Trekathon 512: Retrospect (VOY)

September 29th, 2012

Seven recovers a memory of an assault.

Yikes, what an uncomfortable hour of television. It’s not bad, by any means, it’s just really difficult to watch. It’s especially awkward given the recent (in Australia) stories in the news from Melbourne. The question of recovered memories is a very very difficult one. The show doesn’t stray away from the difficult questions.

But – it’s ultimately a bad tonal mismatch. It feels more like CSI: Special Victims Unit than Star Trek. There are a lot of preachy monologues in the show, and the actors feel a bit ‘after school special’ when dealing with the material.

512 down, 225 to go.