Trekathon 452: Fair Trade (VOY)

July 31st, 2012

Neelix runs into an acquaintance from his criminal days.

For once a Neelix story that’s almost pretty good. He’s mainly there as a comic relief character, and so the stories about him also tend to the comic – not a strength of Star Trek usually. But by making the story about Neelix’s concerns about ceasing to be of use to Voyager it’s given a strong emotional core, making his actions almost seem reasonable.

Almost.

It just doesn’t make enough sense that he never goes to talk to the crew about what’s going on. And that makes it all pretty silly.

452 down, 285 to go.