Ghost Story

Story: The Haunting of Deck Twelve
Written By: Robert Doherty, Raf Green, and Brannon Braga
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Year: 2000

Neelix relates a sort of ghost story to the Borg kids as a long winded explanation as to why Voyager is shutting all of it’s main systems off before entering some Nebula. I think I just don’t care anymore. The story wasn’t terribly interesting, you have to listen to Neelix the whole episode, the kids are sort of goofy...and the story isn’t nearly as scary or thrilling as you’d like.
The kids can’t seriously be scared about anyone’s potential deaths in the story...because they know who is still alive on the ship...and the story isn’t scary to the audience, because they know that these writers take no risk in killing off anyone (and we saw them all prior to the story so we know they lived). It is just a lazy boring story that lacks any kind of depth or creep factor to make the story feel worthwhile. The writers don’t even try most of the time.

If the writers don’t care, why should I?

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