Star Trek Voyager went off the air 15 years ago today. To commemorate this very depressing occasion, here are what I truly believe are the five best nonsequiturs (but not from the episode “Non-Sequitur”) from that occasionally brilliant, often unintentionally hilarious show.
This is the best possible choice. Bryan Fuller—who worked on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager back in the day, before going on to create Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls and Hannibal—will be the showrunner of the new Star Trek TV show.
Anybody who’s ever watched Star Trek: Voyager knows there’s a lot of technobabble on that show. Even more than most other Star Treks. And Captain Janeway, the show’s lead, is actually a scientist in her own right. So Kate Mulgrew had to work hard to sell all that scientific dialogue.
Twenty years ago today, Star Trek: Voyager premiered. Of the five live-action Star Trek series, Voyager is not the best. If you were ranking them, Voyager and Enterprise would probably duke it out for last place. But none of that matters, because Star Trek: Voyager meant everything to me as a child.
Sometimes our favorite movies and TV shows feature some hideously ridiculous dialogue. And this nonsensical and melodramatic speech is part of why some movies are such a guilty pleasure. Here are the 10 awesomest lines of unintentionally funny dialogue from science fiction and fantasy movies and television.
Well, a lot of them do anyway - but while there's no Janeway in sight, a good chunk of her bridge officers are returning to the Delta Quadrant for the latest expansion to Star Trek Online. Hooray!
Star Trek gave us six TV series, spanning over 700 episodes, because it's such a rich universe. And a Federation starship is the perfect vehicle to tell unforgettable stories. But which Star Trek stories are the best? To find out, we painstakingly compiled the 100 greatest Trek episodes, from any of the series.
Star Trek has never really been about its villains. Even the Klingons, Romulans and Borg have provided object lessons about understanding. Kirk had foils more than he had villains. So it's no surprise that when Trek tries to do baddies, it frequently stumbles. Here are the 10 least dangerous Trek villains of all time.
Almost every TV, movie or book series has to have them — the comic relief characters. The silly nerd who sits in the corner and makes in-jokes. The bumbling weirdo. But who's the most annoying "funny" supporting character in all of science fiction or fantasy?
Romance abounds in fiction — and science fiction and fantasy are full of epic romances too. But sometimes, it's just a bad idea. We see so many fictional couples that the writers clearly thought were a great idea, but are actually disasters. Here are the main signs that a fictional romance is a terrible, awful, bad…
Uniforms (and costumes generally) tell us lots of stuff about a character. Where they come from, what organization they belong to, their rank, their skillset... and sometimes, how sexy they are. Which randomly sexy costume or uniform seems the most out-of-place in a science fiction or fantasy series?
With over 700 episodes, Star Trek offers enough raw television to saturate your brain for months. Including some of the greatest moments in television history... and some of the worst. But what's the absolute WORST Star Trek episode ever made?
The universe is full of evil masterminds, whose schemes seem too brilliant to defeat — until, of course, they're defeated. But often, those schemes depend on one lowly minion, and if you just took out that henchperson, the masterplan would never have gotten off the ground. Here are 10 evil schemes that depended on an…
Hidden in the episode Star Trek: Voyager "Imperfection" is the fate of the Bartlett Administration from The West Wing. As you can see, the gang met a grisly end aboard a futuristic spaceship. On a happier note, we're excited to see that Donatella Moss has outlived the rest of the gang and is probably running a planet…
The best science fiction and fantasy television hooks you with endless suspense... including hair-raising cliffhangers. But only the greatest cliffhangers can make you throw your remote at the screen, and keep you wondering for weeks. Here are the 20 awesomest.
We know heroes by their deeds. And the greatest heroes are the ones whose legacies are as big as space and as enduring as the stars. Unfortunately, sometimes great deeds also include terrible actions.
One of the great joys of watching science fiction and fantasy is to appreciate the unintentionally hilarious lines that come out of people's mouths sometimes. It's inevitable that when you're exploring mind-expanding premises and weird worlds, you're bound to run into some really insane conversations.
Many of science fiction and fantasy's most epic stories are also great love stories. Love is the ultimate mystery, and a huge motivation for many of our favorite characters. But sometimes, even with warp drives and magic flying horses, the hardest part of a fantastical story to believe in... is the romance.
Fandom can be miraculous. Fans bring so much creativity and love to science fiction and fantasy universes, and along the way they work an amazing transformation. And sometimes it feels like the stories the fans create are actually cooler than the works they're based on.
You could watch the pilot of Terra Nova and last night's season finale back to back, and you'd come away thinking this was a pretty fun show. Not a masterpiece, not a deep character study, but a fun piece of television.