Star Trek: Voyager

Star Trek Voyager is an important member of the Star Trek franchise. It is set in the 24th century and follows the adventures of the Starfleet starship USS Voyager which becomes stranded in space 70,000 light years from home while pursuing a Maquis ship. Both crews merge on Voyager for the 75 year journey home.

The show was created to be the fourth series based on the original 1960’s Star Trek show. It was produced from 1995 to 2001 for seven seasons. The show was unique for its portrayal of a female captain entitled Kathryn Janeway who was also the main character.

Star Trek Voyager ran on the UPN network and due to its seven run, made it UPN’s second longest lasting series after WWFE Smackdown.

Star Trek: Voyager Box SetThe show was also unique as it was the first Star Trek show to eliminate the use of models for the outside space shots and instead rely exclusively on Computer Generated Imagery (CGI). The effects developed for this show were quite unique and brought a good deal of realism to complex shots.

As said earlier, both crews needed to work together on the USS Voyager in order to make the long journey home. Chakotay who was the leader of the Maquis group becomes the first officer. B’Elanna Torres, a half human and half Klingon Maquis becomes the chief engineer. The Emergency Medical Hologram was designed to be used only on short missions. However over time it becomes necessary to use him as the Chief Medical Officer. He is assisted by Paris and Kes who become trained well enough to complete procedures directed by the Doctor.

Kes leaves the series but is replaced with the character Seven of Nine who is a Borg drone which becomes liberated from the collective. Over time her character and humanity develops throughout the series.

Due to its distance, the Delta quadrant is largely unexplored. As part of its journey home, the crew encounters hostile forces including Vidiians, Species 8472, and the Borg when the ship must navigate through Borg space. There are also a number of natural phenomena to deal with including the Nekrit Expanse and a large area of empty space called The Void.

The show features a very interesting and diverse cast. It includes humans and a variety of interesting alien species. The show also has characters which come from earlier Star Trek shows and bring a lot of interest and variety to the episodes.

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