Trekathon 605: Good Shepherd (VOY)

December 31st, 2012

Janeway finds out that three of the crew are ‘broken’, and decides to fix them.

So, let’s get this straight. Voyager has a crew of around 160? They’ve been stuck in the Delta quadrant for 6 years? And somehow Janeway is only noticing now (because of Seven of Nine) that three of them aren’t very good? Hasn’t she been keeping up the regular performance appraisals? Sounds to me like someone isn’t doing their job.

Still, it was nice to see that there are those in Starfleet who aren’t a good fit for it. And the episode doesn’t really provide much of a ‘fix’ in terms of their ability to actually perform well, other than a small amount of ability to respond in a crisis. But Janeway’s approach is deeply flawed. The best approach to underperformance is not a high pressure camping trip.

605 down, 132 to go.