Kathryn Janeway captains the just-rolled-out-of-the-shipping-yards
USS Voyager to find her Security Officer lost on a mission to locate
the renegade Maquis. Transported over 75,000 light years from home
into the Delta Quadrant Janeway finds the missing Maquis ship, and
the two crews join forces to find their own way home.
Created by Michael Piller, Rick Berman and Jeri Taylor, Voyager
was to be the direct replacement for the highly-popular Next
Generation. The hook this time would be that a female captain (a
male captain would never pull over and ask for directions). The role
originally went to Genevieve Bujold, but she walked out after two
days leaving the role to fall to Bermans personal choice, Kate
Using Warp, higher life forms and slipstream technology, the Voyager
is now 62,000 light years from home.
First Run: 1995
to present day.
of Episodes: 92 to the end of
Season Four (counting the 2-hour première as one). Season One
only had 15 episodes, with four being held over to Season Two.
The Good Guys:
Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), Chakotay (Robert Beltran), Tuvok (Tim Russ),
BElanna Torres (Roxann Dawson), Tom Paris (Robert Duncan
McNeill), Harry Kim (Garrett Wang), Neelix (Ethan Phillips), The
Doctor (Robert Picardo), Kes (Jennifer Lien) left at the
start of Season Four when, like so many other Star Trek regulars,
she evolved into a fairy and Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) who
started in Season 4.
The Bad Guys: The
sponge-haired Kazon, Vidiians, Q, the Borg, Species 8472 and the
And Isnt That... John
Rhys Davis plays a hologramatic Leonardo DaVinci. Brad Ill
play a loonie in anything Dourif played the loonie Ensign
Suder in Meld and Basics, and Dwight Schultz
reprised his TNG role Reg Barclay for Projections.
Voyagers endless supply of
shuttles; finding stuff in storage; Janeways on-screen death
(eight times: Deadlock, Sacred Ground, Before and After, Year of
Hell, and four times in Coda)
Being stranded in the Delta Quadrant means
youre a little far from Kays Catalogue distribution. The crew
wear pre-First Contact uniforms. Oddly enough, Year of Hells
Annorax didnt sport his namesake at all.
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Janeway and co face the Borg and a new enemy
on their own turf. Space battles, Borg, CGI monsters and Janeways
single-mindedness drive the show to cinematic levels.
Year of Hell
Deus ex machina Time travel epic
that has Janeway fighting a losing battle against the Krenim as
her ship, crew and hair disintegrates around her.
in the Slipstream
Curve headlines with a cheese immobilizing Voyager, followed
by Twisted (Voyagers rooms move out of order), and
Nemesis (Chakotay and a bunch of warrior teenagers.