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Old June 20 2014, 08:59 PM   #1
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Single Best Voyager Episode?

I hate to say it, but after all these years, I'm not remembering individual Voyager episodes as well as the other series. I'm curious, though, whether anyone remembers if there was a single episode of the series that really was given the "Best of the Best" ranking for the series. I'm thinking similar to "City on the Edge of Forever" for TOS, "The Inner Light" for TNG, and "The Visitor" for DS9.

For the life of me, I'm just not thinking there ever was one of these truly GREAT gems in the seven year run. That's not to say there were no good or even wonderful shows, but not one that much of fandom stood behind and said, "If there's only one, ya gotta see this one!"

Any suggestions?
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Old June 20 2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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Re: Single Best Voyager Episode?

Blink of an Eye.
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Old June 20 2014, 09:35 PM   #3
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Re: Single Best Voyager Episode?

Not exactly what you have in mind (which is more like fan culture significance and not just mathematical polling), but...

Geos.Tv attempts to crowdsource a list of the Top Ten Voyager Episodes from user votes.

This graph of IMDb user ratings for Voyager episodes could also be used to pick out popular favorites by mousing over the dots highest on the Y-axis.

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Old June 20 2014, 11:57 PM   #4
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Re: Single Best Voyager Episode?

I'd go with Timeless though Blink of an Eye might be better as far as objective bestness.
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Old June 21 2014, 01:20 AM   #5
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I don't think I can choose one episode that stands above the rest. It's apples verses oranges with some episodes, one being better than the other depending on my mood.
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Old June 21 2014, 01:27 AM   #6
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I can't remember them all since I don't have a series collection for it, but I'll have to say that I'll never be able to forget "Threshold". Unfortunately.
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Old June 21 2014, 01:44 AM   #7
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Re: Single Best Voyager Episode?

I've always put Living Witness up there in the "inner light" echelon of Trek. It featured a great story with Voyager's best character and actor in the lead role.
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Old June 21 2014, 10:02 AM   #8
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Re: Single Best Voyager Episode?

"Cold Fire"

It has everything. Spooky, exciting from beginning to end. The struggle between good and evil.

Not to mention that it has Kes as the main character.

I'll give it five points out of five!
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Old June 21 2014, 10:31 AM   #9
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^Did Tuvok make a security protocol for her after that episode? She did accidentally melt his face.
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Old June 21 2014, 12:35 PM   #10
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And where was the sprinkler system?
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Old June 21 2014, 01:24 PM   #11
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Re: Single Best Voyager Episode?

dstyer, you need look no further than the Third Season (2 part) episode: "Future's End." This is STAR TREK at its finest! It's a Time Travel story that actually works in its construct. The script is in shape. The main characters in VOYAGER are all in their proper positions and in focus. Not to mention the rather dishy Sarah Silverman guest stars and plays a prominent role ...

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Old June 21 2014, 06:08 PM   #12
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bbjeg wrote: View Post
^Did Tuvok make a security protocol for her after that episode? She did accidentally melt his face.
Why should he? It was an accident.
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Old June 21 2014, 06:14 PM   #13
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2takesfrakes wrote: View Post
dstyer, you need look no further than the Third Season (2 part) episode: "Future's End." This is STAR TREK at its finest! It's a Time Travel story that actually works in its construct. The script is in shape. The main characters in VOYAGER are all in their proper positions and in focus. Not to mention the rather dishy Sarah Silverman guest stars and plays a prominent role ...

Yes! I totally agree!

"Futures End" is an excellent episode. Definitely one of my favorite episodes of Voyager.

Not to mention Henry Starling who is an excellent villain.

Obviously the man has some support as well!

henrystarling.9f.com/
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Old June 21 2014, 06:18 PM   #14
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Re: Single Best Voyager Episode?

"Year of Hell", due to Kurtwood Smith. I think he was the best guest star they ever had.

This is the problem I have with "Best of" lists. One's decisions on episodes can vary from actors' performances, episode overall, an intriguing but clumsy story point, anything.
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Old June 22 2014, 12:59 PM   #15
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Re: Single Best Voyager Episode?

I gave up long ago on "best" lists. I enjoy too much of Voyager to have one favourite episode.

And I personally didn't think "The Inner Light" or "The Vistor" were particularly special, so I doubt my idea of a favourite would mesh with the OP's, anyway. To me it's entertainment, not high art.
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