TV Show – Star Trek: Voyager IX

Office days are never good for watching Voyager, you always start so late! But that’s complaining at a high level, if I’m being completely honest.

Today I started with Episode 14 of Season 4, “Message in a Bottle.” I like the design of the Prometheus, it has something fresh and new about it, even though the pillars in the sickbay somehow seem familiar to me. Did they borrow them from the set of DS9?

I’ve also watched “Year of Hell,” and damn, was that two-parter good. Yes, the series has its flaws overall, no question about it, but episodes like these make it all worth watching, and I know there’s still a lot more to come.

John Rhys-Davies as da Vinci is worth mentioning as well, a true delight, and we’ve seen him in the role before. You can definitely call it ideal casting.

Before the above-mentioned episode, some interesting themes were also addressed:

  • Propaganda and what it does to us (Nemesis S4E04)
  • Experiments on humans (Scientific Method S4E07)
  • What happens after death? (Mortal Coil S4E12)
    Just to name a few, and from this perspective, Voyager is incredibly diverse!

Unfortunately, there will soon be a change in the German dubbing voice for Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris), and that’s already annoying me. In English, that’s not a problem, but in German, only relatively few voices are used for all the actors, which often leads to duplications. Just for comparison, at the moment, Tom Paris has the voice of Tom Vogt, who regularly voices Laurence Fishburn. I’ve already gotten used to that, and it fits pretty well. But from the fifth season onwards, he will be voiced by Erich Räuker, which means Tom Paris will sound like Richard Dean Anderson (Stargate SG-1). It’s not about the actors themselves, please don’t get me wrong. It’s about the fact that the dubbing directors make such rather unwise decisions, much to the viewer’s detriment. Also, often only well-known voices are cast, although there are enough different voices available. But one speaker usually has several regular actors, which drives one insane.


Well, now the Doctor still has his final appearance, and then let’s see what else awaits us today. As I’ve mentioned so many times before, I still enjoy the whole thing.

Original posted on 21.02.2024