Voyager stumbles into a subspace corridor, lands on a radiation-choked world, and comes across some 900-year-old aliens. Plus, the Robert Knepper moment comes full circle ten years later. The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch chews on “Dragon’s Teeth.”
Welcome aboard. I started doing Trek rewatches exactly ten years ago yesterday, with the Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch debuting on the 9th of May 2011. A month later, when I did the rewatch of “Haven,” I noted with surprise that the character of Wyatt Miller was played by Robert Knepper, an actor I knew well from his later roles in things like Carnivale and Prison Break, and had never realized that he was on TNG back in the day with a mullet.
As the rewatch went on, I found this happening with other actors (Brenda Strong in “When the Bough Breaks,” Anne Ramsay in “Elementary, Dear Data,” Teri Hatcher in “The Outrageous Okona,” etc.), and the “Robert Knepper moment” became a thing in my rewatches on this site.
And now we’ve come full circle, because here we are a decade later, and we have a Robert Knepper moment with the actual Robert Knepper! After spending ten years using my shock at his appearance in “Haven” as the basis of a running gag about being surprised by actors showing up, he surprises me again by showing up here! Knepper plays Gaul.