3 Katrine welcomes you to the Coeur deLionHumanLeaguefan | 29/10/2008 | See all HumanLeaguefan's reviews (218)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Top 100 Music Reviewer Top 100 Books Reviewer Personally I've always found this fourth season of Star Trek Voyager to be my least favourite collection however amongst the offerings you'll find in this DVD box set there are a few gems that I'd recommend as being particularly worth seeing. For providing echoes of her Borg past, hinting at her human parents and for that amusing mess hall scene where Neelix attempts to teach the former drone how to eat "The Raven" is an excellent story for new regular Seven. You'll also find a brief mention of this story from Visual Effects Producer Dan Curry in the worthy 11 min 'Red Alert : Amazing Visual FX' special features item. John Rhys-Davies plays Leonardo Da Vinci with endearingly believable impassioned gusto during "Concerning Flight" which is also essential viewing for that great 'flying machine' final sequence. There is marvellous comedic interaction between Andy Dick (as an Alpha quadrant EMH) and Robert Picardo during the Doctor's noteworthy away mission in "Message In A Bottle" where this holographic pairing attempt to retake a Starfleet vessel from the hands of the Romulans. I feel that the Hirogen are one of the most satisfying adversaries that the Voyager crew have encountered during their travels and they are certainly put to good use in the impressive two-part holodeck centred "The Killing Game" (a shared opinion with the production team). It's a quite convincing recreation of 1944 occupied France with the central cast slipping easily into period specific roles (with resistance members featuring Janeway as nightclub owner Katrine, Seven as the venues token 'songbird' and Neelix as produce supplier/message courier plus the liberating American military well represented by Chakotay and Paris). It's an imaginative, intriguingly engaging premise that effectively blends the crew's wartime simulation activities with the real present day deadly intentions of the hunter species Hirogen. If like me you've strolled sequentially through all twenty-six episodic offerings you'll eventually reach this title's special features items which naturally leads off with the obligatory 'Braving The Unknown' season overview. This one weighing in at 21 mins has lots of good stuff in it including Kate Mulgrew's very real feelings of loss at the departure of Kes as portrayed by Jennifer Lien plus behind the scenes of the story "Vis A Vis". Another regular box set feature is the 'Voyager Time Capsule' with season four offering a character overview of both 'Seven of Nine' (13 ¾ mins) and happily (as he's my favourite series character) 'Harry Kim' (14 mins). The interesting 10 ¾ min item entitled 'The Art of Alien Worlds' tackles the subject of matte paintings used throughout the entire franchise. The Borg's deadly CGI rendered adversary is the topic for a 9 ½ min 'The Birth of Species 8472' item which intriguingly shows how actors were able to fight with this imaginary creature during the story called "Prey". Aside from a congratulatory 5 min 'Voyager Release Party' you'll also find 6 easter egg items (about 10 mins total) and a 40 image photo gallery. In my opinion not the greatest of seasons but as a DVD box set the special features items certainly make this a much more appealing title to add to your Star Trek collection.