Star Trek: Voyager: Season 6, Episode 6

Riddles (3 Nov. 1999)

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Returning from an away mission the Delta Flyer is boarded and Tuvok is assaulted by a cloaked alien from a xenophobic race called the Ba'Neth. Neurological damage leaves the ... See full summary »



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Returning from an away mission the Delta Flyer is boarded and Tuvok is assaulted by a cloaked alien from a xenophobic race called the Ba'Neth. Neurological damage leaves the once-disciplined, logical Vulcan with the mentality of a lost and scared child. With Neelix's help, Tuvok discovers new hobbies and embraces the concept of 'fun.' Naroq, a Kesat studying the Ba'Neth helps Voyager find the aliens in hopes of answers about their technology and the weapon used on Tuvok. When presented with an operation that will restore him to his old self, Tuvok hesitates, knowing he will lose his lust for life and appreciation for his friendship with Neelix. Written by Meribor

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When the Voyager crew discovers the home-base of the Ba'Neth ships, both Harry and Chakotay refer to a "nine million terawatt" cloaking grid. A terawatt is equal to one trillion watts, thus nine million terawatts would equal nine quintillion (9,000,000,000,000,000,000) watts, which is more properly referred to as nine exawatts. See more »


[last lines]
Tuvok: Sundays.
Neelix: I beg your pardon?
Tuvok: I have given further consideration to your riddle, regarding the ensign who survived by consuming the dates from his calendar. It occurs to me that he could also have eaten the "Sunda-y-es".
Neelix: [intrigued] That's a very clever answer, Mr. Vulcan. - But it's not very logical, is it?
Tuvok: [ponders this] No... it's not.
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An emotional Tuvok
1 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

While out in the Delta Flier Tuvok is attacked by a cloaked alien, Neelix manages to fly him back to Voyager but the weapon has effectively wiped his brain leaving him struggling to rebuild his personality. He is frustrated that he can't do the things the old Tuvok could but as time passes he realises he can do other things and he enjoys having emotions which enable him to be friends with Neelix rather than just tolerating him. While he is coming to terms with his new self the crew are searching for the mysterious aliens which attacked him.

This was an enjoyable episode which gave Tim Russ the opportunity to show a greater emotional range than he is normally able to in the role of Tuvok. The story itself was enjoyable and posed a nice dilemma at the end where Tuvok had to decide whether to keep his emotions or sacrifice them to regain the skills needed to do his job.

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