Star Trek: Voyager

Season 6 Episode 10

Pathfinder

5
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Dec 01, 1999 on UPN
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Episode Fan Reviews (5)

8.6
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  • Pathfinder

    9.0

    Pathfinder was a superb episode of Star Trek: Voyager and I really enjoyed watching this episode because it had a great story surrounding a modern day madgenius who follows his beliefs and convictions in order to prove his theories. It was really interesting to watch and learn about Barclay and observe his character interacting with real people and holograms. In the end this episode offers new hope to both the Voyager crew and Federation Headquarters. I certainly look forward to watching more episodes!!!!!!!

  • One of the Best

    9.5
    Lt. Barclay - the notorious engineer from "Next Generation" claims to have figured out a way to contact Voyager by the means of a wormhole. Unfortunately nobody believes him because of his previous mental conditions and his obviously obsessive behavior. So with some moral support from his friend/shrink Diana Troy (also known from "Next Generation") he takes fate in his own hands.

    In my opinion one of the best episodes on Voyager. Although I admit it's probably influenced by my infatuation with "Next Generation". Somebody who wasn't an fan of NG could very well argue, that the regulars of Voyager are underrepresented in this episode.
  • Remember Lt. Barclay from the "USS Enterprise". He now is working at Starfleet headquarters in the Pathfinder lab. Reginald Barclay has a theory. Well you see, the Federation has deployed the MIDAS Array somewhere near the edge of Federation space.

    9.8
    Remember Lt. Barclay from the "USS Enterprise". He now is working at Starfleet headquarters in the Pathfinder lab. Reginald Barclay has a theory. Well you see, the Federation has deployed the MIDAS Array somewhere near the edge of Federation space. Barclay thinks it is possible to contact Voyager and be able to chat for a brief time. A tachyon beam if fired from MIDAS at a distant pulsar could open up a micro wormhole. The wormhole will be big enough to transmit messages for at least a few messages. Barclay has been using the holodeck too long, thinks his commander. I rate this episode a 9.8
  • People seem to forget--"A very special episode" is a perjorative...

    7.2
    To those who came after the 80s fad, "Very Special Episodes" were often preachy, heavy-handed attempts to cash in on current crises. The most famous (or infamous) of these was Nancy Reagan's appearance on "Diff'rent Strokes" to tell kids to "just say no" to drugs. How'd that work out?

    The two new characters in this episode are ancillary characters from The Next Generation: Counsellor Troi, long since liberated from that awful hair-bun and accent, and Reg Barclay, who actually was an interesting and funny presence on TNG--an exceedingly rare phenomenon (remember when he became superintelligent?). Barclay has become obsessed with Voyager and has a plan to come into contact with it. His superiors think he's relapsed into his holo-addiction and has lost all perspective. All well and good, but when you think about it, the higher-ups do have a point--here's a guy who hasn't unpacked since moving into his apartment two years earlier--he's not exactly the poster boy for normality. Of course, the contact does eventually occur, and the orchestra swells when it does...

    Okay, it is sort of nice to know that the Voyager finally can talk to Earth. But, as with most Voyager things, it's just too darned easy. At this point during Deep Space Nine, Odo and Kira were sharing their first kiss, but that was the culmination of dozens of shows dealing with hidden feelings and unheard declarations, unseen agony and desperation. With Voyager, it's just all in a day's work.
  • Lieutenant Barclay contacts Voyager and Admiral Paris gets to talk to Tom, even Tom doesn't get the chance to talk back to him.

    10
    This episode was heart-warming. It shows that Starfleet Command is trying to contact Voyager. I thought what Admiral Paris says to Tom was wonderful, especially considering the rift between them. When Voyager was able to remain in communication with Starfleet on a regular basis was the best moment in a later episode.
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