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A new work protocol eliminating "buffer time" has the Lower Decks crew running ragged as they try to keep up with their tightened schedules. Ensign Mariner and Commander Ransom's mutual ... See full summary »

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Juno John Lee (as Juno Lee), Bob Suarez

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Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Mike McMahan (created by) | 8 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Tawny Newsome ... Ensign Beckett Mariner (voice)
Jack Quaid ... Ensign Brad Boimler (voice)
Noël Wells ... Ensign D'Vana Tendi (voice)
Eugene Cordero ... Ensign Samanthan Rutherford (voice)
Dawnn Lewis ... Captain Carol Freeman (voice)
Jerry O'Connell ... Commander Jack Ransom (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Lieutenant Shaxs (voice)
Gillian Vigman ... Dr. T'Ana (voice)
Neil Casey ... (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Vindor / Gelrakian #2 (voice)
Sam Richardson ... Vendome (voice)
Jessica McKenna ... Ensign Barnes / Cerritos Computer / Gelrakian #1 (voice)
Michelle Wong ... Starfleet Admiral (voice)
Nolan North ... (voice)
Paul Scheer ... Lieutenant Commander Andy Billups (voice)
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A new work protocol eliminating "buffer time" has the Lower Decks crew running ragged as they try to keep up with their tightened schedules. Ensign Mariner and Commander Ransom's mutual lack of respect comes to a head during an away mission.

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[Dr. T'Ana has just fixed a wound Ensign Mariner got on an away mission. She notices Mariner has many other scars]
Dr. T'Ana: *sigh* You'll be fine. Want me to clean up those disgusting scars?
Ensign Beckett Mariner: *chuckles* Uh, no way. No. These are my trophies.
Dr. T'Ana: Congratulations. You look like a fucking scratching post.
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Too Little, Too Late
29 August 2020 | by owen-wattsSee all my reviews

After valiantly giving it a go on the strength of it not being as cringingly morose as Star Trek Discovery - and bringing the colourful existential silliness of Solar Opposites to an established universe-the first episode wasn't quite what I'd hoped. Unfortunately it rather carried on in that trend til we get to this point and I've given up on it.

The issue is - Discovery at the very least has a sprinkling of interesting characters - they're not front and centre a lot of the time (which is one of the main issues with it) but Lower Decks main four leads are barely defined and quite irritating. The Orville proved you could do a Star Trek style show with a comedy element and do it very well, but they did some heavy character work to make it all stick.

The fundamental issue, as many other reviewers have pointed out, is that it's two separate shows. One is Trekverse parody, heavy on the references to please the established fans, the other is an irreverent Rick & Morty style animated show aimed at fans of that in the hope to get them into Trek and it fully succeeds at neither. It's not sufficiently earnest enough to be Trek and it's not funny or characterful enough to work as a modern animated comedy. It's a lot brighter and more appealing to me than Discovery, but I'm far less willing to go along with it. Woe betide the Trekkies of 2020, all the content, none of it particularly good.


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