Star Trek: Voyager: Season 6, Episode 17

Spirit Folk (23 Feb. 2000)

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A revisit to the holographic town of Fair Haven proves dangerous for Paris and Kim as members of the program begin to see Voyager crew members change elements of the program before their ... See full summary »



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A revisit to the holographic town of Fair Haven proves dangerous for Paris and Kim as members of the program begin to see Voyager crew members change elements of the program before their eyes. The members of the program fear the voyager crew and think of them as bad spirits set to kill the town of Fair Haven. Written by Trekkie

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When the holo-emitter is taken off the Doctor on the holodeck, he flickers, as he gets integrated into the holomatrix. When Janeway later takes the emitter off Sullivan, he shows no indication of being reintegrated into the matrix, yet when she fits the Doctor with the emitter right afterward, he flickers again. Sullivan and the Doctor should both have reacted to the emitter in the same way. See more »


[the Doctor - as Father Mulligan - is holding a lively sermon]
Grace: [to her husband] He's in love with the sound of his own voice.
The Doctor: [carrying on] Whether we are man or woman, parent or child, flesh and blood, or photons and force fields... It has been said...
Grace: On the other hand, perhaps he's been nipping at the sacramental wine.
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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"Star Trek" becomes 'Little House on the Prairie"...
6 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

(SPOILER) Even before I had seen "Voyager", I read about fans describing the shows episodes as "hit and miss"...this installment is certainly a textbook example of that, an astonishingly dull & pointless follow-up to the equally dull & pointless "Fairhaven".

Perhaps part of the reason is that both episodes seem to focus on the "feelings" of holedeck characters- and the Voyager crews' sensitivity to this- which makes about as much sense as being concerned about the self-esteem of Mario, Luigi, or Donkey Kong.

The best episodes in Star all the series incarnations...contribute a little something to the franchise as a whole, whether through character development, introduction of a new idea, fact, species or technology, etc. "Spirit Folk" does none of this and, interestingly enough, the Voyager regulars play second fiddle here to the "zany" antics of the holedeck characters. This wouldn't necessarily be a problem if the holedeck characters were interesting or had anything interesting to do, but they aren't and they don't- not exactly a good recipe for exciting or meaningful sci-fi television.

On the plus side, fans of the talented Robert Picardo will enjoy some very funny scenes with the Doctor playing an overly dramatic village priest. And the Voyager cast seems to be having a sincerely good time romping around in this colorful period piece (which features on location shooting at Universal Studio's European Village Backlot set, which the cast undoubtedly enjoyed). Unfortunately, the cast are the ONLY ones having fun, and the audience is left to suffer through it.

The largest plot hole, in my opinion, is the fact that the Voyager crew spends an incredible amount of time, energy, and attention worrying about, and fussing with, this pointless holedeck program and its characters. Surely the crew can find better & more meaningful things to occupy their time and the ship's resources (like exploring the UNIVERSE, maybe?) than fiddling with a 3D video game. I know that if I was in a starship in the Delta Quadrant, I wouldn't be sitting sitting in my quarters the whole time focused on my XBox360.

It's just a holedeck program. When all is said and done, who cares? In the end, certainly not the audience.

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