STLDP 002 – Envoys (S1E2)
Star Trek: Lower Decks – Season 1 Episode 2 – Envoys
We’re back with the second episode of Lower Decks, titled Envoys! Sorry for the lateness of this episode. Unfortunately, we had to record four days late, and I already had a full week.
A strange energy sphere…
The cold open was interesting, with an energy being strolling in and looking like the being from the TNG episode The Child, who Mariner manipulates to give them a new tricorder. It then seems to be absorbed by Captain Freeman, in a Tilly spore-like absorption. We’re both pretty sure that we will be seeing this entity again later this season.
Boimler & Mariner escort a Klingon General…
Boimler gets the assignment to escort General K’orin to Tulgana IV, only to find Mariner is also going. We see Mariner’s ease at handling every situation, while Boimler fails miserably. There’s a very funny scene that describes about 50 plots of Trek episodes, and then Mariner thinks a Ferengi is a Bolian, even with the over the top “Hu-mann” from TNG Season 1. It gives Boimler the confidence boost he needs, and we find out that she took one for the team.
Rutherford’s career fair…
The idea of Rutherford changing careers just so he can accompany Tendi to watch a pulsar seems more than a little far fetched, but it does bring us several funny scenes. The bridge simulation was especially laugh out loud funny, and I did enjoy the “Smorgasborg”. Medical was less interesting, but still interesting. Rutherford, with his cyborg talents, would make a great security officer, but he would rather hang out in a Jefferies tube. Engineering, through and through. He still reminds me a lot of LaForge.
00:00:00 STLDP 002 – Envoys (S1E2)
00:01:25 Feedback for Last Week’s Episode
00:14:20 About Envoys
00:29:45 Feedback Section
00:41:41 Spot the References
00:48:44 Our Notes
01:04:08 Shipwide Announcements
01:13:35 Wrap Up
Despite what we said, you have until Saturday afternoon to send in feedback…
So, that’s it for this episode! For our next episode, we’ll be discussing the Season 1 Episode 3 of Star Trek: Lower Decks, titled Temporal Edict. Despite what we say during the podcast, we are pushing the deadline almost a day later. The deadline for S1E3 will be 5 PM Eastern/4 PM Central on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Your feedback is SO important to us!!! We have already gotten in some feedback about this episode after we recorded, so feel free to send in your own feedback for this episode and we’ll cover it at the start of the podcast. And don’t forget to sign up for our Patreon to get access to our Patreon episodes.
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