Story: Future’s End
Written By: Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Some weirdo from the 29th century shows up out of nowhere and claims Voyager is part of some future explosion and must be destroyed.
1) His plan is ridiculous.
2) He could easily be causing the very explosion he claims he is trying to prevent
3) It leads Voyager to be caught in a time stream and sent back to 1996, thus starting the very chain of events the moron from the future wished to prevent (see #2).
It is filled with time travel plot holes so big you want to yell at Braga and Menosky for an hour, but at least if you turn off your brain it moves well and lacks the usual overbearing technobabble. It seems to get very high praise from the production team, but then again they tend to only praise the crap in Voyager (and later Enterprise) and find disappointment in many of their stronger episodes….go figure.
NEXT TIME: Aeon