Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “Fair Trade”

It’s that great oxymoron, a strong Neelix-focused episode! Yes, really! I didn’t believe it, either! The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch engages in some “Fair Trade.”

An excerpt:

Episodes like this are so frustrating, because it shows that Neelix could have been a good character if they didn’t insist on making him into the class clown. On those vanishingly rare occasions when the writers take him seriously as a character, it’s so much better than when he’s a doofus. “Jetrel” is the gold standard, but even when he has a supporting role like he does in “Resistance” and “The Chute,” it’s significantly more interesting. And we get that again here, as Neelix’s journey in this episode is a very compelling one, something I haven’t been able to say since “Jetrel.”

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