Kind of like William Shatner, where despite everything else he did (the title character of T.J. Hooker, Denny Crane from Boston Legal, etc.), everyone still knows him as Capt. James T. Kirk from O-R NBC 60s Star Trek (and the animated series, and movies thereto)?It's the dreaded "type casting" where an actor, in many people's minds, becomes the role and can't escape.
The thing about William Shatner is that his own persona is so larger than life that it almost eclipses even James T. Kirk. I enjoy Shatner, but you never ever forget you're watching Shatner. A character actor who disappears into his roles, he is not.Kind of like William Shatner, where despite everything else he did (the title character of T.J. Hooker, Denny Crane from Boston Legal, etc.), everyone still knows him as Capt. James T. Kirk from O-R NBC 60s Star Trek (and the animated series, and movies thereto)?
That's always been the biggest problem with Voyager, at least for me. Big, life changing problems pop up at the beginning of the episode and are resolved in the next 46 minutes. That's simply not how life works...things like B'Elanna's depression fester over time and you see little things here and there which build to a conclusion. Voyager largely doesn't do that when it is the perfect ST show to actually do it by it's very nature.And that's my biggest disappointment with Voyager... the reset button. It's like what Kevin mentioned up above with Year of Hell. There needed to be repercussions and fallout, not just "episode's over, back to normal!"
Best synopsis of a ST:V episode yet!My synopsis of the episode Night: Captain Janeway deals with a grumpy garbage man while suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder.
move watched the series twice and I really enjoy it.I haven't watched ST: Voyager since watching some of the original broadcasts and maybe a few repeats years later (in syndication?) Anyway, seeing this thread reminded me that the series was available on Amazon Prime so I dipped my toes in the pool and watch the premiere episode "Caretaker". Despite some clunkiness in the dialog this was conceptually a pretty strong premiere episode. I enjoyed the setup and the introduction of the crew. Robert Picardo reminded me of why he was probably my favorite cast member with his dry delivery. I was somewhat surprised that I remembered virtually all of the crew members. The ones that I didn't recall did not make it out of the 2 hour premiere.
I have always been of the opinion that one needs to put ones self in the mindset of when a program was created to be able to get optimum enjoyment out of an older program; and that will definitely be the case with an SF series that dates back 25 years. I know that some Star Trek series relied upon models and that Babylon 5 was the first series to extensively use CGI for its space sequences. Voyager clearly relies upon some CGI sequences ( most notably in the title sequence with the ice rings ). It will be interesting to see how the FX holds up as I (maybe) continue to view the series. I believe Voyager eventually went 100% CGI for its exterior sequences.
I have plenty to watch so I am not sure about watching a 25 year old series that I moderately enjoyed, but maybe I'll stick with it. As I said "Caretaker' had a decent SF premise of humans interacting with alien technology that was in decline. I was tired when I watched the episode but it seemed like the episode kind of glossed over the infection that was affecting Torres and Kim. (They were displaying lesions on the skin while in the care of the Ocampans; and then they escaped and were cured?) Maybe they'll pick that up on the next episode.
Movies too. I do that all the time.I have always been of the opinion that one needs to put ones self in the mindset of when a program was created to be able to get optimum enjoyment out of an older program...
wow!I just watched Survival Instinct for the first time. I'm not sure how I missed this episode first time through, but I did.
This is honestly one of the best episodes of Voyager (probably thee best, I have to take some more time to think about it)
and went straight into my top 10 Trek episodes of all time.
Truly satisfying, and heartbreaking. This is it folks, this is everything great about Star Trek wrapped in a 45 minute burst of brilliance!!