Star Trek: Voyager

State of Flux

Episode 44

Friday, 9 September 2022

Janeway glances sceptically at Maje Culluh, a Kazon more than a foot taller than her.

Star Trek: Voyager

Series 1, Episode 11

Stardate: 48658.2

First broadcast on Monday, 10 April 1995

A barely secret conspirator has been selling Federation technology to the Kazon Nistrim in a weird alternative timeline where there are more than seven people on board the ship, where Chakotay has agency and interesting things to do, and where we really feel like we’re stranded tens of thousands of light years from home. Plus, Seska is here!

Duration: 1:10:06 · Recorded on Wednesday, 24 August 2022 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 72

Friday, 7 July 2023

On an alien spaceship, Seksa, a white woman with Cardassian features is smiling and embracing a serious-looking Kazon man, Maje Culluh.

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Series 2, Episode 14

Stardate: 49337.4

First broadcast on Monday, 22 January 1996

When a Voyager crewmember is killed in a Kazon attack, and his colleagues are forced to sit through the most butt-clenchingly clichéd eulogy in television history, a few of them declare that it’s time to forge an alliance with the Kazon, which seems unwise. What seems even more unwise is Janeway’s decision to ignore everything that history has taught us about white people, as she forges an alliance with the Trabe, who talk nicely and know which knife and fork to use. It all turns out pretty much how you would expect.

Duration: 1:01:48 · Recorded on Tuesday, 4 July 2023 · Download · Open in new window

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The Swarm

Episode 9

Friday, 31 December 2021

B’Elanna, Dr Zimmerman and the Doctor lean over a console

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Series 3, Episode 4

Stardate: 50252.3

First broadcast on Wednesday, 25 September 1996

When the Doctor’s hard drive starts to fill up with opera, romantic relationships and all the complex glories of being human, he finds himself increasingly unable to fulfil his function as Voyager’s Chief Medical Officer — instead becoming a heartbreaking analogue of your dad suffering from dementia. Also, a bunch of space things happen that we couldn’t possibly care about.

Duration: 1:02:44 · Recorded on Tuesday, 21 December 2021 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 59

Friday, 20 January 2023

Kes and the Doctor are standing in a tavern on an alien planet: Kes looks at the Doctor in horror: he is a bestial version of himself, a hunch, tousled hair and terrible teeth.

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Series 3, Episode 18

Stardate: 50693.2

First broadcast on Wednesday, 19 February 1997

Flushed with the success of its previous attempt at Gothic Horror, Star Trek gamely tackles the genre again, as the Doctor’s experiments with the parameters of his program inevitably lead to a high-concept holographic version of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, with all of the creepiness towards women that that implies. Aggressively mediocre.

Duration: 1:07:23 · Recorded on Monday, 16 January 2023 · Download · Open in new window

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Before and After

Episode 41

Friday, 19 August 2022

A boring shot of Kes, the Doctor and Tom Paris standing in sickbay, apparently looking concerned about something. The Doctor has hair, upsettingly.

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Series 3, Episode 21

Stardate: Unknown (2379–2369)

First broadcast on Wednesday, 9 April 1997

This week, Joe and Nathan find themselves travelling backwards in time to 1997, when they first watched and enjoyed the Star Trek: Voyager episode Before and After, only to find themselves infected with a deadly [tech], which will be going to have activated some time later (or earlier) when they undergo [tech] therapy in the Doctor’s new [tech] treatment [tech]. Meanwhile, Harry has apparently married a toddler or something, which seems upsetting and highly inappropriate.

Duration: 1:16:31 · Recorded on Wednesday, 10 August 2022 · Download · Open in new window

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Scorpion / Scorpion, Part II

Episode 64

Friday, 12 May 2023

Seven of Nine stands in Voyager's cargo bay. None of her implants have been removed yet: her skin is mottled, tubes come from her bare skull, and her left eye has been replaced by a spiky Borg sensor.

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Series 3, Episode 26 / Series 4, Episode 1

Stardate: 50984.3

First broadcast on Wednesday, 21 May 1997
and Wednesday, 3 September 1997

As Voyager approaches the end of its third year, it’s time for its very own version of The Best of Both Worlds. And here it is, complete with a massive encounter with the Borg, clouds of débris, a terrifying new enemy, dissension among the commanding officers, and the unveiling of an entirely new kind of human—Borg hybrid. But because it’s Voyager, there’s also people doing things for no reason and a central conflict disposed of in an unsatisfying way. But (again) because it’s Voyager, there’s some great weird visuals, a cool new holodeck program, and yet another arresting performance from the Queen of Star Trek, Her Royal Highness, Captain Kathryn Janeway.

Duration: 2:00:37 · Recorded on Tuesday, 2 May 2023 · Download · Open in new window

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The Raven

Episode 19

Friday, 11 March 2022

A raven, its wings outstretched, flies towards us  along the corridor of a ruined spaceship

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Series 4, Episode 6

Stardate: Unknown (2374)

First broadcast on Wednesday, 8 October 1997

In this week’s meeting of the Jeri Ryan Appreciation Society, we watch the most aggressively average Star Trek episode the Randomiser can find, only to discover that there’s still a lot of fun to be had — hilariously sluggish action scenes, a shockingly low-effort Intransigent Alien Race, and some wonderfully subtle and nuanced performances from Ethan Phillips, Tim Russ and Jeri Ryan.

Duration: 1:01:43 · Recorded on Thursday, 10 March 2022 · Download · Open in new window

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The Killing Game / The Killing Game, Part II

Episode 21

Friday, 25 March 2022

Seven of Nine, wearing lipstick, a silver dress and her hair down talks into a microphone. Behind her there is a pianist with his back to us.

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Series 4, Episodes 18–19

Stardate: 51715.2

First broadcast on Wednesday, 4 March 1998

It’s business as usual on Star Trek this week, as the crew of Voyager find themselves in an episode of Secret Army which has been cast, written and directed by latex-headed aliens in Nazi uniforms. Will Voyager’s extensive back catalogue of holodeck programs persuade the Hirogen that there’s more to life than festooning your bulkheads with human skulls? Or will the Captain be forced (reluctantly) to kill Seven of Nine first?

Duration: 1:47:10 · Recorded on Saturday, 19 March 2022 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 34

Friday, 24 June 2022

Captain Janeway is sitting next to Inspector Kashyk, a handsome man in a tight short-sleeved shirt. She is looking into his eyes and touching his upper arm.

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Series 5, Episode 10

Stardate: Unknown (2375)

First broadcast on Wednesday, 16 December 1998

This week: a clever script, a complete absence of banter, a frog alien that scores zero on the B’omar Scale, astonishingly good incidental music by Mahler and Tchaikovsky, and two outstanding performances from Mark Harelik and Kate Mulgrew — all working together perfectly to create one of Voyager’s Best Episodes Ever. Enjoy. (You will.)

Duration: 1:06:58 · Recorded on Tuesday, 14 June 2022 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 78

Friday, 25 August 2023

Seven is standing in the corridor of a Borg cube. She looks angry. Behind her, Harry is slumped unconscious. And next to her are three preteen Borg children: two twin boys and a little girl with long hair.

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Series 6, Episode 16

Stardate: Unknown (2376)

First broadcast on Wednesday, 16 February 2000

This week a mediocre script fails to be enhanced in any way by mediocre direction and some mediocre performances. But there’s an upside: a Voyager episode with real consequences that will open up unimaginable new vistas of storytelling and character development. Or not, probably.

Duration: 1:04:14 · Recorded on Tuesday, 22 August 2023 · Download · Open in new window

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