STAR TREK VOYAGER: THE COMPLETE SERIES REVIEWED
“Voyager” was always the maligned Star Trek series. Fans wanted more “Deep Space Nine” and older fans just wanted Kirk back. So, what was the world to do with the first female Captain lead? The setup was fascinating. A Starfleet ship battling a rival force gets blown light years off course. The ships are both handicapped by their losses, so they join forces to get back home. It’s just that everything after that high concept goes to pot.
Being lost in space only gets you so far, then the audience demands robots. Since this is later era TV Star Trek, that means the Borg get dispatched to help with the limping ratings. From there, the core concept of the Borg gets hammered to produce Seven of Nine. Long-time Trekkers will defend Seven of Nine by bringing up Locutus. Well, Locutus was only part of the Collective for a short amount of time. By the show’s own admission, Seven of Nine had been assimilated since she was 6 years old.
If we’re assuming that after 20 years, a Borg drone can reject its programming when left to die…well, then the entire Post Roddenberry universe falls apart. The rest of the series feels like a build to a near Quantum Leap moment. That being said, you could blow 90% of the show out of the airlock and still not miss the highlights. The series concept works way better than Enterprise, but there’s just so much material here that missed being great. Hopefully, Paramount will revisit these concepts in the future.
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