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Star Trek: Voyager - The Complete Series

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 3/1/17

I saw this complete series (as well as all of the other Star Trek series) first-run and recorded them all on VHS. I'm very glad to get the whole set on DVD! I'm sure I will buy the Blu-Ray set eventually.  It's a good series and has aged well. Now, those who are super-picky about special effects may feel that they're not up to snuff compared to today's computer animation and graphics.  However, if you're not that picky, it seems fine. The stories are great. The show is uneven at times and not nearly as good, IMHO as Deep Space Nine or Next Gen. But that's really splitting hairs because it's a good show nonetheless.

Apparently the show has come out on DVD before and this is just new packaging.  The price is new, though, so now it's under $100 instead of over $200.  The packaging comes with three boxes within the main box, and if you're not careful when you open the smaller boxes, the DVD's might fall out because there's nothing holding the plastic part that holds the DVD's in place. So just be careful when opening!

The set comes with a great many special features, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I haven't seen the show in over 20 years, so it was nice to remember it by watching the episodes a second time. Also, binge-watching it all together is a very different viewer experience than watching it weekly. You won't be disappointed with the show, either way.

It was the first Star Trek series with a female captain. Let's hope it's not the only one! Many viewers felt that Kate Mulgrew was miscast as Captain Janeway. Personally, I can't envision anyone else in the role now. She was very strong, yet human. The best thing they did was to change her hair, though. She had a horrible bun for the first seasons (aside from a few episodes where they deviated from that), which made her look awful. They finally changed it so that she had a more modern-looking shoulder length hairdo. Hey, it's Star Trek, so it could have been a really weird hairdo and that would have been fine... just not that schoolteacher looking thing she had. I think they wanted her to look tougher and figured that was the way to do it. With her acting, and that gravelly voice, they needn't have worried.

They brought Seven of Nine in for season 4 (probably to make the show a little more sexy). I didn't like the idea of her at first, but she was very likable and grew on us.  The show went through a lot of changes in its seven years. It was the first of the new Star Trek series to be on a network instead of in syndication. They started the new network UPN with it. Later, UPN merged with The WB to become what we have now, The CW.

If you're a Star Trek fan, you should definitely buy this set!

MORE INFORMATION:

Star Trek: Voyager - The Complete Series 
On DVD
Release Date: March 7

While in pursuit of a Maquis ship in the Badlands, Captain Kathryn Janeway and the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager are pulled into the Delta Quadrant. After making a decision that saves an entire species from being destroyed, but leaves both crews stranded, they must join forces to begin a 75-year journey across 70,000 light years of space to return to the Alpha Quadrant, the Federation and home.

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Starring Kate Mulgrew ("Orange is the New Black") as Captain Kathryn Janeway, the Star Trek franchise's first female captain, Star Trek: Voyager - The Complete Series arrives on DVD in new shelf-friendly packaging.

Following the adventures of the Starfleet vessel, the U.S.S. Voyager, the collection includes all 172 episodes from all seven seasons on 47 discs. Plus, Star Trek: Voyager - The Complete Series includes a trove of special features such as behind-the-scenes featurettes, cast and crew interviews, storyboards, and photo galleries.

Catapulted into the distance sector of the galaxy, Star Trek: Voyager
is set during the 2370s and follows the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager as they are pulled into the Delta Quadrant. After making a decision that saves an entire species from being destroyed, but leaves the crew stranded, the team, which also stars Robert Beltran, Roxann Rawson, Jennifer Lien, Robert Duncan McNeill, Ethan Phillips, Robert Picardo, Tim Russ, Jeri, Ryan, and Garrett Wang, must join forces to being a 75-year journey across 70,000 light years of space to return to the Alpha Quadrant, the Federation and home.

Specifications: Full Screen Format; English 5.1 Surround; English Dolby Surround; and English Subtitles.

Rating: Not Rated.
Runtime: Approximately 129 Hours, 38 minutes

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