Star trek Voyager Voyages: Season 6

August 23, 2012

Star Trek: Voyager, Season 6. We’re almost at the end of our voyage home. Still waiting for the whales to show up.

Episode 121: Equinox, Part II

The crew of the USS Equinox attempt to elude the USS Voyager in order to exploit the nucleogenic lifeforms in a bid to return home.

Janeway goes Captain Ahab (or Picard in First Contact) on Captain Rudy Ransom’s ass. A little more crazypants than usual. A generally okay episode, but nothing more.

I liked the part where Chakotay prevents Janeway from water-boarding a crew member of the Equinox . You’d assume this would create some tension between them in the future. You assume that, but you’d be wrong. Or maybe Chakotay’s just used to her nonsense by now.

Episode 122: Survival Instinct

Three Borg from Seven’s past appear, and ask to be completely separated from the Collective.

In some sort of bizarre breach of protocol, Voyager throws an open house. And hey! Three more ex-Borg!

But these ones don’t have to wear skin-tight Lycra cat suits. Apparently the Doctor just likes to dress Seven this way. Or Janeway does, depending on what kind of slash you’re shipping.

Anyway, mostly what I took away from this episode is: Why does Seven wear the cat suits?

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Star trek Voyager Voyages: Season 5

June 22, 2012

Star Trek Voyager, Season 5, kind of a mixed bag. Or perhaps the months-long, non-stop diet of replicator rations is finally beginning to take its toll on me. Here follows the good, the bad, and the often middle of the road…

Episode 95: Night

Voyager loses power traversing a dark region of space containing theta radiation.

This starts off as probably the best Voyager does Alien episode they’ve come up with so far. Then it gets weird and shifts into a heavy-handed allegory about pollution and ecology.

We also meet a new race of baddies called the Malon who are kind of Red Dwarf versions of something out of David Lynch’s version of Dune. They seem somehow out of place though being little more realistic in their motives than the usual Klingon-rehash warrior villains.

And finally, the new holodeck running gag for this season is Tom Paris’ Flash Gordon / Lost In Space style serial, Captain Proton . Campy and fun (I guess) but I always find it annoying when shows create old shows that never existed. It just feels like something Calvin (as in “and Hobbes”) would have come up with. Maybe it’s supposed to be an original creation by Tom Paris. That would explain why it’s so ridiculous. And Calvin-like.
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