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Old 11-06-23, 02:29 PM
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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks (Now on Paramount +)

The Rutherford Boimler exchange was great.
”He looks like Tom Paris.”
”I don’t see it.”
(minutes later)
“They have the exact same face!”

Also nice Maquis name drop.

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Robert Duncan McNeil even came back to do the voice of Nick Locarno.

I wish those other two Star Trek series that have had issues with continuity had someone like Mike McMahan at the helm. He's not just doing member-berries, he's saying "here's some member-berries, now we're gonna frickin' traumatize you with them and you're gonna beg for more" and I'm here for it.
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Yeah, they really made that clear.

And Beckett being a fangirl for Sito Jaxa really hammered home her trauma with Starfleet. It's an organization she truly loves but she's also painfully aware of the pain it can cause. They even got her and Wil Wheaton back for the voices in the flashback.

Very deep cut here, and it actually gave both new and the old episodes some new weight and meaning.

This show just keep getting better and better. At the beginning they were just concerned name drops and quick reference, many times in the background. But now...this season...especially with these last two episodes, they've really kicked it up a notch and now are beyond just referencing old shows and events but further expanding on the lore. It's pretty incredible. I feel like they've done the best job and further expanding the ST universe. Don't get me wrong I absolutely loved Picard S3 and what they've done continuing the story of the TNG characters. And I love what SNW has done with exploring TOS era within the confines of canon. But neither of those are expanding the TNG era Trek like LD is.

We really REALLY need 20 episode seasons! And may it go on for several more seasons to come!
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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks (Now on Paramount +)

It does get better and better. And they've now connected it to the TNG episode it's named for.

When does S5 start?
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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks (Now on Paramount +)

Originally Posted by Meathead
Locarno (and Sito) are covered in TNG S5E19 "The First Duty"

The rest of Sito's story is in TNG S7E15 "Lower Decks"

Been forever since I’ve seen those eps and didn’t remember.
Watched s5e19 and now on s7e15

Picard was super harsh in Sito in that episode but clearly for good reason.

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I love that scene. That and the Worf scene as well. Lower Decks is one of my favorite episodes of TNG. Very underrated. The revelation of Sito's fate is a real gut punch in the episode. They did a great job of making you feel it just like her friends.
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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks (Now on Paramount +)

Yeah gut punch was my exact thought too.
From the moment Sito entered the room with all the officers to get her assignment it seemed pretty obvious it was a suicide mission.
Body language from all the officers made it seem that way too.

Tough one.
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Just the total nondrama from that scene as well. They didn't show it. All they showed was Picard reading a report and then addressing the crew very matter of factly. In that moment, and for most of the episode, we were the lower decks. We were kept in the dark on what the overall picture was that we would usually be privy to in a typical episode. At least we would know what the senior officers knew.
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I love that scene. That and the Worf scene as well. Lower Decks is one of my favorite episodes of TNG. Very underrated. The revelation of Sito's fate is a real gut punch in the episode. They did a great job of making you feel it just like her friends.
Is it underrated? It’s absolutely beloved by fans of the show.
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Maybe not very underrated. And it's certainly beloved. But It's definitely not talked about much. Definitely not nearly as much as the Best of Both Worlds, The Inner Light, Yesterday's Enterprise, Cause and Effect etc. I hardly ever see it making any top 10 lists.
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Yeah, it's not something that shows up in stuff like Buzzfeed listicles or anything, but it's clearly well regarded as it managed to inspire an entire separate series.

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