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Star Trek: Lower Decks
« on: July 12, 2020, 07:07:21 PM »
There a trailer for this at last. Starts August 6th.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=V3RkBKedKWw

Not a fan of the voice acting. Very over the top American. Be worth watching for whatever cameos there are at least.

Alberon

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2020, 07:24:43 PM »
I dunno.

Speaking as a Trekkie I think if this wasn’t Star Trek I’d be more interested in it. I’ll give it a go. Of course I’ll give it a go.

I still think they’re missing a trick by not using animation to do new TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT episodes.

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2020, 07:45:08 PM »
The cartoon ship looks more in line with pre-existing Star Trek designs than anything in Disco or Picard.

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2020, 08:16:22 PM »
That actively annoyed me, I had high hopes for the show when it was first announced but it seems too wacky and silly for my liking.

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2020, 09:21:49 PM »
Bit too generic and The Orville has beat them to the comedy Trek spoof.

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2020, 09:37:08 PM »
Shrill Trek

Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2020, 10:44:21 PM »
When I think zany animated comedy, I think Star Trek.

Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2020, 10:52:56 PM »
SHIT

Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2020, 12:18:36 AM »
Shrill

That's the word. Why does it look and sound like that? Why is all modern Trek like an unfunny spoof?

Is it working for them?

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2020, 01:32:42 AM »
ohhh wow this looks goood! Ooh look how original, nobody's ever done anything like this before

Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2020, 02:38:46 AM »
Wouldn't mind exploring Troi's lower decks.

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2020, 08:48:47 AM »
Looks like someone's been watching Final Space, but not taking enough notes.

(You should all watch Final Space if you've not seen it BTW, it's on netflix)

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2020, 09:29:18 AM »
The showrunner and creator for this thing is the guy who had put together the "TNG Season 8" Twitter account. That's what landed him a gig on Rick and Morty. Then, the question is how much interference the project has from Paramount and Kurtzman, because that's typically the stuff that causes any comedy to turn generic and bland.

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2020, 10:28:30 AM »
Looks like someone's been watching Final Space, but not taking enough notes.

That's a good comparison.It can be a bit irritating, always shoehorning in big (often unearned) emotional bits into each episode, but it has done some really nice world building, and the humour and character work is fine (although it takes a while to warm the main guy)

Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2020, 10:55:48 AM »
Think I'll wait for the Nickelodeon series (is that still happening?)

Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2020, 01:54:38 PM »
The showrunner and creator for this thing is the guy who had put together the "TNG Season 8" Twitter account. That's what landed him a gig on Rick and Morty. Then, the question is how much interference the project has from Paramount and Kurtzman, because that's typically the stuff that causes any comedy to turn generic and bland.

TNG Season 8 was funny. Then it was funny again. Then it was a little less funny as it was the same joke again.

Basically a Twitter account which amounted to "The Enterprise investigates an anomaly which could destroy the universe meanwhile Geordi and Data raise puppies" has been turned into a real Star Trek show. What a vacuous husk it has become. The Star Trek equivalent of Shit my Dad Says.

If CBS could turn the Picard facepalm into a show they would.


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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2020, 02:05:46 PM »
Wish they'd let this guy run a show.

https://chiefobrienatwork.com/

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2020, 02:49:40 PM »
I saw the trailer yesterday.  Utterly utterly shit.

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2020, 10:01:06 PM »
I've just become aware of Star Trek: Specter (and its sequels), and this seems as good a place as any to crowbar it in. I'd strongly recommend giving it two minutes of your time, even if it doesn't quite capture the feeling of TNG or DS9, it's an astonishing application of using animation to take Star Trek to new places.

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2020, 11:11:09 PM »
I've just become aware of Star Trek: Specter (and its sequels)

Hah, just meant to have a quick look and 20 mins later I managed to pull myself away. Filed under watch later, thanks.

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2020, 11:40:13 PM »
That's what landed him a gig on Rick and Morty.
OH GAWD NO

Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2020, 02:05:14 AM »
this looks like utter unfunny ass. i dont care, but i fear it may cause my favourite alcoholic, Mike Stoklasa, to die

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2020, 06:09:16 PM »
Wish they'd let this guy run a show.

https://chiefobrienatwork.com/

I discovered that through an old Trek thread recently - marvellous stuff.

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2020, 07:37:19 PM »
I dunno, I just don't really get the point. Aside from the ships it doesn't scream Star Trek, in tone or content. It just looks like a watered down Rick and Morty fitted out with bland characters and that generic shrill US animated comedy tone.

Like, why is it about the engineering and maintenance crews? Surely a proper Trek comedy would be about the people on the bridge, and parody the tropes we see in actual Trek? Or if you're doing it about redshirts, why not make it about the actual away teams, and mine some black comedy from their life expectancies?

I suppose you could say that's well-worn ground, but at least it would actually feel like a Star Trek show. And the "well-worn ground" problem highlights the "What's the point?" question even more.

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2020, 08:59:57 PM »
Come on, flip the pickle, Wesley, you're not gonna regret it. The payoff is huge. I turned myself into a Tribble, Wesley! Boom! Big reveal! I'm a Tribble! What do you think about that? I turned myself into a Tribble! W-w-what are you just staring at me for, bro, I turned myself into a Tribble, Wesley.

I'M A TRIBBLE! I'm Tribble Picaaaard!

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2020, 10:00:20 PM »
I dunno, I just don't really get the point. Aside from the ships it doesn't scream Star Trek, in tone or content. It just looks like a watered down Rick and Morty fitted out with bland characters and that generic shrill US animated comedy tone.

Like, why is it about the engineering and maintenance crews? Surely a proper Trek comedy would be about the people on the bridge, and parody the tropes we see in actual Trek? Or if you're doing it about redshirts, why not make it about the actual away teams, and mine some black comedy from their life expectancies?

I suppose you could say that's well-worn ground, but at least it would actually feel like a Star Trek show. And the "well-worn ground" problem highlights the "What's the point?" question even more.
"I think this show should be X"

*show is not X*

"This show sucks because it isn't X"

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2020, 10:14:30 PM »
"I think this show should be X"

*show is not X*

"This show sucks because it isn't X"

Imagine thinking that a show in the Star Trek franchise should feel like Star Trek to watch? Whatever will people do next?

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2020, 10:28:23 PM »
It's such a fucking bollocks, subjective concept. TNG doesn't 'feel' anything like TOS to me.

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Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2020, 12:34:21 AM »
This is finally being released after years of delays. Unbelievable! Starring Snoop Dogg, Michael Madsen & 40+ Star Trek actors.

Has to be seen to be believed.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=JUwb_gJEkuo

Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks
« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2020, 12:54:51 AM »
I'm not a Star Trek fan, but I saw the trailer for this and was angry on behalf of Star Trek fans.

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