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Star Trek: Voyager Basics: Part II (1995–2001) HD online
Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Original Title: Basics: Part II
Director: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Gene Roddenberry,Rick Berman
Released: 1995–2001
Duration: 46min
Video type: TV Episode
Almost the entire crew of Voyager have been marooned on a desolate planet by the Kazon. Tom Paris was sent out to try and find someone who can help them. Furthermore, Lon Suder and the Doctor, who are still on Voyager, try to help.
Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mulgrew Kate Mulgrew - Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran Robert Beltran - Commander Chakotay
Roxann Dawson Roxann Dawson - Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien Jennifer Lien - Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill Robert Duncan McNeill - Lieutenant Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips Ethan Phillips - Neelix
Robert Picardo Robert Picardo - The Doctor
Tim Russ Tim Russ - Lieutenant Tuvok
Garrett Wang Garrett Wang - Ensign Harry Kim
Brad Dourif Brad Dourif - Crewman Lon Suder
Anthony De Longis Anthony De Longis - First Maje Culluh
Martha Hackett Martha Hackett - Seska
Nancy Hower Nancy Hower - Ensign Samantha Wildman
Simon Billig Simon Billig - Lieutenant Hogan
Scott Haven Scott Haven - Kazon Engineer

The Hanonian land eel was the first alien being on Voyager created through CGI. They would experiment with the technique again in Star Trek: Voyager: Macrocosm (1996), before using it to create Species 8472 for Star Trek: Voyager: Scorpion (1997).

The Kazon crew wear the Starfleet combadges on the right side, instead of the familiar left.

This takes place in 2373.

This episode features the deaths of Seska, Lon Suder and Hogan, and the final appearance of Maje Culluh. It was also the final time that the Kazon appear on the show, barring illusions and flashbacks. Seska also makes two appearances in similar context later on.

Reviews: [4]

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    Season Three opens with the crew still trapped on the prehistoric planet the crew split up to find food and water, as Hogan gathers bones that might be usable as tools from a cave mouth he is attacked by a creature that is dwelling within, we just hear a scream but it is assumed he is dead. There is some good news however, it soon becomes apparent that Tom managed to get away on a shuttle, it is damaged but he still manages to destroy an attacking Kazon vessel. While the crew are dealing with the planet's local population Tom has met up with the Talaxians and the Doctor and Suder are trying to think of a way to retake Voyager, although Suder is concerned that he may have to kill some of the Kazons; something he would have relished a few months before but is now worried that it will bring back his old violent feelings. When volcanic activity threatens both the crew and the natives Chakotay rescues one of them this leads to the two groups cooperating. Suder manages to sabotage the ship's systems so that Tom and the Talaxians can retake Voyager and rescue the rest of the crew.

    This episode got off to a great start, killing off a character who we had seen in previous episodes made it clear that this was a dangerous planet. Brad Dourif makes a welcome reappearance as the conflicted sociopath Suder; it was god that he got an heroic death. This episode also saw the end of Seska, Martha Hackett was good in the role making one of the best villains in the series.
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    Seska is dead!!! Finally!!!

    The hideously-unappealing, scenery-chewing, pointlessly-evil villain is gone from Voyager! She will be missed.

    This episode is really just the killing off of the lingering, failed plot lines that had yet to be resolved. Chakotay's baby? Not his. COP-OUT! That's why they never should have begun such a ridiculous plot line in the first place.

    Seska the Evil? Dead. No more contrived cliff-hanging baby-mama drama, and no more having to look at that pigskin she calls a face.

    The Kazon Nistrom wars? Over. And not a moment too soon. It was clear Voyager had bitten off more than they could chew with all these plot lines. For a show about a ship heading home how many times could they keep running into the same people? While "Basics I" established a great cliffhanger, "Part II" resolves it way too quickly. Doc and Brad Dourif play Die Hard on the occupied ship while Tom sneaks back with his shuttlecraft. Not the greatest, but at least we're finally free from the ghost of plot lines past.

    Die, Seska. Stay dead. Good dog.

    GRADE: B-
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    Lost Python

    This is the second part of an enjoyable but dumb first episode. I say dumb because to assume that Voyager was taken by the Kazon means assuming the Federation crew (especially Chakotay) are idiots. Regardless, this follow-up episode is significantly better and well worth seeing.

    When the show begins, Voyager has been taken by the Kazon and the crew were ditched on a planet that totally sucks. Why the Kazon didn't just kill them is a big confound, as the Kazon are supposed to be bad and bad people kill hostages....duh. So now it's up to the crew to survive while help MIGHT be on the way.

    As for their help, the crew really looks screwed as it consists of some Talaxians (a rather weak and annoying race), Paris in a shuttle, the Doctor (who is, after all, a hologram) and Suder. Suder is a serial killer who has reformed--but now he'll have to channel his old wicked ways to try to regain control of the ship.

    Although the eventual triumph of the crew of Voyager (it's a foregone conclusion) is VERY hard to believe, this is an excellent and exciting episode. Well worth seeing even if part one makes far less sense.
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    The conclusion of this episode is fun for those of us who are pulling for the good guys. Any Kazon television viewers might feel differently. These are kind of fun villains because they are quite enterprising and quite stupid at the same time. Ceska has to continually remind her "man" what the right things to do are, and he reluctantly follows her advice. There is a lot of action on the surface of the planet where the original crew is trying to survive. Meanwhile, the Doc uses his holographic gifts and along with Suder and later, Paris, plots a method of disrupting the ship's technology. It is fun to watch the subtle changes in the ship as it collapses around the Kazon. I wonder if we've seen the last of them.