Dinosaurs in Space

Story: Distant Origin
Written By: Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Year: 1997

I wish Brannon Braga was not so goddamned interested in evolution, especially since he knows absolutely NOTHING about the subject. Pick up a damn book Brannon! The plot of this episode involves Voyager finding a race of people who evolved from Earth’s dinosaurs (and evolved into a space faring race that left Earth long before humans evolved). GIVE ME A GODDAMN BREAK.
The whole concept is flawed, and the execution ain’t that much better. Also...if I had a dollar for every time I read that Braga was disappointed with the finished product of one of his scripts I’d be a rich man. Get a clue man...it is not the final product that was the problem, it was YOUR SHITTY SCRIPT! The episode tries to have a message about evolution vs. religion, but it is so ham-fisted and forced that it never really works.

So yeah, skip this garbage. Star Trek used to be based on real science, sadly Braga wants more ridiculous fantasies than that. I like fantasy too, but not in Trek.

NEXT TIME: Replaced by Aliens