Star Fleet turns racing team in an attempt to sure up a
peace process. Apparently, by entering into a galactic Formula
1 race the Voyager crew can help ensure that a newly signed
peace treaty will last. Unfortunately, pit lane trickery means
that the race is destined for an explosive finish.
seems more like an endurance test than a race, and the
plot, thin as it is, makes little sense. Add dull alien characters
and you have an bum numbing experience that ranks alongside
Who is knocking out Voyager's crew? And is it a coincidence
that everyone being effected is Maquis? It soon becomes clear
that Star Fleet's political history is far from forgotten
and that a Maquis fanatic is plotting to capture the ship...
would really have worked better as a season two or three
episode but despite its untimely location it serves up a good
deal of suspense and tension. The fact that part of the action
is set against a screening of Revenge of the Creature - in
3D - improves things still further and although the final
resolution is a little too glib there's plenty to recommend
it as a stand alone episode.