Trekathon 510: Prey (VOY)

September 27th, 2012

Voyager runs into two old friends at once – the Hirogen and Species 8472.

You know that thing I said a couple of episodes ago, about how the Hirogen wouldn’t support any interesting stories? Wrong, as it turns out. While the Hirogen themselves are still disappointingly one note, the conflict between Seven and Janeway is nicely played out. But a lot depends on the follow through – remember when the Doctor lost his memories? Because the show doesn’t.

Species 8472 is also used a bit more interestingly than last time – making them a physical presence, rather than just ships, increased their threat quite nicely. I thought going so quickly to accommodation with them, as Janeway does, was a mistake – but an interesting, in character one.

510 down, 227 to go.