Extra Episode Reviews

By Christian
May 26, 2000 - 10:54 PM

  • Jason Bates at IGN Sci-Fi has put up his last 'Voyager' review of the season, of course looking at 'Unimatrix Zero'. Giving the show a rating of 4 out of 5, Bates was definitely impressed by it:

    Good stuff all around, despite some weak explanations on which much of the plot hinges (like what the hell was Tuvok's group mind meld all about?), but there was still more than enough excitement and surprises and special effects and acting to make you feel excited about Voyager again. What a strange feeling!

    An extensive plot summary, combined with Bates' own thoughts on the episode, can be found in the full review.

  • Kenneth Silber at Space.com has also written an analysis of the finale:

    Even after numerous encounters, the Borg remain an interesting foe, with new depths to be plumbed. However, one might wonder why they are not as formidable as they seemed a few years ago. Could it be residual damage from that war with Species 8572?

    The cliffhanger ending has a slightly comical quality, but intrigues nonetheless. And in any event, it is good to see new sides to the personality of Seven (or shall we call her Anika?).

    The full review has a plot summary, memorable quotes, and other facts about the episode.

  • Meanwhile, new reviews of 'The Haunting Of Deck Twelve' are also still appearing. In the first review, About.com's Star Trek Guide Julia Houston seems to wonder what the point of the episode actually was:

    I like Neelix, honestly, but he works best when he's not playing Santa Claus. His best moment on the show happened way back in "Rise," when he finally told Tuvok to get off his back. He was also great in "Riddles," when he realized he had no right to maintain his friendship with the mind-damaged version of Tuvok.

    Here...uh...I guess the point, what point there is to be found in all this, is that Neelix finds his own courage bolstered when he has to reassure the children. Thematically, this echoes the plight of a trapped alien from a nebula...not at all, I'm afraid.

    Read on here.

  • And finally, Sam Wiley and Chad Betz at Myrkr have also put up their review of this season's penultimate episode, awarding it 3 out of 5 stars:

    "Haunting", while not bereft of flaws, had the spark that few Voyager episodes have. For this, I applaud Rick Berman and Brannon Braga. They have done much of for what I have begged, and if it was not the most original story, or if the acting and characterizations suffered somewhat, it was still reasonably well done. For Voyager, it was nothing short of excellent.

    Their full reviews can be found here.

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