Star Trek: Voyager: Season 3, Episode 16

Blood Fever (5 Feb. 1997)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Ensign Harry Kim (credit only)
Alexander Enberg ...
Bruce Bohne ...


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 Meribor

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27 July 2012 | by (New York, NY USA) – See all my reviews

Genuinely-creepy Ensign Vorik gets the hot 'n nasties, as Vulcan pon farr strikes and he chooses B'Elanna to be his mate.

Not only does actor Alexander Enberg already look like a child molester, his romantic advances toward Torres are downright nauseating. He doesn't seem like a Vulcan so much as a strange Jewish man whose Mother gets him his jobs. But it seems Vorik has already infected B'Elanna with the raging hormones because she starts going crazy on an away mission and begging Tom to sex her in the rough and dirty Klingon-style. I like Voyager because it's a family show.

The episode gets extremely weird and difficult to watch as B'Elanna begs and pleads for sex... this is not only bizarre for Trek, it's bizarre for anything other than hardcore pornography. Up on the ship, Doc satisfies Vorik's epic erection by generating a Vulcan holodeck prostitute for him to screw. I know... if you thought that sentence was hard to read just imagine writing it.

The Doc's plan seems to work- Vorik is cured- until we learn in one of the sloppiest jump cuts and story gaps in history that Vorik has singlehandedly sabotaged the ship's communications AND transporters AND has beamed down to the surface STILL crazy with the urges AND ready to fight to the death over B'Elanna. How any of that happened off-screen is beyond me.

Torres faces off with Vorik and somehow the ensuing battle cures them both of their blood fever. (?) Way too far with the pon farr, fellows... take a lesson from Spock and just hijack the damn ship.


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