STAR TREK LOWER DECKS SEASON 4 REVIEW
Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the S.S. Cerritos. Exploring strange new worlds, making first contact with exciting new species and cultures. Boldly going where no one has gone before. Not the bridge crew mind you, the crew members who make sure the ship is functioning properly. Ensigns and rookie engineers make up the cast of Lower Decks. Season 4 opens up with ceremonies that have been a long time coming. Brad Boimler (Jack Quaid), Beckett Mariner (Tawny Newsome), D’Vana Tendi (Noël Wells), and Sam Rutherford (Eugene Cordero) are finally being promoted. Just in time too because out there in the vast reaches of space there is an unmarked ship that is indiscriminately destroying all ships it comes across. From Romulan Birds of Prey to Klingon Battle Cruisers, no ship is safe from this strange overpowered alien vessel. Arching mysteries aside, the crew has many episodic adventures including: Boimler leading his first away mission. Rutherford and Tendi in a sham relationship for the good of diplomacy. Beckett self reflecting upon her self destructive behavior, and a delightfully hilarious episode set in a cave all about adventures set in caves. Bradly, Harmony, and Jordan geek out over all easter eggs, references, and original characters this season, from marshmallow Moopsy to the Vulcan T’lyn (Gabrielle Ruiz) and Jordan gives us an educational monologue on trans representation through the power of the Undercut.
CREATED BY: Mike McMahan
STARRING: Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Fred Tatasciore, Gillian Vigman, Gabrielle Ruiz, Paul Scheer, Jessica McKenna, Jack McBrayer, Phil LaMarr, Carl Tart, Paul F. Tompkins, Jon Curry, Ariel Winter, Jeffrey Combs, Max Grodénchik, Chase Masterson, Robert Duncan McNeill, Wil Wheaton, Shannon Fill
Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)
Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Throughout the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.
Harmoni Anderson (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews, Unstabletop Gaming)
Harmoni is a mermaid-haired, millennial, rum drinking, Section 31, Slytherin (who’s divorced J.K. Rowling) preschool/nursery teacher and multi genre geek who also loves all things film, tv, fashion, makeup, and an embarrassingly huge BTS stan. Like really embarrassing. As in, mention them and then sit back and watch the insanity. Harmoni likes being able to game and talk movies/TV with people that aren’t 3 feet tall or all that demanding of her. Plus she can curse at us and not get fired….so bonus!
Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)
Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.
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