‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Is a Lot Better Than You’d Expect

When it comes to ideas for TV shows, a humorous Star Trek cartoon does not necessarily sound like a winner. But the scriptwriter Rafael Jordan Say animated series Star Trek: Lower Deck Compare live action shows like Picard And Search.

“I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it, but I actually won by the third or fourth episode,” Jordan says in episode 451 Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy Podcast. “I know it may be sacrosanct to say, but it might be my favorite Star Trek. I think I’ll take this show to any future show. I want more Lower deck. “

Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy The host David Barr Kirtile Was also suspected Lower deck, But became more interested when they found out that it was built by the former Rick and morty Slapstick Mike mcmahan. “I noticed that its creator is the guy who was on the big ‘sci-fi guy’ Rick and morty, Who was most intimately familiar with the genre, “says Kirtile.” If I had known I would have checked the show very soon. “

Fiction writer Christopher M. Kevsco Like that Lower deck Jokes on Star Trek while maintaining a sense of reality. “It feels like a Star Trek show, even though it’s animated, even if it has got more humor than any other show,” he says. “But it still holds true for Canon, and for the rules that have been established in the Star Trek world.”

The sheer volume of jokes and vague references Lower deck Will challenge even the most hardcore Trekkie. Author Sara Lynn Mikner It is clear that the show’s writers have immersed themselves in the Star Trek fandom.

“A lot of jokes come straight Star Trek Shitposting, And the group members were very proud of that, ”she says. “We spent about two weeks figuring out, ‘Well, who are the secret detectives in the group who actually work for this writing staff?” Because we know that they belong in this group. “

Episode 451 featured Rafael Jordan, Sarah Lynn Misner and Christopher M. Listen to the full interview with Kevsco Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy (up). And check out some highlights from the discussion below.

Rafael Jordan on Casual Audience:

“I watched [Lower Decks] With my girlfriend who is not Trekkie. She just casually watches modern movies and does whatever I force her to watch. But she really enjoyed it. She really liked it a lot, but supposedly I was stopping her every two minutes to say, ‘Oh, let me explain this. To really appreciate what is happening here, you have to know what they are saying and I think eventually she got irritated with me. She likes, ‘Play it already. It looks fine to me. ‘… He clearly did such a great job of balancing, the overtake callbacks of previous episodes with hidden little Easter eggs that were just a delight for old-school fans. “

Christopher M. On the characterization of Kevsko:

“At first the relationship between Mariner and Boimler was so frantic and hostile and your face was almost-like. three Stooges The routine, with them all the time eyeing each other — that maybe it was a little grating. But I think they pulled back from the level of antics and it became a more mature relationship. But yes, I think they are great characters. I’m really glad they chose to make Orion The character can be a very earnest scientist, instead of reverting to typical Orion characters – as if they didn’t make her some sort of dancing bar girl. And Rutherford is still amazing. … so yeah, I think it’s a great bunch. I like the four main characters among them. “

David Barr Kirtile on Humor:

Star trek 4 One of my favorite Star Trek movies, but considering it now is actually a comedy. It is a comedy just like any other film, and more so than any other Star Trek films. But i think Star trek 4 There is a comedy that works, and probably because I was so skeptical about the show, I feel like there are a lot of Star Trek comedies that have not worked, especially later next generation Movies. There is a line – I actually wrote it that it is very bad – in First contact, Where they are talking to Zefram Cochrane, and he says something like, ‘So you’re all astronauts … on some kind of Star Trek?’ This is one of the worst jokes in any film I have ever seen. “

Sarah Lynn Michner Red coloured:

“When someone makes fun of a redshirt at Star Trek shitposting, everyone piles on it and jokes, ‘Welcome, new members!” Because it has just been played to death. [Lower Decks] There is a very sophisticated show, where he did his research — or is a part of these subcultures anyway, to begin with — so he knows these things have already happened. People send me memes all the time that originated in Star Trek shitposting three years ago — people who aren’t Trekkies — and they send me because they know I like Star Trek, and they have no idea whether Only I see that meme three years ago, but I have seen all 10 memes that ever refer to it. You should just be like, ‘Thanks for sending me, Grandma!’ And follow along. “

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