Explores many limits and not just of space
I started watching this in part out of curiosity because a very wonderful priest that I know is a Trekkie and so also is a brilliant and inspiring theological student who has been seconded to our church (Christ Church Deer Park, Toronto).
When I was watching the introductory episode, I had a sinking feeling that maybe it was going to be a rather mechanical space opera, and so I would find it uninteresting.
But, aha, from the second episode onwards, I was hooked. I saw the point and understood why those such my priest and the student found it fscinating, as now do I.
The episodes I have watched, and I'm only about half way through, have explored many puzzles and characteristics of creation, such as the nature of life and death, the malleability of dimensional space, the flexibile illusion that is time, the sanctity of life, the importance of ritual and, of course, the moral implications of The Prime Directive.
So if those matters ever cross your mind, or even if you just like space opera, then you'll enjoy ST:V.
In addition, the acting is generally high quality and sometimes VERY good (Kes). The character development seems slightly cartoonish but not too childishly so. Also, there is plenty of humour (The Doctor) to help us past the weightier philosophical and religious considerations.
The ONLY annoyance is the portrayal of the Captain herself. I'm so glad that Captain Janeway is a woman but I find her acting to be wooden, as if she is finding it an effort. Also, to me, her voice seems to be as if there's too much helium in her atmosphere.
Purists should also note that there is noise in the vacuum of space, that the English language is creation-wide and that breathable, pressurised atmospheres are very common, - but it is worth suspending our disbelief of that for the benefit of enjoying the rest of the content.
When I've finished watching this First Season, I'll certainly be looking to buy the Second Season.