Star Trek: Voyager

TV review by Will Wade, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Getting lost in space has never been so much fun.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 27 reviews

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age 12+

Ratings require revision

While it is difficult to rate a TV series (particularly when one goes well over 100 episodes), I think some of the content advice is a bit off in areas. For starters, while the show is upbeat and optimistic, there are episodes which can be very dark and mature, enough to warrant an M rating. For example; "sex" should be boosted to three stars, not one. There is an episode in Season 3 where the Chief Engineer develops a heightened sex drive after a member of the crew attempts to force her into a sexual act. The entire episode, which follows, concerns the woman and a man alone in a series of caves where she is begging him for sex while he is turning her down, knowing that she isn't wanting it with her genuine drive. There are several other episodes concerning sex, reproduction, and mature themes of this nature. The sexual content in this show is above one star. Please amend. The same can be said for the violence.
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age 18+

Loved the first 5 seasons

We really enjoyed the first five seasons, especially Captain Janeway and the Doctor, and all characters were great. Good acting. We were sorry to see Kess leave and really noticed the series going down hill after 7 replaces her. I am surprised this series was given a "zero" for sexual content. 7 's suit was purposely extremely skin tight sexualized (she mentioned in an interview it would take her 20 minutes to go to the bathroom during filming and needed help to do so, due to the tightness, the extreme corset was etc unnaturally "over-sized" body parts. It would have been okay until they had her "explore" her sexual nature. Some scenes were close to soft porn. And flirting and sexual innuendo became more frequent. Granted there was no outright nudity (only one scene the viewer knows 7 is nude while only her upper back is shown BUT a male viewer makes a remark of course) Usually Common Sense Media would have given those scenes at least "2" points for "sexy stuff" in their ratings, movies and TV series have gotten marked for those for much milder flirting and "sexual" talk. We liked the series very much in the beginning though and would have given it a 4 or 5 stars if we'd never watched the rest.
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