[VOY] Future’s End, Part I

[VOY] Season 3, Episode 8: Future’s End Pt. 1

FutureRating: 2
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This episode is fun, and they got some good guest stars, but “Future’s End” is filled with really basic, integral plot problems. Maybe if the jokes were funnier or the adventure was a little better that wouldn’t have been as big a deal. I guess I’ve just had my fill of a Star Trek cast walking around in current time periods making their smarmy comments.

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Notes:

The episode starts off with a goofy looking hippie. I hope this guy isn't the villain or something

The episode starts off with a goofy looking hippie. I hope this guy isn’t the villain or something

We find out Janeway played tennis

We find out Janeway played tennis. Is this going to be like the Sisko/baseball thing for her?

She even carries the ball with her to the bridge. Is this going to be like the Sisko/baseball thing for her?

She even carries the futuristic tennis ball with her to the bridge. I’m glad in the future we figured out how to improve on our crummy ball technology.

But then there's a distortion in the space time continuum! But it's got a graviton matrix! It's being artificially generated!

But then there’s a distortion in the space time continuum! But it’s got a graviton matrix! It’s being artificially generated!

A federation time traveler from the future says Voyager causes an explosion and he has to destroy Voyager. He says he doesn't have time to explain. Why would a time traveler be short on time? His only evidence is that there was bits of Voyager in the wreckage. So that means Voyager is the cause? And the only way to stop it is to destroy Voyager?

A federation time traveler says there will be a disaster and he has to destroy Voyager. He says he doesn’t have time to explain. Why would a time traveler be short on time? His only evidence is that there were bits of Voyager in the wreckage of an explosion. So that means Voyager is the cause obviously. And the only way to stop it is to destroy Voyager obviously.

Voyager resists and they both get sucked in

Voyager resists and they both get sucked in

So they end up in 1996. Despite having seen strange aliens and whatnot, people with mohawks blow their minds. And why is Tuvok dressed like that. Did people dress like that in 1996?

So they end up in 1996. Despite having a Neelix on board, ’90’s people with mohawks blow the senior staff’s minds.

This shot is the most cartoonish representation of the late 90s I've ever seen

This episode has the most cartoonish representation of the ’90s I’ve ever seen.

Captain Braxton is a hobo

Captain Braxton is a hobo

He explains how this plot doesn't make any sense. What are you gonna do though, it's time travel

He explains how this plot doesn’t make any sense

Paris meets Sarah Silverman

Paris meets Sarah Silverman. I like that throughout the episode Paris isn’t as proficient as he thinks he is in his ’90s knowledge.

When Paris and Tuvok see Sarah Silverman chasing them, Paris says "red alert!" Haha Paris is such a dork

When Paris and Tuvok see Sarah Silverman chasing them, Paris says “red alert!” Haha Paris is such a dork

Janeway tries to get the time ship back from the evil rich guy that's been profiting off it's technology, spurring on the computer revolution of the 90s

Janeway tries to get the time ship back from Stan Sitwell, who plays an evil rich guy that’s been profiting off the ship’s technology.

But then it doesn't work and the evil rich man steals the Doctor

But then it doesn’t work and Lars Olfen steals the Doctor

and Voyager is spotted!

and Voyager is spotted!

 

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  • Harry Callahan

    Two notable cameos:

    Ed Begley, Jr.: The noted anti-capitalist pinko-leftist actor got to portray a cliche evil capitalist. There is a certain circularity to it.

    Sarah Silverman: My…she was sooooooo cute and funny in this appearance. Her contemporary schtick is so bitter and mean….