Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “In the Flesh”

It’s Starfleet Headquarters — or is it???? Ray Walston is back as Boothby — or is he???? Species 8472 is planning an invasion — or are they???? Answers to these questions on the Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch of “In the Flesh.”

An excerpt:

And holy crap, this does more than even “Hope and Fear” did to make Janeway’s decision in the “Scorpiontwo-parter to ally with the Borg incredibly awful. Not only weren’t 8472 the aggressors, they aren’t even the warlike species everyone assumed them to be, based on the ones who invaded our galaxy after the Borg tried to penetrate fluidic space. Sure, they said they wanted to exterminate all life in the galaxy, but they were also pissed off at the cyborgs who came and invaded them from another realm. And as with “Hope and Fear,” I wish there had been some manner of regret or recrimination or something. Allying with the Borg has not proven to be particularly efficacious, and may well have done more harm than good. Certainly, Arturis would say so…

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