The starship Voyager gets some love from the folks at Star Trek.com
If we were to list all of the ships, in all of Star Trek, in order of popularity, I think it’s fair to say that the ship’s rankings would be different across everyone’s board. Anyone who’s read any of my opinion pieces knows that I adore Star Trek: Voyager. Harry Kim, Tom Paris, The Doctor, Chakotay, Tuvok, and of course, Captain Kathryn Janeway are all some of my favorite characters in all of Star Trek. The series features arguably the greatest episode(s) in Star Trek history; Year of Hell, and arguably the worst; Threshold. I mean, if you’re going to try and take the top spots, might as well go for all of them.
The ship, however, is one of the most beautiful and well designed in all of Star Trek’s history. The Enterprise (NCC-1701) and Enterprise-D might just be the worst in terms of practicality but not popularity. Too slender and too bulky respectively, the ships felt less like starships and more like a person wondering what the Empire State Building would look like in space. Yet, the Enterprise-E and Voyager? Those ships got it right. Sleek, regal, practical, and has all the right curves in all the right places. The Starfleet version of a pinup.
If you’re a fan of those other ships, that’s cool. More power to you. No insults intended. For me, however, Voyager was the peak of the mountain top for ship designs. While it may exist, the love for the ship isn’t as high as I would personally like. So color me surprised when I see an article from Star Trek.com rank the Voyager at No. 2 on their list of the best ships. The Enterprise-D is No. 1 for those wondering.
To see the Voyager get the love that it deserves, especially with so many people being negative about the series, is very heartwarming. The ship is the perfect blend of exploration, battle-readiness, and floating condos. It’s a ship I wouldn’t mind being stuck on for seven years, that’s for sure.
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