Date: July 17, 2021
Season 7, Episode 10
Music Video of the Day:
Interstellar News: I’m sorry I’ve been away for so long. July has been an absolutely crazy month. I have been watching Trek and Marvel movies, just haven’t really had the brain to write about it.
TL;DR: Voyager encounters a spatial rift and Chakotay is hit with something. The EMH fixes him up, but then Chakotay realizes it’s before the EMH received his emitter. As he travels through the ship he meets Janeway before she left for the Badlands, Seska, Seven as a drone, and even future Naomi and Icheb… the ship is split into 37 time zones. He and past Janeway fix the ship up and send a pulse so that when Chakotay gets back to the present he can save the day and they avoid the rift altogether.
Janeway: You’re late. Unfortunately, so is dinner.
Chakotay: Let me guess. You burned the roast again.
Janeway: Once, a long time ago, I called this replicator a glorified toaster. It never forgave me.
Chakotay: I didn’t realize replicators held grudges.Janeway getting in trouble for name calling an inanimate object.
“If we restore the time line, remind me to cancel Mr. Paris’ holodeck privileges.”: This is sort of a fun episode where the points don’t matter… wait, wrong show. Truly, I loved getting to see all of the different time periods on the ship in a way that isn’t a clip show. We get to see “Basics” when Seska tried to take over the ship, “Macrocosm” when the macrovirus almost took over the ship, “”Scorpion” when Seven was still assimilated, and something that takes place after “Bride of Chaotica” as past Janeway had to play her part again (though this time she rolled her eyes so hard, you could feel is all the way in the AQ). There’s a scene where Tuvok dies from radiation poisoning, and the ending is VERY Spock a la “Wrath of Khan” and of course a visit to the future when Icheb and Naomi are damn near running the ship.
One of the things I don’t understand is how Chakotay and Janeway always wind up in time periods where they aren’t on the ship. Aside from that, though, I absolutely loved how Janeway is again rethinking her decision in “Caretaker” and thinking about all of the people she’s lost. This Janeway hasn’t been lost in the DQ yet, she hasn’t met the Maquis crew, and she hasn’t lost anyone yet. It’s an important conversation for her and Chakotay to have as well as a way to show that our Janeway hasn’t come to fruition yet. This episode was overall enjoyable and earns itself 8 large oatmeal raisin cookies.