Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by hux, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. hux

    hux Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 25, 2010
    Hard Sassenach in Moist Aberdeen
    This seemed like a perfect opportunity for a two parter.

    Really enjoyed it (finally an episode where the Maquis take over the ship....feels a bit like the writers realised last minute that there was more fun to be had with a Maquis rebellion than they had first thought.....but it comes too late)

    Sadly, the whole thing is spoiled by being a stand alone episode where everything is resolved in an almost ridiculously quick, have a mind mind....oh everything's fine again

    Definitely should have been a two parter with extended Maquis control and entertaining shenanigans

  2. Isolinear

    Isolinear Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 13, 2013
    Like you say, it came too late. It may have worked better as a Season 1 finale / cliffhanger. But right now, Repression is a pretty average (and silly) episode. Meh. Worst Case Scenario did the Maquis-rebellion thing a lot better.

    And why did they suddenly wear those Maquis clothes again? Stoopid.

    You've just described every single Voyager episode. Voyager and continuity? :lol: (I still love the show)
  3. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    An episode like that one might have made a good two parter, but not that one.
  4. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    I thought it was fun, albeit very far fetched. I liked seeing the whole crew brainwashed by Tuvok, it was reminiscent of Sybok and the Enterprise crew.
  5. Lord Manitou

    Lord Manitou Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 22, 2010
    They thought it was a good episode-but it wasn't.
    Apparently most of the Marqui crew is mesmerized by a few chosen words.
    Pagh Ten far B'Tanay
    "This is a holy time. A primal energy recharges the blood."

    To think Tuvok, Chakotay, and B'Ellana could be taken in because of a few shallow sentences is deceptive.
    These represent a good percentage of Voyagers officer material and they were tougher than that.
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    They weren't "taken in" just by those sentences. The phrase was a trigger for a post-hypnotic suggestion. By itself the phrase means nothing, it was just a code that set things off.
  7. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2012
    Melakon's grave
    It's "The Manchurian Candidate" Voyager-style.