Summary: Idiot in a timeship tries to blow up Voyager, fails, sends them all back in time instead. Conveniently to present-day Southern California. This must be the episode they held in reserve for when the budget was running low.
As much as Spike doesn’t pay attention to starting and ending shows on time, I do have to give them points for showing episodes in order. Most of the time. This time they showed them out of order, but for a clear, considerate reason. They pushed one episode up ahead of a two-parter, so that they could air the two-parter on back-to-back nights, rather than having a several-day gap in the middle.
If only SyFy were half so considerate. I’d like to watch Enterprise in order, but fat chance of that while SyFy has their hands on it.
Earth – 1967 – Interesting. In the middle of TOS’s run. And I’m pretty sure the Enterprise went to the 60′s at least once. That weird dude with the computer and the cat that was going to be a spinoff. Or maybe I’m confusing that with another cat in another episode. But I think there was a cat. It’s possible that was the 70′s, but I’m pretty sure it was ‘present day’. Like ST4 was ‘present day’, at the time. DS9 went to the 50′s. Hrm. Twice? Roswell, but also that one where they were all science fiction writers.
Guess the only people reminiscent for the 70s are Robot Chicken’s writers.
Don’t be so freaking surprised it’s Federation. It’s a human on board! You should be more freaking surprised if the signal read as Ferengi.
Federation Timeship is cool. Why he decided to have a short chat with them before he blew them up, I don’t know.
I think these time-whatever people must be stupid. They wouldn’t have been in your present if you hadn’t gone back to destroy them and sucked them into your present instead.
Oh, please, people, you’re not so stupid as to think it’s Earth in your year? It was a space-time rift. Dude said he was from 500 years in the future. Why would it be your time? How about asking what year it is before hailing Starfleet Command which may or may not exist?
Ha! 1996. We always have to go to the present, don’t we? Except that 1996 shouldn’t be our 1996. It should be a 1996 that’s dealing with one Khan Noonien Singh.
‘Nice clothes, fast car, and lots of money.’ Whereas if they’d gone to 2010, the car would have to be a hybrid, and the money would be way out of place.
I could’ve sworn Janeway wore an outfit that color and general design before..
Tuvok looks gay in that outfit. And I mean that quite literally.
Chakotay! Throw off a random comment about Janeway’s legs!
Such imagination it took that not only did they go to present-day Earth, but smack dab in the middle of Southern California. Wouldn’t want to blow the budget by busing everyone to another state or anything.
I don’t think geese usually emit gamma emissions either.
Why’s this computer company guy in Southern California? Really, guys, you couldn’t even be bothered to trek (ha ha) up to Silicon Valley to film this? Or pretend it was Silicon Valley? I know you’ve managed San Francisco before! With its nuclear wessels across the bay in Alameda and everything.
How come the message from Earth, being broadcast in several languages, is being heard in several languages. Is it that the universal translator just ignores Japanese, and the Italian opera of an earlier episode? Would it also ignore Vulcan or other Federation languages? Only bother, as a default sort of thing, with alien language translation?
Now that I think of it.. how quickly did Neelix pick up Federation standard? Because they were marooned on that planet without communicators for awhile and he had no problem. (I’m just assuming Kes was awesome and spoke it like, a week after she got on board. Because Kes is awesome like that.)
Paris has tucked his blue shirt into his back pocket. Not making him look any less gay.
So Paris and Tuvok got a truck from a dealership by saying they were taking it for a test drive. I think they’d at least want to see your license before you did that. Wouldn’t it have been easier to bring money than a fabricated license?
That’s an awesome snowglobe. I want that snowglobe.
Ah, that is Sarah Silverman. In a role that’s not gross.
Of course the VW van is hers and they’re now going to take it. That couldn’t have just been parked randomly there.
Yea, don’t be so worried that our computer age is a mistake that shouldn’t have happened. You should be worrying that there’s no sign of the Eugenics wars. :P
Over 3,000 gigabytes of information? Really? Such primitives these Earthlings be. Don’t even know what a terabyte is.
I dunno. This episode is not doing it for me. Generally I think time travel episodes are pretty cool. Maybe it’s Sarah Silverman and Ed Begley Jr.’s presence. Maybe it’s all the dot com stuff. Maybe it’s.. I dunno. Just not a good episode?
I am not eagerly anticipating part 2 and may not watch it tonight.