Star Trek: Voyager

Season 4 Episode 14

Message In A Bottle

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 21, 1998 on UPN

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  • One of the best Voyager episodes....

    Since being lost in space nearly four years ago, the USS Voyager is always looking for a way home and sending out an SOS. One day, Seven Of Nine discovers a code that is coming from a Federation ship called the Prometheus to the Alpha Quadrant (home). When they cannot send a transmission, the Voyager crew finds out that they are able to send the Doctor's program over to the ship to send the message to Starfleet that Voyager is OK but lost. However, when the Doctor shows up on the Prometheus he finds it crawling with Romulans and it is up to him to save the day - him and the EMH Doctor of the Prometheus that is.

    The Doctor, played by Robert Picardo, is my favorite character from Star Trek: Voyager and that may have something to do with the fact that I consider "Message In A Bottle" to be one of the best episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. Picardo is great in the episode but it also simply has a great story - the good visuals help out too. Andy Dick guest stars as the Prometheus' EMH Doctor - but do not let that scare you away. Yes, Andy Dick is annoying (although good in many NewsRadio episodes) but he is not too bad here. "Message In A Bottle" is exciting, well written, and has great acting from Picardo but it also features an important hope-giving milestone for the Voyager crew.