Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall: Who's The Trekkiest Trek Of All?

"The Trekkiest 'Trek' of all was an anti-action, existential feminist family drama, shot through with a persistent melancholy that reflects the crew's desperation." 

Ian Grey makes the case for Star Trek: Voyager.


Joel said...

I only saw about the first two seasons of Voyager before I bailed on the show, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. I really liked the actors and the characters (minus Neelix and Kes) but the writers didn't seem to follow through. The idea of stranding everyone far from home was a questionable idea, because then the show turned into sort of Gilligan's Island, where every episode they would look for a way home, and every time you knew it could never work because the show still had several more seasons to run.

Darrell Reimer said...

I had troubles with it too, and lost interest shortly after Seven of Nine (or "Eleven of Ten" as I preferred to call her) was introduced. The Trek standard for broad-strokes ACTING!! was wearing me out, and characters like Neelix weren't helping. But my antipathy paled next to Robert Beltran's (Chakotay). He became very vocal in his discontent, particularly with the writers, who he thought werer witless fanboys. I loved his interviews -- very caustic.