Star Trek: Voyager

Season 1 Episode 4

Time And Again

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 30, 1995 on UPN
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After being hit by the shockwave of a devastating planet-wide explosion, Voyager investigates. While on the surface, Janeway and Paris are accidentally "shifted" one day into the past.

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  • it was meh

    I see I'm alone here, but I found this story dull... the people on the planet were boring, the costumes were too distracting, Kes is crying and that little boy is irritating, so I kinda lost interest half way through
  • Time And Again

    Time And Again was a perfect episode of Star Trek Voyager and I really enjoyed watching this episode because there was a great story dealing with time travel yet again and there was a lot of character development. It was fun watching the crew try to find a way to rescue Captain Janeway and Lt. Paris. They had their own adventure on the planet a day before the disaster. I like these stories dealing with fractures in time and how its all relative etc... because it really makes you think. Kes is developing some new abilities it seems and it was great how The Doctor handled her concerns. Captain Janeway is one of the best female characters in TV history in my opinion. I look forward to watching the next episode of Star Trek Voyager!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • A great episode. Simply very good Science Fiction and story telling.

    A great episode. Simply very good Science Fiction and story telling.

    Voyager encounters a pre-warp planet recently devastated by a polaric disaster. This is a form of energy which is highly dangerous and some kind of accident has wiped out all organic life on the planet.

    Visiting the devastation, Janeway and Paris fall through time fissures into the planet's past just before the explosion. They try and track down the source. Meanwhile, the Voyager crew figures out a way to open up a fissure for them to return to their own time. Tricky part is to find out where Janeway and Paris are in the past so a nearby fissure can be opened. Hence, a race is on and suspense builds.

    Meanwhile, Janeway learns that something Voyager or its crew did was the original cause of the explosion. She violates the prime directive and reveals to some locals that she is from a starship, visiting from the near future, and a catastrophe is about to occur. Naturally, they don't believe her but they do get her close enough to where the disaster actually will start. The tension continues to build until Janeway and Paris are at ground zero and she sees the fissure being opened by her crew in the near future. This is the source of the disaster. She uses her phaser to shut the fissure down and prevent the disaster.

    This is simply great story telling mixing constantly rising stakes and suspense with some time travel tossed into the mix. It's flawless.moreless
  • Janeway and Paris travel back in time to just before a planet-wide disaster.

    It's unusual that such an amazing episode happened so early in the first season of *gasp* a 4th-generation spin-off. Time episodes are a never-miss in the Trek world, and this one is definitely a hit. In a season of mediocre-at-best episodes, Time and Again stands out as one to watch and re-watch, and is worthy to be named alongside such great Voyager time-travel episodes as Future's End and Shattered.
  • Best one so far with some of the best characters starting to form.

    I enjoyed this episode for several reasons. First it was the fact that we start to see the banter between people on Voyager. Tom is coming more out as the somewhat playboy with a good heart, Kathryn likes to get her hands dirty, Kes is more than just a pretty face and the Doctor is going to keep us all entertained.

    The second reason is that the story is somewhat well written. The flow is fast and there is some effort put into the sets. Instead of the often single location for a new planet, we actually end up seeing at lest 4 different rooms and some outside areas as well. If I were to find something I dislike, I would say that the actors of the local people on the planet were somewhat lacking. They seemed stiff and almost like they were hand-fed the lines, rather than having learned a part. This is also the second episode in a row where (SPOILER) Voyager is the root of the problem...

    But the main thing is that this is the first episode that I really enjoyed of the Voyager Saga!moreless

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