Star Trek: Lower Decks‘s “Second Contact”

It’s the debut of a new Star Trek series, which is also the first animated Trek series in over 45 years! See what I thought of the latest from CBS All Access, the episode “Second Contact,” the premiere of Star Trek: Lower Decks. (Spoiler alert: I thought it was good, but not as good as it could’ve been.)

An excerpt:

This could’ve been a brilliant opening, and instead it’s only a good opening, because the show gets in its own way too much by trying too hard to be funny. Two of the biggest pitfalls of writing comedy are letting the joke go on too long and becoming so in love with a shtick that it gets in the way of the story.

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