Bernie, on 13 September 2021 - 05:55 PM, said:
I've only seen bits & pieces of Voyager (& DS9, etc.). That messed up Continuum stuff sounds interesting. Anyone know off hand which particular episode(s) are relevant? I think I have access on a streaming service. I'm down for watching just those episodes. Star Trek isn't the same for me anymore; I don't like some of the style components now.
JDQ makes me think of Scrubs.
Um, you can likely look up the names on Memory Alpha.
Just search for Q, and itll list the episodes he was in.
If you liked TNG, Voyager (and DS9, though DS9 took on a bit of darker tone later on) should be fine. They were all of the same era (and ran concurrently, largely. DS9 overlapped TNGs last two seasons, and Voyager overlapped 3 or 4 of DS9s seasons) and of similar style visually.
DS9 is easily the best of the three, however, with probably 7 out of my top 10 Trek episodes.
In The Pale Moonlight
is probably the best episode of Trek ever produced (Followed extremely closely by Chain of Command
(two parter) and The Wounded
from TNG - which also, not coincidentally, star the Cardassians in very complex roles).
Far Beyond the Stars
(DS9) is also EXTREMELY good, though it is largely separated from the rest of the show (or is it?).
Its worth watching DS9 all the way through. There are part-time/recurring characters with more depth than main characters from the other two shows. (Andrew Robinson as Garak steals every single scene he is in; [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n8j6z8fQ_c&ab_channel=Nippashish[/media]).
Voyager.... is hit and miss. It started off strong-ish (you have to ignore a small plot hole called a "timer" so you can consceience why they stayed in the Delta Quadrant to begin with), with the first season being pretty decent... But then there was a writers strike and Season 2 and the early part of Season 3 were really, really bad. (And some of the Season 1 eps were... not great). It really picked up after that, though, especially when they ditched some of the plot points that didnt make sense ("we are short on supplies" went out the window sometime around Season 3 because it didnt add much to the stories and didnt make sense given the tech available to a Federation Starship).
It got really good and much more TNG-like around the middle of Season 4 (Year of Hell
; two parter, was really good) and as they finally re-established intermittent communication with Starfleet.
It ended... weird... but it was still a good show in the end.
Enterprise... i can write a treatise on why that show (and its entire cast, all of which were great actors) should NOT have been a prequen but taken place after Voyager
and it would have been FAR better for it (and most of the actual stories could have stayed almost completely unchanged). It didnt work as a prequel, which is a real shame, since Scott Bakula did a great job as the captain, and the ships Doctor (Phlox) was an amazing character.
Anyway, that rather long-winded screed aside..
Check Memory Alpha:
Its got a decent overview and itll link to the eps in question.