In the first season of STAR TREK: VOYAGER, while in pursuit of a Maquis ship in the Badlands, Captain Kathryn Janeway and the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager are pulled into the Delta Quadrant. After making a decision that sav... more »es an entire species from being destroyed, but leaves both crews stranded, they must join forces to begin a 75-year journey across 70,000 light years of space to return to the Alpha Quadrant, the Federation and home.« less
"Like others on this site, I found Voyager to be one of my favorite Star Trek series. Captain Janeway is a very credible authority figure, unlike many over-sexed female sci fi characters who fight, kick, bite and "muscle" their way into leadership without showing much in the way of personality, finesse--or genuine womanhood. As a fifty-something career woman, I have always found ST to be a comforting world full of truly wonderful role models for girls and women who want to be more than sex kittens or grim-faced corporate warriors. It's understandable that producers would offer attractive female AND male characters (this is fantasy, after all!), but ST excels at providing additional depth of character. I've admired Beverly Crusher, Deanna Troi, and all the many other ST female stars for years.I would like to see Voyager on DVD for many reasons, but mostly because I lost track of it on the various networks and never saw many of the final episodes. I do think the ST spinoffs would have had even more of a following if there had been consistency in programming--i.e., where to find and keep up with the shows and plot development. In fact, I think a separate Star Trek channel with offerings of movies, existing series and new spinoffs within the Star Trek universe would be highly popular with the die-hard fans of all ages. At least we would know where to go to find our favorite characters!But for the time being, please put Voyager on DVD."
Content's decent, but Paramount misses the mark
Douglas B. Rapson | Pennsylvania, USA | 03/16/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Star Trek Voyager has taken a lot of flack. 'The Red Headed Step Child' of the Trek family took a lot of shots for being mediocre retreads of other Trek stories which had to resort to some cosmic eye-candy to pull in new viewers. Frankly, I think the series has been given the short end of the stick. The ensemble does a fine job, and its good to see a Trek show visiting 'strange new worlds' once more. Its great to see Jennifer Lien(Time and Again) again, and Bob Picardo's Doctor is especially comical in this first season(Heros & Demons). So aces for the episodes found in this collection. The extras are pretty good, too. The piece on Captain Bujold is nearly worth the price of admission alone.But speaking of the price... C'mon Paramount ! You've been slowly dropping the price on the Trek boxed sets, but we're not nearly where we should be. ESPECIALLY when there are only 15 episodes in this first 'season' of Voyager. And the packaging is truly horrendous. I'm sure this was someone's idea of a clever novelty, but its just downright awkward and cheap. If you're going to ask us to pay upwards of a hundred bucks, at least give us something worthwhile. So as I say, the material is good, but there should be more to offset the price, and the packaging should rise to the quality of the content !"
A Different Kind of Star Trek
Chris K. | Orange County, CA, USA | 03/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fans of Star Trek DS9, TNG etc. dislike Voyager with a passion, I don't know why. It's possibly because Voyager is a different kind of Star Trek, comparing Voyager and TNG is like comparing apples and oranges, they're two different series and two different types of Star Trek. I don't know how to compare and contrast them, but a common theme among Voyager fans is that they are fans of Enterprise too (the latest Star Trek series).Anyways, I enjoy Voyager very much. I started to watch it after I started watching Enterprise (since the first Episode) and I'm now hooked. I stay up to 12:30am to watch it on UPN! People say Janeway plays a bad captain, but I disagree... she is a wonderful actress and I love how she interacts with the crew, especially 7 of 9. I can't wait until this DVD comes out, definatly a must have for Voyager fans!"
I LOVE VOYAGER! BEST STAR TREK EVER!!
Chris K. | 01/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think that Voyager is the best Star Trek series ever! TOS is good but not the best, TNG was really good, I thought it was the best until I saw Voyager. DS9 a little to calm. Enterprise is horrible!!
Great things about Voyager:
1. Finally a female captain.
2. More then one plot in each episode, making it more complicated.
3. All the characters are different. (Seven and Tuvok can be a lot alike but what can you expect from a ex-borg and a Vulcan?!?!)
4. New aliens!! At last!!
6. Janeway is the perfect captain, part Picard part Sisko, part Kirk.
7. Out in the Delta quatrent no orders from Starfleet!!
8. Good character devolment. (Neelix can really get on my nerves but he is very realilistic. I know people like him, several.)I could go on forever on how great Voyager is. They also have to only theme song in Star Trek that I don't have cover my ears when I hear.I really think that they should make a movie on Voyager.PLOT: If you haven't seen the 1st episode DON'T READ!
Captain Kathryn Janeway is trying to get her officer Tuvok back. Tuvok was spying on the Maquis. Pick up Tom Paris from a penal coliny in New Zealand. Can't find Tuvok. All of a sudden, they are in the Delta Quadrent. They find out that the Caretaker brought them there and also brought the Maquis ship that Tuvok was on. Meet up with a Talixian named Neelix and he makes them rescue this Ocampa girl named Kes. The Caretaker is the only person who can take them home. The Caretaker dies and Janeway blows up he's equitment to bring them home for reasons I am not going to say. She meets up with Tuvok but many of her crew have died. The captain of the Maquis ship Chackoty becomes 1st officer and B'Elanna becomes Cheif enginer. Tom Paris becomes "helm boy" and the two ships come together and go onto Voyager for one reason. To get home. Back to Earth. I love this series and I really hope you watch it.
Live long and Prosper!"
PLEASE release Voyager on DvD
Chris K. | 09/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Voyager has become my absolute favorite show of all time. I would never call myself obsessed (as I haven't gotten that way over media since I was a teenager), but I can't get enough of Voyager. I grew up on TNG and was a fan, but when I saw Voyager I fell in love with the crew. It had a much more personal and informal feeling compared to past Star Treks. I feel very close and connected to the characters when I watch them and I always feel sad when the credits begin to roll because I don't want to leave them. What's so enthralling about Voyager is that it had a focus plot for the entire duration of its run which really made me feel like I was striving towards a common goal with the crew as opposed TNG where most the episodes were seperate adventures (which Voyager had too, but while maintaining the same objective at the end of the day). I'm glad that Enterprise is taking this cue from Voyager and having a focus plot (for at least a season). That's what's going to keep viewers coming back every week (and Enterprise could use all the help it can get in the plot department). Although there are Star Trek fans out there who snub Voyager for straying from the path of past Star Treks and having a largely dominant female crew (although the men out weigh the women in numbers), but the female characters were so strong and well done with such character that they often outshone the male crew members (not to say I don't like the men too). At first Janeway got on my nerves because I thought they were making her like every other boring female in power who is trying to make it in a man's world, but I grew to see her sensitivity, ambition, strength, persistence, compassion, and noble leadership skills (this was largely due to Kate Mulgrew's excellent portrayal of the character).I think Voyager is probably the only television show I would absolutely have to own on DvD. I really hope it doesn't get overlooked and that it will get put out soon. I will be rushing to my computer to click buy as soon as it does!"