Some good Voyager

So I wrote that Voyager was the worst ST ever.

I still agree with that, because of the overall structure.

This doesn’t deny that some episodes were good though.

Viewing Voyager as a “old school story telling” structure allows you to see each episode as an individual story.

One really good one is “Child’s Play” (season 6). This is a “7 of 9 episode” (one of the downsides of Voyager was “harry episode”, “tom episode”, “tuvok episode” etc etc), but it was one of the better standalone episodes, talking to what it means to be an individual, to have self-agency. It’s a well done story… but it only works because of the episodic nature; next week it doesn’t matter.


And then the beginning of the next episode has Janeway telling Kim $foo, who tells Seven $bar, who creates a PHYSICAL order for Belana, who hands that to RANDOM person who walks a mile to UNKNOWN person who clicks a button.


That’s just stupid process.

And I work in a company with stupid processes. THIS chain of events is… wrong.