Re: A Hater Revisits Voyager My integrity as a reviewer has been called into question! I must respond, my honour demands it! We just enjoy different types of story-telling. I'm far more interested in character drama rather than science-fiction plots. I enjoy science-fiction as a setting, but I prefer to use that setting to tell human stories rather than stories about things completely removed from reality. This is a personal preference thing, but I love arcs. A well-done story or character arc is the exact same as episodic story-telling but it has a chance to build naturally over time, and the excitement it brings is far greater. A quickie can be great fun, but a little foreplay can cause something special. This was an average enough episode for me because I'm not a big fan of prison dramas. I can understand why some might call it great. Plot-elements stolen from TNG, emotional appeal rather than rational appeal. Good premise ruined by a tacked-on explanation at the end. It was alright, but it stole almost the entire story from DS9. I believe you all know my position on this episode by now. A fairly good episode with a cop-out ending. A solidly good episode, in the top ten of what I've seen so far. It has been years, perhaps even a decade, since I've seen these so I'm reserving judgement. If seasons 4 & 5 follow season 3's lead then I'll probably have to give up on this project. If I have said this once then I've said it a thousand times; I only nitpick episodes which I find boring, if I'm enjoying the episode then I don't have time to nitpick. I never said there was too much, it was only one scene, but it was the first scene of the show and it set my mood for the rest of the episode. Sexual innuendo can be great when done well, but the innuendo I perceived from Coda was lame and half-hearted at best. DS9's Let He Who is Without Sin had the exact same problem, there was a really crap scene at the beginning of the episode which was crammed with lame innuendo and that is one of the many reasons why that episode is so terrible. This is a valid complaint, I don't see how any reasonable person could think otherwise. The time loops were irrelevant, I did not find them fun to watch, and they were a lame rip-off of Cause and Effect. I agree here, every race in Star Trek evolved into humanoids, and if there was a dinosaur civilisation then there would be no remnants after 64 million years. Any piece of entertainment which requires me to turn off my brain in order to enjoy it is fatally flawed in my mind. Good forms of entertainment turn off your brain without you knowing it, and great forms keep your brain active and challenge it during the experience.