May 3, 2014

Voyager and the Three Hour Tour

Filed under: random — admin @ 10:28 pm

I’ve decided I’m overdue for watching more Star Trek. So I’m rectifying that by watching the series with the best captain ever: Voyager.

Today I watched a full season’s worth, so now I’m a few episodes into Season 2. I’ve realized something today, about this show.

Basically, Voyager is just Gilligan’s Island, in space. Or Quantum Leap in space. Or Lost in Space. But I’m sticking with Gilligan’s Island. Only instead of trying to get off an island, they’re instead trying to get their spaceship (island) home. And occasionally there are rescue attempts, but they seem to always to fall through.

Neelix and Kes are Thurston Howell the Third and his wife, Lovey.  Tuvok is obviously the Professor.  Harry Kim is his Mary Ann, and Paris is Ginger. Which makes Janeway and Chakotay the Skipper and Gilligan.

(This comparison isn’t falling apart even just a little.)

I think the question of Mary Ann versus Ginger is probably more compelling than Harry Kim versus Paris. Well, maybe not. At any rate… Chakotay’s Island?

Back to more Voyager. Chakotay just rescued a rather ungrateful Kazon adolescent and I can’t wait to see how this plays out.

1 Comment »

  1. I think Voyager was probably my second favorite series behind TNG.

    Comment by ProbablyCommenting — May 4, 2014 @ 8:14 pm

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