New Reviews By Jammer

By Christian
May 23, 2000 - 7:15 AM

Jamahl Epsicokhan over at Star Trek: Hypertext has put up reviews of the two most recent Voyager episodes, 'Life Line' and 'The Haunting Of Deck Twelve'. He is especially positive about 'Life Line', which he awards 3.5 stars:

The bottom line: "Life Line" is a very likable show with people we can care about. Picardo and the others are constantly watchable; the plot is simple and benefits from good dialog; we feel at home in Zimmerman's lab, which is a triumph of set design; the comic timing is on; and the problem at hand is an empathetic dilemma of one man's troubled feelings. It's hard to believe an episode like this and an episode as incompetent as "Fury" can pass the same studio export test. Here I cared. There I didn't. And that's the secret.

More on 'Life Line' can be found in the full review.

Jamahl is a lot less positive in his review of 'The Haunting Of Deck Twelve', which he deems worthy of no more than 1.5 stars:

Without Neelix's running narration, "The Haunting of Deck Twelve" would probably be the lamest Voyager outing of the year. With Neelix's narration, it fares a bit better, but it's still not nearly enough to redeem an hour of mechanical plot plodding.

This is an example of style over substance. Of course, that's assuming you equate style with a smattering of photographed flashlight beams, darkened corridors with constantly blinking lights, pervasive (and persistent) clouds of deadly gas, and Jay Chattaway pounding away at the score to manufacture intensity where there isn't any.

Again, more can be found here.

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