Trekathon 508: Hunters (VOY)

Voyager gets some letters home. Oh, and some vicious alien hunters.

A strange, meandering episode with no clear tone, and that serves little purpose that couldn’t have been achieved using 30 seconds of the previous episode. We’ve already set up the new alien menace, and the ‘communicate home’ Macguffin could have been blown up last time. So all we really get here is messages from home, and a bad technobabble action sequence.

The Hirogen are not shaping up as interesting enemies either. Kazon Mk II, they seem to be a ‘we kill and that’s it’ race. And a pretty blatant ripoff of *Predator* as well. I don’t see them supporting many interesting stories.

508 down, 229 to go.