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While Tom Paris & Harry Kim are running an episode of their "Captain Proton" holodeck programs, Voyager gets caught in a layer of sub space. However this layer or 'sub space sand bar' as it is nicknamed is home to a race of photonic aliens. There is one big problem: they are not able to detect Voyager or any carbon based life forms (humans). Instead they transport down on to the holodeck and start a war with Dr Chaotica's army of Evil! When Voyager detects internal weapons fire on the holodeck, Tom Paris and Tuvok are dispatched to find out what the problem is. When they arrive on the holodeck Paris immediately notices something is wrong in that one of the 'good guys' his secretary Constance Goodheart is dead. This is strange - as he puts it 'the good guys never die'. Furthermore, they find Chaotica's robot, badly damaged, and after some minor repairs and Tuvok commenting, "Mr. Paris, your knowledge of this technology is impressive", the robot informs them that there are intruders ... Written by Leila Reid

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This takes place in 2375. See more »


Paris introduces Tuvok as "Lieutenant Tuvok", rather than his actual rank of lieutenant commander. See more »


Tom Paris: [on Chaotica] First of all, he's a megalomaniac, so it's a good idea to appeal to his ego.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Right.
Tom Paris: And, um... use grandiose language. He likes to be called 'Sire', and it helps to say things like: 'The clever fiendishness of your evil plan is brilliant!'
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Referenced in Star Trek: Voyager: Shattered (2001) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Silly change of pace episode, but fun
13 January 2011 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

If you like your ST episodes dark and serious, skip this one. It's a completely silly plot that is surprisingly fun if you'll let your hair down enough to enjoy it. Perhaps it's a generational thing: I *remember* those old Buck Rodgers type serials and this episode recreates the feel of those shows perfectly. No, it doesn't make any sense, but if you can suspend your disbelief enough to go along with time travel, wormholes, the Q Continuum, etc., then wink wink along with this one. They'll get back to blasting enemies quickly enough!

One thing is for sure, I'll bet the actors had fun with it, especially Mulgrew. I mean what serious-minded adult woman hasn't at least once in her life wanted to be (or at least play) a character like Sheena of the Jungle or Arachnia, bride of Chaotica!

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