Famous names: Produced and co-created by Rick Berman, who rescued Star Trek: The Next Generation from painful, Roddenberry mediocrity; while Voyager was mediocre more often than not, even its worst episode was better than most of the clunkers fromThe Next Generation's first season.

Crunchy goodness: 3


Spinoffs/Sequels/Copycats: The next series, Star Trek: Enterprise, took the basic premise of a ship on its own and added more potty jokes and a male captain who manages to say "ass" in almost every episode.

Stunt casting: After Cronenberg vet Genevive Bujold didn't work as the captain (see the extras disc on the Season One Voyager DVD set for fascinating outtakes), the producers cast ex-Mrs. Columbo and Remo Williams girlfriend Kate Mulgrew.

Design breakthrough: The intentional use of Art Deco motifs on the bridge and other sets meant that even if the episode sucked, there was still eye candy, 'cuz Art Deco rules.


Star Trek Voyager Encyclopedia