Star Trek: Voyager: Season 6, Episode 10

Pathfinder (1 Dec. 1999)

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Back on Earth, Barclay (Schultz) uses holograms to formulate a plan to open communications with Voyager.

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Everyone's favorite holo-addict Lieutenant Barclay (guest star Dwight Schultz, Star Trek: The Next Generation) has found a new obsession: Starship Voyager and her crew. When Enterprise visits Earth, Barclay reunites with his former counselor Deanna Troi, recollecting for her the events leading up to his dismissal from Pathfinder and ban from the research, involving his own holodeck version of Voyager where he is the most popular crewman. Written by Meribor

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The real crew of Voyager do not appear until 36.5 minutes into the episode. See more »

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When the camera pans across Admiral Paris' desk, you see a photo of Tom which is clearly flipped because his communicator is on the wrong side of his chest. However, when Barclay and Admiral Paris are discussing Pathfinder and Admiral Paris glances at the photo just moments later, the communicator is suddenly on the correct side of the uniform. See more »

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Lt. Reginald Barclay: Has it ever occurred to you that a tachyon beam directed at a class B itinerant pulsar could produce enough gravimetric energy to create an artificial singularity?
Counselor Deanna Troi: I can't say it has.
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Voyager hasn't been forgotten by Star Fleet
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Unusually this episode is not predominantly set on Voyager or indeed the Delta Quadrant; it is set back on Earth where Lt. Reg Barclay is talking to Counsellor Troi about how has been relieved of his position in the Pathfinder Project, This is a research project aimed at contacting Voyager. In a series of flash backs we see how Reg has been using a holographic version of Voyager where he interacts with the crew, sometimes concerning work but frequently using them as surrogate friends who all think he is a great guy rather than the shy and bumbling character he is in the real world. While he might be bumbling he has an idea which he believes will allow a brief two way conversation with Voyager, unfortunately he has a record of unsuccessful ideas and is suspended after going over his commanders head to tell Admiral Paris of his ideas. Despite being taken off the project he breaks into the lab and tries to make contact with Voyager. When caught he retreats into the holosuite Voyager trying to buy time until the real Voyager can reply to his message.

This was a decent episode with Dwight Schultz doing well as the bumbling Barclay. The things that stood out for me were the little details; for example his holographic version Voyager the details aren't quite right; he has the former Maquis crew wearing Maquis rather than Star Fleet uniforms. It was also nice to see Marina Sirtis reprising her "Next Generation" role as Counsellor Troi.


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