Star Trek: Voyager: Season 3, Episode 1

Basics: Part 2 (4 Sep. 1996)

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The entire Voyager was marooned on a desolate planet by the Kazon. Tom Paris was sent out to try and find someone who can help them. And Lon Suder and the Doctor who are still on Voyager try to help.

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The entire Voyager was marooned on a desolate planet by the Kazon. Tom Paris was sent out to try and find someone who can help them. And Lon Suder and the Doctor who are still on Voyager try to help.

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The Hanonian land eel was the first alien being on Voyager created through CGI. They would experiment with the technique again in Star Trek: Voyager: Macrocosm (1996), before using it to create Species 8472 for Star Trek: Voyager: Scorpion: Part 1 (1997). See more »

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By taking off the com badges of the entire crew, the universal translator is dismantled. Still, everyone speaks English as if it's their native language, and while this might make sense for non-human Starfleet officers, it doesn't make sense for Neelix or Kes, who had never heard the language before joining the crew. See more »

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The Doctor: [to Crewman Suder] One hologram and one sociopath may not be much of a match for the Kazon, but... we'll have to do.
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Ding-Dong, The Witch Is Dead!
2 February 2011 | by (New York, NY USA) – See all my reviews

Seska is dead!!! Finally!!!

The hideously-unappealing, scenery-chewing, pointlessly-evil villain is gone from Voyager! She will be missed.

This episode is really just the killing off of the lingering, failed plot lines that had yet to be resolved. Chakotay's baby? Not his. COP-OUT! That's why they never should have begun such a ridiculous plot line in the first place.

Seska the Evil? Dead. No more contrived cliff-hanging baby-mama drama, and no more having to look at that pigskin she calls a face.

The Kazon Nistrom wars? Over. And not a moment too soon. It was clear Voyager had bitten off more than they could chew with all these plot lines. For a show about a ship heading home how many times could they keep running into the same people? While "Basics I" established a great cliffhanger, "Part II" resolves it way too quickly. Doc and Brad Dourif play Die Hard on the occupied ship while Tom sneaks back with his shuttlecraft. Not the greatest, but at least we're finally free from the ghost of plot lines past.

Die, Seska. Stay dead. Good dog.

GRADE: B-


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