"Lower Decks" - An Embarrassment of Dooplers
There's a lot of duplication going on with the Cerritos - and maybe it's the plot lines? A crazy occurrence with the bridge crew provides the background to this episode featuring a Boimler/Mariner misadventure and a Tendi/Rutherford team-up. We get car chases, model-building, and a chance to catch up on some familiar characters and their Number Ones. Are you enjoying the "Lower Decks" formula? Or are you looking for the show to mix it up more? Let us know your favorite moments from this episode.
“Lower Decks” - Mugato, Gumato. It’s time to bring back a TOS-era “monster,” the Mugato! The trio look at his Boimler, Rutherford, and Mariner tackle some “Last Outpost”-type Ferengi and … really earn that “SV” rating. They also chat about Tendi’s sidequest adventure … and the C story we almost forgot about. Is Captain Freeman on course for a promotion? Let us know your favorite parts!
"Lower Decks" - We'll Always Have Tom Paris
They got our e-mails! Or at least listened to our podcasts.
Okay, maybe the writers of "Lower Decks" just know what they are doing. But the third episode of season two finally brings "new pairings" for our intrepid ensigns on the Cerritos. We get Mariner and Tendi on a misadventure, Rutherford fighting against finding the truth about Lt. Shaxs', and Boimler crawling thru Jeffries tubes accompanied by his VOY-themed collector plate. There's something for everyone (though the trio disagree about what exactly works) in this episode. What was your favorite storyline? And how did you enjoy the return of Lieutenant Paris (in non-plate form)?
“Lower Decks” - Kayshon, His Eyes Open. The animated adventures of the USS Cerritos continue with the introduction (or even “re-introduction”) of new characters, the parallel stories of the trio on the California-class ship and Ensign Boimler on the USS Titan, and a resolution that may hit the “reset” button for the series. We try to collect as many references as we can in this episode - what were your favorite parts?
"Lower Decks" - Strange Energies
It's back! The wacky crew of the starship Cerritos returns in their second season opener with an episode that catches up new viewers and entertains existing fans. The trio look at how a mostly Boimler-less episode holds up, and what made them laugh the most. Did the B story overshadow the A story? How much Captain Freeman/Ensign Mariner arguing is there? And how much do we love the Titan? Maybe enough to blow our heads into space. Let us know what you think of this season two kick-off story!