Voyager encounters new life forms that have a very unusual attraction to the ship. Meanwhile Kes's reproductive cycle, called "the elogium", is mysteriously triggered. She is not prepared for it, as she is too young. But the elogium occurs only once in the Ocampans' short lifespans, and if she wants to have a child, it must be now. Written by
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Kes indicates that the Elogium is her one and only chance to get pregnant. Kes further implies that she only expects one child from this pregnancy. If this is true, simple math indicates that the Ocampan species would quickly die out. This is even contradicted elsewhere in the series, where Kes speaks of an uncle, suggesting that Ocampa births are multiples, which makes much more sense. See more
Her unusual appetite may merely indicate a nutrient deficiency. It is not unusual for humanoids to crave foods that are rich in the very vitamins and minerals that their bodies are lacking.
You... you can't mean my body lacks dirt?
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