Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “One Small Step”

It’s a love letter to the space program that is sentimental as all hell, but its heart is solidly in the right place, and has great performances by Jeri Ryan, Robert Beltran, and guest Phil Morris elevate it to excellent. The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch takes “One Small Step.”

An excerpt:

This episode is about as subtle as a nuclear explosion in its message about what Star Trek is all about, but given the importance of the message, I’m willing to forgive it. Star Trek has been incredibly influential on the space program—NASA’s employees from the 1970s onward are well-stocked with people who grew up watching one or more of the Trek shows, and Nichelle Nichols in particular leveraged her status as a Trek actor to do a ton of outreach to get more women and people of color into the space program throughout the 1970s and 1980s—so this love letter to the space program is particularly apt.

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