Star Trek: Voyager: Season 1, Episode 2

Parallax (23 Jan. 1995)

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Voyager has set a course for home, repairs are underway, and it's time to pick personnel to fill vital crew positions. Tempers are turbulent as the Starfleet crew absorbs the undisciplined ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Justin Williams ...


Voyager has set a course for home, repairs are underway, and it's time to pick personnel to fill vital crew positions. Tempers are turbulent as the Starfleet crew absorbs the undisciplined Maquis. Neelix finds his place as chef and Kes builds the airponics bay. Paris does double duty as Conn Officer and Field Medic. Chakotay recommends Torres for Chief Engineer, but Janeway isn't convinced she can exhibit the professionalism of a Starfleet officer. All must put opinions aside when Voyager mounts a rescue of a ship caught in a quantum singularity, only to find the ship in distress is Voyager itself. Written by Meribor

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47-references: the Doctor has been designed with the experience of 47 individual medical officers. Also, monitor input 47 is the Captain's emergency medical holograph channel. See more »


When chastising Torres for her fight with a human crewman in Engineering, Chakotay said that she was fortunate she had not hit him in the face harder because the impact could have driven nasal bones into the cerebellum. This is not possible because the cerebellum is just above the brain stem in the skull's most distant location from the nasal bones. It is however possible to cause death if these same bones are driven into positions of the brain's "cerebrum," which regulate important body functions. See more »


[first lines]
Lieutenant Joe Carey: [about Torres] She's not just out of control, she's out of her mind!
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) See more »


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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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good show in spite of B'Elanna's premature promotion
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The characters Kes and B'Elanna are further developed in this second Voyager episode. "I have a huge chip on my shoulder and I hope it annoys you" B'Elanna Torres breaks the nose of the senior officer Carey in the engineering department.; nonetheless Chakotay tries to convince Captain Janeway that Torres is the best choice for Chief Engineer. Given that we know that she will be the ongoing series character and not Lieutenant Carey, it's not too hard to figure out who will become Chief Engineer as implausible as that is. She is clearly the more brilliant engineer but her little leadership speech ("I hope I can count on you…") to Lt. Carey at the end of the show sounds insincere and unconvincing. The Ocampan Kes befriends the doctor and is, as intended, a very likable character who nicely offsets the B'Elanna character. The Voyager is in danger of being sucked into a collapsing star. This is where B'Elanna shows off her engineering brilliance and comes up with a solution to their predicament. I particularly liked the discussion between Captain Janeway and B'Elanna regarding whether the mirror image was on the port side or starboard. A solid, if flawed, entry in the series.

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