Trek Geeks #132: Jetrel


This week, we take a look at the Star Trek: Voyager episode, “Jetrel,” which is an amazing first season installment of the third live-action spinoff series.

Dr. Ma’bor Jetrel created a weapon fifteen years ago that was used against the Talaxians. 300,000 of Neelix’s people–including his own family. Now, Jetrel has come looking for Neelix who cold be terminally ill with Metremia, and Jetrel has been working on a cure.

We’ll talk about this standout episode from Voyager’s freshman season and the incredible performances from both James Sloyan and Ethan Phillips and whether or not either character achieves any sense of redemption.

Plus, news on the Star Trek Cruise, the Star Trek Mission Crate, and William Shatner’s tour screening Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan all in this installment of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

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