Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Death Wish

I suppose I should start this discussion with a confession: I think Q is the worst recurring character on Star Trek. I know there will be many in the Trek fandom that disagree with that opinion – some vehemently so. Q has become a fan favorite for many and John de Lancie’s hammy/camp performance [...]

Star Trek: Discovery is Great – Too Bad I’ll Never See It Again

Last Sunday something happened that I’ve been waiting for a long, long time. Star Trek returned to television for the first time in 12 years. Star Trek: Discovery premiered on CBS and to fans it was not only welcomed, it was praised. Because, you see, for the first time in - well it’s a matter [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Dreadnaught

I find it interesting that the B'Elanna-centric episodes thus-far in the series have tended to have actress Roxanne Dawson act against either herself or an emotionless blank slate. I suppose one could argue that every time she has to interact with Harry Kim she has to deal with an emotionless blank slate - but seriously [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Meld

After the ill-conceived cluster that was Threshold, Voyager serves up a truly great episode in Meld. In complete contrast to the previous episode Meld is well written, well-acted and tells a story with real consequences that will last throughout the series run.  That right there is a welcome change. As I’ve said multiple times season [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Resistance

The interesting thing about Resistance is that it could be a completely different show.  This in and of itself is not uncommon for Star Trek - or sci-fi in general for that matter. The melding of genres and the use of allegory is typical for science fiction and the Star Trek franchise as a [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Maneuvers

So I imagine the pitch meeting for this episode went something like this: In the writers room, around a long table, sat several glum and despondent writers desperate for ideas to enliven a plodding series. Suddenly one enterprising (see what I did there?) writer perked and said, "Hey guys, you know how this is [...]