Trekathon 401: Alliances (VOY)

Voyager tries to make an agreement to stop Kazon attacks.

This picked things up a notch for me. It was messy, political, and enough action to keep the plot moving along. But it also felt like an episode from a different Voyager, one with more ongoing plots and less week-to-week stories. It’ll be interesting to see when the one thread plot laid down here is picked up again.

There’s also an interesting philosophical point with Janeway’s reliance (over-reliance?) on Federation values and rules. It’s not clear to me that many of these, such as the Prime Directive, are actually that well based and believed in. I’d wonder if that’s really a sustainable strategy? But people in Voyager’s situation do need some concrete values to rely on.

401 down, 336 to go.