Star Trek: Voyager

Season 2 Episode 12


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 27, 1995 on UPN

Episode Fan Reviews (6)

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  • How far will Janeway go?

    Opening mid-crisis to toss the viewer right into the fray, "Resistance" is a planet-based Janeway episode that's sort of a cross between first season's "Time and Again" and Don Quixote.

    Newcomer Lisa Klink proves her mettle crafting an ambitious teleplay that balances quite a few elements, having A, B, and C stories, while not losing sight of the episode's heart. We have Chakotay on the bridge of Voyager being stonewalled by a figurehead from the planet of the week, Torres and Tuvok bonding in prison, and guest star Joel Grey (who won a Tony and an Academy Award for Cabaret) nearly stealing the show as Caylem, a lovable nut. Yet through it all, the focus remains on Janeway, with Kate Mulgrew taking full advantage of the opportunity to show the captain in a different environment than normal. (UPN, unfortunately, used this to create a misleading preview, showing a moment where she dresses up as a prostitute to distract the guards and editing the footage to make it seem like she has to sell herself to save her crew. "Just how far will she go? Tune in next week!")

    More than anything however, Mulgrew and Grey work well together and give each scene some poignant moments, the last being the most powerful of all. The two flesh out a plot that could be done in any Star Trek incarnation and turn it into a unique and special episode for VOY.

  • Voyager is in need of supplies to bring ship warp engines back online. Finding a planet near by, they obtain materials, but with Tuvok & Torres trapped behind a heavily guarded prison. Janeway helps an old man in the process of the rescue reclaim his hono

    This is why I watch this show. While there are some needless filler shows dealing with Haulodeck simulations, this one is creative and touching, as well as exciting. The ending is touching as Janeway plays along for the sake of an old man's pain. His wife has been in prision and his daughter dead, he, in his state of mind, regards Janeway as his daughter. While he has helped her in her journey to save the others and in the process saved herself a few times, rather than let him die alone, she tells him all is well and he is forgiven. Story is interesting, touching and one of the highlights of this show amazing voyage home.
  • Resistance


    Resistance was a great episode of Star Trek: Voyager and I enjoyed watching this episode because it had a great story as well as character and plot development. It seems that no matter where the crew end up, they get into some sort of trouble with the local population. Captain Janeway goes on a daring rescue mission and in the process learns more about a mysterious man. I thought it was fun to watch the action and drama unfold in this story. I look forward to watching the next episode of Star Trek: Voyager!!!!!

  • Tuvok and Torres are imprisoned and Janeway is injured. After she recovers, Janeway decides it's up to her to save her missing crew

    This episode is just average. Do they ever explain why the engines needed what they tried to get when Tuvok and Torres were captured? Tuvok is tortured, but they never show him being tortured. It was just an ok episode, with too much talk and too little action. The entire episode is spent on Janeway trying to figure out how to get Tuvok and Torres out of prison. It just could have been so much better, and I was acutally bored at some parts of the story. The best part of the episode was the end, not because it was over, but because it was sad. Too bad they didn't spend as much attention to the entire story like they did the ending.
  • An away team consisting of Janeway, Tuvok, Neelix, and Torres transport to an Alsaurian city to find tellurium. Tellurium can be used to power the warp drive of “Voyager”. They manage to get the tellurium, but there is a problem.

    An away team consisting of Janeway, Tuvok, Neelix, and Torres transport to an Alsaurian city to find tellurium. Tellurium can be used to power the warp drive of “Voyager”. They manage to get the tellurium, but there is a problem. The problem is Tuvok and Torres are captured by the Mokra. Janeway is rescued by a man who thinks she is his daughter. Neelix makes it back to the ship with the tellurium. Janeway is stuck with an older man who seems to have Alzheimer’s disease. Janeway feels sorry for the older man. The man saves her from being captured.
  • Crewmembers of Voyager are lost and captured by a hostile police force.

    This is a refreshing change from the standard fare of filler episodes. While making a purchase on a hostile planet, Tuvok and Torres are captured, and Janeway is saved by an eccentric old man named Caylem, who brings her into his strange fantasy as his daughter. Janeway puts up with his eccentrism long enough to plot a breakout for Tuvok and Torres, but turns out to need Caylem's help after all. This is a good, original episode which develops Tuvok's character, shows Janeway's humanity, and the impact the Voyager crew can have on the lives of the people they run into.
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