Star Trek: Voyager's Weirdest Episode Gets Animated Series Parody in New Video

Star Trek: Voyager could be a weird show, and that was never more true than in "Threshold." Now, the folks at Gazelle Animation -- the YouTube account that brought us Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Animated Series back in April -- has brought a portion of "Threshold" to life. Painstakingly recreating the look and feel of Star Trek: The Animated Series, this video brings one of the most controversial and bizarre episodes of Voyager to animated life, featuring flight control officer Tom Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill) managed and Captain Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) stuck in a weird time loop where they see humanity evolving into weird yellow catfish people. Yes, really.

Over the years, Star Trek: The Animated Series drew plenty of criticism from hardcore fans, so it's only appropriate that after getting nothing but love for their Next Generation video, Gazelle should aggressively pursue mediocrity by using footage from what Gizmodo called Voyager's worst episode.

You can see the clip below.

Unfortunately, the Voyager crew have been on the shelf for a while, although some of the Next Generation characters are appearing on Picard, which airs on Paramount+.

Star Trek: Picard star Patrick Stewart (who also serves as an executive producer), reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. John de Lancie returns as Q in season two, Picard's nigh-omnipotent nemesis. Star Trek: Picard's ensemble cast includes Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Jeri Ryan, Orla Brady, and Brent Spiner. In the new season, Runaways star Annie Wersching will play a classic Star Trek villain, the Borg Queen.

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Akiva Goldsman and Terry Matalas are co-showrunners on Star Trek: Picard's second season. Michael Chabon, the showrunner of Picard's first season, wrote two episodes of the new season. Jonathan Frakes also returns, directing multiple episodes of the new season.

Matalas suggests that Star Trek: Picard Season 3 may tie into the cinematic adventures of the Star Trek: The Original Series crew. "There are a few nods to the Kirk movies," he says. "I grew up with the original series and the Kirk movies. That's my Star Trek. So you'll see a few of those things kind of tie some Star Trek together. And I think Akiva has constructed a really fascinating and heartbreaking psychological exploration of Picard that no one is expecting."