Star Trek: Voyager (season 1)

{4/5} “Well now, aren’t you contentious for a minor bipedal species?”

Star Trek: Voyager season 1, aired in 1995

Captain Kathryn Janeway and the USS Voyager are searching for a Maquis ship in the Badlands when they’re transported 70 000 light years away to the Delta Quadrant. It will take 75 years to get back to the Federation at top speed but they hope to find some way to get home faster. The Maquis ship was destroyed so Janeway integrates the members of the Maquis into her crew. New friends Neelix and Kes also join them, and they immediately show their usefulness — Neelix as chief cook and morale officer, and Kes in hydroponics and sickbay. Meanwhile, the Emergency Medical Hologram deals with the concept of being the only doctor on the ship.

It’s a pretty good 1st season — some good episodes and a few great ones.

The interactions between Kes and the Doctor are delightful.

The main theme by Jerry Goldsmith is sublime.

In “Eye of the Needle” Harry finds a tiny wormhole and when they send a probe through it they make contact with a Romulan in the Alpha Quadrant. In “Emanations” Harry is transported to a different dimension where the people think he’s from the afterlife. In “Prime Factors” they find a friendly planet of people who have a way of getting them halfway home — but the people also have their own prime directive. In “Heroes and Demons” Harry, Chakotay, and Tuvok are lost on the holodeck in the story of Beowulf and the only one who can save them is the Doctor. In “Jetrel” Neelix meets the scientist who developed a weapon that killed hundreds of thousands of Talaxians.

Armin Shimerman guest stars in the premiere.

Stars Kate Mulgrew, Josh Clark, and Martha Hackett.

Created by Rick Berman (Star Trek: Enterprise), Michael Piller (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), and Jeri Taylor (writer on Star Trek: The Next Generation).

This is the 2nd time I’ve watched it.

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