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TV Shows - Star Trek: Voyager

Star Trek: Voyager (sometimes abbreviated ST:VGR, ST:VOY, ST:V, VGR, or VOY) is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. The show was created by Rick Berman, Michael Piller, and Jeri Taylor and is the fourth incarnation of Star Trek, which began with the 1960s series Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry. It was produced for seven seasons, from 1995 to 2001, and is the only Star Trek series to feature a female captain, Kathryn Janeway, as a lead character. It ran on UPN, making it the first Star Trek series to air on a major network since the original series which aired on NBC. It was the only TV show on UPN to have seven seasons.

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1 Warp 10 salamanders Paris breaks Warp 10 and "evolves" into lizard
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2 No sense of being lost For being stranded- no supply problems?
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 7 of 9 joins And Kes is given the boot
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5 The Borg Kids As if 7 of 9 wasn't enough...
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6 Last episode We find out its a different Harry Kim
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7 Hologram Doc Lifts Solids?! Physically Impossible+ Unbelievably Lame
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8 Che Guevara references Despot + murderer "a great man" in 24th century?
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9 Janeway as tough captain/mom? Too many roles to play. Make up your mind!
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10 Never Boned It still rocks
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11 maquis crew cant integrate refusal to be intellegent causes poor friction
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12 A very special... flashback
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1 As a Star Trek fan at the time, I watched the premiere. I assumed it was going to be an interesting new spin off like DS9 had been - my favorite of the Trek series. But I knew things weren't going to be good when in the first episode introduced a 'Lost in Space' concept to the series. It got worse as the show went on; it devolved into a lame set of 'wouldn't it be cool if_________' situations that seem to come straight from bad Star Trek fan fiction. -- Submitted By: (Scots) on April 5, 2013, 7:00 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I thought ST-TNG over used the holodeck to make up for weak story lines, but man, Voyager relied on the thing way too much! I can just see the writers sitting around after boxing themselves into a corner, someone yells, "let's make it a holodeck episode!" That is really lazy writing. Plus Janeway was a complete moron that couldn't captain her way out of a wet tissue if it wasn't for Chakotay bailing her out. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on March 28, 2013, 3:52 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Some very interesting posts here. I feel a bit inadequate following them, but here goes: Being a Trek loyalist back then, I dutifully watched Voyager, though without much enthusiasm. There were rather few really gripping episodes, and the show wasn't as dark as one might have expected it to be, considering the overall concept. The season-ending cliffhangers did little to make me look forward to the next season, and the comings and goings of cast members made no real impression on me. In fact, I never managed to make an emotional connection with any of the characters, which meant that my interest in seeing them get home wasn't more than casual. (It was more a matter of curiosity than of hope: "How are they going to write that final episode?" As it happens, the finale was okay but, again, not terribly stirring.) I hoped Q would not make an appearance in this series, but unfortunately he did, and so did his predictably bratty kid. I can't identify a particular Boning Moment, though there was an early episode which answered the question of Amelia Earhart's disappearance in an EXTREMELY STUPID manner. In fact, there were quite a few episodes featuring stories that were scarcely more than retreads of earlier Trek stories. I will say, though, that I developed a grudging respect for Kate Mulgrew as the series progressed. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 25, 2011, 1:43 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 During the "Year of Hell" episodes Janeway cuts off her hair than when the timeline is Restored, the ship is perfect, the crew are resurrected ,but oops Janeway's hair doesn't COME BAAAAAACK! UH OH maybe some hair extensions 4 a few episodes 4 continuity! THIS IS a defining BTF 4 the whole ST FRANCHISE!!!!! -- Submitted By: (ChrissyM) on July 22, 2010, 7:47 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I can sum up Voyager in four words - "nice idea, poorly implimented". This goes for everything about the show including the concept itself, the characters and a lot of the individual episodes too. It was watchable in places, but it just never really gripped me the way TNG and DS9 did. The characters just stirred no feelings of empathy from me, and it's kind of hard to like a show when you are secretly hoping that most of the cast, including the 'main character' would leave the show. -- Submitted By: (Piemaster) on May 24, 2010, 3:45 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 I remember reading a comment about Voyager that referred to it as comfort food. That is what made Voyager both good and yet terrible at the same time. Voyager was the sort of series where (in general) each episode had stuff happen and it would end with everything back to normal and no real lasting consequences for the main characters. You more or less knew what you were getting. I think that's where the comfort food aspect comes in. There was nothing really groundbreaking. You could however, watch an episode knowing you'd get a nice little adventure. Sometimes it was fun, sometimes not so fun but it was an adventure nonetheless. Yes, there were redshirt deaths. I know people didn't like it as let's face it, they left family and lives behind and they're people too (well okay, it's just a TV show but you know what I mean). Yes, there was some disturbing stuff but that and the redshirt deaths were more common in the earlier seasons then the later. Even then, there was often little to no worry of such a fate befalling a main character. Even if something potentially life altering happening to a main character they'd be back to normal by the next episode. Oh sure, we'd occasionally have a very special episode where they gained significant ground in their journey, say a year or two or maybe even 10 or 20 years closer to home. Fortunately, they'd remember that fact afterward. That was where it was nice to see progress. There were some that wanted to see Voyager more serialized and more serious. I can understand this and I wonder what it would have been like had they used a more serious tone. It might have been interesting to see (for example) them gain technology and to use said technology in future episodes and for us to get a sense of progression and danger from their situation. We had some sense of danger in the early episodes and a sense of progressing with the jumps and I think that was interesting and showed potential. It might have been interesting to see what Janeway would have done had their ideals been insufficient when it came to survival. Seeing Janeway start off as the squeaky clean Captain that could quote the Federation rule book in her sleep and end up being much more hardened and even a bit cynical and willing to bend and outright ignore the rules if it meant their survival could have been an interesting study in just how far we're willing to go to live. Sort of just how far is too far when it comes to surviving? When does it get to the point where one needs to accept defeat because the cost of victory (whether to oneself or others) is too high? Seeing them in the situation where they might live, but at the cost of destroying everything worth living for and what they'd to could have been fascinating. Yes, it would have been more difficult to watch but it might have been for far better viewing. In the end, Voyager was indeed comfort food. Yes, it could have been a serious and deep series that made us ask serious questions about morality. Even though they didn't take that route (with a few episodes as exceptions), the episodes were usually watchable and at least a passable way to spend an hour. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on February 16, 2010, 12:12 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 I thought the cheesy modern-man-bashing and platitudes injected into every five or ten episodes of Star Trek: TNG were bad. DS9 stepped back on it quite a bit, and even acknowledged that a socialist utopia - as the Federation was until then portrayed; where no one cheats, no one lies, no one murders, no one steals, and everyone can just join hands and get along - cannot logically exist. That was better in my book, but with Voyager -- OMFG the pendulum swung so far in the other direction it was ridiculous. It *easily* overtook TNG for preachiness by the end of the first season. -- Submitted By: (Replicant10k) on September 27, 2009, 10:33 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
8 I have been watching the episodes on DVD and I think that it really is a great series. I did watch them when the series was on and had forgotten how good they are. -- Submitted By: (AlanJames) on August 22, 2009, 9:55 am - (-2 votes) - Login to Vote
9 I like the series did any of you even watch. I loved the sense of urgency them being far out there brought to the team of the show. I read most your comments and it seems like you want an exact replica of STNG. Instead of a new spin on it. F.Y.I A series dies if you can't pump new blood into it. What show were you watching they were running out of resources all the time. Every other episode they had to go to a planet to get something. I love STNG but I found DS9 abyssymally boring baring the mirror universe episodes. As far as I'm concerned Star Trek was on the critical list with STNG moving on and DEEP SPACE boring me to tears. Star Voyager turned around for me. Gave me something fresh to think about every week. If fact the non sequitor episode is textbook Star Trek canon. -- Submitted By: (Yusiri86) on August 8, 2009, 3:52 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 The show was written as a stupid license to throw canon out the window and serve as a "short story" series, as a Federation ship made First Contact with a different sci-fi writer's crazy brainstorm every episode, which was never to be seen again-- likewise somehow never learning a single thing from ANY of the diverse technology or cultures etc. that they encountered-- yep, to maintain the status quo, every episode ended with the good ol' Gilligan's Island "reset button--" which not only fixed the ship good as new, but also made their findings useless. And when this got boring, producer Brannon Braga went whoring-- turning the entire series into a casting-couch go get his trophy-bimbo Jery Ryan to put out, by making her the "Mary Sue" of the series-- which likewise served to do nothing but showcase her monster-butt and be the center of attention, but somehow never have sex with anyone because she's too good for it. This ruined it for any remaining Star Trek fans in the audience-- both of them! -- Submitted By: (SarahGoodwich) on May 10, 2009, 9:05 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
11 Jumped on Day 1-- the ship gets kidnapped by an alien who looks like the banjo-playing kid from "Deliverance?" And right next to Deep Space Nine-- what is it about that area of the galaxy, that makes it so attractive to wormhole-making aliens on the other side of the galaxy? And even if you want to violate the Prime Directive and intervene in affairs of other worlds: instead of DESTROYING the wormhole-gizmo, why not just disable the Kazon ships, and then take the gizmo for yourself? And what's with the Kazon ships having a CHANCE against Voyager, when they don't even have warp-drive, transporters, replicators etc? HELLO? Obviously, this series was simply intended as a paradise for off-canon writing, i.e. for the writers to go stark raving mad, throwing out all the rules and canon of Star Trek, in order to indulge every crackpot short-story that the idiots think is "cool" and suddenly make it official Star Trek canon, no matter how ridiculous it was. This got old REALLY fast, and so before long the entire series became simply a casting-couch for Rick Berman to showcase his favorite bimbo, Jeri Ryan, to put out for him-- after she got tired of being a trophy-wife for her congressman-husband who proved to be a perv, and so she decided that she "deserved" a starring role as a "Mary Sue" character on a world-famous franchise-show, upstaging the entire rest of the cast by taking over center-stage; since after all, she thought she was a scientific genius as well as a legendary actress (despite having zero evidence to suggest either one). The move proved a fantastic success-- for her and Rick Berman anyway, at only the expense of just the series, and any remaining actual "Star Trek" fans in the audience. But the ratings went up-- which is like Gary Coleman growing an inch taller: and with the type of viewer who tuned in to watch the name changed from "Voyager" to "Voyeur," since every shot was entirely dedicated to showcasing Jeri Ryan and her monster butt. Guess the Borg won. -- Submitted By: (SarahGoodwich) on May 10, 2009, 8:41 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
12 I recall thinking of Janeway as a politically correct "Space Mom" trying to take care of everyone It made no sense in the situation the writers had devised- marooned 100 years from home in a hostile area in a high tech ship with no parts or service ports available to be worried about every "injustice" or non-politically correct thing that they found to keep taking time to "help out" and make things "right". I just wanted to see the Borg assimilate them after a while. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on April 16, 2009, 6:01 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 Where do I start? Rather than tell you off the bat where I think this show jumped, let me describe the situation for you, and you tell me: You are the member of a starship crew, sent on a mission that is perilous, but not beyond your crew or ship's capabilities. You expect to go retrieve 1 man from a small ship, and be back in time for dinner. 3 days later, you're 70,000 light years from home, a lifetime away from the nearest starbase, on a broken ship with over half the crew dead, and no choice but to team up with your mortal enemies who want to kill you and bleach your bones to use for hair combs the first chance they get. You are in this situation because the Captain, rather than fulfilling her solemn oath to safeguard the well being of her crew and ship, or at least giving everyone a choice as to whether they wanted to go on a suicide mission, decided to meddle in an intergalactic affair, and drag the whole crew down with her. Now you're stranded, on the other side of the galaxy, and to get home you have to make your way through parsecs and parsecs of races that range from merely ornery, well armed, vicious, and hateful, to so malevolent and nigh omnipotent that they could steamroll the entire Federation and the Alpha Quadrant in about a week. If they stop for tea time. Being faced with this situation, would you A) put a phaser in your mouth and pull the trigger? B) Shit yourself, and then A? C) Cautiously try to get back home as quickly as possible, adhering to Federation guidelines as the situation permits, but adapting to the fact that Federation guidelines were developed for ships in a fleet backed up by a nearby Federation of Planets, not one ship in hostile territory on the other side of the galaxy? D) Throw the captain out of a photon torpedo port, and then C? E) Go headlong into the situation, explore out of the way every chance you get, and happily announce to every big bad who would kill the men, rape the women, and eat the children that you're here, from the Federation, and you have no backup? When you understand that the entire premise of the show was E, you'll see why people thought that this show was garbage. Science aside, I have always liked the ST universe, more so than the Star Wars or Babylon 5 universe (not saying that those aren't good as well). I like that there is an effort at least to acknowledge that people try to do better in the ST universe, as opposed to other fictional universes, that are just as crapsack as our current reality, and no one tries to have any higher standards than your common 21th century thug. I think that sometimes ST may be a somewhat too unrealistic and optimistic, but I think that the heart of the franchise was in the right place. However Voyager took it to levels of ridiculousness heretofore unknown to the franchise. Being more trusting, tolerant, and respectful of your fellow man is one thing. Being a blind fool who walks into danger and ignores their surroundings is another, and the crew of Voyager did this so many times as to be nauseating. The episode "The Void" was the worst example of this. The only reason that episode (like so many other episodes in that series) worked out was because the writers intervened and made some technobabble that got everyone worth saving saved. In real life, piracy would have probably been the only real option, and even if an alliance were formed, it would probably require everyone in the alliance picking 1 ship, and concentrating all of their resources on it, as if there isn't enough fuel for 1 ship, sharing the fuel I don't have with another ship that doesn't have enough doesn't help either of us. This is just one of hundreds of examples where people act out of character, people do things that no real person would do, arcane methods are used to achieve goals that logically could be done easier with technology that we have today, etc etc. The sad thing about this is, for the first 6 or so episodes, the series shows some promise, and there is some serious tension amongst the crew members, and some serious questions as to whether everyone is going to make it back home alive or not. However this changes so fast, that it's almost a Day 1 Filleting. Boned the fish on day 1. -- Submitted By: (castaghast) on April 15, 2009, 9:41 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote

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