The Music of Star Trek Blogathon – Star Trek Voyager – Caretaker (1995)


This is the third of 4 reviews for Becky of Film Music Central‘s Music of Star Trek Blogathon.  For this blogathon, I decided to watch and review the pilot episodes of the 4 Star Trek spinoff TV show’s.

Tnx to Becky for running this blogathon!


caretaker“Hello? Sickbay to bridge? I believe someone has failed to terminate my program. Please respond. ” – The Doctor

Number of Times Seen – 1 (20 Sep 2016)

Brief Synopsis – While on a mission to save a lost rebel ship, a highly advanced starship gets pulled to the far side if the galaxy by an unknown force.

My Take on it – This is actually the only Star Trek spinoff show that I had never seen an episode of until now

For some reason, I never really had any interest in watching it despite having numerous friends tell me that I was making a really big mistake because they considered it the best of all the spinoffs.

Thankfully, I’ve now watched it and I really enjoyed it.

Really liked the way they introduced us to the new and interesting characters on both ships.

Things are a bit easier to get comfortable with because we are all so familiar with the universe that this takes place in.

The characters from the two ships help compliment each other and hopefully that will be useful for the future of the show’s run.

Obviously, I’ll have to watch a bunch more episodes before I can really weigh in on where this show ranks, but I like the premise a lot.

This is mainly due to the fact that they can offer us so many more interesting characters and storylines as we get to explore even more unknown and uncharted parts of the vast Star Trek universe.

The theme music for this show is also great because it is similar to the DS9 theme, but takes it a notch further.

It made me think of the unknown more than anything and that is truly what this show is all about.

Check it out here:

I can’t wait to finish watching TNG and DS9, so I can finally see what this show is really all about.

Bottom Line – Yet another great introduction of a whole new cast of characters in this still familiar universe. The makeup of the two ship’s crews nicely complement each other which will hopefully work well over the course of the series. Still will need to see more episodes before I can give a definitive opinion on the idea but it seems like a great one to help expand the Trek universe and give us some really interesting new stories. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The character of Tom Paris was inspired by another Star Trek character, Cadet Nick Locarno from the Star Trek: The Next Generation: The First Duty (1992), who was also played by Robert Duncan McNeill. The creators decided they wanted a character “like” the cadet, and ended up with one who practically differed in name only. Ironically, McNeill was cast in the role as an afterthought. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy

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5 thoughts on “The Music of Star Trek Blogathon – Star Trek Voyager – Caretaker (1995)

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  2. So glad you enjoyed the start of this show. It’s my favorite Trek series, going where no other had gone before. Sorry you have to wait so long to watch more of it, but I hope you do eventually. The time travel episodes are especially great!

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