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I just watched the season finale. I thought the series started out a bit shaky with some funny moments, and got better with each episode. Ep10 was non stop funny for me. Well done.
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The finale was awesome...and a bit dark as fuck. but I really enjoyed it.
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Just watched the last two episodes, what an amazing dive into what Trek is all about. Mariner coming face to face with herself is very Trek-tropey but they made her actually learn something about herself.

Spoiler:

Awesome to see Badgey and the Pakleds again but utterly fantastic to see Riker and Troi again and making the Titan canon.

And RIP to Papa Bear.

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re: Star Trek: Lower Decks (Now on Paramount +)

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Just watched the last two episodes, what an amazing dive into what Trek is all about. Mariner coming face to face with herself is very Trek-tropey but they made her actually learn something about herself.
Spoiler:

Awesome to see Badgey and the Pakleds again but utterly fantastic to see Riker and Troi again and making the Titan canon.

And RIP to Papa Bear.
Might want to spoiler some of that.

Wow that season finale was awesome! Nice to see some spectacular action on this show that wasn't really seen on any of the live series. Isn't that an advantage to doing a cartoon? Some over the top set pieces?

And OMG it's the
Spoiler:
TITAN!!!! And Riker and Troi. That was such a kick ass moment. And brilliant bringing back the Pakleds. That was pretty surprising and fits perfectly for a cartoon series.

These last four episodes really changed my mind about the series very quickly. They really seemed to balance the comedy with the story in these episodes.

I also really loved revisiting some of the TOS. And the commander referring to it as TOS was hilarious. "you know, those old scientists." I also had no idea that the purge movie franchise was based on a TOS episode.

https://trekmovie.com/2020/10/10/fro...o-small-parts/
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Really enjoyed this. It's been the perfect thing to fill in while waiting for Orville. Wish there were more episodes this first season.
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I just binged this series, and I enjoyed it much more than I expected. I would consider myself more of a casual fan of Trek, so I didn't get a lot of references other thank thinking "that seems like a reference" but it was a fun show overall, and I really like all of the characters. They could've made Mariner more annoying, but thankfully they toned her down quite a bit from the first two episodes, and I think it worked much better. Looking forward to future seasons.

That scene with the Titan showing up was really exciting, and yet still humorous.
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Yeah, it's pretty deep with the references. The guy in charge (Mike McMahan) was the guy that did the ST TNG season 8 twitter account some years ago.
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I am just now getting around to this series, and I really hate how everyone feels the need to shout their lines. Some of the jokes still manage to land, but I really hope the delivery improves as the series goes on (I am three episodes in).

Season 2 premieres August 12, 2021.
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I never saw it as shouty, but Mariner is just "like that". And not to spoil anything but she's an ongoing instigator of things that often require raised voices, so it's just part of the concept.

But it's great fun, so I do think you should keep watching.
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Trailer for season 2

https://trekmovie.com/2021/07/23/wat...son-2-trailer/


Looks like more of the same fun stuff, I'm so glad to see this returning.
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Cool, I really enjoyed the first season.
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Season 2 premiere is up as of 2 days ago

Again, it's being distributed weekly.
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Liked the first episode. Quite a few TOS references in this one.
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The only reason Iím somewhat interested is the fact that the show is doing more with Captain Riker and the crew of the Titan.
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Glad to see this back, so much seeing characters knowing their history and working with it instead of every new show being a soft reboot.

Lived the Gary Mitchell reference.
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Yeah, this is still good. I usually don't like animated shows, but I really like this. So many references to past series.
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And it's not just "hey remember this?!" references, it's about acknowledging the past. The thing I like about Lower Decks is that it's not afraid to show it's love for it's history. Discovery and even Picard act like they're embarrassed of their roots, and do everything they can to make themselves different instead of looking at something that happened in the lore and making a logical extrapolation.

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And it's not just "hey remember this?!" references, it's about acknowledging the past. The thing I like about Lower Decks is that it's not afraid to show it's love for it's history. Discovery and even Picard act like their embarrassed of their roots, and do everything they can to make themselves different instead of looking at something that happened in the lore and making a logical extrapolation.
They are able to have new storylines which are self-deprecating and reverential while still remaining canon (which they don't have to be). Worst part of the new shows is that they are trying to be "new" while ignoring, for the most part, the whole history of Trek. I mean, does Picard explore any new territory that wasn't already explored in the last 50yrs of Trek, let along TNG itself?
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I think I could get more on board with this show if the comedy didnít seem so over the top. I donít mind some humor, but the Rick and Morty influence seems strong, and to me that doesnít fit Star Trek. Maybe Iíll try watching again (I barely got through the first episode my last attempt).
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That was pretty good.
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They are able to have new storylines which are self-deprecating and reverential while still remaining canon (which they don't have to be). Worst part of the new shows is that they are trying to be "new" while ignoring, for the most part, the whole history of Trek. I mean, does Picard explore any new territory that wasn't already explored in the last 50yrs of Trek, let along TNG itself?
The best episode of Picard was the one where he visited the Riker family and that actually showed us about how their lives had changed. Between that and the two Romulan housekeepers, those were better stories than whatever the androids and the Romulans were trying to do.

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I feel folks really just want to rehash the past and not explore strange NEW worlds.

Thank "God Level Ransom" that in this day and age, there are tons of Trek shows that cater to all kinds of Trek tastes.
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I feel folks really just want to rehash the past and not explore strange NEW worlds.

Thank "God Level Ransom" that in this day and age, there are tons of Trek shows that cater to all kinds of Trek tastes.
"New" doesn't necessarily mean good or entertaining. Most of Picard was already covered in TNG, and Discovery just isn't all that interesting- they both take themselves way too seriously.

I thought seeing Ransom creating a planet with clones of himself was a hoot.
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The "they keep showing me lights" from Boimler cracked me upi.

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