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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30 October 1995 (USA)  »

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The antagonist here is played by Patrick Kerr, who frequently plays characters on other shows with a serious Star Trek obsession. In fact on the show Frasier (1993) its even stated his character has a restraining order from William Shatner. See more »


Obvious stunt double for Carolyn Seymour during the fight scene. See more »


Captain Kathryn Janeway: Why did you do this to us?
Bothan: Because I can.
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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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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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