The Lower Decks contingent find themselves caught up in a dark silo and handed a sacred horn to testify as to the actions of the bridge crew, currently held in a beam of light. The only problem is, none of them exactly know why they’re there. It’s situation normal for the Cerritos crew in “Veritas.”
While the Captain’s away, the crew of the Cerritos will…improve on transporter technology, produce super canines, rescue a fellow ship in distress, and potentially assist in the birth of a new alien. Maybe?
HERE THERE BE SPOILERS! “Terminal Provocations” thrives on nostalgia. There’s a corrupted, malevolent AI and a problem with the holodeck safety protocols, all familiar fare for the Star Trek franchise. The episode promises a send up of these tropes but ends up mired in story elements that its source material did better, or at least, more honestly. Plot Ahoy! Starfleet dispatches the Cerritos to negotiate the return of century-old Starfleet cargo under salvage by the Drookmani, and despite Captain Freeman’s attempts to resolve the situation peacefully, things go sideways. Somewhere below the command deck, Ensigns Boimler and Mariner leave fellow … Continue reading “Terminal Provocations:” Lower Decks Warps Back to the Nineties
The Cerritos meets up with the Vancouver to implode a misbehaving moon, and Boimler tries to have lunch with his girlfriend. Mariner senses something amiss. Rutherford and Tendi compete for tech with a side of more than they expected. This week: “Cupid’s Errant Arrow.”
The Cerritos teams up with the Merced to retrieve a dead generation ship while Captain Freeman attempts to convince Ensign Mariner to request a transfer. Ensign Tendi attends an ascension ceremony. Things get a little weird.
On a diplomatic mission to Gelrak V, the crew of the Cerritos must battle spears and an Adjudicator Crystal while ensuring their assignments are completed in a timely and efficient manner. Hint, it does not go well for anyone.
Ensign Boimler has landed a choice assignment—escorting a distinguished Klingon guest to an exotic new planet. Ensign Rutherford cycles through job titles in order to keep a promise. Nothing quite works as planned.
From the moment the credits roll, Lower Decks tries to impress upon viewers that this is not your regular Star Trek. Riffing off of the intros from TNG, Voyager, and DS9, which depict the ships and crews valiantly flying through space, Lower Decks credits highlights the crew’s crazy misadventures.
Called to Kesprytt III to evaluate a request for Federation membership from the Kes, a society comprised of three quarters of the planet’s population, the Enterprise crew must navigate deeply held prejudice and hostility in order to rescue Captain Picard and Dr. Crusher after they disappear during transport. This week on TNG Rewatch: “Attached.”
Onboard the Enterprise in her professional capacity, an unusually subdued Lwaxana Troi attempts to set Deanna up with a new man. His daughter sparks Lwaxana’s trauma, and Deanna must uncover her mother’s darkest secret in order to save her life. This week on TNG Rewatch: “Dark Page.”