Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Persistence of Vision 

The Voyager crew enters a new region of space and begins to see hallucinations. The Captain sees her holonovel characters come to life.

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Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
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Voyager seeks to pass through the space of a psychic, territorial alien. Captain Janeway suffers delusions in the form of characters from her favorite holonovel appearing outside of the holodeck. The Doctor and Kes must find a way to stop the psychic attacks before the whole crew is disabled, lost in their own visions. Written by Meribor

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Trivia

This is the third of three episodes that feature Janeway's Gothic holonovel, holosuite program Janeway Lambda one. The holonovel had originally been developed for "Eye of the Needle" but was not shown onscreen until "Cathexis". See more »

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When Voyager is attacked by the Bothan, Janeway calls for Kes to join her on the bridge, and Kes acknowledges with "Right away." However, Kes never shows up; in fact, she never even leaves sickbay, as can be seen later. Although Janeway was influenced by the Bothan at the time of her call, she was not yet fully delusional, and nothing indicates that her communication with Kes was not genuine. See more »

Quotes

Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't intend to let you continue preying on others.
Bothan: How would you propose to stop me?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We could destroy your technology. Or adjust your brainwave patterns to prevent telepathy. And then we could turn you over to the government of Mithren. We could even keep you confined in our brig, behind a force field.
Bothan: I'm sure you're very well intentioned, Captain; and I'd like to be able to accommodate you. But you see - I'm not really here!
[vanishes]
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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Skip this one. You'll miss nothing of importance
6 March 2013 | by (Jacksonville, Fl.) – See all my reviews

This episode does nothing to advance the story, or to further develop or explore any of the characters. The ending leaves you with the question of "Just what the heck happened here?", and suggest no answers.

Something affects the crew with delusions of personal desires, and then just vanishes. And using Janeway's boring Romantic Fantasy holo-novel as a springboard to further the story was like rubbing salt into a wound.

Jeri Taylor (writer) must have been having an off-day, or someone found one of her discarded script drafts and used it.

A 45 min infomercial for some Ronco product, starring our hero's, would be just as entertaining.


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