“Star Trek: Decrease Decks” is stuffed with franchise in-jokes and references, usually delivered so shortly that followers will catch new jokes on each rewatch, so when Boimler and Mariner find yourself on the Enterprise, they’re nonetheless stuffed with fast quips. It is essential that they do not share something from the longer term with the crew, however they slip up various instances out of sheer pleasure. For instance, Boimler performs the Riker maneuver whereas hopping on a saddle and yelling “Riker!” in reference to “Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology” character Commander Will Riker (Jonathan Frakes, who directed the episode), which makes Uhura (Celia Rose Gooding) stare at him like he is insane. He additionally drops a “Worf’s honor,” reveals Spock’s (Ethan Peck) future nature to his present paramour Nurse Chapel (Jess Bush), and divulges to the crew that Captain Pike’s birthday is developing. (We additionally be taught that Boimler dressed up as Captain Pike for Halloween, which is lovely?)
Boimler is simply as excited to face on the bridge of the Enterprise as any fan from our world can be, as a result of the adventures of Starfleet officers who got here earlier than are as legendary on this planet of “Star Trek” because the fictional tales are to followers on Earth in 2023. It is exhilarating to look at him geek out as a result of the viewers can stay vicariously by way of him, becoming a member of the crew of his daydreams for a quick second and attending to stay out a complete fan fantasy. For Mariner, nonetheless, the thrill revolves completely round one crew member: Ensign Nyota Uhura.