• Entertainment,  Television

    Star Trek Sunday: Lower Decks Revisited

    by Way back in August, I posted about my initial reaction to Lower Decks. The verdict at that point was that it was my favourite new iteration of Trek since Enterprise ended. We were only two episodes in at that point, but the first season is over now and it’s been renewed for a second season. I hope it gets more. Why? I’m going to steal most of the paragraph I wrote last time: Lower Decks is about friendship, loyalty, compassion, understanding, finding your way, coming of age, and expanding what it means to be a Starfleet officer and a sentient being, human or otherwise. The character interactions come back…

  • Life,  Television

    Star Trek Sunday: Lower Decks

    by So there have only been two episodes so far, but at this point, Lower Decks is making the best impression of any new series or movie since Enterprise ended. Yes, really. If you don’t appreciate the type of humour involved, you’ll probably disagree. It’s face paced, sometimes silly, sometimes mindlessly silly, and to some extent relies on satirizing other bits of the existing canon universe and SF in general. But it’s also about friendship, loyalty, compassion, understanding, finding your way, coming of age, and expanding what it means to be a Starfleet officer and sentient being, human or otherwise. The character interactions come back to the base of Star…