Trekathon 569: Think Tank (VOY)

November 25th, 2012

Voyager meets an unusual group of aliens who go around solving problems.

If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire them. They don’t have a cool van though. Oh, and if you don’t mind being blackmailed or outright manipulated.

The ‘twist’ in this episode is so predictable it barely counts as such. But what really puzzles me is the stakes offered. If you have a highly advanced alien race, surely ‘help you get home’ is a more plausible bit of bait than ‘escape from the aliens we’ve set on you’. Especially as the ‘trap’ Voyager is put into makes almost no sense. But it was nice to see some continuity, with references to several past guest aliens.

569 down, 168 to go.