Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020-)  imdb rss

The support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, have to keep up with their duties, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.

Star Trek: Lower Decks: No Small Parts  Season 1, Episode 10

And lo, there shall be a season finale-ing... who lives, who dies, who tells their story? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Oct 8 at 7:19 AM - 33 comments

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Crisis Point  Season 1, Episode 9

At the end of the universe... lies the beginning of scenery chewing! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Oct 1 at 6:59 AM - 28 comments

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Veritas  Season 1, Episode 8

AKA That One Trial Scene From Star Trek VI As A Whole Episode, although, shocking plot twist, [REDACTED] [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Sep 24 at 7:14 AM - 18 comments

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Much Ado About Boimler  Season 1, Episode 7

Did you have that friend from school who ended up doing a lot better than you did? Mariner's got one of those. (At least one, now, that we know of.) And we find out what happens to the weird science accident victims that Starfleet's miracle medicine can't fix... [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Sep 17 at 7:05 AM - 17 comments

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Terminal Provocations  Season 1, Episode 6

[Note: Fletcher didn't die on the way back to his home planet.] [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Sep 10 at 7:23 AM - 13 comments

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Cupid's Errant Arrow  Season 1, Episode 5

The preponderance of neural parasites in various science fiction settings is one that probably deserves a closer look, although funding for grant projects has been subtly but consistently discouraged by the Institute for the Study of Neural Parasites, At Least Theoretically, Although, Really, There Are Much Bigger Problems in the Galaxy, Like Supernovas and Stuff, and We're Not Saying That Because We Have Neural Parasites, Honest, We Checked Each Other For Them, That's Totally Legit (TIFTSONPALTARTAMBPITGLSASAWNSTBWHNPHWCEOFTTTL) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Sep 3 at 7:37 AM - 13 comments

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Moist Vessel  Season 1, Episode 4

Worst Trek episode name ever? I mean, there have been several hundred episodes by now, but I can't think of one that even comes close. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 27 at 7:15 AM - 23 comments

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Temporal Edict  Season 1, Episode 3

A terrible, destructive force overwhelms the crew of the Cerritos. No, not that one. Nor that one. Way worse than that one. I mean, really bad. Also, Jack Ransom loses his shirt, and... [cue gladiatorial music from "Amok Time"][what? what do you mean, we can't use it? This is Trek! Futurama got to use it! Sheesh.] [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 20 at 6:58 AM - 15 comments

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Envoys  Season 1, Episode 2

Boimler has a very important escort mission that he's done an awful lot of work to prepare for and that he absolutely can't mess up under any circumstances; then, he tells Mariner about it. Smooth move, purple hair! Also, Rutherford considers other jobs. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 13 at 7:47 AM - 15 comments

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Second Contact  Season 1, Episode 1

These are the voyages of the USS Cerritos... on an ongoing mission to do stuff around the galaxy that needs doing, to distribute agricultural supplies, to have really disturbing encounters with giant spider-things, to ignore that pesky insect bite that we got on the planet (because what could possibly go wrong?), to get drunk, to have parental issues, to deal with annoying cybernetic implants, to, uh [insert inspiring phrase here when I think of one] [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 6 at 7:20 AM - 31 comments