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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Tuvok's right elbow is an artificial replacement, a result from an injury during combat simulation. 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, and also makes no sense if the potential mate is allowed to chose herself as a dueling combatant. See more
[after Torres has been cured of her pon farr, she is playing down the incident
Lieutenant Tom Paris
Yeah, I know, you're afraid that your big, scary Klingon side might've been showing. Well, I saw it up close. And you know, it wasn't so terrible. In fact, I wouldn't mind seeing it again someday.
[Paris orders the turbolift to resume, and Torres gets off on the next level
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres
Careful what you wish for, Lieutenant.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more