Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “Unimatrix Zero, Part II”

Janeway, Tuvok, and Torres get assimilated by the Borg, which has absolutely no consequences whatsoever. The seventh season starts with quite the whimper as the Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch does “Unimatrix Zero, Part II.”

An excerpt:

Everything that happens in this episode feels like it was done better in a TNG episode, whether it’s a Borg resistance (“I, Borg,” the “Descent” two-parter—the latter was terrible, mind you, but it was better than this), a captain-first officer dynamic among supporting characters (the “Gambit” two-parter, but Data and Worf are a thousand times more interesting and complex than Chakotay and Paris), or facing off against the Borg Queen (First Contact). And the romance between Seven and Axum has absolutely no life to it. It’s telling that the EMH’s “Axum is a lucky man” carries more romantic weight than any of the sodden scenes between Jeri Ryan and Mark Deakins.

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