Star Trek: Voyager

Season 4 Episode 9

Year Of Hell (2)

4
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 12, 1997 on UPN
9.1
out of 10
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Stardate: 51425.4
Working with only a skeleton crew, Captain Janeway desperately attempts to repair Voyager in order to stop Annorax. Meanwhile, aboard the Krenim weapon-ship, Paris and Chakotay clash over the best way to save Voyager.

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  • Some pretty good special effects from the last century can't overcome this tiresome episode.

    1.5
    If you like watching cgi spacships colliding and ripping apart, you'll really go for this episode. On the other hand, if you like something that makes sense...



    First, you can't have your cake and eat it too. Either you have a meaningful episode where permanent or at least semi-permanent damage is done to the Voyager and crew, or you don't. Anyone with an IQ above 50 realized that the entire effects of this 2 episode travesty would be nullified in the final 2 minutes, thereby rendering the entire effort a waste of time. I only watched because I'm trying to watch the complete series. Why else would I want to watch something that didn't happen and had no effect on anything. It's easy to feel cheated, as at least one other review indicates.



    One reason to watch would be because the episode was interesting. I don't understand why anything in this episode happened the way it did, other than to make the story come out the way the writes did. For example:



    At the end, the other ships had to lower their "temporal" shields in order to revert back to their former condition. What about all the escape pods that are light years away? Did they revert also? What would have happened if one person hid behind a temporal shield? Would they still be in a ship that no longer existed? Did the entire universe revert to a different timeline? Does this imply that the time ship was holding the entire universe in a different time line? It seemed that the explosion of the time warp engine (or whatever it was called) caused some type of time disruption. How did this random explosion cause everything to go back to the initial time-line, rather than some random one? I like a good plot device as much as the next guy, but I like it better when I have some idea of what it is.



    And why did the time ship captain allow Tom free run of the ship? Is this how most people handle prisoners?



    Why did they shoot planets with a time gun? What does this possibly mean? What does this gun shoot, shots of "time differentness"?moreless
  • Year of Hell (2)

    9.5
    Year of Hell (2) was a superb episode of Star Trek: Voyager and I enjoyed watching this episode which concluded the two part story. Though it was another time travel episode with no real consequences in the end, it was still entertaining and very engaging. I liked the characters, the action scenes, and the sentiments of the Captain and Crew. This was a fun what if episode and I'm glad to have experienced it. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!

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  • Entertaining but full of plot and tech flaws

    6.0
    Entertaining is the best I can say regarding this episode and the following. You won't regret watching both. But, don't take the tech issue seriously. Oh, not again that time travel plot! This time unfortunately it's full of flaws. To start with, after the so many warnings Kess gave the captain regarding to avoid contact with those bad guys (the Crenan or whatever they are called) with time phase torpedoes, Puff! All crew seem to have gone on amnesia to throw themselves straight in the wolf's jaws. Also, all the time changing theory is completely absurd. So, if you think that all those inconsistencies will bother you, don't even care to try this one.moreless
  • Ignore the inevitable reset button and enjoy this excellent installment.

    9.0
    Tuvok's blind, Janeway's a total mess, and the ship is beyond repair. You know how it's gonna end, but the ride is worth it.



    It still really bothers me that after the timeline was restored, no mention of Kes' visions of the Kremin were made. While not *quite* as exciting as part I, 'Year of Hell' II has plenty of wild moments, displaying the massive damage to the ship and the captain's clearly fractured nerves.



    I guess after 200 years of doing the same task, it can get a bit old...



    No mention is made of the Zahl and other eliminated species, but since the timeship was destroyed, I expect they're around again ?moreless
  • conclution

    7.3
    The conclution of the year of hell. A year that from the crew points of view didnt happend! i think this is the problem with episodes like this. in the end, everything we saw didnt matter at all. After two hours everything went back to normal and the crew didnt know a thing, thought at was a slow day (no one didnt even seem to remember kes warning about this species in an earlier episode). To make this a better episode (yes, i think it could have done in one episode), they should have made the crew aware what had happened and learn from the events under the past year.



    Because i think the story is great. The crew (and the actors) makes a great job. Its very well written. iT really made the crew grow together. and so on. But it was only a 10.0 episode up intil 10 minutes from the end, when everything that had happended was taken from us.moreless
Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo

The Doctor

Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew

Captain Kathryn Janeway

Robert Beltran

Robert Beltran

Commander Chakotay

Roxann Dawson

Roxann Dawson

Lt. B'Elanna Torres

Ethan Phillips

Ethan Phillips

Neelix

Tim Russ

Tim Russ

Lt. Commander Tuvok

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Nitpick: The Doctor tells the exhausted captain to delegate, saying, "There are seven other crew members on board. You're the captain, delegate." However, there are only seven of them including Janeway, so there are six other crew members on board.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Seven: (tasting Neelix's concocted food) It is offensive, but taste is irrelevant.

    • (During the battle with the Krenim Timeship.)
      Tuvok: All our ship's have been disabled, Captain. Do you have weapons?
      Janeway: Negative - torpedo launchers are down. I'm setting a collision course.
      (Janeway presses some buttons on her console)
      Janeway: Janeway to the fleet. Take your temporal shields offline.
      Tuvok: Captain, we won't be protected.
      Janeway: Exactly. If that ship is destroyed, all of history might be restored. This is one year I'd like to forget.
      (Voyager closes in on the Timeship)
      Janeway: Times up!
      (Voyager crashes into the Timeship)

    • (Tuvok and Seven are walking down the corridor)
      Tuvok: It is inappropriate to contradict the Captain in front of the crew.
      Seven: That was not my intention. I simply pointed out that her decision was wrong.
      Tuvok: In your view.
      Seven: And yours. I know you well enough to say that.
      Tuvok: Then you should also know that my trust in Captain Janeway is absolute. The decision you or I might have made is irrelevant.
      Seven: As a Borg, I submitted to a single authority - the Collective. Over the past several months I have been encouraged to act and think as an individual. It is difficult to know when to restrain myself.
      Tuvok: Remember this guideline: 'The Captain is always right.'
      Seven: Even when you know her logic is flawed?
      Tuvok: ...Perhaps.

    • Janeway: Captain's Log, stardate 51425.4. Our condition has left us vulnerable to spacial anomalies and to any alien species eager for a piece of hardware. We've taken refuge in a class 9 nebula.

    • Paris: (referring to Captain Annorax) If that little display doesn't convince you, I don't know what will. He's insane!
      Chakotay: No, he's not. Wounded, maybe, even tortured but I can still reach him, convince him to stop.
      Paris: Not from what you've told me. This guy thinks that time has a personal grudge against him. That's called paranoia, Chakotay, with a hint of megalomania.

    • Chakotay: You're trying to rationalize genocide. One species is significant. A single life is significant.

    • The Doctor: What do I know, I'm only the Chief Medical Officer.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Paris: I guess I don't have the "instinct for time" or whatever it is Captain Nemo out there calls it.

      Referencing the main character of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (pub. 1870).

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