Another Federation Ship

Story: Equinox
Written By: Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Year: 1999

Voyager discovers another Federation ship sent to the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker...only they’ve had a much rougher trip home. Captain Ransom (who has a badass name and a sinister jaded heart) has lead his crew to do anything to get home, including breaking Starfleet rules and regulations and even murdering innocent beings (on the verge of genocide). At least he has no false sense of superiority like Janeway.
Voyager seems pleased at first, but learns all too quickly that something is amiss with the Equinox crew. It is a solid episode with a decent enough premise, but it has a premise that would be executed much, much better in Ronald D. Moore’s (who worked on the conclusion of this episode at the start of season 6) Battlestar Galactica.

The episode leaves us with a cliffhanger...with the Equinox crew escaping Voyager (with the help of their own evil EMH), stealing a vital part of Voyager’s systems, and leaving Voyager to fight off the aliens the Equinox crew started the fight with (unwarranted fight) in the first place.

Certainly not the best cliffhanger in Trek (Best of Both Worlds will probably never be topped), but it was a solid end to a mediocre humdrum run of the mill season.

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