The Trouble With Edward

PROD # STR06
EP # 02
TZ Release: 13/10/2019
US Airdate: 10/10/2019
1421.9

On board the science vessel Cabbot, a deranged scientist’s experiment goes terribly wrong and the Tribble menace is unleashed on a planet…

The Trekzone Review

The Trouble with Edward is… Edward himself and the ship wasn’t ready for the hell he’d unleash. Those pesky Tribbles are back and this is now their origin story. I have a feeling this episode was our introduction to the humour we’re going to see with Lower Decks and while it seems many on-line don’t get that humour – or, more likely, have a bee in their bonnet about it being anywhere near Star Trek – we certainly laughed while watching this one.

I think my criticism though will be the same as the original Animated Eps, the runtime just doesn’t give enough time to flesh out the scenes and the beats and everything just feels a little rushed.  While the half hour comedies of other shows work, we’re 6 minutes short of them with this 15 minute running time… they also have commercial breaks to intercut with the constant humour, which – I think – helps.

So, while The Trouble With Edward isn’t a flat out disaster, it certainly isn’t the best it could be… although I did like having an origin story for the furry little menaces… and they’re off to Klingon space!

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