Trekathon 567: Course: Oblivion (VOY)

November 23rd, 2012

A strange disease strikes the Voyager crew.

Interesting idea, and it’s clever to show us the consequences of one of the previous episodes – Star Trek is too often a ‘no consequences’ show. But at the same time this episode is a pretty good argument against such a show. The writers didn’t have any new ideas to add to before – themes of identity, and what it means to be a person.

Still, we did get the highest core cast death count in an episode so far. Well, kinda. But once the twist was clear it didn’t really matter, as we knew it didn’t really ‘count’. And the writing never made us connect with this doppelgänger ship.

567 down, 170 to go.