I’ve been a Star Trek fan ever since I was ten or twelve or thereabouts–whenever it was my dad first showed me “The Empath.” Since then, I watched every episode of Classic Trek, and sizable chunks of…almost everything else, even the animated series. But until recently, there was a gaping hole in my Star Trek experience. I had never watched Voyager. I’d seen maybe a dozen episodes and could identify every major character, but compared to the other series I felt decidedly unacquainted with Voyager. Happily, Netflix streams every series of Star Trek, so a year or so ago I set out to fill in this gap.
Voyager covers the adventures of the crew of the starship Voyager under Captain Janeway, lost in the Delta Quadrant with a 70 year journey ahead of them to get home. I watched the last episode a week ago. Here at the end of the journey, I think it was a decent show, but the weak link of the franchise. Mostly, I struggled with the characters. I know people who say they love this crew, and I liked them well enough by the end–but I had a lot of trouble connecting. Continue reading “TV Review: Star Trek Voyager”