I’m so torn over consider Star Trek: Decrease Decks Season 3 Episode 7.
On the one hand, it is a wholly progressive, wildly inventive, multi-layered narrative that they went all in on. I imply, they redid the complete opening credit for a single episode. That is dedication.
However, it is a whole episode dedicated to an extremely unlikeable character that forces us to think about birdman on robotic coitus—greater than as soon as.
Mating mechanics apart, Peanut Hamper’s arc is genius in that it is actually only a flat line that we’re deceived into believing is character growth.
The homage to Castaway within the opening scenes is a enjoyable reference. Made extra so when she pulls a complete quokka mama and throws her Wilson (aka Sophie) straight into the Drookmani tractor beam cavity to purchase herself time to flee.
(As she crash-lands on a wholly new planet populated by a hitherto unknown species, readers should forgive my completely made-up spellings.)
Kowtorus’s welcome because the clever and open-minded village chief is a stable distinction to Rowda’s aggressive mistrust.
My solely query right here is that one would assume Kowtorus raised Rowda, so why are their beliefs about mechanical life and sentience thus far aside?
It’d even counsel that the ancestors that banned know-how did not move on all that way back. Contemplating the ships are nonetheless useful, the ban could have solely been applied a era or two again. Kowtorus would possibly’ve been a baby (chick?) on the time.
I am not precisely clear on the place Rowda sees his relationship with Peanut Hamper going.
For the reason that village management seems to be hereditary, you’d suppose the long run village chief would really feel it a precedence to safe some offspring.
Rowda: There’s one particular person you haven’t handled but.
Peanut Hamper: I assume we must always begin with a bodily.
Rowda: Oh, how I lengthy for the contact of your nozzle.
As for Peanut Hamper’s seduction — in case you have a greater phrase for it, please counsel it — since she jumps his, um, bones (?) earlier than he reveals the ancestors’ ships within the cavern, there’s an opportunity she was really into the concept for that first encounter.
I am going to admit it was good to see her settling into the group for that break up second.
Peanut Hamper: Hey, Doyle. Did these abdomen worms filter?
Doyle: Oh sure. My fecal matter is again to being oily and white.
Peanut Hamper: Nice! But in addition, gross.
It was virtually a Dr. Quinn, Medication Exocomp, form of vibe.
Bringing again the Drookmani, final seen on Star Trek: Decrease Decks Season 1 Episode 6, is a helpful system to play as it has been established that if a Starfleet vessel fires on them, it is thought-about an act of battle.
Nonetheless, it is not clear if their firing on the Cerritos can also be an act of battle.
I am intrigued by the know-how of the Aerior ancestors.
How may the Drookmani transport onto certainly one of these historic vessels and instantly work out navigation, propulsion, and weapons methods?
Much more curiously, how does Rowda, who has by no means operated a machine (in addition to Peanut Hamper, I assume), grasp the controls of the bigger ship?
Peanut Hamper’s plan to redeem herself within the eyes of Starfleet relies on some excellent timing.
She could not have recognized when the Drookmani would arrive and the place the Cerritos can be when she despatched the misery sign.
Then, to ensure that her redemption to be witnessed, she has to sacrifice herself simply because the Cerritos arrives. That is some precision puppeteering, and he or she manages to drag it off.
Simply shut the f*ck up, Rowda. Develop a f*cking beak. I wasn’t going to spend the remainder of my very lengthy robotic life on a frickin’ chicken planet.
In fact, it begins to unravel when Rowda chooses to forsake his obligation to comply with her to Starfleet.
Her preliminary demur may very well be interpreted as her wanting what’s finest for Rowda, however it’s fairly clear that their relationship was a way to an finish for her.
I ponder what would have occurred if her plan had labored and Rowda had joined her aboard the Cerritos. I think T’ana would’ve had some scientific curiosity about their relationship too.
However issues simply weren’t meant to be.
Regardless of her superior processing skill, she didn’t calculate for the Drookmani activating the Aerior ship.
In fact I may ship a misery name to Starfleet. However these bipedal bastards would simply lock me up for going AWOL. They’re so uptight about being betrayed.
She additionally did not think about that her subspace message can be recorded.
In fact, it will’ve helped if she’d disguised her voice when she invited the Drookmani to pillage the Aerior.
Now that she’s teamed up with Agimus, may we see a ugly twosome emerge at a later date?
Is anybody else slightly involved by the variety of inmates within the Self-Conscious Megalomaniacal Pc Storage facility?
Oh, no matter. I don’t need to keep right here anyway. You’re just like the poor man’s Aurelians.
Do you need to guess how impressed I’m that they managed to slide an Aurelian reference in proper on the finish there?
I spent an pointless period of time attempting to determine if the Aerior had been simply Aurelians. That is the lifetime of writing Trek evaluations.
It will be fascinating if the Aerior determine to affix the Federation after this encounter with the hazards of house scavengers.
On the very least, as a Federation member planet, they may petition for visitation entry to Peanut Hamper, the place they may annoy her endlessly.
Peanut Hamper, after I first met you, I used to be afraid. Not solely since you had been the literal embodiment of every thing I used to be taught to concern, but in addition since you had been energetic.
So, right here I’m on the finish of this overview, and whereas I tremendously recognize the expertise and energy it takes to convey one thing like this to life, by no means thoughts the audacious ambition of pitching this complete idea, I nonetheless did not take pleasure in it.
What does that say about me? Why cannot I get behind an Aerior-Exocomp hookup? Am I subconsciously illiberal of organic-mechanical intimacy?
In different information, with all of the callbacks this season, I eagerly await the return of Badgey.
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