Interesting. I know what you mean about the first few seasons... The shows were a little out there. I suggest you watch them again, perhaps after you go through the whole series once. Like any show, it takes some time to get used to the characters. I "don't mind" "Ex Post Facto", but "Jetrel" is on my list of 10 least faves for the whole series. I can't stand James Sloyan's voice, and I find the episode a big who cares? There's lots of thought provoking concepts in this season, but more will come later. These are my favorite episodes, with the starred ones being my best, and what I consider somewhat thought provoking: "Time and Again" form season 1 "Eye of the Needle" from season 1 (although I hate that the Romulan died) "Threshold" from season 2 (a lot of people don't like this episode. I don't know why.) "Deadlock" from season 2 *"Tuvix" from season 2 "Future's End from season 2/3 "Macrocosm" from season 3 "Distant Origin" from season 3 "Scorpion" from season 3/4 *"Scientific Method" from season 4 *"Living Witness" from season 4 "Timeless" from season 5 "Gravity" from season 5 *"Latent Image" from season 5 "Relativity" from Season 5 "Equinox" from season 5/6 *"Blink of an Eye" from season 6 *"Memorial" from season 6 "Critical Care" from season 7 "Workforce" from season 7 *"Friendship One" from season 7 "Blink of a Eye" is great... not to give too much away but they wind up caught in orbit of a planet that's spinning wildly like a pulsar, and as it turns out there is a huge time differential between normal space and the surface of the planet. They're only caught in orbit for like a couple of days, but many centuries pass on the planet. My favorite scene is when they send the doctor down to the surface to do a little recon, there's a little trouble beaming him back, for seconds, but he's been "abandoned" on the planet for two YEARS. He's only been gone for seconds, but he's so happy to see everyone when they beam him back. I always try to get something out of each episode, and enjoy almost all of them. I think people ruin their own experiences when they think "this is how I think it should have been" instead of just enjoying what it is. P.S. Yes, the Kazon were just horrible. Fortunately, they were gone before too long. Even the Borg considered them an inferior species.