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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2020 8:21 p.m. PST

…Star Trek's Curtains

"This week, Star Trek returns to the world of animation with Lower Decks, a new series dedicated to the motley officers who make up the bottom rungs of Starfleet's finest. It's a chance to goof on the series at large from the perspective of its unsung heroes—but going back to The Next Generation episode that inspired it has us hoping the new show doesn't forget what made the idea so compelling in the first place.

Revisiting The Next Generation's seventh season to see "Lower Decks" in the wake of, well, Lower Decks, is in equal parts surprising and re-affirming. In some ways, it almost feels like we've retconned "Lower Decks" into an altogether different beast over the years—a tale of scrappy underdogs where we focus on what they're up instead of following the usual bridge crew, a nice break from the typical Star Trek action—in a way that such an idea being turned into an animated comedy from a Rick and Morty alumni makes a semblance of sense. But "Lower Decks" isn't… really that memory we have of it?…"
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JMcCarroll07 Aug 2020 2:37 p.m. PST

Missed it last night. Anyone see it?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2020 10:41 a.m. PST

Seems not!… (smile)


JMcCarroll08 Aug 2020 1:33 p.m. PST

I watched it last night. It was ok at best, some characters I just did not like.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2020 7:28 p.m. PST



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