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The Swarm

Favorite Overall Trek Series/Movie  

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  1. 1. What is your overall favorite Star Trek series?

    • Star Trek: Enterprise
      16
    • Star Trek: The Original Series
      51
    • Star Trek: The Animated Series
      0
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation
      55
    • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
      50
    • Star Trek: Voyager
      34
  2. 2. What is your overall favorite Star Trek movie?

    • Star Trek - I: The Motion Picture
      10
    • Star Trek - II: The Wrath of Khan
      41
    • Star Trek - III: The Search for Spock
      7
    • Star Trek - IV: The Voyage Home
      22
    • Star Trek - V: The Final Frontier
      4
    • Star Trek - VI: The Undiscovered Country
      29
    • Star Trek - VII: Generations
      11
    • Star Trek - VIII: First Contact
      64
    • Star Trek - IX: Insurrection
      7
    • Star Trek - X: Nemesis
      11


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WRITTEN BY

Mike Sussman

DIRECTED BY

Alexander Singer

First Aired Sep 25, 1996

Stardate 50252.3

As the Doctor's program experiences a serious overload which requires his reinitialization, Voyager enters the space of a group of vicious aliens who attempt to seize the ship. The crew successfully fights them off, and Torres uses a hologram of Louis Zimmerman to rescue the Doctor.

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I think anyone who loves the Doc is gonna love this episode, you get twice the personality. My dad and I continuously quote the line in this episode:

"Opps"

"Opps, what's opps?"

:laugh:

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Well, in my opinion, the Doc storyline was clearly superior to the alien-attack-of-the-week storyline - since I can't remember anything about the alien storyline, but I do remember most of the stuff with Doc...

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I think there's a later episode of Voyager and also the DS9 Episode Doctor Bashir I Presume which are better episodes showing Mr Zimmerman.

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Well, in my opinion, the Doc storyline was clearly superior to the alien-attack-of-the-week storyline - since I can't remember anything about the alien storyline, but I do remember most of the stuff with Doc...

I have to agree with you completely, unless it is a recurring alien bad guy, I generally find them difficult to remember, especially if they put it up against such a strong 'A' story.

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Plus the whole swarm of ships thing was done better later on with the Suliban Cell ships in Enterprise IMO

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This gets a generous 6. There are too many problems with continuity.

In engineering they are back to realigning the Dilithium crystals. We already know this ship operates on Deuterium.

The Swarm chases the ship and Voyager fires a Phaser. It gets reflected back and the shields are gone. The Swarm ships land on Voyager and the aliens start beaming on board. The solution is to destroy a small ship, but they have NO shields. They do it anyway and the ships are destroyed as the Swarm disperses. Shields return.

I'm not even going to get into the Prime Directive violations Janeway makes here.

The Doctor subplot is almost a better story than the Swarm.

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I do like this episode a lot, think they could have done more with these aliens, maybe recurring, now it was just a lttle more than a pest problem. The other story about the doctor was superior, great story.

7.5/10

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