The Ins and Outs of Star Trek Voyager (1995-2001)

Star Trek VoyagerContinuing in line with the Star Trek series, Voyager made its first appearance in 1995 and introduced to the public a new assortment of characters and adventures. This time, seven seasons focused on the crew of the USS Voyager, which was led by the one and only Star Trek series to have a female in command. In this article, we will explore some of the details associated with the Star Trek Voyager series, including various plots, storylines, characters and episodes.


When taking a look at the plot of Voyager, we see storylines that resemble some of the Lost in Space approaches of the past. The crew of the USS Voyager was stranded in the Delta Quadrant, which was located 70,000 light years away from Earth. They were held captive by a force that was known as the “the Caregiver.”
  Episodes deal with the crew’s struggle to return back to Earth, as they encounter numerous obstacles and endure hardship on their journeys.


It is in this series that we see storylines showcasing Borg characters and “Q.” Male Star Trek fans found delight in the first Borg character that received a full-time role. Her name was Seven of Nine and Jeri Ryan, who brought a bit of sex appeal to the TV show, played the Borg character. It was through her placement within the show (and other changes) that the producer attempted to appease disgruntled fans.


So, throughout the duration of the TV series, we meet a case that includes Kate Mulgrew as Captain Janeway; Robert Beltran as Chakotay; Tim Russ as Tuvok, and Tobert Duncan McNeill as Tom Paris. All of these actors are the only ones to appear in every single episode of the television series. Throughout the years, the TV show has seen a host of well-known guest appearances, including Jason Alexander; Sharon Lawrence; The Rock; Virginia Madsen; and Andy Dick.


A wide-range of former Star Trek stars from Deep Space Nine, as well as the series from the late 60s also graced the show with their presence. There was even a real-life king who found his way onto the set of Star Trek Voyager. King Abdullah II of Jordan make it quite known that he was a fan of the TV series. He appeared in the episode titled “Investigations” as an extra. Although a monumental milestone, the king could not enjoy any speaking lines because he was not a member of the Screen Actors Guild.


For a complete recap of cast of characters, Star Trek Voyager including a main lineup, which included: Kate Mulgrew as Captain Kathryn Janeway; Robert Baltran as Chakotay; Roxann Dawson as B’Elanna Torres ; Robert McNeill Duncan as Tom Paris; Ethan Phillips as Neelix; Robert Picardo as Tuvok; Garrett Wang as Harry Kim; Tarik Ergin as Lieutenant Ayala; and Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine.


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