|Star Trek Voyager - The Complete Sixth Season
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Studio: Paramount Home Video Release Date: 02/05/2008
In their sixth season trying to return to the Alpha Quadrant, the crew of Voyager continues to find signs that they may be close to home. They ran across another Federation starship in the season 5 cliffhanger, "Equinox," which is concluded in action-packed fashion. Then they benefit from a brief communications link to home thanks to the ongoing efforts of The Next Generation's Lt. Reginald Barclay (Dwight Schultz), occasionally assisted by Counsellor Troi (Marina Sirtis). "One Small Step" sets Voyager on the trail of NASA's first manned mission to Mars (one of the bonus features details Robert Picardo's post-Trek work with NASA).
In other episodes, Torres (Roxann Biggs-Dawson) tests the limits of Klingon honor ("Barge of the Dead"), Tuvok (Tim Russ) stretches his emotions ("Riddles), Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill) and Kim (Garrett Wang) embark on a new holdeck program, wrestling superstar the Rock makes a gimmicky guest appearance ("Tsunakatse"), a former crew member returns ("Fury"), and the crew discovers a group of abandoned Borg children ("Collective"). The two most interesting characters continue to be the Doctor (Picardo) and Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan). The former stretches out numerous times ("Tinker, Tailor, Doctor, Spy," "Virtuoso," "Life Line"), and we learn more about Seven's Borg past in "Survival Instinct" and the season closer, in which Seven discovers that during regeneration she can enter a dream world called Unimatrix Zero. There she meets a number of mutated Borg who can exist in this world in their pre-assimilation state and who also present an idea for destroying the collective from within. The Borg Queen, however, discovers the plan and ends the season in a nightmarish cliffhanger that recalls the great Next Gen episode "The Best of Both Worlds." --David Horiuchi
Star Trek The Next Generation - The Complete Fifth Season
Good product Reasonable price Quick international delivery...more info
- Mediocre season
Some of the episodes in this season were good, but it was not Voyager's best season....more info
- Star Trek Voyager
I have been a Star Trek fan for many years--since the original series in the sixties.I enjoy the Star Trek Voyager series too....more info
- The worst, SIMPLY the worst
I own and cherish every other season of Voyager, except for this season. I literally found myself bored and nauseated by the writing, the characters, the clich¨¦s, and the pointless introduction of the "Borg Children" which made no sense dramatically and when the much improved Season 7 rolled around, they quickly jettisoned them. There were 2 great episodes (one being Voyager Conspiracy and Unimatrix Zero) but out of 24, not great odds. Adding to this the horrible return of the beloved Kes, this season they had a different producer at the helm and lack of writer Brannon Braga, and MY GOD does it show....more info
- Note to Paramount: no sane person is going to pay more than $60 for a DVD set, ever!
Wake up Paramount! Take a cue from your sales on the STTNG sets. Now that you have finally come to your senses and dropped the prices on the sets to where they should have been in the FIRST PLACE, I would imagine that all of the hold-outs (like me) are now buying them.
See, it works like this, 30 minute shows on DVD, for a season, have earned a fair market price of $25-35. So, since Star Trek episodes are an hour long, that means a fair doubling of the price puts it into the $50-70 range. So, $60 is your sweet spot.
You will be able to take in the obsessive fans with your initial insane pricing points, but everyone else looks at your current price tags, especially with the shoddy packaging that you are still foisting on us, and just laughs and waits for the inevitable price drop. So, do us all a favor and fire your marketing and sales people, drop the price to where it is supposed to be, and earn your sales. Nobody sane is going to pay more than $60 for a season of an hour long/episode TV show on DVD, period....more info
- Star Trek Voyager Season 6&7
Star Trek Voyager - The Complete Sixth SeasonStar Trek Voyager - The Complete Seventh Season
Big fan of the series. I now have all 7 seasons. The extras are super and the quality is better than when I saw them when originally broadcasted.
Pricy, but well worth the expense if you are really a trekkie....more info
- Season 6 - Voyager
Season 6 was one of the best of the series, and looking forward to watching them all on DVD!!...more info
- Mature, polished episodes make this set a winner
As I work my way through these "Voyager" boxed sets, more and more I'm kicking myself for not watching these programs when they originally aired (due to foolishly buying into a lot of the anti-Voyager hype at the time, as well as a hatred for commercial interruptions). In any event, I'm seeing these shows now, and the ones that make up season six are particularly good. The season is ripe with solid, character-based adventures, ambitious effects, and even a generous look at the larger Star Trek universe beyond the isolated Delta Quadrant. Without diluting the integrity of the show's premise, we get to see fan favorite characters like The Next Generation's Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) and Dwight Schultz (Reginald Barclay). It's clever how the program pulls off these guest appearances while solidly keeping Voyager stranded light years away across the galaxy, but you'll have to watch the actual shows to see how it's done. As always, generous extra features provide a nice cap to this entertaining batch of episodes. I'm kind of sorry there's only one more season to go before it's all over....more info
- A bit of a fade after the previous two strong seasons
All in all I found Season Six to be a disappointment following the previous two excellent seasons. On the upside they continued to infuse the show with serial elements. On the downside there were simply too many flat or uninteresting episodes. In general, the problem with the season is that the writing lost some of its edge.
For fans of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, this season is interesting for the very, very brief involvement in the show by Ron Moore, who is created with having written the first two stories of the season. Moore was, of course, a wunderkind who had joined ST:TNG at an absurdly young age and quickly became one of the most important writers on ST:TNG and ST:DS9. He also wrote the script for two of the ST movies (GENERATIONS and FIRST CONTACT), so his joining VOYAGER as one of the show's primary muses made sense. But Moore's vision conflicted with those already entrenched. For instance, he was bothered by the endless number of shuttles and felt that in a long journey across space Voyager should show more wear and tear and shortages of materiel, including shuttles. So after only two episodes he dropped out of the show. His next significant gig would be on ROSWELL (which had some major tie ins with the STAR TREK franchise, with Jonathan Frakes as one of the executive producers) and after that CARNIVALE. In his next project after CARNIVALE he would get his wish to depict a starship struggling with ongoing deprivation in BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, which in many ways could be construed as the anti-VOYAGER. Almost everything in BSG is the opposite of VOYAGER. It features projectile weapons instead of beam weapons. There are no "shields" and therefore you'll never hear Gaeta or Tigh or Helo say something along the lines of "Shields down to 64%." It has no aliens nor even different versions of humanoid species (leaving aside the Cylons). The political decisions are not idealistic (though arguably a far more politically liberal show than Voyager) but more akin to real politik, with expediency often trumping ideals or prime directives. Leaders are vastly more fallible on BSG than on VOYAGER. And BSG never, ever engages in the technobable that dominates every episode of VOYAGER. On almost every point, the two shows are opposites. You can tell this simply by looking at the ships, Voyager always pretty and pristine and Galactica looking worse for wear in every episode.
While increasingly unhappy with aspects of VOYAGER, there was still much in Season Six that I still found to enjoy. The Doctor became a more and more important character on the show. He, along with Seven of Nine, was my favorite character on the series. Although I often complain about many aspects of the ST franchise, the one area they often excelled at was developing characters that did extraordinary jobs of helping astute viewers explores issues surrounding what can count for personhood. The series clearly aligns itself with writers like Ray Kurzweil who believe in the almost limitless capacity for computers to gain something akin to geniune intelligence. At this point in the run of the series I generally found that two-thirds of the episodes that I enjoyed focused either on the Doctor or on Seven.
Again, not as good a season as the previous two, but still much better than the first three seasons of the show, which simply were not very interesting and generally failed to approach any potential the show had. Not great, but definitely worth watching for fans of previous seasons....more info
- The Star Trek franchise continues...
Nominated for 30 Emmys, including seven for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series, Star Trek: Voyager continues the rich tradition of the original 1960s Star Trek franchise. Created by former L.A. police officer Gene Roddenberry, the Star Trek TV series morphed into a franchise famous for the unprecedented fanatical devotion of its fan base. Lasting only three seasons during its original network run, Star Trek struck gold with its syndicated reruns, launching a number of motion pictures featuring the original cast as well as novels, comic books, collectibles, and reams of Star Trek-related memorabilia. The third spin-off from the original Star Trek series, Star Trek: Voyager premiered in January 1995 to modest critical acclaim, but experienced great success with television viewers, slowly increasing its ratings as the series progressed. Following on the heels of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), the series precedes Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) while boasting an all-star cast that includes veteran actress Kate Mulgrew (whose past TV appearances include such shows as Dallas, Cheers, and Murphy Brown). Yet instead of pursuing the classic Star Trek mission to "boldly go where no one has gone before," Star Trek: Voyager is more about going where the crew has been before...
Star Trek: Voyager follows the exploits of the crew aboard the starship USS Voyager. As the series begins, the Voyager is on a Federation mission to capture a rogue ship of Maquis rebels (a race first introduced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). While in pursuit of the Maquis, the Voyager enters a system known as the badlands, and both ships are instantaneously transported to the Delta Quadrant over seventy-thousand light years away on the outskirts of the galaxy. Soon, both the Maquis and the crew of Voyager learn they were brought to Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker, a mysterious force overseeing the safety of the Ocampan race who live in the shadow on an impending threat from the vicious Kazon. When the Kazon destroy the Maquis ship, the Voyager crew merges with the Maquis crew to defend themselves from the Kazon. Having destroyed the device which could bring them home, the crew of the Voyager - led by Capt. Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), and the crew of the Maquis ship - led by Commander Chakotay (Robert Beltran), must work as a united front in order to meet their mutual goal of finding a way home...
The Star Trek: Voyager (Season 6) DVD features a number of exciting episodes including the season premiere "Equinox" in which the crew of the Voyager is charged with devising a solution to rescue Capt. Janeway and Seven Of Nine before it's too late... Other notable episodes from Season 6 include "The Voyager Conspiracy" in which a malfunctioning Seven Of Nine starts spouting rumors of mutiny when the Voyager encounters an alien race in possession of warp technology capable of bringing the Voyager back home, and "Good Shepard" in which Capt. Janeway takes three of her crew members on a special training mission that goes awry when a collision with a comet threatens their very lives...
Below is a list of episodes included on the Star Trek: Voyager (Season 6) DVD:
Episode 121 (Equinox: Part 2)
Episode 122 (Survival Instinct)
Episode 123 (Barge of the Dead)
Episode 124 (Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy)
Episode 125 (Alice)
Episode 126 (Riddles)
Episode 127 (Dragon's Teeth)
Episode 128 (One Small Step)
Episode 129 (The Voyager Conspiracy)
Episode 130 (Pathfinder)
Episode 131 (Fair Haven)
Episode 132 (Blink of an Eye)
Episode 133 (Virtuoso)
Episode 134 (Memorial)
Episode 135 (Tsunkatse)
Episode 136 (Collective)
Episode 137 (Spirit Folk)
Episode 138 (Ashes to Ashes)
Episode 139 (Child's Play)
Episode 140 (Good Shepherd)
Episode 141 (Live Fast and Prosper)
Episode 142 (Muse)
Episode 143 (Fury)
Episode 144 (Life Line)
Episode 145 (The Haunting of Deck Twelve)
Episode 146 (Unimatrix Zero: Part 1)
The DVD Report...more info
- Not my favorite season but has moments
I think think may this may be the weakest season of this series. It does have it's moments. It starts with the conclusion to Equinox...another star fleet ship lost in the delta quadrant. It has violated many starfleet rules along the way especially killing beings that they were introduced to for their anti-matter. Equinox is really good. I never even did watch the the two series which spirit folk in the on the hollow deck because I just couldn't get interested in it. Still watch season six but it's not my favorite season, however. ...more info
- Excellent Season, highlighted by "Pathfinder"
Though my favorite Trek will always be Deep Space Nine, followed by The Next Generation, I give Voyager a lot of credit for growing as a series. When it first started, I found it to be dreadful. It was only after the addition of Seven of Nine that the show became more focused, and the cast really started to gel. By the end of the series' run, I found it a very respectable show and an important part of the Star Trek universe.
Still, while the general quality of the episodes ranged from average to good, Voyager turned in two of the very best Star Trek episodes ever produced. The first is "Latent Image" in season 5, in which the very nature of the Doctor's sentience is debated. It's one of the finest hours of television I've ever seen, and in itself justifies the existence of Voyager. The other is the episode "Pathfinder," found here in season 6. Dwight Schultz reprises his TNG role as Reginald Barclay, he of awkward social skills, many phobias, and holosuite addiction. The episode focuses on Barclay's determination to establish communication with Voyager, a ship that, like himself, is far removed from comfort and "home." Whereas Barclay was an interesting character on TNG, here he is even more vital and emotionally moving as he struggles to aid the lost Voyager, and in so doing find a place for himself and a connection to other people. Even the minor characters shine in this episode - I could go on and on, but really you've just got to see it and experience it for yourself. (And stick around for the half-dozen or so episodes that follow it, as they do keep the ball rolling rather well, with some very well-crafted plots and intriguing premises.)
Voyager's final three seasons really were terrific, and "Pathfinder" represents the show at its best. I'd expect any Star Trek fan would be very happy to have this episode, and this stand-out season, as part of his or her collection....more info
- Better and better.
More than any other Trek series, Voyager had a steady improvement in quality as it moved in to it's later season, particularly after season 4. Season Six is truly excellent, some of the best of Voyager. The season picks up where the previous left off, with the conclusion to the much underrated Equinox, which really tests the crew's devotion to principle, as the actions of a renegade Starfleet crew result in Voyager being the victim of attack by extra-dimensional entities.
Barge of the Dead is a quirky look at the Klingon afterlife, and while not being remarkable, it's still a worthwhile episode.
Tenker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy is one of the highlights of the season, as hostile aliens tap in to the Doctors daydreams, where he is the most intelligent, important, and all around greatest crew member. Easily one of the funniest Trek episodes ever.
Alice gives us Tom Paris obsessing over an old shuttle, much in the way modern day car guys do with cars.
Dragons Teeth give us a memorable species, the Vaadwaur, who had been in cryogenic suspension for 1000 years.
the Voyager Conspiracy is an episode of paranoia and second guessing, as Seven thinks that the rpesence of Voyager in the Delta Quadrant is no accident.
Pathfinder features guest appearances by Lt. Barclay and Counselor Troi, who become involved in a project to try and establish contact with Voyager via a radical application of subspace radio.
Fair Haven gives us the memorable holodeck town of the same name, a 19th century Irish town where the crew can unwind amidst absurd situations.
Blink of an Eye has been called one of the most fascinating episodes in Trek history, and that is no understatement. Voyager becomes trapped in orbit of a planet where time moves faster than the rest of the galaxy, and as a result, their society becomes centered around the "sky ship", which they marvel over for thousands of years.
Virtuoso is another great Doctor episode, in which he becomes a superstar of a society that has no concept of music.
Collective features the Voager crew adopting a group of Borg children, abandoned by the collective.
Good Shepherd is Voyagers' "Lower Decks", the famous TNG episode which examined the life of junior officers on the Enterprise. Captain JAneway takes a group of udneracheivers on a Delta Flyer mission where they encounter an unusual alien entity.
Live Fast and Prosper is another great comedic episode, in which a small group of con artists masquerade as the Voyager crew in order to pursue illicit transactions.
Muse involves B'ellana crashing on an M Class world inhabited by a humanoid species who have a society similar to ancient Greece, and B'ellana is mistaken for a goddess by a poet, who sees her as a muse.
Life Line is yet another Doctor episode, and features Barclay and Deanna once more, as well as the designer of the Doctors holomatrix, who is dying of a degenerative illness....more info
- GREAT ADVENTURES
I THINK THIS IS THE BEST IN THE STAR TREK ADVENTURES IN SPACE.JANWAY AND CREW IS ON THE TOP OF THEIR GAME....more info
- Good season of Voyager.
This is not the best season of Voyager like season 3 or 4, but it is still good. It is still Voyager. I think one distinct thing about this season is that they do more comedy. I think it is because the cast is very comfortable at this point and they have been together for a very long time. The worst thing about the DVDs is that there is no commentary, and the packaging is horrible. They might as well have taken the DVDs and put them in a typical envelope and mailed them to you as is. The worst episode by far is when Kes comes back. It is a complete character change and does not make any since if you watched the early seasons of Voyager. The best part of the season is the conclusion of Equinox from the prior season. ...more info