29th Century Time Travelers

Story: Relativity
Written By: Bryan Fuller & Nick Sagan & Michael Taylor
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Year: 1999

Freaking time travel episodes. Look I love a good time travel story, my favorite movie series is Back to the Future, I really love “City on the Edge of Forever” and “The Voyage Home,” I’m a fan of “All Good Things...” and “First Contact”, but Voyager has overdone the time traveling stories...all of which tend to have a quick fix all ending. Berman and Braga would further irritate me in their time traveling ridiculous plots (and much like this episode featuring time travelers from the future...which is downright silly and wrong for Starfleet) in Enterprise with their so-called “Temporal Cold War”.
Seven is being recruited by Starfleet time travelers from the 28th century to fix some mistake in the timeline. This is a fucking stupid idea. Starfleet in the future plays Quantum Leap? It goes against what Starfleet stands for, not just in the sense that they have major issues with time travel and it effects, but also because Starfleet and the Federation are all about moving forward, not backward. So fuck this whole episode and it’s premise.

It’s execution despite its bad basic idea...is average at best. I didn’t really see the point of the episode, and I didn’t really find it all that interesting or exciting to see Voyager blow up or revisit the glory days of the first couple of seasons.

NEXT TIME: The Doctor is a Bomb