One of the TV channels up here, in the Frozen North, premiered the first episode, for free, of Star Trek: Lower Deck’s new animated series. Me and mine were beside ourselves to watch it, hoping for the best. But then, we learned that the production was by the same team that did the Rick and Morty show and, we nearly bailed right there and then.
However, we prevailed. We sat down to watch the first episode and … didn’t make it past the giant spider—that was it for me. I just couldn’t get into it. The pace was frenetic, weird, and the humour? Well, let’s say, for me at least, was humourless.
The show is supposed to provide us with a dose of geeky goodness, but ‘Oh My‘ this was really not my idea or, what I might have envisioned happening on any lower decks within the Star Trek universe. And the bat’leth accident? Was that really supposed to be funny?
Oh, I am sure this one is going to get high ratings for CBS’s All Access channel. But I won’t be counted in that number.
Which is a shame, because the show is voiced by some excellent voice talent, with Ensign Beckett Mariner (Tawny Newsome), Ensign Brad Boimler (Jack Quaid), Ensign Tendi (Noël Wells), the cyborg Ensign Rutherford (Eugene Cordero), Captain Carol Freeman (Dawnn Lewis), Commander Jack Ransom (Jerry O’Connell), Lieutenant Shaxs (Fred Tatasciore), and Dr. T’Ana (Gillian Vigman).
Ah, well, we sat, we watched, we rolled our eyes. And then went and read a book.
Thanks, but no thanks!