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STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS - S1, E6: "Terminal Provocations"...


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#1 FarscapeOne

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 11:18 AM

The lovable, but awkward, Ensign Fletcher makes work difficult for Mariner and Boimler. Rutherford introduces Tendi to a holodeck training program he created.

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 09:00 AM

Heh, I would’ve thought that within Star Fleet, the personable “Fake it till you make it” types would’ve been quickly weeded out, or otherwise given staff positions, as opposed to duty on starships.  OTOH, it was nice to see Boimler and Mariner working together to deal with the menace, and that Boimler, in that time of crisis, finally recognized just the kind of person Fletcher was, and rejected him.

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#3 FarscapeOne

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 12:21 PM

Well, Fletcher WAS pretty quickly tossed out.  I guess with certain ships, someone of that mentality can last longer than other assignments.

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 02:54 PM

I believe that the smaller the ship, the more important it is for everyone to pull their own weight, especially if they are engaged more in industrial/engineering tasks.  Were Fletcher aboard a Galaxy-class, they *might* have tolerated his behavior since they could relegate him to non-essential duties, like Gopher, Bartender, or Cruise Director (a la The Love Boat), while  leaving  the essential tasks to those who can deal with it.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 09:05 AM

My mistake, I just caught the closing scene where Fletcher was promoted and transferred to the Titan, where he was fired within a week.

Yeah, this show is definitely presenting a less idealized Star Fleet and humanity than prior series.  

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#6 Christopher

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 09:33 AM

View PostG-man, on 19 September 2020 - 09:05 AM, said:

Yeah, this show is definitely presenting a less idealized Star Fleet and humanity than prior series.  

My theory is that the Dominion War killed off so many Starfleet personnel that they've had to lower their standards a bit to fill the vacancies. Also the counselors are so busy dealing with the war veterans' PTSD that more ordinary neuroses are going unaddressed.
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