Trekathon 425: Basics, Part I (VOY)

Voyager loses a game of cat and mouse with the Kazon.

The Kazon have never been an interesting villain. Seska has helped a little bit, but not enough. They just don’t have enough dimension to them. That makes the events here pretty shocking – all they needed as slightly better tactics to capture the ship? Then why are they so keen on getting access to that technology.

Other than that, this is a pretty standard two-parter, albeit one of the more dramatic cliffhangers. It’s hard to judge, as we don’t know where things like the return of Lt Suder are going yet. Although it’s pretty clear that Paris, Suder and the Doctor will be staging a heroic recapture of the ship at the start of next season.

425 down, 312 to go.