Trekathon Season Review: Voyager, Season 2

July 4th, 2012

After 42 episodes Voyager is yet to produce a single great episode. At the same point into their runs every other series had at least one, normally more. It generally stays out of truly awful (with the exception of The Thaw this year), but never really clicks. Mediocrity at work.

There was no common thread to the three best episodes of the year: Non Sequitor was a Harry Kim story, Death Wish imported Q from TNG, and Deadlock was a good old fashioned spatial anomaly. I think the problem is mainly a lack of courage, but also a failure to really carry through on a premise once it’s been tried.

Overall I felt things were staler even than the first season. There isn’t much bad, which keeps it ahead of TNG Season One and TOS Season Three, but that’s about all you can say for it.

That takes the rankings to:

  • TNG Season 6
  • DS9 Season 2
  • TNG Season 3
  • TNG Season 5
  • TOS Season 2
  • TNG Season 4
  • TOS Season 1
  • DS9 Season 1
  • VOY Season 1
  • TNG Season 7
  • DS9 Season 3
  • TNG Season 2
  • TAS Season 1
  • VOY Season 2
  • TOS Season 3
  • TAS Season 2
  • TNG Season 1

Just a couple more until the end of DS9 Season Four.