Not many people know this, but the Voyager episode “Coda” was a backdoor pilot for The Good Place.
— Liz 🦑 (@_lizbarr) July 27, 2020
But first! Absolutely no one has been clamouring to find out what I’m planning to do for Star Trek: Lower Decks, so let me tell you anyway:
I have no idea!
Not just because we don’t yet have info about an international release — there are ways around that, up to and including “getting a prepaid Visa with US currency and a VPN and actually signing up to CBS All Access”. (Don’t think I won’t, uhhhhhhh, give you my money, media conglomerates!)
I’m mostly not sure how much I’ll have to say about it. Recaps for comedies — unless it’s something like The Good Place, where there’s a lot of substance behind the laughs — tend to either just repeat the jokes from the show, or treat the whole affair with so much po-faced seriousness as to render the concept of “comedy” meaningless.
So I’m playing it by ear, hoping we get a last-minute announcement about international availability (I’ll even sign up for Ten All Access if I have to!), and aiming to post about it but not anticipating anything more substantial than maybe amusing bullet points.
Now, onto the show!
“Alter Ego” asks: is it possible to love Tuvok too much? Turns out the answer is … yes?
Neelix learns an ~important lesson about ~honesty. I run out of sarcastic tildes.
Is there EVER a bad time to watch Kate Mulgrew stab a virus in the face?
When will cancel culture come for the Q Continuum?
The male gaze is at it again.
Tuvok is not paid enough to put up with this nonsense. Wait, that’s every episode.
It has been far too long since our last time travel nonsense.
Janeway embarks on a spiritual journey.
No Voyager rewatch this week, as I sprained my wrist. Fortunately, podcast-editing doesn’t require both hands…