Story: The Voyager Conspiracy
Written By: Joe Menosky
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
I totally buy the idea of Voyager purposefully being sent to the Delta Quadrant. Early on, like 1st and 2nd season I had this feeling that this was such an awful crew with such a shitty Captain...that Starfleet and the Maquis actually held a meeting and said “look you gotta shitty crew, we gotta shitty crew...what if we ask this Caretaker to just TAKE CARE OF ‘EM!” For me, it isn’t hard to buy that others conspired against Voyager. They could smell a War with the Dominion on the horizon...lets get rid of these folks that might gum up the works...or lose the war for us.
Seven’s thoughts of a conspiracy are all nutty and circumstantial in the end (ultimately proven false), because you are supposed to believe that there is no way Voyager could be sent there on purpose, I just feel like they totally would and should have been sent there on purpose. Also I have a hard time believing that Janeway would be involved in this conspiracy, I would think she’s the main reason for the conspiracy.
This one just took elements of a theory I already had and executed them all wrong, and I personally couldn’t really get behind the episode.
NEXT TIME: Pathfinder Project