So back in the day, for various reasons, I didn't really keep up on Trek much after 1995 or so. When Voyager first aired I caught the pilot and maybe 2-3 of the season one episodes. I think, at best, I saw half a dozen Voyager episodes in total over the years. I've watched a few episodes (Deadlock, Equinox, Scorpion, Blink of an Eye, Year of Hell, Tuvix, Worst Case Scenario, Meld, Learning Curve, and maybe one or two more), but I haven't seen the vast majority of Voyager. With this being the 50th an all...well, I just needed an excuse to watch it so there it is. This won't be a hate-in and it won't be a love fest. I'll be honest about what I like and don't like. The episodes I've seen before this marathon were mostly good and I don't listen much to fan consensus or opinion. I'll like episodes others hate, and hate episodes others love. Sorry. Rather than rehashing an old argument, just pretend you vented at me and save everyone the time. Not sure how consistent I'll be, so there's that. And here goes... I love Caretaker. It's one of the better (top 2) Trek pilots they've done. Sets up the premise of the show perfectly, including a heap of interpersonal tension just waiting to boil over from time to time. I was really disappointed when they fully integrated the crew by the second episode and basically hobbled half of the show's premise. The Federation / Maquis tension could have played out a lot longer and driven the stories a lot more. Parallax was decent enough. A time travel space anomaly episode that's the A-story, whilst the B-story is B'Elanna earning the spot as chief engineer. Intro of the spirit animal guide and B'Elanna being the only person to attack theirs. Kind of generic but shows a bit of the potential for the Fed / Maquis split in the crew. Largely undercut and eliminated in the first 2-3 episodes. Time and Again...woot, another time travel space anomaly episode. At least this one has more overt jeopardy and is more concrete to Parallax's abstract threat. Some decent ideas and oddities, though the bootstrap paradox is a bit lame, as is a lot of the acting and writing. You mean there's a threat to this entire world and civilization, and the terrorists are running inside the power plant to mess with it? Good, let's hang out on the lawn and jaw for a few minutes. I did like the more grounded nature of this one compared to Parallax. Phage. Like a lot of Trek fans I'm also a fan of science and science news. So when this one rolled along all I kept thinking of was the advances in stem cells, growing organs from stem cells, cloning, and 3D printing of organs. Interesting episode and some horrific (in a good way) makeup for the aliens. Nice all around episode with a solid premise to compel the story and crew into action. Drove home a lot of empathy for Neelix who'd till this episode basically been a doofier Quark with no clear motivation. The Cloud. Ugh. There's coffee in that nebula. Whatever good will and empathy garnered for Neelix in the Phage was instantly lost here. One replicator ration to get a cup of coffee or depleting 20% of the ships reserves just because Janeway listened to Neelix of all people about setting an example. Right, like Neelix sets an example in this episode. My least favorite style of Trek story. The abstract thing that's somehow a threat, carried along by too much technobabble and not enough elbow grease. And that's where my rewatch is so far. Not much of one, but it's a start.