Star Trek: Voyager

Season 2 Episode 17

Dreadnought

5
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 12, 1996 on UPN
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8.2
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  • Clever use of WMD

    8.0
    Based on a story by an executive at Paramount's advertising division and featuring a teleplay written by the uncredited Lisa Klink, this B'Elanna Torres episode gives Roxann Dawson a double role as both Torres and Dreadnaught.



    It's basically the Hal story from 2001: A Space Odyssey, with Dreadnought as the stubborn computer and Torres, in Kirk-like manner, attempting to argue against the cold logic of a machine hell bent on carrying out a mission.



    Klink lays out the episode nicely, putting Voyager and Dreadnought a cat and mouse game, with Dreadnought always a step ahead, before a one on one showdown with Torres aboard the weapon. That puts the episode on Dawson's shoulders, and she comes through, playing Dreadnought with an almost Vulcan-like personality and Torres with a mixture of guilt and desperation as she essentially butts heads with herself. (Kate Mulgrew and guest star Dan Kern lend an assist in a B story about Janeway attempting to warn an alien leader of Dreadnought's target planet).



    Director Burton, using a Steadicam for Dreadnought's interior to give it life and unpredictability, builds the momentum with a quickening pace as the episode approaches its climax and pays it off with an end that doesn't overstay its welcome.

  • Weapon of Mass Destruction and Entertainment

    9.5
    A standout episode for Season 2! This is one of my favorite Voyager episodes and one that really showcases B'Elanna, one of the better defined characters of the show.

    This episode is exciting, clever, and suspenseful. This "Adaptive, Intelligent Weapon" has more spark and personality than some characters in the show. I wish it were a recurring character.
  • Dreadnought

    10

    Dreadnought was a perfect episode of Star Trek: Voyager and I really enjoyed watching this episode as a ship that Torres altered in the past has been detected in the Delta Quadrant and it's about to target a planet full of innocent humanoids. I loved watching Torres aboard the Dreadnought and how she interacted with it's computer. There was suspense, action and character development. Captain Janeway was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice to save millions. I was very entertained and look forward to watching the next episode of Star Trek: Voyager!!!!!!!!!

  • The “Voyager” encounters space debris of what may have been a shuttlecraft. Some of the debris was beamed aboard the “Voyager” to determine what it is. The crew does not know what it is, but it was fired upon by a Cardassian designed weapon.

    9.8
    The “Voyager” encounters space debris of what may have been a shuttlecraft. Some of the debris was beamed aboard the “Voyager” to determine what it is. The crew does not know what it is, but it was fired upon by a Cardassian designed weapon. Janeway thinks Seska is responsible. Torres say she is to blame. Torres informs Janeway that she reprogrammed the weapon while it was in the alpha quadrant. How did it make it to the delta quadrant? The weapon is activated and heading for the planet Roska. Torres attempts to shut down the weapon, but fails.
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