Black as Night

Story: The Void
Written By: Raf Green & James Kahn
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Year: 2001

Voyager ends up in another Void. They sort of act like this is new, but it has happened before. Anyhow the void has trapped several ships, many of whom were driven to attacking and stealing from any new ship that enters the void. Voyager decides to try a new plan of alliance. They use the principles of the Federation to try and get out of the void. It is a very Star Trek idea, but the episode isn’t terribly exciting or entertaining. It sort of reminded me of the TAS episode, “The Time Trap,” when the Enterprise got caught up in the Delta Triangle and found this Council of races from all walks of life (Human, Andorian, Vulcan, Romulan, Klingon, Orion). That episode was better.
Voyager isn’t even as strong script-wise as a 22-minute animated cartoon which was discounted as canon by the franchise’s creator (though screw his canon, that show is good). You probably won’t pull your hair out due to inane characters, but you might be a little bored.

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