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STLDP 004 – Moist Vessel (S1E4)

STLDP 004 – Moist Vessel (S1E4)
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STLDP 004 – Moist Vessel (S1E4)

Star Trek: Lower Decks – Season 1 Episode 4 – Moist Vessel

We’re back with the fourth episode of Lower Decks, titled Moist Vessel. This episode was written by Ann Kim and directed by Barry J. Kelly.

A generational ship, ascending, and a dysfunctional family/command dynamic…

This episode, we finally got a little bit of the dynamic between Mariner and Freeman and how they rub each other the other way. In the end, they did end up working well together in a serious crisis. They saved the ship and the crew of the Merced. I was wanting to see that family dynamic, although we still don’t know how Mariner got that way. I still say she was pushed into command before she was ready, at too young of an age. However, Mariner’s behavior is really hard to stomach. Again, this is probably exaggerated for an animated show, but why would they keep her in Starfleet if she acted that way?

Tendi gets involved in O’Connor’s ascension, and he ACTUALLY ascends, which made little to no sense to me. HOW did that happen? WHY did that happen? Am I overanalyzing? Maybe. While I was editing this episode, I wondered if I was taking it too seriously, and holding this show up to a live-action standard. Again, maybe. It did bug the heck out of me, though, enough to take off two points from my rating. Tendi was a little annoying, too. By the way, the t-shirt I mentioned that had the koalas and galaxies can be found here.

The terraforming ship was cool. What it did to the USS Merced and Cerritos wasn’t. It seemed like a LOT of damage to just be able to reverse. That took me out of the episode. A Tellarite captain was cool to see, although the name of Durango was confusing unless he had some human DNA. I don’t really know but it would have been nice to explain.

Chapters

00:00:00 STLDP 004 – Moist Vessel
00:00:21 Intro
00:01:08 Feedback for Last Week’s Episode
00:08:01 About Moist Vessel
00:09:47 Ratings
00:12:29 Yeses
00:17:31 Nos
00:31:06 Not Good Enoughs
00:37:27 Feedback Section
00:54:33 Spot the References
00:58:13 Our Notes
01:03:52 Shipwide Announcements
01:14:10 Wrap Up

We should be back to a regular schedule so the deadline for feedback will be on Fridays going forward…

So, that’s it for this episode! For our next episode, we’ll be discussing the Season 1 Episode 5 of Star Trek: Lower Decks, title TBD (at the time of writing; Cupid’s Errant Arrow is the title). The deadline for S1E5 will be 7 PM Eastern/6 PM Central on Friday, September 4, 2020. Your feedback is SO important to us!!! And don’t forget to sign up for our Patreon to get access to our Patreon episodes.

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