Flare Sci-fi Forums
Flare Sci-Fi Forums Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Flare Sci-Fi Forums » Star Trek » New Trek » Mike McMahan interview (Lower Decks $$$)

   
Author Topic: Mike McMahan interview (Lower Decks $$$)
MinutiaeMan
Living the Geeky Dream
Member # 444

 - posted      Profile for MinutiaeMan     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Does anyone else listen to the Mission Log podcast? This week they just posted a great hour-long interview with Mike McMahan, and I have so much more appreciation for Lower Decks than I already did.

I mean, I really enjoyed watching Lower Decks, but now that I see a little of where he’s coming from, it’s clear that he’s one of us. I know that’s a cliché, but he talks about how studios shouldn’t worry about confusing their audience, they should worry about boring their audience—in the streaming era especially, people are actively choosing which shows to watch, so the goal should be to make it more complex and interesting, and also more conducive to rewatching. That’s something that fans have been saying for decades!

Also, he specifically mentioned the writers’ blind spot of not exploring all the different relationships between the four ensigns this season, and they’re addressing that next season—in a very leaning-on-the-fourth-wall way, apparently.

Also, the choice of the Pakleds as the adversary for the finale was very deliberate, and had an allegorical relevance that I hadn’t even considered—despite the fact that they almost explicitly stated it in the episode!

The whole interview was entertaining, insightful, and has some choice not-too-specific hints at what they’re planning for season two.

--------------------
“Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.” — Isaac Asimov
Star Trek Minutiae | Memory Alpha

Registered: Nov 2000  |  IP: Logged
Malnurtured Snay
Blogger
Member # 411

 - posted      Profile for Malnurtured Snay     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I haven't yet, but looking forward to it.

--------------------
www.malnurturedsnay.net

Registered: Sep 2000  |  IP: Logged
Guardian 2000
Senior Member
Member # 743

 - posted      Profile for Guardian 2000     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If he's one of us then I assume he identifies the show as not being Original Universe canon? ;-)

--------------------
G2k's ST v. SW Tech Assessment

Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged
MinutiaeMan
Living the Geeky Dream
Member # 444

 - posted      Profile for MinutiaeMan     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
“One of us” as in a fan who appreciates the Star Trek universe and wants to create good, entertaining stories with an attention to detail. Not as in someone who gets their undies in a twist when some specific detail doesn’t precisely match their own rigid, preconceived notions of exactly what is the only acceptable way to make Star Trek. [Roll Eyes]

--------------------
“Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.” — Isaac Asimov
Star Trek Minutiae | Memory Alpha

Registered: Nov 2000  |  IP: Logged
The Mighty Monkey of Mim
SUPPOSED TO HAVE ICE POWERS!!
Member # 646

 - posted      Profile for The Mighty Monkey of Mim     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Guardian 2000:
If he's one of us then I assume he identifies the show as not being Original Universe canon? ;-)

You mean the one with James R. Kirk and lithium crystals?

-MMoM [Big Grin]

Registered: Jun 2001  |  IP: Logged
137th Gebirg
Member
Member # 2692

 - posted      Profile for 137th Gebirg     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Don’t forget the Vulcanians! [Wink]
Registered: Sep 2013  |  IP: Logged
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


© 1999-2008 Solareclipse Network.

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3