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Topic: Star Trek: Lower Decks

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Star Trek: Lower Decks focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships.

Just watched the first episode of Lower Decks and not sure how I felt about it... I mean it was very amusing but was it also just a bit much like The Orville... IDK?! Though I am thinking if you like that show this seems to be taking a similar path, only actually in the TREKverse ('cept this is a cartoon, of course).

It almost feels like this is a show folks in the TREKverse would be watching (or something) if only they still had TV.

That all being said I'm not trying to tell others what should or shouldn't be in the franchise I enjoy but also there are reasons why I like something. Typically when a spinoff (or whatever) doesn't match what draws you to the franchise it can complicate a viewer's enjoyment... that being said it's hard to really unpack this series so early in its run.

Of course, I'm not a savage, as with every regular series I check out for the first time I'll be giving ST: LD the 4 Episode Test (if it doesn't grab hold of me by then I'll drop it from my shows).

Anyone else have an opinion?

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I quite liked the first one, I laughed a few times.  It's a good alternative look at ST and doesn't take itself too seriously.  I hated The Orville, but then I don't really like Seth MacFarlane in live action, his voice acting is OK.

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3 (edited by TheFizza 2021-09-24 06:52:11)

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Wizard wrote:

I quite liked the first one, I laughed a few times.  It's a good alternative look at ST and doesn't take itself too seriously.  I hated The Orville, but then I don't really like Seth MacFarlane in live action, his voice acting is OK.

Ha, well I've had my issues with The Orville (too many dumb jokes for one) but it honestly did a good job turning a lot of the usual SF tropes on their heads.

For instance The Orville did the 'dating a robot' thing and somehow made it fresh and interesting. And "About a Girl" was TNG level of social satire... ST:LD just feel like stupid fun (no thinking required), which might be what I like least and most about it... It's kind of refreshing.

Thanks Wizard, for helping me hone in a bit a more specifically on the impression the 1st Ep left me with.

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4 (edited by lighton 2020-08-07 05:34:34)

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TheFizza wrote:

Anyone else have an opinion?

The first episode of Lower Decks definitely seems to just be a comedy that HAPPENS to be set in the ST universe. Not really sure what to expect from it. I think it's different from The Orville though. At least the 2nd season of The Orville which got a bit more serious and became more than just the parody of ST that the 1st season was.

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spicerack wrote:

The first episode of Lower Decks definitely seems to just be a comedy that HAPPENS to be set in the ST universe. Not really sure what to expect from it. I think it's different from The Orville though. At least the 2nd season of The Orville which got a bit more serious and became more than just the parody of ST that the 1st season was.

Well caught, spicerack. A fairer comparison would be to S1 Orville, it got a lot less comedic in S2. And yes, I really didn't know what to expect from the show but I'm not saying it was unwatchable or soulless... that being as it is the 'Rick & Morty' shtick does make this show feel as if it would be more at home in the Orville-verse than Trek... so far (but it's still early days).

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I've added link, image and synopsis to the first post, and posted at https://forum.next-episode.net/viewtopi … 41#p165641.

The trailer didn't do it for me, so I'm not watching the show. It has a very low rating here and isn't really loved over at IMDb.

7 (edited by HomerS 2020-08-07 11:01:11)

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The art style is inspired by i would say Final Space and everything is a bit hectic/on steroids like on Rick and Morty but so far without its wit but i diden't hate the pilot because it's set in the ST universe and doesnt take itself to serious. I gonna check out some more eps before i decide.

It feels a bit like if the creators of Star Trek wanted to give Seth McFarlane the finger by saying "you come from cartoons into our territory with a Star Trek inspired real life comedy series, so we go from real life into your territory with Star Trek set in cartoons/comedy."

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8 (edited by TheFizza 2021-09-24 07:03:39)

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It's funny, looking back at my impression when I watched Ep 1 of S1 compared to how I feel now, it's... well not 'night & day' but I went from hesitant about Lower Decks to frakin' LOVING IT!

It might actually be in my Top 3: DS9, TNG and now LD.

This latest season has started off with a bang and I'm very excited to see where it takes off to next!

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Ah... Today's Ep was sooooo good! cool

Annnnd a To Be Continued to boot!

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10 (edited by HomerS 2021-10-15 09:43:44)

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I changed my mind aswell since the pilot and think it's really good.

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