forum discussion: voyager: s5 ep1 "night"
thank you to bobski for nominating me to start the next episode discussion.
i know there are many voy fans here so i decided to go with that series. i picked http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Night_(episode) because i am intrigued by dark janeway and how she feels responsible for getting stuck in the delta quadrant. some would say rightly so.
interesting crew moments while traversing the expanse:
kim composes "echoes of the void"
one of my fav seven of nine moments, while participating in "captain proton," "i am borg (pulls wires) the robot has been neutralized."
but it all boils down to the malon. they show up and offer a way out of the expanse. at what cost? i think the writers did an excellent job of making the viewer feel empathy towards beings in the expanse.
so here we are again. voyager could help save a species but it means taking the long way home. this time, the captain decides that she will not have a repeat of the caretaker's array, but the crew stages a mini mutiny when janeway plans to sacrifice herself for the cause. in the end, without completely spoiling the episode, janeway delivers a schwarzenegger-esque line, "time to take out the garbage."
what are your general feelings towards the episode? what did i miss? could you last in the void? what would you do aboard voyager, if faced with two years of nothing?
imo, most importantly, this episode brings up the moral theme of what pollution does to creatures we can't easily see.
do you think janeway, prone to depression, is a good commander? personally, i think while flawed, she is an excellent captain that inspires her crew. it's the janeway or the highway!
thanks for reading and i look forward to your thoughts. live long and prosper. 🖖