What was the first Voyager episode any of you watch?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by SailorLadyGaga, May 28, 2017.

  1. ThatsMrCaptaintoyou

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    Caretaker with my father of course I don't remember January 16, 1995 too well because I was 2 days shy of being 2
     
  2. Oddish

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    I missed Caretaker, had to come back and watch it later. My first Voyager episode was "Time and Again".

    Still remember the Doctor's line: "it seems I've found myself on the Voyage of the Damned".
     
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  3. cosmic mouse

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    Scorpion... and then 15 years later I watched the rest of the series, lol.
     
  4. Tracy Trek

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    I love that line. It's not the words themselves so much, but the way Picardo says them.
     
  5. Oddish

    Oddish Rear Admiral Commodore

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    Exactly. Picardo was brilliant.
     
  6. STEPhon IT

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    Caretaker.

    Having Star Trek nights with my older brother and my Dad, during the middle of DS9's 3rd season they decided to introduce me to Star Trek Voyager. They mentioned it would be interesting to watch it with me as they had experienced it when they watched it before I was born. It was a very strange episode and I had trouble understanding why the villains couldn't seem to find water on other M class planets in other nearby star systems? Why those gigantic spaceships they had couldn't carry or occupy water? The showrunners were sleeping on the wheel on that concept of the Kazons.
     
  7. Oddish

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    The Kazon water problem was ridiculous. Any people with warp drive should have had basic water reclamation technology. The only tech imbalance that's crazier is the Kataanians in "The Inner Light" (still a great episode though).
     
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    Projections in 2020, needlessly to say it got me hooked not just VOY but on Trek as a whole.
     
  9. Coops

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    Caretaker. First impressions? I didn't much like it. I didn't like the characters. I didn't like the premise.

    But I stuck with it and I'm really glad I did.
     
  10. Challenger2090

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    I actually saw Caretaker when it premiered, but I was quite young at the time. I discovered the show again when Renaissance Man originally aired, which of course was immediately followed by Endgame. Perhaps consequently, I have a higher opinion of Endgame than seems to be average...I really, really like it as an episode and a finale.

    Luckily Voyager went straight into syndication so I was able to see a fair bit of it over the next few years.
     
  11. Astra

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    The first episode I randomly stumbled into in TV before I watched the show properly was the first "Workforce" episode.
    Even though I did not know any of these people I was intrigued of them having lost their memories, also because it is similar to a Stargate SG-1 episode.

    I started watching Voyager for the first time last year when it started again in German TV, and I did not like the pilot very much. As a newbie, it is very confusing, trying to learn about the characters and what happens. I recently recommended the show to a friend who never had seen Star Trek before and told her to watch the pilot later after she already knows the people. I think it works better that way.

    I liked the second episode where Chakotay fights for B'Elanna becoming Chief Engineer better, but the third episode "Time and Again" was the first that really made me sit up and pay attention, the dilemma whether or not to tell those people what faith awaits them really resonated with me.

    From then on, it was down the rabbit hole.
     
  12. Hades Temperature Checker

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    I watched Caretaker out of the gate. I had the TV guide and other magazine articles all about the show. To say I was underwhelmed would be an understatement. Tried a few more episodes but none really grabbed me. I watch it off and on but after Scorpion I pretty much left it behind. Anything interesting was not enough to bring me back.
     
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  13. Lynx

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    It seems that you left around the first time I left the first time.
    But for different reasosn.
     
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  14. The Green Monster

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    Caretaker, when it first aired.
     
  15. A Chimpanzee & 2 Trainees

    A Chimpanzee & 2 Trainees Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    Jan of 95 I was a high school senior. I remember eagerly awaiting the premier. It was the last Trek series I ever watched, beginning to end on premier date.
     
  16. Vger23

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    Caretaker, on the night it premiered. I was in college, and I watched it with two friends.

    I thought it was a pretty good pilot episode and thought the production values were very good.
     
  17. Voth commando1

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    I may have seen the pilot on TV once, before I got into Trek and didn’t know what it was. But I distinctly do remember watching Endgame on Netflix first actually.
     
  18. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Commodore Commodore

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    In your opinion did Kate Mulgrew wore a wig in that pilot episode? After Caretaker, I thought her hair appeared natural.
     
  19. Vger23

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    Hmmm...you know, I never noticed that. I may need to go back and look. It is interesting, though, how some of the female leads had different styles in the pilot episodes vs. how they would appear for the bulk of the series.

    • Troi in TNG had a much different look in "Encounter at Farpoint"
    • Kira had a totally different hair style in "Emissary"
    • And although not in a "pilot"...even Uhura wore a different colored duty uniform in the first 1-2 production episodes of TOS before switching to the red.

    ...maybe they were still "experimenting" with Janeway's look as well? I'll check it!
     
  20. Oddish

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    Lots of Treks experimented with various "looks" for characters. The one I remember best is Troi's cheerleader skirt.