Finding a familiar cultural symbol on an away mission, Chakoaty connects with an experience he had as a child and tries to contact his spirit people.



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While on an away mission, Chakotay finds symbols and structures similar to ones he saw when he was 15 on an expedition with his father on Earth, 70,000 light-years away. When the weather, plants and animals of the planet seem to be opposed to the presence of Voyager and it's crew, Chakotay seeks a way to gain the trust of the inhabitants by embracing the teaching of his father and his tribe. Meanwhile, The Doctor programs himself with flu symptoms in order to empathize with his patients. Written by Meribor

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6 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Isn't the character Chakotay evidence that Star Trek had jumped the shark?!
12 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Perhaps I am a mean old cuss, but I always thought that the character Chakotay was a bit silly. After all, all of his pseudo-American Indian talk of spirit guides and the like sounded to me more like some white person's idea of what a native sounded like than anything else. Here, the away team lands on a planet and Chakotay recognizes symbols from a spirit journey. Does this REALLY sound like good sci-fi or just evidence that the show really had trouble coming up with good plots? I would say the latter.

What follows are a bunch of flashbacks where Chakotay remembers his childhood and his father. All of it seems to have nothing to do with sci-fi and comes off as silly filler. Overall, a rather terrible episode and one I don't ever want to see again.

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