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 ... See full summary »

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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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The surface of the Mari homeworld features the Delmar T. Oviatt Library from California State University, Northridge. See more »

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It's never explained why B'Elanna has to be treated for a condition that is normal in here world. The logical thing to do would be for the Mari to simple banish B'Elanna, or the whole crew from the planet. It makes no sense to do a neurologic procedure on a being, or beings that aren't a part of population. And who only had thoughts. See more »

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The Doctor: You can return to duty, Lieutenant, though perhaps with one or two fewer violent engrams in that fiery head of yours.
B'Elanna Torres: It's all right, Doc, there are plenty more where those came from.
The Doctor: Duly warned.
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Features Event Horizon (1997) See more »

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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
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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