Voyager rewatch: 1.03 – “Parallax”

Janeway and Chakotay face the first challenge in uniting their crews — choosing a new chief engineer. The candidates are Starfleet’s Lieutenant Carey, who is competent but not brilliant, and the Maquis B’Elanna, whose brilliance is undermined by her habit of punching people in the face. Like Carey, for example.

Luckily, a weird space thing turns up to move the plot along.

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Voyager rewatch: 1.01-1.02 – “Caretaker”

Having given myself permission to skip DS9, I started watching select episodes of Voyager for my “Trek to catch if you’re new and liked Disco” series. But then I thought, well, I don’t have much to blog about on a week-to-week basis right now, and this is one hundred and seventy-odd hours of television…

So I guess we’re doing this! Mostly weekly, real life and other distractions permitting, and with the understanding that it’s fine to take breaks, and getting bored and giving up doesn’t mean I’m a big failure. (Keep your expectations reasonable and your self-talk kind, that’s my motto.)

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Liz versus Deep Space 9

If you’re new to Star Trek, you’ll get a lot of people telling you that DS9 is the best of the ’90s spin-offs, if not the best Trek, full stop.

And those people aren’t wrong.

Nevertheless, I’ve decided to skip it for now in my round up of “Star Trek episodes you might enjoy if you are new and liked Discovery“. Because the truth is, I just don’t like it all that much.

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