In “Trusted Sources,” a reporter visits the Cerritos during the test trials of a new project developed by Captain Freeman. The media scrutiny puts the Captain more on edge than usual.
This is the penultimate episode of the season. As such, it sets up what could be a major change in the status quo for Mariner. We don’t know how these changes will play out but we are assured episode 10 will bring to a close a few things raised during Season Three while opening the door to new possibilities in Season Four. Continue reading Star Trek: Lower Decks S3, E9 – “Trusted Sources”
”Crisis Point II: Paradoxus” is a perfect sequel to one of the series top-five episodes from Season One. But that’s not all. Lower Decks is nothing if it isn’t self-referential to Star Trek lore. It’s packed with Easter eggs, visual references, and lines of dialogue that comment on something from canon. “Crisis Point II: Paradoxus” is like a double-stuffed Oreo; twice as delicious. Continue reading Star Trek: Lower Decks S3, E8 – “Crisis Point II: Paradoxus
”A Mathematically Perfect Redemption” is probably the most divisive episode Lower Decks has ever given us. It’s also the Lower Decks episode that seems more fitting to “Rick and Morty,” an irreverent, but popular animated show associated with Mike Mahan. From a non-scientific survey of friends and others the majority of reactions range somewhere from mixed to awful, with a minority of opinions seeing it in a more favorable light. There’s also some varying points of view about the quality of this episode amongst the Age of Discovery hosts. So it should be understood that the analysis this week reflects these differences of opinions. Continue reading Star Trek: Lower Decks S3, E7 – ”A Mathematically Perfect Redemption”
Lower Decks offers up another solid episode with “Hear All, Trust Nothing.” It was a loving return to DS9 that captured some of the charm and a lot of the details of the beloved series. “Hear All, Trust Nothing” continues a trend started last week of humor, compelling story, and significant character development while also creating probably the most joy-filled, nerdy, fan service episode of the series. The three-prong story doesn’t feel overstuffed in any way. If the remaining four episodes are as good, Season Three could end stronger than it began. Continue reading Star Trek: Lower Decks S3, E6 – “Hear All, Trust Nothing”