Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Caprica_Six, Apr 16, 2005.
I can relate to that. I was there 8 years ago.
Hello fellow voyager fans. I'm finishing up the 7th season of voyager for the first time and have become a big fan. I was unfortunately one of many that were lost to the curse of the first 2 seasons.
Ah well, better late than never!
I am by no means a stranger to this place (going on strong for 13 years) I am however fairly new to this forum.
I haven't watched Voyager since it went off the air 15 years ago, so I thought'd I'd do a viewing of the series again. Why Voyager? Cause it's my favorite series, I've always loved the characters, and I just love everything about it (well almost, but that's neither here nor there).
I thought about doing a viewing thread, and I still might, but for now I'm holding off (I just finished "Heroes and Demons").
I'm enjoying revisiting this universe and following these characters again.
First time poster, and I have to say, thank you so much for creating this thread! I'm expressing gratitude because I remember how for years, Voyager was the most reviled series until Enterprise came along. It was getting to the point where I kept my feelings to myself because I was afraid of being ridiculed or seen as a troll--especially over my feelings regarding Neelix. (Everyone hates him to death, but he's not one of my top three favorite characters, the Talaxians are my favorite alien race.)
Why do I love it so much? To me, VOY was the perfect blend of sci-fi, character development, philosophical exploration and morality tale. Also, I know it may sound like blasphemy, but I think it was the most sci-fi out of all the ST series, save TOS. In the other series, sci-fi took a backseat to politics and social commentary, but in VOY, the sci-fi was an integral part of whatever story was being told.
For example, in the Tuvix episode, the story was just as much about the scientific problem of figuring out how to separate Neelix and Tuvok as it was the ethical dilemma of whether it should be done or not. I don't think there's ever been a show to do this good a job striking this kind of balance, and it bums me to this day how unappreciated VOY is in this regard.
Anyway, I saw VOY when it first ran but never caught it in reruns because I was so bitterly disappointed by the finale I didn't have the heart to watch it again. But having played the very satisfying sequel in STO ("Delta Rising"), all is forgiven and I'm now watching it again on H&I. I was afraid that it wouldn't hold up, but it is every bit as great as I remembered! Yup, there's the Doctor being a funny, yet incredibly obnoxious priss. Yup, there's B'elanna launching into ridiculous technobabble. Yup, there's Neelix being obnoxiously ingratiating but cute all the same, and all the other characters as I remembered them.
Hey can I join-I gotta say it Voyager is my favorite track-it has a timeless story(the odyssey) woven into it-the characters are archetypes to whom one can get easily attached and their are some dang exciting epiodes!
Welcome, Newbies, to the Delta Quadrant:
I've only recently discovered this forum and had a good look around before deciding to join.
I'm a huge Trek fan, although my logic is somewhat skewed.
Picard is my favourite character, I think DS9 is the best of the shows yet Voyager is my favourite show. I can't figure it out either.
Currently rewatching Voyager and am a few episodes into season 4.
Love Voyager. It's stood the test of time. I tried watching Original and it's just so corny now. Even Next Generation first couple of series are not so good, it did get better though. Data I will always like. Deep Space Nine isn't as adventurous being stuck on a Space Station, the last couple of series of DS9 got almost depressing. Voyager is adventure and escapism.
Voyager had heart-it's not "gritty like DS9" and it's not supposed to be-it's hardly a TNG clone either-even at its worst. But I would say it more closely follows the spirit of both TOS(the thaw, demon,) and TNG in terms of its ideas, tone, plotting and so on.
It's good to know VOY is the first on your list of Star Trek shows. Couldn't agree more. It's got heart, it's got family feeling, it's got humour, it's got a loveable crew and it's got an incomparable Captain. Also, almost every single episode is memorable (of course, the fact that I'm watching it for the 35th time in my life is slightly helpful ... ).
Plus it has the best intro. Not to mention the fact that they never changed over to the ugly uniforms that we see in later seasons of other ST shows.
So yes, VOY is fun. Everything else isn't ... or to a very small extent only. To some extent I like DS9 but the other shows are ... yawn. (Who thought that ENT would be a good show? Mind-boggling.)
Of course, this is all JMO.
In any case, welcome to the fora.
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