Night (VOY S5 E01)

Published on: 4th June, 2024

Night (Star Trek: Voyager, S5 E01) was recommended by Greg (He/him), who said: Night is the first appearance of Captain Proton which gets a lot of points for me right there. But more importantly, seeing the Captain's depression and her struggling with that has been very powerful to me when I've struggled with depression. I thought about this episode a lot during Covid where we were all trapped and feeling alone and isolated, but I knew there was a lively cluster of stars and planets at the end.

Special Effect video mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m3Rea0H_p8

Night first aired on October 14, 1998, written by Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky, and directed by David Livingston

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Every Star Trek story is somebody's favorite, and that might as well be us!
Two lifelong besties (and their trusty engineer) adventure through the vast constellations of Star Trek's decades on TV, especially the lesser-loved stories.

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