- Network: UPN
- Series Premiere Date: Jan 16, 1995
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Aug 19, 2012This 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.… Expand
Awards & Rankings
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]
The cast around Mulgrew is excellent. ... Mulgrew, however, drags it all down. Starfleet commanders are not supposed to be this dull, stiff and joyless. As a woman, she's all cardboard and mannish. [16 Jan 1995]