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Star Trek Voy - Season 7 - Episode 23

Star Trek Voy - 7x23 - Homestead

Originally Aired: 2001-5-9

Synopsis:
Voyager discovers a Talaxian settlement. [DVD]

My Rating - 4

Fan Rating Average - 4.77

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Problems
- Neelix says it is the 315th anniversary of the Vulcan first contact with Earth, but it's actually the 314th.

Factoids
None

Remarkable Scenes
- Tuvok's "hypothetical" advice to Neelix.
- Neelix leaving Voyager with his shuttle.
- Naomi: "Thanks, Neelix. But I can put myself to bed. I'm not a little girl anymore."
- Neelix' send off.

My Review
My first reaction to this episode... wow. Naomi looks a lot older since the last time we saw her. Funny how those kids just shoot right up in size. Well, the episode is adequate as a send off for Neelix, but unremarkable as an episode. I just felt that Neelix' character never got used to its full potential, so his send off didn't feel very meaningful. To be honest, I would have rather seen Neelix return to Earth with Voyager. But what's done is done. In a way, I'm glad the writers decided to give Neelix some closure. But it's always sad to see a long time character go. First Kes, now Neelix. It's not like he's really going anywhere though. With only three episodes of Voyager left, I'm sure he'll pop up again on long range communications. So again, the send off didn't feel very meaningful.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From adam on 2011-01-03 at 8:49am:
    Oh man. I saw the Tuvok dancing callback coming from a mile away, and I was totally hoping Tuvok would do some serious soft-shoeing hoopajoo action and completely break character. I had very high hopes. Instead, what I got was a little rhinestone curtsy. What a letdown. Oh well.
  • From Targ on 2014-06-20 at 6:27am:
    This episode never really made sense. Sure the Talaxians could flee their homeworld, but what are the chances of them travelling at the exact same trajectory as Voyager for a distance of 45,000 light years? And how did they get through major obstacles like 10 years of Borg space? Totally implausible. I'm surprised this isn't listed under 'problems'.
  • From The Emergency Obumpresidential Hologram on 2022-03-12 at 4:33am:
    What is with all the prime directive talk in this episode? These are two warp capable species. How is this different than messing with Bajorans or Cardassians? It does not apply at all.

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