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 [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Heroes and Demons

As the episode began to unfold I realized with a certain degree of horror what kind of an episode this was going to be, a "holodeck malfunction" I groaned. We find out right away that Harry has been on the holodeck playing Beowulf - because doesn't everyone? I can remember when I was a kid [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Prime Factors

Welcome back to the Delta Quadrant everyone and this week we meet a race of people who love pleasure and stories and apparently enjoy tying their hair back with baling wire. Yes its Prime Factors, an episode that comes so close to being great but devolves into a puddle of smug. That introduction sounds a [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Emanations

After a bit of a mediocre entry the previous week Voyager is back with another thought provoking episode with Emanations. One that deals with such run-of-the-mill subjects as the afterlife and euthanasia. And for a show that is on the surface an action-adventure program it deals with these and other sensitive ideas with an astounding [...]