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(Gizmodo)   Star Trek: Lower Decks gets weird, even by Lower Decks standards, as we follow the adventures of Peanut Hamper   (gizmodo.com) divider line
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2022-10-06 8:03:32 PM  
Today's Star Trek: Lower Decks asks its surprising lead character if it's worth trying to do something out of your comfort zone, even if you fail. At least unlike its surprising lead character, Lower Decks is much better having tried, even if not everything quite worked out.

That surprising lead in "A Mathematically Perfect Redemption" is none other than Peanut Hamper, the Exocomp science ensign who appeared in Lower Decks' first season finale. There, the singular gag-recapped at the start of the episode, helpfully-was that Peanut Hamper, despite being perfectly suited to help her new friends aboard the Cerritos in their dire battle with the Pakleds, was an absolute jerk


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I mean I know I'm no star trek fanboi, but that's very confusingly written.

I'm not the target audience though of course, and in truth I have no idea what I'm doing here.  I... I'm... no, it's fine.
 
2022-10-06 9:20:31 PM  
That episode was a hoot.
 
2022-10-06 9:30:06 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: That episode was a hoot.


Hot bird man on robot sex
 
2022-10-06 9:36:09 PM  
I thought that said "Peanut Humper" at first, which would make it more weird.
 
2022-10-06 9:42:29 PM  
Not a great episode. I agree with the review that Peanut Hamper is a one-note joke character that should not have an entire episode. I just don't think it worked that well, especially after how good the rest of the season has been.
 
2022-10-06 9:48:02 PM  
it worked. reminded me of Rick and Morty.
 
2022-10-06 9:50:50 PM  
Jeffery Combs as the evil computer at the end was a nice nod.
 
2022-10-06 10:03:29 PM  
That... whatever that was would have worked as a mid-hiatus special, or better off as Sir-not-appearing-in-this-season. This close to the end of the season, especially after last week's amazing DS9 love letter was a major let down. Not great guys.

3/10.

Is it just me.... or does LDS seem to be going in reverse TNG order? S1,2 of LDS was great, while S3 has been up and down. TNG S1, 2 were mostly awful and S3 was a marked improvement?

I'm hoping that Crisis Point 2 isn't as farking disturbing as the first.
 
2022-10-06 10:21:24 PM  

Aezetyr: That... whatever that was would have worked as a mid-hiatus special, or better off as Sir-not-appearing-in-this-season. This close to the end of the season, especially after last week's amazing DS9 love letter was a major let down. Not great guys.

3/10.

Is it just me.... or does LDS seem to be going in reverse TNG order? S1,2 of LDS was great, while S3 has been up and down. TNG S1, 2 were mostly awful and S3 was a marked improvement?

I'm hoping that Crisis Point 2 isn't as farking disturbing as the first.


Are there a lot of Mormons on the show?
 
2022-10-06 10:25:34 PM  

baron von doodle: Aezetyr: That... whatever that was would have worked as a mid-hiatus special, or better off as Sir-not-appearing-in-this-season. This close to the end of the season, especially after last week's amazing DS9 love letter was a major let down. Not great guys.

3/10.

Is it just me.... or does LDS seem to be going in reverse TNG order? S1,2 of LDS was great, while S3 has been up and down. TNG S1, 2 were mostly awful and S3 was a marked improvement?

I'm hoping that Crisis Point 2 isn't as farking disturbing as the first.

Are there a lot of Mormons on the show?


Took me a second... but I get it.
 
2022-10-06 10:59:11 PM  

somedude210: hoodiowithtudio: That episode was a hoot.

Hot bird man on robot sex


And that's all canon. I kept pausing to say out loud to myself, "That's canon. That's Trek canon now."

Definitely not one of the better episodes, but I enjoyed it well enough. Still love the series as a whole.

Also, anyone else notice the pattern of glowing lights one one of the evil megalomaniacal A.I.s at the end?

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2022-10-06 11:02:05 PM  
It had a bird turtle.

A burtle.
 
2022-10-06 11:27:34 PM  
Basically, Peanut Hamper:

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2022-10-06 11:35:52 PM  

Fart And Smunny: It had a bird turtle.

A burtle.


Tird
 
2022-10-07 12:00:05 AM  
There was a lot of Rick and Morty bleed thru on this one.  A few good snarky one liners but yeah not so good an episode.
 
2022-10-07 12:24:31 AM  
If by "weird," you mean "trying too hard to be edgy," sure.
 
2022-10-07 12:56:14 AM  

Fart And Smunny: It had a bird turtle.

A burtle.


Or a Turtle Dove
 
2022-10-07 1:41:06 AM  
I long for the touch of your nozzle.
 
2022-10-07 1:56:28 AM  

Arachnophobe: anyone else notice the pattern of glowing lights one one of the evil megalomaniacal A.I.s at the end?


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2022-10-07 2:55:06 AM  

BullBearMS: Arachnophobe: anyone else notice the pattern of glowing lights one one of the evil megalomaniacal A.I.s at the end?

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The one on the left looks suspiciously like the CBS logo
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/in my mind this was probably the weakest episode of the entire series so far, it had a couple of funny bits, but overall...
 
2022-10-07 6:58:06 AM  

OkieDookie: Jeffery Combs as the evil computer at the end was a nice nod.


What's the computer version of "pinkskin"?
 
2022-10-07 7:02:32 AM  

Fart And Smunny: It had a bird turtle.

A burtle.


Turtle doves
 
2022-10-07 7:22:31 AM  

NeoCortex42: Not a great episode. I agree with the review that Peanut Hamper is a one-note joke character that should not have an entire episode. I just don't think it worked that well, especially after how good the rest of the season has been.


The bird/robot sex was a mistake.  Generally speaking, the jokes in LD might be over-the-top, but they still actually fit.  Do you really see a primitive anti-tech culture being so enthralled by a rude floating ball of metal that one of their members actually wants to have sex with it, and marry it?

The entire character arc was dumb too.  There was none, the thing was just being random.

It was an interesting attempt, but it failed.
 
2022-10-07 8:17:15 AM  

AntonChigger: OkieDookie: Jeffery Combs as the evil computer at the end was a nice nod.

What's the computer version of "pinkskin"?


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2022-10-07 9:28:38 AM  
I've never watched this show, but based on the headline, Lady J's quote, and the rest of the stuff posted here...I don't feel like I'm missing anything.
The premise of making a geeky comedy show about the lower ranks is pretty hard to marry to the tone Star Trek, it could be good but I honestly can't be bothered. It's like waking up one day and seeing ads for the new Sonichu movie.
 
2022-10-07 10:18:39 AM  

thehighesttree: I've never watched this show, but based on the headline, Lady J's quote, and the rest of the stuff posted here...I don't feel like I'm missing anything.
The premise of making a geeky comedy show about the lower ranks is pretty hard to marry to the tone Star Trek, it could be good but I honestly can't be bothered. It's like waking up one day and seeing ads for the new Sonichu movie.


Fark is probably the last place you should be looking when you want to find a balanced fair "review" of a show. This episode was not strong, to be sure. The rest of the series is rather good.
 
2022-10-07 11:17:09 AM  

Aezetyr: thehighesttree: I've never watched this show, but based on the headline, Lady J's quote, and the rest of the stuff posted here...I don't feel like I'm missing anything.
The premise of making a geeky comedy show about the lower ranks is pretty hard to marry to the tone Star Trek, it could be good but I honestly can't be bothered. It's like waking up one day and seeing ads for the new Sonichu movie.

Fark is probably the last place you should be looking when you want to find a balanced fair "review" of a show. This episode was not strong, to be sure. The rest of the series is rather good.


Yup - This episode had some good funny moments but really it was arguably the weakest of the season, if not the entire series.

Lower Decks as a whole though? Fantastic. So many laughs.
 
2022-10-07 11:20:22 AM  
It's interesting to see an episode about an AWOL member of Starfleet who is an irredeemably bad being, trying to look redeemable so Starfleet will come rescue them.

The episode title was a good nod:  A Mathematically Perfect Redemption
 
2022-10-07 11:20:31 AM  

Aezetyr: thehighesttree: I've never watched this show, but based on the headline, Lady J's quote, and the rest of the stuff posted here...I don't feel like I'm missing anything.
The premise of making a geeky comedy show about the lower ranks is pretty hard to marry to the tone Star Trek, it could be good but I honestly can't be bothered. It's like waking up one day and seeing ads for the new Sonichu movie.

Fark is probably the last place you should be looking when you want to find a balanced fair "review" of a show. This episode was not strong, to be sure. The rest of the series is rather good.


Even that I think is a little misleading. Even if I agree it was the "weakest" episode of the season thus far, that doesn't mean it wasn't good. I do think it was good, I laughed out loud - loudly - numerous times. Peanut Hamper basically being Beotch Pudding was damn funny to me.
 
2022-10-07 11:34:34 AM  

Aezetyr: thehighesttree: I've never watched this show, but based on the headline, Lady J's quote, and the rest of the stuff posted here...I don't feel like I'm missing anything.
The premise of making a geeky comedy show about the lower ranks is pretty hard to marry to the tone Star Trek, it could be good but I honestly can't be bothered. It's like waking up one day and seeing ads for the new Sonichu movie.

Fark is probably the last place you should be looking when you want to find a balanced fair "review" of a show. This episode was not strong, to be sure. The rest of the series is rather good.


Part of the problem is it followed two of the strongest episodes in the series.
 
2022-10-07 11:39:01 AM  

Unsung_Hero: The entire character arc was dumb too. There was none, the thing was just being random.


How was it random?

The character decided what they needed to do to be rescued by Starfleet instead of being locked up for going AWOL.

They convinced the locals they were a force for good, while also setting those locals up for destruction... all so they could get Starfleet to show up right as they were looking like they were "saving" the locals from the destruction they created.

I'm beginning to think the title of the episode should have been Whoosh, cause it seems to have gone right over quite a few heads.
 
2022-10-07 12:25:19 PM  

BullBearMS: Unsung_Hero: The entire character arc was dumb too. There was none, the thing was just being random.

How was it random?

The character decided what they needed to do to be rescued by Starfleet instead of being locked up for going AWOL.

They convinced the locals they were a force for good, while also setting those locals up for destruction... all so they could get Starfleet to show up right as they were looking like they were "saving" the locals from the destruction they created.

I'm beginning to think the title of the episode should have been Whoosh, cause it seems to have gone right over quite a few heads.


I hope I wasn't giving it my full attention because I just wasn't enjoying it, since I did indeed woosh on that one which is quite obvious in retrospect.
 
2022-10-07 12:25:59 PM  

mongbiohazard: Aezetyr: thehighesttree: I've never watched this show, but based on the headline, Lady J's quote, and the rest of the stuff posted here...I don't feel like I'm missing anything.
The premise of making a geeky comedy show about the lower ranks is pretty hard to marry to the tone Star Trek, it could be good but I honestly can't be bothered. It's like waking up one day and seeing ads for the new Sonichu movie.

Fark is probably the last place you should be looking when you want to find a balanced fair "review" of a show. This episode was not strong, to be sure. The rest of the series is rather good.

Even that I think is a little misleading. Even if I agree it was the "weakest" episode of the season thus far, that doesn't mean it wasn't good. I do think it was good, I laughed out loud - loudly - numerous times. Peanut Hamper basically being Beotch Pudding was damn funny to me.


I don't think it was the weakest episode... there was a lot to love about this episode, but there was just so much left on the table with the way Peanut Hamper went about "her" mathematically perfect plan. Once they have the reveal on the bird planet, that they had advanced technology in storage I was certain Peanut Hamper was going to lead them back to technology and turn them into a new threat for the Federation.

Peanut Hamper could have easily led them... she had her birdman wrapped around her finger, and the ships were in good working order! Her lifespan is huge, she could have just lived in comfort as she guided them to restore their civilization to it's former technological glory, and have it all!

It was all there too... the ships were clearly a match for StarFleet... and who doesn't want Larry Niven inspired bird-people in Star Trek? Crazy people that's who... Also why didn't the bird-person serving on the ship interact with them at all? If I was a bird person serving on a StarShip and we discovered a whole new planet of flying life, I'd be interested in seeing it!

It could have even ended much the same way, with Peanut Hamper reaching out to Agimus (hell, all the evil laughing AI's in the room) over subspace or something using a bird transmitter she found! Peanut Hamper could have been the new V'Ger, or tootsie roll probe... but no stupid AI ExoComp is locked up in storage now...

waiting...


/also
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2022-10-07 12:49:00 PM  
This is the first episode of this show I genuinely don't like. It's like giving Scrappy Doo his own episode.
 
2022-10-07 1:01:27 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: That episode was a hoot.


It was boring till the very end and then at the very end set itself up for a redemption episode for making me watch that boring crap.
 
2022-10-07 1:02:47 PM  

NeoCortex42: Not a great episode. I agree with the review that Peanut Hamper is a one-note joke character that should not have an entire episode. I just don't think it worked that well, especially after how good the rest of the season has been.


Let's be honest, the very last part could make it interesting but I'm never going back to watch that episode again.
 
2022-10-07 1:48:10 PM  

AtomPeepers: It could have even ended much the same way, with Peanut Hamper reaching out to Agimus (hell, all the evil laughing AI's in the room) over subspace or something using a bird transmitter she found! Peanut Hamper could have been the new V'Ger, or tootsie roll probe... but no stupid AI ExoComp is locked up in storage now...


Ooooor, the stinger is Peanut Hamper becomes Peanut Emperor over 500 years, and then gets thrown into the same computer jail by the crew of the Enterprise-J
 
2022-10-07 2:42:32 PM  

OkieDookie: Jeffery Combs as the evil computer at the end was a nice nod.


That's when you know that the series if officially canon.

/Looking forward to seeing the upcoming appearance of Boimler & Mariner in Strange New Worlds Season 2
 
2022-10-07 3:07:39 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: OkieDookie: Jeffery Combs as the evil computer at the end was a nice nod.

That's when you know that the series if officially canon.

/Looking forward to seeing the upcoming appearance of Boimler & Mariner in Strange New Worlds Season 2


This better be true or I will hunt you down and ...do things you don't like.  It's not cool to troll like that.
 
2022-10-07 3:16:10 PM  

Torqueknot: AAAAGGGGHHHH: OkieDookie: Jeffery Combs as the evil computer at the end was a nice nod.

That's when you know that the series if officially canon.

/Looking forward to seeing the upcoming appearance of Boimler & Mariner in Strange New Worlds Season 2

This better be true or I will hunt you down and ...do things you don't like.  It's not cool to troll like that.


It's true. He's not trolling.
 
2022-10-07 3:33:07 PM  

Torqueknot: AAAAGGGGHHHH: OkieDookie: Jeffery Combs as the evil computer at the end was a nice nod.

That's when you know that the series if officially canon.

/Looking forward to seeing the upcoming appearance of Boimler & Mariner in Strange New Worlds Season 2

This better be true or I will hunt you down and ...do things you don't like.  It's not cool to troll like that.


It's true and it's spectacular.
 
2022-10-07 4:35:55 PM  

Torqueknot: AAAAGGGGHHHH: OkieDookie: Jeffery Combs as the evil computer at the end was a nice nod.

That's when you know that the series if officially canon.

/Looking forward to seeing the upcoming appearance of Boimler & Mariner in Strange New Worlds Season 2

This better be true or I will hunt you down and ...do things you don't like.  It's not cool to troll like that.


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2022-10-07 4:39:31 PM  

Torqueknot: AAAAGGGGHHHH: OkieDookie: Jeffery Combs as the evil computer at the end was a nice nod.

That's when you know that the series if officially canon.

/Looking forward to seeing the upcoming appearance of Boimler & Mariner in Strange New Worlds Season 2

This better be true or I will hunt you down and ...do things you don't like.  It's not cool to troll like that.


It's done, Frakes directed it.  I would have thought they'd have gone full live action, but they say it has 'animated aspects'.  Not sure what that means.
 
2022-10-07 4:48:39 PM  

Unsung_Hero: I's done, Frakes directed it.  I would have thought they'd have gone full live action, but they say it has 'animated aspects'.  Not sure what that means.


It means they still talk really fast
 
2022-10-07 5:37:43 PM  

rideaurocks: Unsung_Hero: I's done, Frakes directed it.  I would have thought they'd have gone full live action, but they say it has 'animated aspects'.  Not sure what that means.

It means they still talk really fast


https://comicbook.com/startrek/news/star-trek-lower-decks-jack-quaid-clarifies-strange-new-worlds-crossover-details/

It was interesting reading the interview and Quaid's bits about how he tried to keep as much 'Boimler' as he could in a live action performance.
 
2022-10-07 5:47:07 PM  

Unsung_Hero: rideaurocks: Unsung_Hero: I's done, Frakes directed it.  I would have thought they'd have gone full live action, but they say it has 'animated aspects'.  Not sure what that means.

It means they still talk really fast

https://comicbook.com/startrek/news/star-trek-lower-decks-jack-quaid-clarifies-strange-new-worlds-crossover-details/

It was interesting reading the interview and Quaid's bits about how he tried to keep as much 'Boimler' as he could in a live action performance.


Hmmnnn... Isn't Lower Decks supposed to be in the TNG era? Strange New Worlds is in the TOS era, like half a century earlier or something. Time travel or alternate universe shenanigans? Guess we'll have to wait and see.
 
2022-10-07 6:04:18 PM  

mongbiohazard: Isn't Lower Decks supposed to be in the TNG era?


Post-TNG, but probably (but not necessarily) pre-Picard I'd say.  The Cerritos' crew knows all about the Enterprise D's crew and exploits and they're legends to them.  It comes off like, "Yeah, we read all those mission logs 10x over at the Academy, they're awesome!"
 
2022-10-07 6:09:39 PM  

mongbiohazard: Unsung_Hero: rideaurocks: Unsung_Hero: I's done, Frakes directed it.  I would have thought they'd have gone full live action, but they say it has 'animated aspects'.  Not sure what that means.

It means they still talk really fast

https://comicbook.com/startrek/news/star-trek-lower-decks-jack-quaid-clarifies-strange-new-worlds-crossover-details/

It was interesting reading the interview and Quaid's bits about how he tried to keep as much 'Boimler' as he could in a live action performance.

Hmmnnn... Isn't Lower Decks supposed to be in the TNG era? Strange New Worlds is in the TOS era, like half a century earlier or something. Time travel or alternate universe shenanigans? Guess we'll have to wait and see.


Holodeck maybe?

Anyway, I found the episode to be fun (even if the bird on exocomp sex a bit cringe.
 
2022-10-07 6:14:39 PM  

Bslim: Holodeck maybe?


SNW doesn't have a holodeck, so it would have to be a LD episode for that to work.  Which would mean you'd expect the SNW cast to be animated rather than see the LD crew in live action.  And you'd expect the episode to be released under the Lower Decks banner.

I look forward to seeing what they came up with.  My guess is 'time travel anomaly, animation is ignored because that's just the story medium'.  Like how TOS and TNG exist in the same continuity though the original had bad practical special effects and TNG had a mix of good practicals and early/bad CGI... and when TOS characters guest stared on a TNG episode, they didn't bring bad practical effects with them.
 
2022-10-07 6:15:22 PM  

Unsung_Hero: mongbiohazard: Isn't Lower Decks supposed to be in the TNG era?

Post-TNG, but probably (but not necessarily) pre-Picard I'd say.  The Cerritos' crew knows all about the Enterprise D's crew and exploits and they're legends to them.  It comes off like, "Yeah, we read all those mission logs 10x over at the Academy, they're awesome!"


Yeah, but regardless of when exactly in TNG era they are, that's definitely many years past Pike and his Enterprise. SNW is set before the crew of the Cerritos was even born, so it's gotta be something weird going on...
 
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