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"Star Trek: Voyager" Heroes and Demons (TV Episode 1995) Poster

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Freya: Sleep does not come easily in this place. Not anymore. I was taught the world would end in winter. First there would be a desperate cold, followed by a demon who would devour the sun. It has been long since we felt summer. And a demon does walk these halls.

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Commander Chakotay: Every culture has its demons. They embody the darkest emotions of its people. Giving them physical form in heroic literature is a way of exploring those feelings. The Vok'sha of Rakella Prime believe that hate is a beast which lives inside the stomach. Their greatest mythical hero is a man who ate stones for 23 days to kill the beast, and became a saint.

Lieutenant Tuvok: Such fables are necessary only in cultures which unduly emphasize emotional behavior. I would point out there are no demons in Vulcan literature.

Commander Chakotay: That might account for its popularity.

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Captain Kathryn Janeway: Think of this as your first away mission, Doctor.

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The Doctor: I can describe every detail of every piece of equipment in this sickbay, from bio-bed to neural stimulator. But I've never even... seen the sky, or a forest - let alone Vikings and monsters. I can't afford to fail.

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Freya: Speak as a friend - or stand, challenged!

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The Doctor: My name is... Schweitzer. Doctor Schweitzer.

Freya: Schweitzer. A hero's name.

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Unferth: Your name means nothing to me. There are no songs of your deeds nor stories of the battles you have fought. Who are you to believe you can slay Grendel?

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Freya: [about Beowulf] He was like no other. Hair straight and raven-black; eyes bright with fierce fire - the burning gaze of a hero.

Lieutenant Tuvok: [to Chakotay] Grand eloquence notwithstanding, that would qualify as a description of Mr. Kim.

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Freya: [on a sub-arctic plant] We brew the atuta into a broth which we drink before battle. It brings on the spirit of the bear and gives us strength to swing our swords.

The Doctor: It's more likely to bring on profuse sweating, convulsions and acute delirium.

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Freya: Are you a master of herb-lore?

The Doctor: Well, in a way, I suppose I am.

Freya: You are truly a man of many talents, Lord Schweitzer. Your people must value you greatly.

The Doctor: You would think so.

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[Paris has beamed back the Doctor, who has his arm cut off]

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Sickbay, report.

Lieutenant Tom Paris: Er... I have him, Captain - more or less...

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Freya: Lord Schweitzer! We thought the Grendel had taken you.

The Doctor: Not... entirely.

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Freya: It is said that fate often spares a doomed warrior, if his courage can prevail. But there have been days when I felt my own courage falter. And then you came.

The Doctor: I'm... glad I could help.

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Freya: Our time of deliverance is at hand. We have been given a new champion! One who weapons cannot hurt. The one who will destroy Grendel and end our suffering. All hail the hero! All hail Schweitzer!

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Freya: Fire is not the only heat, Lord Schweitzer. You know where I sleep.

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[the Doctor has managed to bring back Kim, Chakotay and Tuvok]

Captain Kathryn Janeway: Good work, Doctor.

Ensign Harry Kim: Yeah, good work... Would you mind telling me where I was?

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The Doctor: I won't forget you.

Freya: Then I die happily - with your name on my lips. Farewell... Schweitzer.

[dies]

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The Doctor: [about his chosen name] I'm not sure I want to keep it. The last time I heard that name spoken was a... painful one. I don't think I want to be reminded.

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The Doctor: You might want to put some ice on that. It'll take down the swelling.

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