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Old August 24 2009, 02:52 PM   #2404
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Re: A Hater Revisits Voyager

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Anwar wrote: View Post
I knew it, the ratings are going down. What shall we bet you give this series a 3/10 by the end of S7?
I have €2,000 in my right hand right now, so I will take that bet! Because statistically it is now impossible for Voyager to get a score lower than 4.661, and that would only happen if I gave every remaining episode a zero score which I have no intention of doing. So how will you be paying me my money?

Anwar, if you want to join in and discuss Voyager and criticise some of the things I say about Voyager in my reviews then please feel free to join in, I welcome dissenting opinions. If you're going to continue to judge me based on things I don't say, even after we reached that peaceful resolution last week, then please bugger off.

StarTrekker wrote: View Post
I really don't see the problem. Tom Paris created a stereotypical version of an Irish village and they all enjoyed it, the end.
I'm from Ireland and it didn't bother me at all.
Firstly, they tried to pass Fair Haven off as authentic by having Janeway (a supposed expert on Irish history) call it such. Secondly, the writers made it very clear that they didn't have a clue what they were talking about when they wrote those episodes and that bugged me.

Workforce (***)

Yes, the plot has many holes and you do have to suspend your disbelief in order to accept that any of these events could have happened, but as I've said in the past, if I'm enjoying myself then I'm willing to do that. I enjoyed this episode, largely because I thought it was fun to watch several of the crew living a life with no knowledge of everything that happened on Voyager. All the characters get something to do here and most of it I found interesting.

I'm not a fan of the ECH being real and not a fantasy, especially since they left off the best part (the magically appearing pips). I'm also torn on the issue of Tom being attracted to B'Elanna even though he doesn't remember her, part of me thinks that it's a cop-out that they didn't explore Tom going off with someone else, but a horrible part of me thinks that it is sweet. I hate that part of me, it's disgusting.

There's a somewhat intriguing mystery here and some fun character stuff. But please tell me, what happened to Naomi?

Workforce, Part 2 (**)

The big problem I have with part 2 is that it introduces some new alien characters and they are the ones that resolve the plot with a little help from the Voyager crew. Not only does this take away from the character stuff which made part 1 enjoyable, but these characters are bland and uninteresting. When the sinister plot is revealed it doesn't live up to the intrigue I felt existed in the first part, and the fact that a bunch of boring characters are the ones who figure it out doesn't help.

Then you have the ship-side story where SuperShmully and Kim have disagreements about who is in charge and they eventually learn to respect one another's tactics. I wasn't a fan of this plot. They manage to rescue everybody and everything is reset back to normal, and no matter how the episode ends you know that Janeway isn't going to be fundamentally changed by her experience on the planet. She seems to fall in and out of love faster than MadBaggins.

Torpedoes: 89/38
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