Trekathon 365: Heroes and Demons (VOY)

May 5th, 2012

Voyager finally gets a start on an important Star Fleet tradition – the holodeck malfunction.

The first 15 minutes is a strange combination of bizarre technobabble and bad period drama. It’s quite simply not very good. The decision to use the Doctor as the main character is a good one, as it turns a pretty standard story we’ve seen before into a bit of a fish out of water tale.

But there’s still too much chaff around the story, and far too much ‘Viking Hall’ stuff. The characters there aren’t very interesting, and as that’s the only interaction the Doctor has the episode just doesn’t have a lot of meat to it.

365 down, 372 to go.