Hober Mallow wrote:
No, like "Tapestry," "Inner Light," "Yesterday's Enterprise," "The Big Goodbye," "Cause and Effect," "Paralells," "The Measure of a Man," "The First Duty." I never saw a VOY episode that even approached that level of quality, and most of those episodes didn't offer a "villain." Or take nearly every "Twilight Zone" episode. You don't need a mustache-twirling villain to make a good story.
Well, truth be told half of those episodes DID require a recurring foe. And some Zone episodes DO revolve around adversaries.
You've made a lot of excuses for why they couldn't do anything that actually supported the premise they created for the series. If they didn't want to do any of those things, maybe they should have come up with a different premise, something they actually intended to flesh out in a natural and believeable way.
Whether you can accept it or not is, as the Borg would say, irrelevent. It was the writing that caused my negative reaction.
It was more UPN and Paramount not wanting to put up the money and allow the serialization to cover the premise, but I already covered that it was more complex than just "crappy writing" that they didn't focus on every single last damaged panel and they perhaps gave us more credit than we deserved in thinking they could fix it between episodes.