Rite of Passage

Story: Initiations
Written By: Kenneth Biller
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Year: 1995

This one is alright by Voyager standards. It focuses on Chakatoy who, if you forgot, is some kind of American Indian descendant. He is doing some generic tradition in a shuttle when a young Kazon boy attacks him.
The episode then goes on to have this kid continue to try and “earn his name” after being saved in battle by Chakatoy. The episode goes around in circles but isn’t nearly as aggravating as “The 37s”. At least it has Aron Eisenberg from DS9.

The Kazon are an increasingly stupid creation though. They are just makeshift Klingons in the Delta Quadrant. Similar head ridges and a quest for glory in battle…just boring to see the writers give themselves all this leeway in terms of creating new races…and just create a Klingon replica race. Boring and lazy.

NEXT TIME: The Doctor – Man or Myth