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Lower Decks
« on: July 27, 2020, 07:19:44 pm »
Lower Decks (a star trek cartoon) will air in August!
Here is a link if you would like to check it out:
https://www.inverse.com/entertainment/star-trek-lower-decks-season-1-release-date-trailer-cast-canon

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Re: Lower Decks
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 06:26:52 pm »
Lower Decks will air on 8/6!

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Re: Lower Decks
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 07:02:41 am »
I cannot say I look forward to this, but I guess this is the sign of the franchise.

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Re: Lower Decks
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 08:44:36 pm »
I did not like the star trek - the animated series.
Mostly because the graphics were horrible.
Too 'cartoony' if that makes sense.

From what I have seen of Lower Decks,
I am lead to believe that it will be a higher quality of grapics.
So I'm actually looking forward to the series.

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Re: Lower Decks
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 05:21:30 pm »
I'm not looking forward to it either.  To me its Star Trek meeting Simpsons (which I hate).  Seems like it will be mostly jokes and rudeness.   I don't need that in my Trek.
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Re: Lower Decks
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 10:41:59 am »
Graphics mean little if the tone is poor - The Animated Series may have had animation of its time, but it was still indisputably Star Trek; quite a lot of the content has been introduced as on-screen referenced canon today.

I do not foresee the same granted to Lower Decks. Then again, considering how fast and loose Star Trek has become to date, I don't say that with much conviction.

But I am pleased there is some upcoming Trek related material you are looking forward to. I remain disappointed, especially given recent years, that Star Trek: Enterprise did not survive into a 5th season.

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Re: Lower Decks
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2020, 07:23:43 pm »
I caught the first episode.
It was very amusing.
My only criticism is that it is rated TV-MA (I believe for language mostly)

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Re: Lower Decks
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2020, 07:56:44 am »
Again, a (sad) sign of the franchise these days.

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Re: Lower Decks
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2020, 08:20:27 am »
I saw the first episode.  Its not great, but its not bad either.  Its just.... interesting?

The best I could think of as an analogy is that Lower Decks feels like an animated Orville.  It takes itself seriously, but not too seriously, and I can see it still fitting in canon.  If anything, I like the idea of seeing the other side of the ship.

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Re: Lower Decks
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2020, 10:17:55 am »
In all fairness, if I wanted an animated Star Trek series, I'd rather have an anime; they're the best 2D animated sort of genre these days, and they border on cartoonishness and realism in a good way.

Also, since when are some animated Trek series ever good? (the best respect I have for it is adapting the Kzinti within it, but that's mostly because Kzinti creator David Niven was a writer for that series)

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Re: Lower Decks
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2020, 06:41:14 pm »
I saw the first episode.  Its not great, but its not bad either.  Its just.... interesting?

The best I could think of as an analogy is that Lower Decks feels like an animated Orville.  It takes itself seriously, but not too seriously, and I can see it still fitting in canon.  If anything, I like the idea of seeing the other side of the ship.


That analogy works.
I think it excelled at it's job of being 'funny.'
And the concept of the first episode 'Second Contact' was brilliant.
Still though, I don't think it will be accepted as canon - but I could be wrong.

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Re: Lower Decks
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2020, 08:35:20 pm »
Well, at least in official Trek media, "Lower Decks" did one good thing, somewhat officiating the elimination of the unfortunate reputation for Orions, as seen in this article:
https://screenrant.com/star-trek-lower-decks-orion-slave-girl-tos-ensign-tendi/

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Re: Lower Decks
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2020, 09:03:05 am »

That analogy works.
I think it excelled at it's job of being 'funny.'
And the concept of the first episode 'Second Contact' was brilliant.
Still though, I don't think it will be accepted as canon - but I could be wrong.

Since CBS took over the rights to the francise, their rule was this: if its on screen, its canon.  Just like TAS is accepted as canon, Lower Decks will also be canon. 

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Re: Lower Decks
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2020, 06:55:57 pm »
Well, at least in official Trek media, "Lower Decks" did one good thing, somewhat officiating the elimination of the unfortunate reputation for Orions, as seen in this article:
https://screenrant.com/star-trek-lower-decks-orion-slave-girl-tos-ensign-tendi/


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Re: Lower Decks
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2020, 06:43:15 pm »
Episode 2: Envoy was pretty good.
Sad though that the season is only 4 episode long.
Good though that Lower Decks is suppling some fun new quotes like 'warp it!'

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