Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “Emanations”


First they think they’ve found a new element. Then they realize they’ve found a mass grave. Then there’s a transporter accident, and they wind up pissing all over an alien culture’s beliefs about the afterlife. The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch journeys to the next “Emanations.”

An excerpt:

I did love the final scene between Janeway and Kim, showing how much the captain cares about her crew’s well being. And in general, this is a nifty science fictional concept that shows the difficulties of cultural relativism, especially when you’re not prepared for a first-contact situation. I also like the fact that we never do find out exactly where the Vhnori homeworld is. Neria talks of other dimensions, and it’s perfectly possible that they are in an other dimension. We just don’t know, and I find that appropriate in an episode that is about the greatest unknown of them all, death.

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