Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Elogium

Elogium is an episode that is trying really, really hard to be poignant and discuss a controversial subject. Sex in space. And it comes at it from many different positions...I mean angles. It wants to be about pregnancy, the right to have a child, sex and sexuality, the nature of fatherhood and what it would [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Projections

Cogito ergo sum. How can you prove that you exist? It it even possible? What are the implications for you as an individual if you can't? These are just some of the questions the episode Projections asks. When Star Trek works best, hell when science fiction works best, is when it takes concepts and ideas [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Initiations

In Initiations we get the first Chakotay-centric episode in a rather long time. And it is about as uninteresting as you'd imagine. Chakotay as a character has been criticized for not showing depth and not changing over the course of the show and those criticisms do have some validity. Chakotay is portrayed as the deeply [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: The 37s

Star Trek Voyager season 2 opens with a season finale. Due to a scheduling kerfuffle several episodes had to be moved to later dates including this one, The 37s, which was originally supposed to finish out the first season. This is the reason we were treated to the disappointing drip of a finale instead. As [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Learning Curve

Learning Curve is the first season finale of Voyager. While some finales race to the finish line in a triumphant sprint with arms raised in joy, Learning Curve just sort of stumbles over its own feet and lays there whimpering refusing to get up. Learning Curve is a tired pile of cliches pretending to be [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Jatrel

On the surface this episode shouldn’t work. For the second week in a row we have a not-too-subtle allegory this time in the form of atomic weapons; and again, as with Faces, we have an underdeveloped character given a moment to take center stage. Last week it was B’Elanna, this week it’s Neelix. Now if [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Cathexis

Chakotay is brain dead. No, that's not an insult it's the opening plot point to Cathexis, a rather uneven but ultimately satisfying episode. It's a mystery and a ghost story with just a dash of John Carpenter's The Thing thrown in for good measure. There are some good character moments, some real tension at times [...]