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Star Trek Voy - Season 3 - Episode 09

Star Trek Voy - 3x09 - Future's End, Part II

Originally Aired: 1996-11-13

Synopsis:
The crew races against time in the 20th century. [DVD]

My Rating - 7

Fan Rating Average - 6.74

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# Votes: 5 3 2 0 2 6 8 25 14 10 11

Problems
None

Factoids
None

Remarkable Scenes
- The doctor psychoanalyzing Starling.
- "I'm a doctor, not a database." Count 19 for "I'm a doctor, not a (blah)" style lines, which McCoy was famous for.
- The doctor sporting his new mobile emitter.
- Voyager attempting to beam away Starling.
- The doctor not being phased by punches.
- Chakotay and Torres captured by right wing paranoid fools.
- The doctor's new nickname: "Mr. Leisure Suit."
- Starling: "What are you gonna do, shoot me?" Janeway: "The thought has crossed my mind."
- The doctor taking several bullets.
- The doctor doesn't know his way around the ship.
- The manual torpedo launch, killing Starling.

My Review
The second part is more successful than the first. It avoids none of the first's flaws, but manages to salvage a rather drab time travel story, and make Braxton look less like an idiot. Voyager's inability to get home using the events of this episode is convincingly presented, though still annoying. The thing that I really liked about this episode the most was the doctor's mobile emitter. Setting aside the fact that the emitter is 29th century technology out of time, which in and of itself is annoying, it's something the show definitely needed. The time in this episode could have been better used if it was about how Torres was inventing a mobile emitter, or something similar. Despite my criticisms, this is a decent offering from Voyager.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From Keefaz on 2017-08-05 at 5:15pm:
    I can't believe the high votes these eps have received. The concept is awful and nonsensical. The acting is dreadful. The dialogue makes me want to stab chopsticks into my ears.

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