Star Trek: Voyager has really shown its worth in recent years and deserves a film.
I don’t know if there’s a better episode in all of Star Trek, for my money than Deep Space Nine’s” In The Pale Moonlight”. That said, I’m not ashamed to admit that, again, for my money, Star Trek: Voyager is the best series in Star Trek.
At least for me. I don’t disagree that other series may have better singular episodes, but Voyager was a revelation for me. It was the series that showed me what Star Trek could be without the catch-all of the Federation for support. A lone ship, a hundred plus souls, lost out in space, all on their own. It was Battlestar Galactica meets Lost in Space and it was glorious.
I love Voyager and always have, even though it wasn’t my first taste of Star Trek as a youth, it quickly became a series that appealed to me. I loved the sense of community that was arguably the strongest in the entire franchise. It was a city lost in space basically. The concept was great, the characters were enjoyable and the plots were (mostly) amazing.
Save for space salamanders breeding, of course.
That’s why I agree with Cinemablend when they say it’s time for a Voyager movie.
It’s time to give Star Trek: Voyager the film they deserve
I was always curious why Star Trek did four Next Generation series of films instead of adding a Deep Space Nine and Voyager film to the docket as well, or at the very least, why they never included other characters from the larger Star Trek series outside of cameos.
Maybe Voyager wasn’t that popular, comparatively, but as Cinemablend points out, the rise of streaming has given Voyager a new appreciation. Whether it’s because older fans aren’t happy with the newer incarnations of the series or whether new fans are gobbling all the Trek they can, Voyager has somehow turned itself around, despite what some people keep trying to paint it as.
Voyager is also appearing across the universe now as well, with Kate Mulgrew and Robert Beltran in Prodigy, Robert Duncan McNeill appearing in Lower Decks, Jeri Ryan in Picard, and McNeill and Garrett Wang doing their popular Delta Flyers podcast.
You’re just missing Neelix and The Doctor and you have the whole complement of Voyager crew members back in the Trek zeitgeist.
The popularity is clearly there, the interest is clearly there and the ability to make it and make it at a cost-effective number is clearly there now too, thanks to Paramount+. Being able to do a mini-series or a two or three-part film could easily be done. Look at the Psych franchise. They’ve busted out three films already, and a fourth is apparently underway.
Granted it’s much more expensive to do a Trek show than a comedy, but still, it can be done.
Plus, fans right now are on a nostalgia kick still and there’s no telling when that will change. So it’s best to strike while the iron is still hot.