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The Federation starship USS Voyager, chasing a band of Maquis rebels, enters the dangerous space nebula known as the Badlands. Both ships are transported by a distant space probe to the Delta Quadrant, 75,000 light-years from Federation space. Voyager's crew and the Maquis form an uneasy truce to rescue crewmen of both ships, kidnapped by the probe's builder, the powerful, dying Caretaker. The Maquis ship is destroyed in a battle with the warlike Kazons. To prevent a Kazon aggression against a helpless world, Voyager destroys the space probe. Without the probe, it will take 75 years for Voyager to travel back to Federation space. With the differences between them rendered meaningless by time and distance, The Federation and Maquis crews unite aboard Voyager. Together, they embark on their new mission: to boldly go - home. Written by
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Throughout the series, the number of crewmen on Voyager has fluctuated despite the fact that several have died over the course of the series, and only around eight have been added. The number of the crew has been as few as 125 and as many as 160. See more »
Gripping dangers while stranded in a distant, hostile space quadrant
This is yet another brilliant Star Trek series, this time the danger
fraught adventures of the Federation star ship Voyager. As a result of
the Caretaker's intervention, Voyager has been stranded in the
generally hostile Delta Quadrant, 75 years travel from Earth, with
little prospect of any return home in the foreseeable future and
initially not even any communication with the distant Federation. The
Voyager crew consists of some likewise stranded Maquis (including
Chakotay & B'Elanna) who have been forced to join forces with the
original Federation crew in a mutual struggle to survive and return
safely to the Alpha Quadrant.
Commanding Voyager is surely the Federation's most bold, determined,
decisive, and feisty captain. Kathryn Janeway is a no nonsense lady
who, given the risks inherent in this unexplored new quadrant, is
frequently obligated to arm the photon torpedoes first and seek
diplomacy later. Her stern voice commands 'Hail them!' when hostile
species threaten, generally followed by the even more terse and severe
call, 'Battlestations'. Captain Janeway, who is addicted to black
coffee, has left a fiancé back home on earth.
The Delta Quadrant really isn't a very friendly place. One of the first
adversaries encountered is the Kazon, a brutal race subdivided into
constantly warring factions. The Vidians have an unfortunate tendency
to steal organs from living victims in their attempts to counteract the
Phage, which has plagued their people for centuries. The Malon are the
quadrant's polluters, dumping their garbage of deadly theta radiation
wherever they can get away with doing so. The Hirogen are obsessed with
the hunt, the pursuit of prey, the kill, and the collection of
trophies. Species 8472 hails from fluidic space and boasts five
genders. Most deadly is the ongoing threat of the ubiquitous Borg with
their cubes, spheres, nasty Queen, and disquieting desire for
Janeway's calm, likable first officer, Chakotay, is a former Maquis of
Native American origin. He has a tendency to navel gaze about his
ancestors' spiritual beliefs. He & Janeway share a truly touching bond
of mutual respect, friendship, and dependency, unhindered by the threat
of romance... except once when stranded perhaps indefinitely alone
together on a planet, when some sparks fly between them!
Harry Kim is the innocent young operations officer, everyone's
favourite boy next door, homesick for his parents and unlucky in love.
The ship's ongoing romance is between Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres.
B'Elanna is the feisty, hot tempered, half Klingon Chief Engineer. Tom
is Voyager's cool, nonchalant, charming pilot / helmsman, who has a yen
for old movies, Captain Proton, rock & roll, fast cars and even faster
spacecraft. Midway through the series he designs a fancy new shuttle
craft, the Delta Flyer.
Tuvok and Neelix are polar opposites. Tuvok, the totally logical,
openly emotionless Vulcan tactical officer, has left a wife & family
back home on Vulcan. Needless to say, he experiences a pon farr during
Voyager's travels! Tuvok's leisure pursuits include meditating, playing
logic games such as kal-toh, and listening to Vulcan dirges. Neelix is
the super friendly, warm hearted, enthusiastic cook and morale officer,
a Talaxian who has lost his family as a result of a devastating weapon,
the metreon cascade, on his home planet. Tuvok appears to barely
tolerate Neelix, but underneath is a touching, unacknowledged
affection. One of the more intriguing episodes sees a transporter
glitch combine Tuvok & Neelix into one individual, Tuvix, with a truly
unique personality mixture of the two.
In my opinion, the only uninteresting crew member is Neelix's
girlfriend, the lovely Kess, despite her developing special powers.
Kess is an Ocampan, a Delta Quadrant race with a short life span, whose
females incubate their young in a sac on their back. Kess is replaced
mid way through the series by the totally compelling and endearing
Seven of Nine, a Borg of human origin, severed from the collective
during the fascinating two part episode, The Scorpion. The beautiful
blonde Seven struggles to adjust to her newfound individuality as she
punches up data in Astrometrics, ever efficient in her skin tight garb
and pausing only long enough to regenerate.
Perhaps the most lovable crew member is The Doctor, actually the
Emergency Medical Hologram, but with more personality than any of the
organic folk! He's a totally insufferable, arrogant, yet very appealing
character who has a brief love affair of his own with a Vidian doctor.
He also sings opera and has something of a crush on Seven, to whom he
gives dating lessons (definitely Voyager's funniest episode). There's
even a child aboard, the charming little half Ktarian Naomi Wildman,
who was born on Voyager. Neelix reads her bedtime stories, but later
she longs to become Captain's Assistant. Her role model is Seven with
whom she plays kadiscat.
New technologies introduced in the series include Voyager's bio-neural
gel packs. Needless to say, the crew frequently encounter false leads
that promise a quick trip home to the Alpha Quadrant. A number of their
adventures involve disruptions in the time line. The most compelling
time related episode is the two part Year of Hell, involving constant
attacks by the Krenim time ship with its devastating temporal weapon.
At the heart of the series is the crew's camaraderie in its assorted
struggles to return to the Alpha Quadrant. Their goal is challenging,
but it's the journey that counts. My sole complaint is the show's
occasional intrusion into the theological realm with the Klingon
Messiah, Klingon hell etc. Otherwise, it's a wonderful & unique science
fiction series with a stellar cast. Finally, my compliments to the late
Jerry Goldsmith for his amazing theme music. I call it the music of
longing to go home.
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