Story: Message in a Bottle
Written By: Lisa Klink
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Year: 1998

This is a really fun episode. Seven discovers a way to transmit a message to the Alpha Quadrant through an alien communication array. Their best hope of sending a message through becomes a holographic message, so the Doctor is asked to send himself. He is successfully transmitted, but the Federation prototype ship he makes it too has been stolen by the Romulans. So it becomes the job of our Doctor, and the new ship’s prototype EMH Mark II to take down the Romulans, save the ship, and contact Starfleet.
I really enjoyed the performance of Andy Dick, and the team up with Robert Picardo worked wonderfully. It was a lot of fun to watch. And it gives us the first glimpse of the Hirogen, an alien race we will see more of this season.

It is a fun episode with plenty of laughs and some decent action, as well as the first true ray of hope for Voyager’s trip home.

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