Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “Future’s End, Part II”

Janeway and the gang try very hard to get back to the future (ahem), the EMH is footloose and fancy-free, Chakotay and Torres are kidnapped by militia morons, and Starling is going to blow up the 29th century. The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch does “Future’s End, Part II.”

An excerpt:

The ending doesn’t even try to make sense—somehow Braxton’s timeline is changed, but nobody else’s is? Even though Chronowerx only happened because Braxton showed up in the Delta Quadrant in the first place? Has Chronowerx been eliminated from the timeline too? Why is the mobile emitter still there?

With all that, the episode is still fun, particularly the EMH’s dry wit both in his banter with Starling and while enjoying his newfound mobility (not to mention his invincibility to things like punches and bullets). Tuvok and Paris remain a fine double act, and Rain Robinson is the first female character on this show whose interactions with Paris don’t either piss me off or skeeve me out (or both). And even the one-dimensionality of Starling is leavened by Ed Begley Jr.’s charisma.

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