Star Trek Voyager Abridged Condensed Essential Episodes

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  1. Captain Nate

    Captain Nate Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    From my 50 days of Voyager thread this is my the list of 50 essential Star trek Voyager episodes.
    1) This is not a replacement for watching the whole series - just a different way to watch it with different pros and cons.
    2) Yes, I cut out some story lines (Barclay, Torres/Paris relationship, Q) but I kept the best ones (IMHO). I am aware the 50 episodes I chose will probably be debated. Since Voyager does not have a driving story like DS9 there are multiple ways to cobble together this list.
    3) This list is for those who like Star Trek but do not want to watch 170+ episodes of Kate Muldew and friends. It provides lots of action and all the best moments, a good way for Star Trek Fans who could not get into Voyager have a Voyager experience.

    And now...the list!

    Star Trek Voyager Abridged Condensed Essential Episodes
    1. 1x01 Caretaker
    2. 1x03 Parallax
    3. 1x05 Phage
    4. 1x07 Eye of the Needle
    5. 1x11 State of Flux
    6. 2x10 Cold Fire
    7. 2x11 Maneuvers
    8. 2x16 Meld
    9. 2x21 Deadlock
    10. 2x24 Tuvix
    11. 2x26 Basics 1
    12. 3x01 Basics 2
    13. 3x08 Futures End 1
    14. 3x09 Futures End 2
    15. 3x17 Unity
    16. 3x21 Before and After
    17. 3x23 Distant Origin
    18. 3x25 Worst Case Scenario
    19. 3x26 Scorpion 1
    20. 4x01 Scorpion 2
    21. 4x02 The Gift
    22. 4x08 Year of Hell 1
    23. 4x09 Year of Hell 2
    24. 4x14 Message in a Bottle
    25. 4x15 Hunters
    26. 4x16 Prey
    27. 4x18 The Killing Game 1
    28. 4x19 The Killing Game 2
    29. 4x23 Living Witness
    30. 4x25 One
    31. 4x26 Hope and Fear
    32. 5x01 Night
    33. 5x02 Drone
    34. 5x06 Timeless
    35. 5x09 Thirty Days
    36. 5x15/16 Dark Frontier
    37. 5x22 Someone to Watch
    38. 5x24 Relativity
    39. 5x26 Equinox 1
    40. 6x01 Equinox 2
    41. 6x04 Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy
    42. 6x12 Blink of an Eye
    43. 6x26 Unimatrix Zero 1
    44. 7x01 Unimatrix Zero 2
    45. 7x09/10 Flesh and Blood
    46. 7x15 The Void
    47. 7x16 Workforce 1
    48. 7x17 Workforce 2
    49. 7x23 Homestead
    50. 7x25 Endgame
     
  2. Sophie74656

    Sophie74656 Commodore Commodore

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    Well I hope you had fun watching them, that's the whole point. Yes people will disagree with your list, since what is "essential" can be debated. But as long as you had fun watching, that's all that matters :techman:
     
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  3. Tracy Trek

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    I'm sorry to be nit-picky, but it's Mulgrew, not Muldew.

    Did you know that Janeway was originally going to be played by Genevieve Bujold?
     
  4. Captain Nate

    Captain Nate Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    She will always be Muldew to me.
     
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    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!
     
  6. Tracy Trek

    Tracy Trek Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yes, she only lasted a few days. Then she had to be replaced by Mulgrew. There is a clip from Youtube where it shows one of the few scenes they already filmed. I believe it was the scene where Janeway and Tuvok are discussing how the Ocampa homeworld (although they don't know it's called that yet) can't produce rain.
     
  7. The Lonely Man

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    Good list of episodes, large parts of the Voyager story missing though. The traitor story from season 2, as well as the Paris and Torres relationship, which for me was on the best written and developed stories of the series.

    I'd also struggle to omit real life from any essential Voyager episode list.
     
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  8. Tracy Trek

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    I agree, if you only watch certain episodes, I don't think you can fully appreciate the series and the characters. Take Paris and Torres for example. Both of them had to have a lot of character growth to even get to a relationship. Although at times they had some backslides such as Torres' incident in Lineage.
     
  9. Sophie74656

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    Just wonding why you thought that was a backslide? I kind of thought it was fitting with her character and her insecurities about her father issues.
     
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  10. Tracy Trek

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    Maybe backslide is too strong a word. It certainly was fitting with her character and insecurities. And it's more an opinion I've read from others of why they don't like the episode.

    Maybe I should say I felt she had come to terms with herself and being part Klingon in Barge of the Dead and then she almost makes a very bad mistake in Lineage because she thinks her daughter will suffer the same way she did. But maybe it would be better to say she came to terms with her relationship with her mother in Barge of the Dead. But she still had loads of unresolved feelings about her father's abandonment. Until she speaks to him a few months after this, she hadn't heard from him in years.

    Ugh, I hope I'm explaining myself better. I know what I want to say, but whether it made it to the written word, I don't know. Lineage is actually one of my favorites. Because it shows how things that happen in your childhood can affect you down the road in your adult life. But I have read some negative comments from reviews on other sites like, "Oh, not this again". I guess those particular viewers feel like the story of B'Elanna's problems because of her mixed heritage had been done to death. But it seems to be a common theme in all of Trek for hybrid characters to have issues.
     
  11. Sophie74656

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    That's kind of how I looked at it. In Barge of the Dead she kind or resolved things with her mother. But her issues with her father were still there, and that's what came out in Lineage. She has a terrible fear of abandonment. She's afraid Tom will leave her and that her daughter will resent her for that and leave her too.
     
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  12. Captain Nate

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    I cannot make a credible comment on this as I only watched the episodes on my list. The only thing I can say is that the point of the list is to avoid getting bogged down in the longer developing stories of the crew. This is an abridged version which focus on action and excitement more than interpersonal relationships.
     
  13. The Lonely Man

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    Fair enough, personally I just find it a rather strange way of watching a long running show.
    If you don't immerse yourself in the interpersonal stories of the crew or watch the characters develop over the years, how then would you invest in an episode or find yourself caring about the fate of any of the characters ?

    I guess it comes down to personal preference, If I found myself getting bogged down by any particular show then it's a safe bet to say that I'm not enjoying it all that much.
     
  14. Mareika

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    Thank you for taking the time to create this list. It`s interesting for me- although some of my alltime favs aren`t on it ( I`m a Chakotayfan: I like J/C, C/Torres, C/Seska, C/Seven, C/Kellin) I like this list.There`s not a single episode on it I don`t like (except parts of Endgame)
     
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