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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 16, 1995
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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  • Starring: Robert Duncan McNeill, Robert Duncan McNeill, Ethan Phillips
  • Summary: Star Trek: Voyager follows the adventures of the Federation starship Voyager, which is under the command of Captain Kathryn Janeway.Voyager is in pursuit of a rebel Maquis ship in a dangerous part of the Alpha Quadrant when it is suddenly thrown 70,000 light years away to the Delta Quadrant. With much of her crew dead, Captain Janeway is forced to join forces with the Maquis to find a way back home. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 26, 2013
    91
    The new entry is more action-oriented and less morally ponderous than the recent Star Trek series. But it still suffers from its predecessors' overdeveloped air of gravitas.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 11, 2013
    91
    An immensely enjoyable, carefully crafted, well-performed creation. Take it from a viewer who has given every Trek incarnation a try and always come away admiring the concept but disappointed with the execution: Voyager hits pay dirt.
  3. Reviewed by: Kinsey Lowe
    Jun 25, 2013
    80
    An impressive, handsomely engineered launch. ... "Voyager" includes all the elements of Roddenberry's original vision: a future full of hope, curiosity, wonder and respect for all cultures; sexual and racial (and for that matter, species) equality, embodied in a diverse but largely harmonious crew; and adventures that intrigue rather than lull viewers. [16 Jan 1995]
  4. Reviewed by: Frederic M. Biddle
    Jun 25, 2013
    60
    It efficiently, if unevenly, introduces nine new characters and recaptures some of the sense of wonder that made NBC's 1966-69 original the Holy Writ of screen sci-fi. [16 Jan 1995]
  5. Reviewed by: Jonathan Storm
    Jun 25, 2013
    50
    It's still pretty much the same old ride, maybe a little better than DS-9, as the Trekkers call it, not quite as good as Next Generation. [16 Jan 1995]
  6. Reviewed by: Tom Feran
    Jun 25, 2013
    50
    Comedy isn't the idea behind the "Voyager," the newest spinoff in the Federation franchise, but tonight's debut delivers campy laughs galore... That said, it's also evident that "Voyager" offers more energy and action than either of the previous spinoffs, "The Next Generation" and "Deep Space Nine," with an adventurous and distinctly less solemn spirit that more recalls the original "Star Trek." [16 Jan 1995]
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Thomas
    Jun 25, 2013
    40
    The cast of Voyager is adequate, despite the rocky start. Maybe after the rushed introduction, the show will slow the pace and allow the characters to evolve at a more natural pace. And while doing that, the writers could stretch their imaginations to where no starship has gone before and deliver something better than rehashed Klingons for villains. [15 Jan 1995]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 28, 2014
    10
    This TVs series is a masterpiece. The characters are amazing, funny and loveable. Graphics were amazing when it came out and still enjoyable. Great story and writing and brilliant concept. Expand
  2. Dec 28, 2012
    9
    Not as good as Star Trek TNG but the only spin-off series that I've really been able to get into since TNG was cancelled. Season 1 was kind of weak and the whole time travel/temporal distortion thing was overdone and Janeway annoyed me at first. But even when I watch, Season 1 of my favourite series, Star Trek TNG I see even my favourite shows sometimes have shaky first seasons.

    Janeway grows on you overtime. The Doctor is an interesting character who develops over the entire series. Seven, introduced in later seasons is also an interesting character who brings a lot to the show when she shows up. Tuvok is a typical Vulcan. I don't really like B'Elanna Torres as a Klingon, she is way too soft and emotional, I know she's half human but Worf was raised by humans in TNG and he wasn't so soft. Neelix is alright. Other than that the other characters are somewhat mediocre and don't go through much character development from what I remember. Like all spin-off series, the plot is a lot thinner than TNG (not many sub-plots). Of the spin-off series this is the one that is most similar to TNG and the original series (my two favourites) which is probably why this is the spin-off I like most. 9/10 because I reserved 10/10 for TNG and the original series, but still a decent series to watch.
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  3. Sep 9, 2011
    8
    One of my favorites. Currently rewatching the catalog. Just came here to say check out S02E01, it's totally where they got the idea for the television show "Lost." Expand
  4. Aug 19, 2012
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Star Trek Voyager...where it all started to go wrong.
    There are tons of people on the net who can do eloquent reviews of every episode(I'd suggest you go check Chuck Sonnenburgs SF Debris) but what can I say about Season 1 of VOY?
    It had a hell of a premise, a crew of mostly fresh-faced Starfleet Officers forced to work with the cynical and world weary Maquis who are left 75 thousand light years away from home. I mean, the writers could have had a blast with the plethora of story opportunities, an evil double of the Federation that does everything they do, but with a sinister edge. See, that came right out of the air while writing this, but what does the series do? It treads the same stagnant water that has been a staple of Trek for eight years, reusing the same tired plots while leaving the better storytelling to the better writers on Voyager's Big Brother DS-9.
    Yet it still had its moments, there were good characters and good episodes, it's just a big shame that they didn't do anything with the stuff they had.
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