Star Trek Voyager: The Complete Seventh Season (1995) – DVD Review

Star Trek Voyager Season 7 DVD

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DVD:

Created by Rick Berman, Michael Piller, and Jeri Taylor, based on Gene Roddenberry’s universe
Starring Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Biggs-Dawson, Jeri Ryan, Robert Duncan McNeill, Ethan Phillips, Robert Picardo, Garrett Wang, and Tim Russ.

Features:

  • All twenty-six seventh season episodes
  • Braving the Unknown: Season 7
  • Voyager Time Capsule: The Doctor
  • Coming Home: The Final Episode
  • Real Science with Andre Bormanis
  • The Making of Borg Invasion 4-D
  • Lost Transmissions from the Delta Quadrant

Released by Paramount
Region: 1
Rating: NR, suitable for audiences 12+
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in original 1.33:1 TV aspect

My Advice: Let it die with whatever dignity it had left.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:50:08+00:00 January 19th, 2006|Reviews|0 Comments

Star Trek Voyager: The Complete Fifth Season (2000) – DVD Review

Star Trek: Voyager Season 5

Film:
DVD:

Created by Rick Berman, Michael Piller, and Jeri Taylor, based on Gene Roddenberry’s universe
Starring Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Biggs-Dawson, Jeri Ryan, Robert Duncan McNeill, Ethan Phillips, Robert Picardo, Garrett Wang, and Tim Russ.

Features:

  • All twenty-five fifth season episodes
  • Braving the Unknown: Season 5 featurette
  • Voyager Time Capsules for B’Elanna Torres and Tom Paris
  • The Borg Queen Speaks
  • Delta Quadrant Makeup Magic
  • Photo gallery

Released by Paramount
Region: 1
Rating: NR, suitable for audiences 12+
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 TV aspect

My Advice: Pass.

The geriatric Star Trek franchise creaked along in 2000 with this fifth season in the Voyager series, boldly going where Lost in Space had gone before. Despite a few bright spots in choice episodes, the characters were still mostly unlikeable and the writing strove desperately to rise above the creative constraints of the show’s premise and established continuity. The biggest problem here is a heavy over-reliance on the Borg as a constant source of dramatic tension, setting them up as the big scary problem to overcome in nearly a fifth of the season’s episodes. There’s also just a little too much time-travel weirdness thrown around to give the writers excuses to escape the conceits of the show.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:50:12+00:00 January 13th, 2006|Reviews, TV|0 Comments

Star Trek: Voyager, Season 4 (1998) – DVD Review

Star Trek: Voyager, Season 4 DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Created by: Rick Berman, Michael Piller, and Jeri Taylor
Starring: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Jennifer Lien, Robert Duncan McNeill, Ethan Phillips, Robert Picardo, Tim Russ, Jeri Ryan, and Garrett Wang

Features:

  • All twenty-six fourth season episodes
  • “Braving the Unknown: Season Four” feature
  • “Time Capsule” featurettes: Seven of Nine and Harry Kim
  • “The Birth of Species 8472” effects featurette
  • “The Art of Alien Worlds” production design featurette
  • Photo gallery

Released by: Paramount
Region: 1
Rating: NR, suitable for most audiences 13+
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

My Advice: There are a few episodes worth seeing, but not enough to make it worth buying the set.

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By | 2017-09-25T00:00:11+00:00 October 28th, 2004|Reviews, TV|0 Comments