The crew discovers a space age junkyard near their course. Desperate for supplies Voyager finds an eager trader. After an exhaustive search of the ship and the junkyard a list of items ... See full summary »



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The crew discovers a space age junkyard near their course. Desperate for supplies Voyager finds an eager trader. After an exhaustive search of the ship and the junkyard a list of items developed for trade. Avid pilot Tom Paris notices a "race car" among the assemblage. Paris convinces Chakotay to acquire it to have an extra "away" ship. Paris begins cleaning and repairing and slowly becomes obsessed with this very unique space vessel. Written by tafkas

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20 October 1999 (USA)  »

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In the beginning of this episode, Tom Paris and Harry Kim both try to guess Tuvok's age unsuccessfully, and unfortunately Tuvok never reveals his real age. According to the Official Star Trek Chronology, the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), which was also depicted in Star Trek: Voyager: Flashback (1996) occurred in the year 2293. In "Flashback", Tuvok told Captain Janeway he was 29 years old when he served on the USS Excelsior, which would put his birth year at 2264. Assuming this episode took place in 2376 or 2377 (Star Trek: Voyager (1995) takes place between 2371 and 2378), this would place Tuvok's age at either 112 or 113 during this episode. See more »


As Voyager fires on Alice, the Doctor informs the Captain that she must stop because they are disrupting Tom's neural pathways. At this time, they had not made any sort of connection to Tom or Alice. There is no way for the Doctor to have that detailed of information just from scanning a shielded ship. See more »


[first lines]
Tom Paris: All right, all right, hold on - if you were married in 2304 and your daughter was conceived during your eleventh pon farr, that would make you... 162 years old.
Tuvok: Incorrect.
Harry Kim: Come on, Tom, the man's not a day over 140. We know you were at least 100 when you joined Starfleet the second time, so I'm guessing you're around... 133?
Tuvok: Also incorrect. I'm afraid you both lack sufficient data to reach a logical conclusion.
Tom Paris: Come on, Tuvok, tell us.
Tuvok: I see no reason to enlighten you.
Harry Kim: Don't tell ...
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References Christine (1983) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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A bit like "Christine" and "Voyager" put together.
1 March 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty dopey episode of "Star Trek: Voyager". In many ways, it's a lot like the Stephen King story "Christine" (about a car that is possessed and controls its owner)!

When the show begins, a galactic junk peddler comes to do business with Voyager. Inexplicably, Paris insists that they buy what appears to be a junky old shuttle. Once they do, he begins to spend every waking moment restoring the ship--at the exclusion of all else. Soon it becomes obvious that the machine has a sick hold over Paris--one that might even allow it or him to kill in order to keep them together!

The plot is just ridiculous and is yet another reason to hate the Tom Paris character. He's a shallow man-child and this show doesn't do anything to say otherwise. Not terrible...but not good in any way.

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