Whatculture ranked this episode the 18th worst episode of star trek. Voyager, which aired on upn from january 1995 through may 2001. Beyond that, its tough to remember more because a lot of voyagers worst episodes are also its most forgettable. Star trek had its share of brilliant influential classics like space seed, amok time, the corbomite maneuver, and charlie x, but it had its stinkers too so were ranking all 79 episodes. To prove that threshold is not the worst, lets look at episodes that are even more terrible than. Star trek has had a storied history of over 50 years of storytelling to geeks, nerds, and of course trekkies or trekkers for the more politically correct all around the world. So, thanks for choosing what i couldnt fast forward through, internet. Star treks toughest fans rate the best and worst episodes of star trek. The season two episode of star trek voyager titled threshold is often regarded as the worst episode of the series. I cant go back to watching voyager, knowing what a complete horror mulgrew was to ryan every day of their shooting for years, being envious of her youth and.
It also produced the only episode seriously considered as a rival to spocks brain for the position of worst episode of star trek ever made, and. I also found some episodes in season 2 scary and powerful, some were really great stories. The next generation is perhaps the pinnacle of the trek franchise, which makes these five bottomfeeder episodes even more embarrassing. What episodes of star trek do you think are the worst. Fifteen years in the future, survivors chakotay, kim and the doctor attempt to send a message back in time to prevent the tragedy. Season 4 season 4 is to voyager what season 2 was to next generation or season 3 was to deep space nine. In your opinion, which are the three worst star trek. The episode involves the crew making an engine that can go infinitymilesperhour, which, when used, causes the humans onboard to turn into alligatorsized salamanders. Every star trek season of tv ever, ranked from worst to best. Apr 03, 2010 well, voyager did have its share of bad episodes, like endgame, the gift and mortal coil. This is the fourth television program in the star trek franchise, and comprises a total of 172 episodes over the shows seven seasons. Dec 23, 2016 at the very least, worst case scenario is true to what voyager is.
Jay garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and. Season 6 of voyager gave the show the entire trek spotlight since deep space nine had just ended and enterprise wouldnt make its debut until one year later. Fair haven and its sequel episode spirit folk are pretty bad and threshold is a famously bad one. So there you have it, five truly terrible star trek episodes. Totally deserves a mention in the top 5 list of worst trek episode ever conceived. Beloved as it is, star trek has some terrible episodes. One of the most popular television shows ever developed for the star trek franchise, deep space nine ds9, came to an end in june of 1999. The original series the next generation deep space nine voyager enterprise discovery.
Voyager, the third spin off in the star trek franchise, follows the adventures of the federation starship voyager, under the command of captain kathryn janeway. Voyager seems to be the most divisive when it comes to how good or bad it was. This is the worst episode of voyager without a doubt, and probably the worst ever episode of any incarnation of star trek. The role of captain janeway was recast while filming was occurring, and due to the reshoots the pilot episode of the series actually cost more than star trek ii. Click though our gallery to check out in chronological order the 20 best star trek episodes and the 10 worst. Worst case scenario is the 67th series and 25th and penultimate episode of the third season of star trek. Aug 02, 2017 since ive already done a run down of voyagers best ten episodes, the time has come to turn our attention to the bottom of the barrel, and examine the ten episodes we really could have done without. Liz it seems weird now that its pretty much the norm, but serialization is actually something that television and star trek in particular. Word gets out and tuvok confesses to writing the program as a training guide for security officers but never finished it because the merged crew seemed to be working well together.
Voyager is without a doubt and inarguably threshold, the season two episode in whi. Though voyager has its many highlights, it also gave us what i believe to be one of the worst episodes of not just voyager, but also all of star. The five worst star trek episodes of all time techrepublic. The moment when the two janeways meet and consider their options is one of the best in voyager, and the episode is another morally challenging one. The next generation episodes which sadly fit into this category. Voyager, noting it as the one where they turn into lizards, and have lizard babies but did say they found some humor in it. Imo dreadnought is one of those episodes that is a guilty pleasureif you like belana, if you like cardassians, if. There is one episode that, to me, stands out as worse than that for not only what it did to the characters, but also because of the implications about the writing of said characters, and because it was a silly plot to begin with. Voyager is rarely held up as the high point of the trek franchise, but these five delta quadrant dumpsterfires are indisputably the lowest episodes of the low. To honor the anniversary, though, we decided to look back and pick some of the top episodes worth a. Its wacky, zany and a bit crazy, but thats why i love it. Voyager really is the best of both worlds, feeling as much like a series of. Episodes which makes threshold look like a masterpiece in comparision. The 5 best episodes of voyager and the 5 worst july 11, 2019 012.
They believe that there are no worse episodes of the show. Like the next generation episode that ended up informing so much of the shows second half, star trek. This isnt even a matter of opinion its a matter of record. That is until she was brought back two years later as an extremely enraged omnipotent being. Fans at the star trek 50th anniversary convention agreed, naming it as the worst episode of the series, and the thirdworst episode of star trek in general. Not only the worst voyager episode but the worst episode ever in any tv series.
Start talking about the worst voyager episodes, and the first one that comes to mind is always threshold. Fans contend this is one of the worst tng episodes despite the lovely charm crusher usually has. Returning to the star trek universe now with the worst episodes of star trek voyager. Captain janeway relates the story of her distant ancestor shannon odonnell during. There are a lot of great star trek episodes i still watch the show all the time the original series, the next generation, voyager, and deep space nine. These terrible episodes of star trek are everything we. Star trek voyager the lost episodes ghosts part two audio drama. As if our first visit to the land of irish stereotypes wasnt bad enough, we end up here again only a few episodes later.
Aug 05, 2016 10 worst star trek episodes, according to the fans. So it is with a certain degree of fondness that we present the 15 best worst episodes of star trek. Voyager to skipwatch, then im gonna keep publishing them. Liz it seems weird now that its pretty much the norm, but serialization is actually something that television and star trek in particular used to hate. Voyager is in pursuit of a rebel maquis ship in a dangerous part of the galaxy when it is suddenly thrown thousands of light years away into the delta quadrant.
The ten worst voyager episodes even if you were one of the select few who enjoyed voyager and if so, welcome aboard, you have to admit that the show did come up with some stinkers from time to time. With so many episodes of star trek out there, there were bound to be some horrible missteps. The plot is ridiculous, the dialogue is atrocious and the actors spend most of the episode looking like theyre fantasizing about killing their agents for. By jay garmon jay garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. People also initially thought uss voyager looked like a flying toilet. No matter what side of the fence youre on, you have to agree that the show had some dizzying highs and lows. The two ships cant both exist and are causing failures that threaten both. The five worst star trek episodes of all time by jay garmon. It is quite possibly the worst episode to carry the star trek name. For me, voyager is the trek show with the biggest pure science fiction scope and ideas. To keep the controversy flowing, check out this article on why voyager is the best star trek series. After a time ship from the 29th century attempts to destroy voyager for a future transgression, both ships are. Top 30 worst episodes of star trek voyager by enchantment of eternity.
Beyond that, its tough to remember more because a lot of voyager s worst episodes are also its. Star trek voyager kes leaves voyager the gift by rogueant. Jan 16, 2015 the new situations voyager faced while lost in the delta quadrant led to some amazing episodes throughout its sevenyear run and makes it hard to choose just a few favorites. Voyager turned out some remarkable episodes all the way along.
Jul 15, 20 whatever the case may be, rather than generating thoughtprovoking questions on humanity and our place in the universe like the best scifi, all these episodes manage to produce are eyerolls and facepalms. Voyager fans living witness s4e23 by susanna chisholm. The episode was also pleasant for paris actor robert duncan mcneill, who said that he really enjoyed the episode with tuvok, worst case scenario, and related that the reason he found this episode to be a lot of fun in common with the twoparter futures end and futures end, part ii was due to a comic side that comes out of both of. Villordsutch on the five worst star trek episodes ever. Guys, if the marvelous whitney bishop is gonna keep telling you which episodes of star trek. From the original series to the next generation to deep space 9, we rank every star trek tv show from the worst to the very best. This episode focuses on events that take place on a spacecraft virtual reality system a star trek holodeck in uss voyager, involving a plot based on factions established earlier in the series. Jun 10, 2014 that brings me to the usual bottom ten list. The episode threshold is the worst episode of star trek voyager and is unfortunately featured in this season, preventing it from getting five stars. That was the name of the nightmarish episode, season 2 if im not mistaken. Its far faaaaaaar from a perfect episode, particularly when the last act turns into generic nonsense. However, its also fun and interesting for a lot of its runtime, which is more than can be said for a lot of voyager episodes. I made this list through the unscientific process of googling to see what came up the most.
May 07, 2016 in the first few episodes of season four, kes powers suddenly erupted to new levels and she was forced to abandon ship to protect her crewmates from the fallout from her metamorphosis into a being of pure energy. Voyager had some dizzying highs and lows, resulting in diverse episodes. My vote for absolute worst voyager episode ever goes to tuvix. A miscalculation by ensign kim causes a fatal crash during voyager s first test with slipstream travel. They cavalierly abandon their offspring, thus earning them the wrath of states attorney. By senior producer david morgan watch original star trek. Members of the voyager crew clandestinely participate in a hidden holodeck program where the ships maquis members stage an insurrection. In 2017, screen rant ranked this episode the 5th worst episode of the star trek franchise. Janeway and badboy horrible memory turn into lizards, but the doctor makes it okay and restores their memories. Imdb, the worlds most popular and authoritative source for movie, tv and celebrity content.
While boxing on the holodeck, chakotay is contacted by a telepathic species. In july 2019, screen rant ranked threshold as one of the top five worst of the series, despite what they felt was a good start to the episode. The original series well still watch no matter how painful it gets. The worst star trek episode of each star trek series.
Everyone talks about threshold, but for me, these are by far the worst episodes of voyager, and probably of all of star trek yes, including spocks brain. This is an episode list for the sciencefiction television series star trek. Voyager starts out purposefully and strong from the starting gun. Discovery due to leave spacedock on the 24th september, youve still got plenty of time to quickly get in a few classic. After tearing apart several decks and doing some timetravel. The series, which almost instantly mortgaged its potential as a prequel to star trek had some real low points and the worst ten episodes of star trek. Voyager, season 3, episodes 8 and 9 1996 every starfleet crew deserves a chance to return to 20th century earth, and voyager was no different.
No television behemoth makes it through more than 700 episodes without producing a few clunkers. Brannon braga was one of the strongest voices in the star trek franchise during its 19872005 television run. But even those who subscribe to this logic would have a hard time arguing the merits of the savage curtain. This season had some big budget episodes as well as some lofty goals that unfortunately werent met. In my opinion most of voyager episodes before season 4 or even season 5 are forgettable, if not plainly bad, with a few exceptions per season. Theres an unabashed corniness to the 60s star trek episodes which is so lovable blatant that the worst episodes are sometimes written off as charming. Fox ranked this episode as the fourth worst episode of all star trek up to 2018. I made this list through the unscientific process of googling to see what came up the. The best and worst original star trek episodes cbs news. Sep 16, 2016 fans often call threshold the worst episode of star trek voyager because of its strange and inane plot. The various star trek series have been known to produce some of the best episodic television known to man, but along the way there were some stinkers. From blink of an eye to living witness to counterpoint, voyager managed to build classic star trek morality plays around intense scifi e lements.
Voyager is rarely held up as the high point of the trek franchise, but these five delta quadrant dumpsterfires are indisputably the lowest. In some ways, the worst episodes of the original series tend to get a pass. The worst episode of star trek voyager by brendaniel. While trying to avoid enemy territory, voyager encounters a spacetime rift that creates a duplicate voyager. Sep 16, 2017 so it is with a certain degree of fondness that we present the 15 best worst episodes of star trek. Yes, we all know, threshold the one where paris and janeway turn into lizards, have lizard babies, and then abandon them. That includes seven years of braga working on star trek. The new situations voyager faced while lost in the delta quadrant led to some amazing episodes throughout its sevenyear run and makes it hard to choose just a few favorites. Hollywood reporter ranked this episode in the top 15 of star trek. To honor the anniversary, though, we decided to look back and pick some of the top episodes worth a rewatch from the series. The whole idea of holographic projections being selfaware is interesting to a point. Do you know whats worse than a bad episode of voyager. Her last act on this plane of existence was to catapult voyager ten thousand lightyears closer to earth. Syfy ranked worse case scenario among the top 10 ten episodes of the.808 424 1007 96 1272 1524 1176 412 471 769 55 792 1394 1545 17 172 1395 35 1449 1130 779 1133 1053 556 309 743 891 869 1425 703 1205 716 534 965 959 33