Ensign Vorik undergoes the Vulcan mating drive known as Pon farr. The strong chemical imbalance affects B'Elanna Torres as well, leading her to irrational thoughts and behavior. Trapped in a cave, Tom Paris must try to reason with B'Elanna and get her medical attention while trying to respect his friend and deny her uncharacteristic sexual advances. Written by
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This takes place in 2373. See more
In Star Trek: Amok Time
, which introduced the Vulcan concept of Pon Farr, it was made clear that the challenge of Kali Fee is a fight to the death. This seems to have been forgotten, as it would be illogical in this case if the lady is allowed to chose herself as a combatant. See more
There is nothing logical about the pon farr. It is a time when instinct and emotion dominate over reason. It cannot be analyzed by the rational mind nor cured by conventional medicine. Anyone who has experienced it understands that it must simply be followed to its natural resolution.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more