Voyager Favourite Episodes - Season Five
So, fresh from the ratings surge resulting from her introduction the previous season, Star Trek Voyager is over and The Seven of Nine Show has begun in earnest! That's the way many felt at least, including a certain Kate Mulgrew who apparently gave Jeri Ryan a hard time on the set. That sort of thing is never nice to hear but this fifth season was a superb one - I could've made a top ten this time!
One episode that almost made the cut features Tom getting demoted and thrown in the brig for disobeying orders when the crew find a giant ocean in space which the occupants are slowly destroying. Following that, the Doctor finds that someone has been deleting some of his memory files, Tom and Harry are joined by Janeway in one of the less-boring Captain Proton adventures, Tuvok and Tom are stranded on a planet where a weird girl falls for Tuvok (this one also nearly made the cut), a giant space monster eats Voyager, Harry bumps uglies with a girl aboard a huge, sectional generational ship, and in one of my old favourites, the ship becomes all gloopy as the crew discover they actually aren't the crew at all.
Rounding off the season, Chakotay communicates with aliens by becoming a boxer, Janeway is offered the help of a weird 'think tank' led by a squinty guy called Kurros, the crew help a Malon ship which is leaking radiation, Seven tries her hand at dating (yes please!), Janeway reminisces about one of her ancestors, and the crew rescue a sentient WMD which refuses to believe the war it was built for is over. So, like I said, lots of good ones this season, but here are the five I settled on:
Timeless (Episode 6)
Counterpoint (Episode 10)
Dark Frontier (Episodes 15 & 16)
Relativity (Episode 24)
Equinox Part 1 (Episode 26)
Look out for my Season Six picks soon!