Tucker sprinkles.”
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  • So far, episode 2 is the only one that was just ok. Episode 5 had some great stuff. Going to have to watch again later since I think I missed some references. I love how Rutherford band Tendi geek out in pretty much every episode. :)
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  • I have never been a fan of the animation series style that probably started with Simpsons.

    That said, I have really been thoroughly enjoying all of this series! It's amazing all the Easter eggs they threw in there.

    For those who haven't been watching the Star Trek Day streams – John Delancie will be on Lower Decks as Q soon.
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  • I have never been a fan of the animation series style that probably started with Simpsons.

    That said, I have really been thoroughly enjoying all of this series! It's amazing all the Easter eggs they threw in there.

    For those who haven't been watching the Star Trek Day streams – John Delancie will be on Lower Decks as Q soon.

    I'm pretty excited. Q is such a great fit for Lower Decks. I would love to see him get an episode every season. :)
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  • Loved how J.G. Hertzler was in this last one, recognized his voice right away (He voices the alien captain) :smile:
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  • You forgot to mention Badgey. Anyone over 35 should appreciate that little reference. :D
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  • So many great references this week! Roga Danar, Picard's vineyard, Spock on Philos, Khan, that classic Bird of Prey... then getting Kurtwood Smith and John de Lancie in the episode! I has to watch it twice. :)
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  • So many great references this week! Roga Danar, Picard's vineyard, Spock on Philos, Khan, that classic Bird of Prey... then getting Kurtwood Smith and John de Lancie in the episode! I has to watch it twice. :)

    loved it! and the Gorn Wedding was great! :lol:
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