Star Trek: Voyager: Season 2, Episode 9

Tattoo (6 Nov. 1995)

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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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
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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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Plot holes
9 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Madness from the writers continues here. We are forced into watching the major meetings take place in the woods and dark caves, as if actually discussing things in town over a cup of tea is somehow taboo. Plenty of time is spent showing how these people's technology is so advanced that they can control the weather and use it as a weapon to keep people away. But what about all those broken trees caused by the high winds?? What do you think all the animals and birds do when the weather goes haywire?? Yet these same people also feel obligated to write primitive symbols on the ground whenever they disturb some rocks to simply build a fire pit. Another case of too much time being P.C. and not enough time checking the script...

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