Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 1 Episode 1: "Second Contact" Quotes
First contact is a delicate, high-stakes operation of diplomacy. One must be ready for anything humanity is interacting with an alien race for the first time. But we don't do that. Our specialty is SECOND contact. Still pretty important. We get all the paperwork signed, make sure we're spelling the name of the planet right, get to know all the good places to eat...Boimler
Boimler: Romulan whiskey is against regulations!
Mariner: Yeah, because it's awesome.
Tendi: EEK! I can't believe we're going to serve, side by side. Scientists and commanders. An elite team.
Mariner: Yeah, no, we're not really elite. We're more like the cool, scrappy underdogs of the ship. Y'know, we don't wash our hands. We're doing kick-flips all the time...
Tendi: You really don't care about moving up in rank?
Mariner: Been there! Definitely over it. Whenever you think for yourself, they knock you back down.
Boimler: Y'know, for someone who claims to hate rank, you certainly bring it up a lot.
Mariner: Yes, I'm very complicated. Thank you.
The senior officers are all up here. Then you've got Engineering, Science stations, all sorts of Ops around here. Ops, Ops, Ops, storage. Ops...actually, there's like a ton of Ops. It's like, guys, I think we have Ops covered.Boimler
So, yeah, we kind of sleep in a hallway. It's a little disappointing but eventually, when you rank up, you get your own room. We're pretty close to the showers which is nice. Does get kind of musty, though. Which is weird because the showers are sonic.Boimler
Mariner: Let's go check out the holodeck.
Boimler: She doesn't have time for that.
Mariner: How do you know?
Boimler: Because I'm her liaison.
Mariner: Yeah, then what time is it? And don't check because if she doesn't have time, then you should know what time it is. Otherwise, you're just trying to sound important.
Mariner: Computer, load Mariner program, 'All Nude Olympic Training Facility'. You might want to back up a bit.
Tendi: Wow. This is a very detailed program.
Rutherford: I would kill to work on the deflector dish. Most of my day is spent repairing food replicators.
Barnes: They really break that often?
Rutherford: Only when you get food in them.
Hey you, green girl! Strap patients down as they come in. Double them up if you have to. They aren't going to infect each other twice.Doctor T'ana
I have served on five ships, man. I have seen stuff. One time, I got trapped in a sentient cave for weeks. You ever been trapped in a sentient cave? That's a dark place that knows things. I almost got my head taken off by a singing crystal. I've been in a Klingon prison where I had to fight a Yeti for my own shoes for NO reason. He was just being a dick.Mariner
Mariner: You've been on what? FOUR planets?
Boimler: Five. If you count Vulcan.
Mariner: Of course, I don't include stupid Vulcan. You may as well count Earth!
Boimler: I was... counting Earth.