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Star Trek LD - Season 1 - Episode 05

Star Trek LD - 1x05 - Cupid's Errant Arrow

Originally Aired: 2020-9-2

Synopsis:
Mariner is suspicious of Boimler's new girlfriend. Tendi and Rutherford grow jealous of a bigger starship's gear.

My Rating - 4

Fan Rating Average - 4.5

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Factoids
- During the flashback to Mariner's visit to Deep Space Nine, her colleague tells a recent story of Data's twin brother having teamed up with the Borg, which places the flashback shortly after TNG: Descent which would be a few years before the introduction of the uniforms the characters were wearing. Although it's possible the ship she was serving on at the time (the Quito) adopted the uniforms before the Enterprise and DS9 crew.
- Mariner's conspiracy board was a reference to a famous scene from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia and the associated meme that resulted from it.
- Tendi heavily implies that the Cerritos' maximum warp speed is warp 7.

Remarkable Scenes
- Boimler: "I can't believe she used to date Jet! That guy's like a Kirk sundae with Trip Tucker sprinkles!"
- Mariner's flashback to visiting Deep Space Nine.
- Freeman: "There are two fucking people on your whole fucking planet?! [...] Implode the moon."

My Review
Mariner and Boimler were both pretty annoying in this episode, though at least Mariner had an excuse given that when she said before that she'd "seen stuff" she sure wasn't kidding! It was played off as a bit of a joke by the plot, but in all seriousness what she experienced while visiting Deep Space Nine would leave most people with a bit of PTSD. Also wow it was nice to see DS9 again, if only they'd given us a bit meatier a cameo. Oh well.

Beyond that there's not a whole lot to talk about with this one. The girlfriend A plot was a mixture of irritating and entertaining. The Tendi/Rutherford Vancouver recruitment B plot was mostly forgettable. And the diplomacy C plot was a bit more interesting but would've been a lot better if it had been fleshed out more. Fairly mediocre overall, but not bad.

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