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 [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Tattoo

Sometimes an episode means well.  It’s hard to criticize something that has its heart in the right place. Still, that can only carry an episode so far. Its flaws, if there are many, will overpower good intentions and leave just a bit of a mess. So it is with Tattoo, a well-meaning failure. Tattoo wants [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Persistence of Vision

Finally, a good episode. Not a great episode mind you, but an entertaining one. And at this point in the second season I'll take entertaining over pretty much anything. I'll admit I was tempted to let this project go, as you can see from the date on the last entry. This second season has been [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Parturition

This episode is terrible. Look, there is no reason to sugar coat it. As much as I want to find a redemptive reading in these episodes there is just nothing here. This is a cliched story, a contrived plot with absolutely nothing of interest to say. A real letdown after last week's episode. Twisted, while [...]

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 [...]