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STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS - S1, E7: "Much Ado About Boimler"...


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#1 FarscapeOne

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 03:43 PM

Mariner tries to impress her best friend from Starfleet Academy who is now a visiting Captain. Boimler is sent to a Starfleet medical ship after a transporter accident puts him "out of phase."

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 07:52 AM

Another fun episode.  A lot of great easter eggs here, like the Jellico reference and a salamander as one of the freaks.

It was a nice surprise to see that they really were going to a nice planet.

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 12:28 PM

Much Ado About Boimler?

Interesting title given that from what little I saw, it seemed that the main plotline was focused on Mariner.  It showed that she has the ability, but generally is sabotaging herself either out of spite for authority, or out of fear of responsibility.  Might she have suffered an incident along the lines of what Kirk went through on the USS Farraghut?

Boimler being sent to an institute for those with mysterious ailments and conditions, kind of reminds me of “Dagger of the Mind” and “Whom the Gods Destroy” with those remote facilities designed to cure the aberrations of the Federation, and a “rebellion” resulting.

I’m not sure of what to make of Tendi and her “dog.”

And once again we have a command staff of a starship being sent on a covert ops mission … this is a Starfleet practice which really makes no sense, since one would think that command staff wouldn’t be considered expendable, especially with the knowledge they carry in their head.

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#4 Christopher

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 12:59 PM

View PostG-man, on 25 September 2020 - 12:28 PM, said:

Much Ado About Boimler?

Interesting title given that from what little I saw, it seemed that the main plotline was focused on Mariner.

I'm wondering if it's a pun on Much Ado about Nothing, since Boimler was out of phase and thus close to being "nothing." Though that's clumsy at best.
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#5 FarscapeOne

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 02:06 PM

It wouldn't be the first time the B plot takes over an episode instead of what the episode title is named for.  "MERIDIAN" immediately comes to mind as one where the B story was far superior to the A one.

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 02:16 PM

View PostFarscapeOne, on 25 September 2020 - 02:06 PM, said:

It wouldn't be the first time the B plot takes over an episode instead of what the episode title is named for.  "MERIDIAN" immediately comes to mind as one where the B story was far superior to the A one.

My go-to examples of that are "The Muse" from DS9 and "The Swarm" from VGR.
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#7 FarscapeOne

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 11:43 PM

Perfect choices for the subject at hand.


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