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Steve De Young
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Posted: 25 October 2018 at 10:26am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Just announced, CBS is doing a half-hour animated comedy series called "Lower Decks" that will follow the existence of one of the lower ranking schlubs on a Starfleet ship.

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Posted: 25 October 2018 at 10:46am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

So, CREW? With humor?
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Posted: 25 October 2018 at 10:56am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

When I first saw the headline, I wondered if it was April 1st.
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"A Klingon, a Borg  and a Pakled walk into a bar..."
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Bartender asks, "Why the long face?"








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Posted: 26 October 2018 at 8:58am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

The description sounds like a series dedicated to answering the questions nobody should really be asking.
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Michael Casselman
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Posted: 26 October 2018 at 9:52am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

"I know this ship like the back of my hand" >CONK<

Has no one learned the lessons taught by Star Trek V?

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Marten van Wier
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Posted: 26 October 2018 at 10:07am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

The description sounds like a series dedicated to answering the questions nobody should really be asking.

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Yes, I also don't really see a point to this. Star Trek has had its lighter tones with various successes but to build an entire animated show of 30 minutes on this.
And I can't help but think that the humor is going to be poor with the characters being various stereotypes.
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 26 October 2018 at 10:22am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Iím just gonna quote myself, here:

One gets the sense that the filmmakers donít take things seriously or invest emotionally in the characters, so why should the audience?

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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 26 October 2018 at 10:29am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Sounds like they are taking the wrong lessons from THE ORVILLE.
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Joseph Greathouse
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Posted: 26 October 2018 at 9:57pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

My hope is that this will be something along the lines of The Orville and Scalzi's Redshirts. You can increase the humor and decrease the melodrama without going over the top all the time. 


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Brian Hague
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Posted: 26 October 2018 at 10:20pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Serious props going out to Brian Rhodes...

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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 27 October 2018 at 1:12pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

And the ugliest punchline to this is... in the animated cartoon, how many voice actors can they get? Shatner, Takei, Koenig - maybe that's it. I know Nichelle Nichols is around, but from what I've heard, I'm not sure she's up to doing any kind of performing.

It sounds like a bad idea executed poorly. I mean, if you want to see if it has ANY merit - address the concept without Star Trek in it. If it has legs, then it's supporting Star Trek. If it sounds crappy, then it's relying on (and dragging down) Star Trek.
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Rob Ocelot
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Posted: 28 October 2018 at 10:09am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

I guess we need something to balance DISCOVERY's dour and down tone but my thinking is more along the lines of 'Care Bears, Unicorns and Andorians' rather than the Federation's answer to CLERKS.
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