August 28, 2013

Star Trek: Voyager: Season Three

Star Trek: Voyager: Season Three, 1996-1997. A spaceship stranded on the other side of the galaxy continues to make its way home.

Created by Rick Berman, Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor. Directed by David Livingston (5 episodes), Alexander Singer (4), Cliff Bole (3), Winrich Kolbe (2), Robert Duncan McNeill (2), Allan Kroeker (2), Les Landau (1), Jesús Salvador Treviño (1), Robert Picardo (1), Nancy Malone (1), Andrew J. Robinson (1), Robert Scheerer (1), Marvin V. Rush (1) & Anson Williams (1). Written by Brannon Braga (9 episodes), Joe Menosky (8), Lisa Klink (6), Kenneth Biller (5), Jeri Taylor (2), Michael Piller (1), Clayvon C. Harris (1), Mike Sussman (1), George A. Brozak (1), Geo Cameron (1), Andrew Shepard Price (1), Mark Gaberman (1), Shawn Piller (1), André Bormanis (1), Ronald Wilkerson (1), Jean Louise Matthias (1), Jimmy Diggs (1) & Harry 'Doc' Kloor (1). Starring Kate Mulgrew.

Concept: 3/4 (Good)
Story: 1/4 (Bad)
Characters: 1/4 (Bad). The writers don't seem to have watched the first two seasons. They weren't good characters to begin with, but now any sense of continuity is gone, without even making improvements.
Dialog: 1/4 (Bad)
Pacing: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 1/4 (Bad)
Acting: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Music: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Subjective Rating: 5/10 (Indifferent, 2/4). Just as suddenly as Deep Space Nine improved in its third season, Voyager turns to crap.  There are still a handful of very good episodes, and some interesting ideas floating around - enough good to keep me hopeful for later seasons - but mostly it's just bad.
Objective Rating (Average): 1.7/4 (Eh)