Date: January 19, 2021
Season 6, Episode 7
Music Video of the Day:
Interstellar News: My grandfather-in-law passed today after a long battle with various illnesses, so it was a somber day in our house. Except it was also the first day of the semester so I worked like a crazy person while I set the husband person on the couch with the pupper to keep him warm and they rested and collected themselves. I dedicate this post to Grandpa Don.
TL;DR: The Vaadwaur are under attack and go into stasis so they can be revived when things are more settled. Almost 900 years later Voyager is pulled into a subspace corridor, the Turei help them out and then demand to board them to wipe the data… so Voyager lands on a seemingly uninhabited planet. Seven wakes up Gedrin and some of the other Vaadwaur who form an alliance against the Turei who have stolen the corridors from them. Some of the Vaadwaur decide to double-cross Janeway, but Neelix and Seven use their Talaxian and Borg databases to piece together their story. With Gedrin’s help, Voyager escapes but 50 Vaadwaur ships make it to the corridors and Voyager is no closer to home.
Janeway: Seven, what are you doing?
Seven of Nine: I’ve activated the reanimation sequence. He may be able to provide us with answers.
Tuvok: We don’t know anything about this species. They could be hostile.
Seven of Nine: Most humanoid cultures are.Tuvok being prophetic and Seven being sassy and correct.
“I wanted to help revive a civilization, not start a war.”: Anyone who knows me, knows I love dragons… so I was disappointed there were no scaly creatures in this episode. After several character-focused episodes, it’s nice to have one where most of the crew has something to do and it’s interesting to see how the Vaadwaur act throughout the story. This reminds me a bit of “The Thaw” with respect to the stasis pods and people wanting to rebuild society at a later date. I will admit I don’t totally buy Gedrin’s disloyalty to his people, but maybe he was so grateful to Janeway for trying to save them he didn’t want to bring them into his squabble. If only they had stuck to the original plan, the Vaadwaur would have had a new home world where they could begin to rebuild and the crew would have been closer to home because they were able to make use of some of the subspace corridors that allowed so much travel in such little time. Sigh. 7 mountain goats mewing for the whole world to hear!