Okay, as I stated in this thread , I have decided to watch through Star Trek: Voyager from start to finish in order to gain a fresh perspective on the series. It's been a while since I have watched certain episodes, and a lot I have recently watched have been out of order or simply other people's reviews of each episode. As such, I would like to gain my own, fresh perspective on the series and rate each episode as such. I would like to re-iterate - I am NOT taking the opportunity to bash Voyager. I am honestly hoping I can gain an appreciation of sorts for the series, because at the moment, I don't like hating it. Or at the very least, I don't like hating it based on long standing prejudgements and distant memories of watching the series during it's first run. That said, Voyager was the series that drove me away from Star Trek for a while, so it will always have that stigma. However, I was an angry, cynical teenager then, so who's to say who was at fault for my jaded disinterest. Now, I am an angry, cynical 25 year old but that's at least tempered with a decade of experience and personal development. :P Now, a bit of a thread outline. This is going to be a pretty fast re-watch. I have the following month off from studies and so my goal is to watch through season 1 to 7 in four weeks. It also helps I have a casual service desk job which 95% downtime. Watching it this quickly could be a bad idea, but I really don't want this to drag on for months and I can't afford to spend too much time on this once the new semester starts in late July. As such, I will review every episode, but I may not have the time/opportunity to go greatly in depth and some reviews may be very short. Of course, lengthy discussion is welcomed on every episode and review, and I will of course be actively involved as I go along. Anyhoo, without further ado, my next post will be my review of Star Trek: Voyager's series opener, "Caretaker".