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Future's End, Part 1

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Title : Future's End, Part 1 Rating : 4
First Aired : 6 Nov 1996 Stardate : Unknown
Director : David Livingston Year : 2373
Writers : Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky Season : 3
Rating : 4.5000 for 2 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : BJH Rating : 5
Review : Truly a wonderful episode, one of Voyager's best. Superior to the DS9 equivilant, 'Past Tense' (although that was alright too)
Reviewer : Indefatigable Rating : 4
Review : I've just watched both parts back-to-back, and it's hard to seperate them, so I won't. A lot of things seemed awfully convenient in some cases. Firstly, how long does it take to get from L.A. to Arizona? Secondly, the Cavalry coming over the hill at the end, when the repaired shuttle blows up the lorry. Thirdly, Janeway fixing the torpedo tube at the last minute. Still, there were some really good touches, mainly Paris not quite getting things right and Rain Robinson's reactions to it. It's always nice to see them add little bits like that. Braxton appears for the first time here. I wonder where he was when Kirk was jumping about the timeline... Starling and Rain Robinson (I wish I knew an astronomer who looked like her) made an interesting contrast, polar opposites. The businessman with the attitude of a Ferengi who was ultimately an idiot, and the scientist who was a lot cleverer than she first seemed. The Rednecks (or whoever they were) in the desert seemed very strange, but then that's probably an American dramatic convention that I don't get. Still, now we come to the big one. Why did nobody think of doing a stellar slingshot to go home? I thought of it the second I saw Earth, and the Voyager is more than agile enough to do it. If we saw that Braxton intervened before they could carry it out, then it would have added to the drama because they had a real hope of getting home easily. Even if it was rejected for some reason it would make sense, but it's never even mentioned. Did nobody aboard pay attention in their temporal mechanics classes?
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