Trekathon 419: The Thaw (VOY)

June 28th, 2012

Voyager tries to rescue some people from a bizarre virtual reality.

Not since The Royale have we had to put up with such an annoying, pointless ‘allegorical’ world. I have never understood the Comedia dell’arte obsession that American writers have, it’s incredibly obscure and yet comes up all the time in shows like Studio 60.

Here it’s just a waste of an hour, as stupid characters behave in stupid ways. We learn nothing about anyone. And then there’s a particularly stupid bit at the end to just say ‘Janeway is awesome’. Yuck from start to finish.

“When your only reality is an illusion then illusion is reality”? Dear oh dear.

419 down, 318 to go.