Star Trek Voyager is a science fiction television show that followed a federation star ship know as Voyager. The ship and her crew are stranded alone on the other side of the galaxy. To get home they face the prospect of spending decades crossing hostile space.
This is the forth out of seven seasons of Star Trek Voyager that were produced, and for many people this is the season where things really picked up for the show. This boxed set features all twenty six episodes that were originally broadcast between September 1997 and May 1998.
Season three and it's cliff hanger was always going to be a difficult season to improve on, but the forth season manages it well and every improves in several aspects.
The most significant highlight of this season is the introduction of a new crew member in the form of Seven Of Nine (played by Jeri Ryan.) However other highlights include a near warp core beech, the gripping two part "Year Of Hell," a crew member returning from the dead, the introduction of the Hirogen, and the Omega Molecule. Standards through out the season are very high, and some episodes such as "Message in a Bottle" "One," and the series final "Hope and Fear" are nothing less than brilliant.
What was refreshing about the introduction of Seven Of Nine was the fact that her transformation from Borg drone to an individual human was not quick and easy, and in fact would span a number of episodes. I also liked a lot of the concepts raised in the series, many ideas are very philosophical and involving.
The cast have now become very comfortable in their roles, and because of this their acting seems very natural. Some great special effects, are a welcome edition to the series, while not being over the top they have been well implemented.
There's not a single weak episode in the entire season, and it's entertainment value is very high.