I think people are saying different things here. I think continuity and consequences might be similar but different in this case. But I agree, VOY failed because it's premise, by very definition, demanded an ongoing arc of some sort. TNG and TOS did not, and were never intended to. So VOY is going to get ripped for it harder than those other two shows because of the expectations it set. The VOY effect that I've seen argued endlessly (and agree with btw) is when everyone and everything is back to normal the following week, despite the ship getting pummeled the prior week (for example). Hell, even TOS changed the shuttlecraft to "Galileo II" later in its run. Also, (and this is where the comparison to TOS TNG isn't holding) when I think of "reset button," I'm talking about the contained episodes (or two-partners) that within their own 45-min run time have no consequence or purpose. These are the episodes where by the ending credits, none of the events of the episode mattered or were even "real" as far as the characters are concerned. They are nothing more than elaborate what-ifs. VOY had a lot more of those pound-for-pound than the other series. It's one thing to have a purposeful episodic format (TNG, TOS) where major events don't carry week to week. It's another thing to have a ton of episodes in your portfolio where, even in their contained storyline, mean nothing / "never really happened" by the end. Again, VOY was weak because it didn't have the guts to live up to its own premise, and any risk taking was always erased by the end of an episode anyway. Unfortunately it deserves every arrow it gets in that area. Now DSC on the other hand is an entirely different animal. DSC didn't fail to live up to its premise. DSC may be dreadfully guilty of ABANDONING its premise (time will tell)...but it sure as hell isnt guilty of not living up to it. DSC has its own unique issues, but being tepid and watered-down Safe Trek (VOY) ain't one of them.