Star Trek: Voyager: Season 5, Episode 4

In the Flesh (4 Nov. 1998)

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The crew of Voyager discover a simulation of Starfleet Headquarters being run by Species 8472, the enemy they helped the Borg defeat in the two-part episode "Scorpion". It is being used to ... See full summary »

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The crew of Voyager discover a simulation of Starfleet Headquarters being run by Species 8472, the enemy they helped the Borg defeat in the two-part episode "Scorpion". It is being used to practice infiltrating the Federation. With the aid of regular doses of drugs, Species 8472 are able to shape-shift into human form. It is up to Janeway to try to convince the aliens that Starfleet is not a threat to them. Written by Anonymous

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Given the meticulous precision and superior abilities which Species 8472 has demonstrated in the past, it is strange that they neither detected the Delta Flyer in their orbit nor immediately recognized Chakotay and Tuvok as being not of their own kind. See more »

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Voyager Clichés
11 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If it hasn't already, by five seasons into Voyager it's become apparent what the producers use as their template to crank out cookie cutter episodes. The Voyager Clichés. This one is full of them.

First off, for a series that based itself on flinging the ship 70,000 light years away from ANYTHING previously known with the enticement of discovering "strange new worlds and seek out new civilizations", once AGAIN, we end up back with familiar characters and locations. Just plain lazy. The first shots open and we're back in that mysterious, mystical, 70,000 light year away location…. San Francisco! What, what? Well, I guess nothing sets a genuine Star Trek puppy to tail wagging than a breathtaking look at Star Fleet Command.

Once again Voyager starts the episode somewhere in the middle of the narrative, leaving you to figure out what the hell is happening. San Francisco? Chakotay? That's funny, because I THOUGHT WE WERE 70,000 LIGHT YEARS AWAY?? Kind of a lazy way to surprise the viewer, because you're basically cheesing out and only giving them a portion of the information. Now, while this basically can work once and still make for a good episode, they use it in Voyager more than Neelix uses some unheard of Delta Quadrant makeshift ingredient to make an ordinary dish even less palatable.

Love? Exciting and new? Well, you've got to have a love interest! And why not employ the least passionate character and force passion on him. Again. Yup, our calm, cool, spiritual Mexican Elvis gets the "girl" once again, using that wooden gaze and cement tongue to land himself a Delta Quadrant faux hottie MILF. Which leads to another popular Star Trek gag. Got to have someone make out with someone that really isn't human, only pretending, so we have that underlying "creepout factor". Tongue you some alien species, dude! Soon we discover it's not Star Fleet Headquarters at all but a war game simulation by Species 8472. You remember those fun cats? Kicking Borg ass from some liquefied dimension, vowing to eradicate inferior species from the Galaxy? A race so flipping frightening and all powerful, even the Aryan Borg wet their pants, and sucked up to Janeway and the SS Minnow to bail their cybernetic asses out. Even though Skipper Janeway sent them packing with a mean cocktail of Borg nano-babble (and no one thought to ask how the Aryan Borg didn't think of THAT one), 8472 figured it was time to infiltrate Starfleet. Apparently, in their exhaustive search on everything there is about Starfleet, someone must have watched Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers and felt inspired.

But wait! It's all just misunderstanding! The Skipper isn't a war monger! These aren't xenophobic inter-dimension dwellers eradicating the inferior! Even over the two dimensional protests of one of the "Admirals", both species apologize and play nice. To highlight part of this ridiculousness, not but a few scenes before Janeway was warned dozens of similar simulations scattered throughout the quadrant implying these fellas mean business. But, hey, wait, perhaps we should be reasonable? Oh, sounds great to me! Faster than a teenage klatch of bitchy young girls making up and once again becoming BFFs, we've arrived at our mutual admiration conclusion. It's another beautiful day in faux San Francisco! Ultimately as a viewer I feel cheated. They start the episode in the middle of the plot, and before you now it, it's neatly wrapped up in a little bow, sun shining, birds singing, everything right in the Delta Quadrant, and I'm thinking "where the hell did this episode go?" Nowhere.


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