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Voyager visits a planet with a telepathic races that outlaws negative thoughts. When B'Elanna is charged with releasing an angry thought into the society and condemned to a dangerous neurological procedure, Tuvok uncovers a black market dealing in violent thoughts. Written by Meribor

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19 November 1997 (USA)  »

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Tuvok's violent thoughts include scenes from Star Trek Generations (the scene of Veridian III exploding and of the Nexus in that planet's upper atmosphere), Star Trek: First Contact (a view of a Borg pursuing USS Enterprise-E crew members), footage of the Kradin from VOY: "Nemesis" and the mother creature from "Parturition", though not in footage that was used in those particular episodes. Also utilized is the 1997 film Event Horizon, a Paramount Pictures production that was released to theaters on August 17th, only three months before this episode aired. See more »


When Tuvak shows Nimira the brig, she comments on how barbaric it is. He even has to explain to her that they use it to hold individuals until they can be handed over to the proper authorities. Yet when Torres commits a crime, they arrest her and detain her until her sentence can be carried out. See more »


Tuvok: Investigating this case has given me a new respect for your inner struggle.
B'Elanna Torres: Really?
Tuvok: Burdened as you are by your primitive Klingon psyche, it is a wonder you're able to keep your violent thoughts under control as much as you do.
B'Elanna Torres: Thanks - I think.
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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The Thought Police are here!
21 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Voyager visits a nice planet for some shore leave and to resupply. The folks on the planet are very thoughtful and kind and can read thoughts. Everything just looks peachy until a thoughtless local bumps into B'Elanna. Not surprisingly since she's half Klingon, she is angry but quickly gets hold of herself. The incident seems like no big deal. However, moments later, the same guy who bumped into her begins beating the snot out of another person! Apparently, B'Elanna's violent thoughts contaminated this local and now B'Elanna is under arrest for her thoughts! The penalty involves some sort of brain surgery to purge her violent thoughts! However, when Tuvok digs deeper on his own, he discovers a seamy underbelly in this supposedly idyllic world.

This is a strange episode--and I don't mean that as criticism. Its unusualness is a big plus--and keeps the show fresh and interesting. Worth seeing and well written.

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