Favorite Time-Related Episode?
Posted 22 November 2009 - 02:13 AM
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:42 PM
Timeless is a very close second. "Chakotay, Problems!" "I can see that!"
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:49 PM
Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:22 PM
Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:49 AM
I enjoyed 'Year of Hell' a lot, though its not what you would call a conventional time-travel story, more an action-adventure story in an alternate scenario, though of course ramming Voyager into the Krenim ship was very cool. 'Eye of the Needle' is one of the best episodes from the first season just because of the twist at the end where its revealed that the Romulan Captain died years before Voyager left DS9 for the Badlands and therefore probably didn't get the crew's messages to the families off safe. 'Before and After' was an intelligent use of Kes's unique nature and made a clever re-use of the Tom-Kes relationship from the second season. I liked 'Relativity' despite itself, it was just plain fun and although it didn't make any sense, did at least give us a peek at how Seven 'sees' her surroundings. 'Blink of an Eye' contained a brilliant basic idea, their presence had interfered with another culture, had affected their development, had sped up their space program etc and was a lovely first contact story without being a conventional time travel story and the visualisation of the differences in time-frame between the two societies, the alien astronauts aboard Voyager and everybody standing dead still because they are moving too slowly for the astronauts to perceive was really clever. I confess I also rather liked 'Shattered', if only because it was a real greatest hits episode, Chakotay is actually tolerable (he seems to be better in the time travel episodes strangely), Alpha Quadrant-Janeway's shocked responses to all the chaos around her and the cameos from Seska (who I loved) and Doctor Chaotica (what's not to love about a mad professor bent of controlling the cosmos). Oh and the Mexican stand-off at the end with Seska mouthing off about them not wanting to risk Janeway, suddenly the doors to Engineering open and who should appear but a cool as a cucumber fully-Borg Seven of Nine who promptly makes short work of Seska and when satisfied her job is done, turns and leave without so much as a by-your-leave. Crowning moment of awesomeness!
I really hated 'Endgame', I did think it was a re-write of 'Timeless' with the Borg thrown-in, it told us the future only to invalidate it at the end, I had begun to loathe Janeway by the end so two of them were near unbareable especially because she had no business changing the timeline just so a few of her mates could live when god-knows how many of the rest of her crew did not, they turned B'Elanna into a comedy birth sequence which wasn't funny and lets not even speak about what they did to Seven. I still contend it should have been Seven facing down the Borg Queen for the future of the Collective ala Luke Skywalker versus Darth Vader in 'The Return of the Jedi', Janeway should only have facilitated that at best. Totally misjudged. It's not as bad as 'These Are The Voyages', but as intentional finales go (not counting TOS's 'Turnabout Intruder' which was never meant to be a finale), its the worst of the lot baring the abomination that is 'TATV', but its getting close too for me.
Edited by NMdum1, 22 December 2011 - 07:54 AM.
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