Star Trek: Voyager

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Star Trek: Voyager

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Star Trek: Voyager follows the adventures of the Federation starship Voyager, which is under the command of Captain Kathryn Janeway.

Voyager is in pursuit of a rebel Maquis ship in the Alpha Quadrant's Badlands when it is suddenly thrown 70,000 light years away to the Delta Quadrant. With much of her crew dead, Captain Janeway is forced to join forces with the Maquis to find a way back home.

Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo

The Doctor

Jeri Ryan

Jeri Ryan

Seven Of Nine

Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew

Captain Kathryn Janeway

Roxann Dawson

Roxann Dawson

Lt. B'Elanna Torres

Robert Duncan McNeill

Robert Duncan McNeill

Lt. Tom Paris

Robert Beltran

Robert Beltran

Commander Chakotay

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  • My Favorite ST Series

    10
    I loved TNG but I felt more connected to the characters of Voyager. Yes there were some not so good episodes and even a couple real stinkers but overall the good outweighs the bad for me.
  • BEST OF the STAR TREK

    10
    Sad to see it end!!! We need another series from star trek! It would be nice to have a star trek voyager movie before they are all too old to play in it!!
  • Fans want TNG, go watch TNG. Voyager was ace.

    9.5
    There may have been some crappy episodes, but this was the first series I watched and it was awesome. Don't get me wrong I liked TNG, but I just felt in general it was kinda boring sometimes. DS9... well after season 4 ok, but in general it was fun series. While not perfect and some obvious inconsistency, it was ace :)
  • Best of the newer Star Trek shows..

    6.0
    but still mired in a juvenile squeaky clean feel which is probably the opposite of what such a thing would be if it actually came to pass. People would probably not just take t in stride that they were hurled 70,000 light years from home with about as much of a chance of getting home in their lifetime as an apple has to write a symphony. The ideals of service are overly present in the script as if the adage 'it is not to question why it is to do or die' is all that matters. Quasi militaristic on a bad day. Kids stuff on a good one. Not the most abysmal TV ever made but it is often juvenile & predictable.moreless
  • A better show than some people think.

    8.0
    A lot of people seem to despise Voyager. They say the characters are underdeveloped and poorly constructed, and most of the episodes are derivative of other star trek series'. However, one must realize that by the time Voyager came around, well over 300 episodes of Star Trek in various incantations had been made. There was bound to be plenty of overlap. That being said, Voyager did a fresh take on many of the ideas first explored on other shows.



    Not all the characters are equally developed, it's true, but that's true of TNG and DS9 as well (a la Geordi La Forge) and I think the real reason people bash Voyager more is because there was less of a hunger for Star Trek when it came out, with TNG and DS9 preceding it. When TNG first came out, Trekkers were hungry for Star Trek and were able to ignore the inconsistency of that show, especially in the first few seasons.



    Star Trek: Voyager is likewise inconsistent. There are some truly great episodes interspersed between awful ones. Ultimately, however, it has more good episodes than bad.



    "Threshold" is generally considered to be the worst episode of the show, but it's really just solidly mediocre. The idea of Paris and Janeway hyper-evolving into lizards that procreate with one another is entertaining though far-fetched.



    There are far worse episodes, like "The Fury" wherein the formerly good-natured Kes returns to destroy Voyager and re-write history in season 6. The writers wanted to bring Kes back for an episode but created a terrible story that ruined the character.



    What stands out more than these bad episodes, however, are the ones that are very good. Resolutions, Lifesigns, Tattoo, Human Error, and too many more to list are great character episodes.



    Voyager also had many Multi-part episodes with compelling plots and spectacular special effects, especially cutting-edge for the time. The Killing Game, Future's End, Dark Frontier, The Year of Hell, Equinox, and more are all well-done two-parters.



    Some of the best episodes were bottle episodes as well. "The Thaw" was a brilliant exploration of what fear is with an emotionally powerful ending. "Innocence" had Tuvok the Vulcan protection children on A remote planet, and "Mortal Coil" was an interesting and touching episode about death that Ethan Phillips as Neelix played tremendously well, in my opinion. Robert Picardo as The Doctor plays his character brilliantly.



    More than anything else, the thing that sticks in my mind about reviews of Star Trek: Voyager is critics getting just what they ask for and complaining about it. Critics asked for more serialization and then heavily criticized the Michael Jonas-Kazon arc, the Chakotay-Seska arc, etc; prompting the writers to largery not attempt such sweeping arcs again, which is a shame. Critics called for more original episodes, then cried foul when Voyager's writers created some fascinating, action-packed explorations of the Borg, saying that they gutted the Borg as menacing villans.



    Ultimately, Star Trek: Voyager is a better show than many give it credit for. Despite being somewhat uneven, the show is generally good- I'd give it an 8 out of 10.moreless
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