After finding a type of dilithium which can survive at a higher temperatures, Tom Paris comes up with the ingenious idea of attempting to cross the transwarp threshold in an attempt to find... See full summary »

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After finding a type of dilithium which can survive at a higher temperatures, Tom Paris comes up with the ingenious idea of attempting to cross the transwarp threshold in an attempt to find a way to get home faster. After a bumpy start and the help of Torres and Kim, they succeed in a holodeck simulation. When it is presented to Captain Janeway, she is impressed and gives them the go ahead to try it, but traveling faster than warp 10 has never before been attempted. The first run goes very well. Tom Paris manages to cross the warp threshold which means that the shuttle craft in which he is traveling exists simultaneously everywhere. But Tom then disappears and Harry is unable to find him anywhere within five parsecs. Tom somehow manages to return to Voyager through subspace, but there are unforeseen side-effects of his transwarp travel and Tom begins to mutate. The doctor tries to treat him with a type of radiation that will prohibit cell mutation, however this fails and Tom dies. To ... Written by Leila Reid (edited by Jeff L.)

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Tom Paris was used as this episode's central character because the writing staff believed he had become underused as the first season had progressed. See more »

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Tom's mutation into an amphibian or reptilian creature started off with an allergic reaction to water. It would be interesting to know how a water-resident creature can survive with a water allergy. See more »

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[Paris plans to put the first ever warp 10 flight into practice]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, good luck, Mr. Paris. If this works, you'll be joining an elite group of pilots. Orville Wright, Neil Armstrong, Zefram Cochrane - and Tom Paris.
Tom Paris: I kinda like the way that sounds.
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Referenced in Zero Charisma (2013) See more »

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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Not the best but I like it
18 April 2017 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Thanks to Netflix I watched this episode for the first time several years after first aired on TV and found quite interesting and entertaining, not as bad as many say. The general idea is good, it is clear its execution problem, difficult to solve in an episode with a happy ending and probably the state of evolution of TV at the time it was done, too.

I appreciate when writers try to brake a barrier away from the comfort zone and not give all the answers.


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