Tag: voyager

The Seska Problem: Pregnancy as Manipulation

Seska and her baby

  Let’s face it, Star Trek can have really bad luck with women. Whether it’s being seduced by salt-sucking shapeshifters or being so damned suave that an intergalactic peace offering bonds to you, the moment our illustrious men get rose-colored glasses…

Episode 60: Barclay’s Psyche

Barclay

Lieutenant Reginald Barclay stands out among recurring Star Trek characters as someone who experiences a range of mental health issues. In this episode, we discuss those issues and how they’re received by his crewmates on TNG and Voyager. Download now (right-click and…

The Introduction of Kes

Kes appears in four seasons, 70 episodes, of Star Trek: Voyager. She wears 19 different outfits. I’ve ranked them. And her opening outfit from “Caretaker” is number 19 – the bottom of the list. Kes is introduced as a hostage.…

The Thaw’s Fatal Flaw

  You probably remember it as “the clown episode.” Set near the end of Voyager’s second season, “The Thaw” features a classic Delta Quadrant scenario: Janeway & Co. stumble upon people in need, try to help them, and end up…