Bored with his daily routine, Tom Paris finds a refreshing friendship with a visiting alien willing to share a new method of propulsion with Voyager. Unwittingly, Tom finds trouble when his new friend swaps bodies and delivers him to authorities ready to charge Tom with the aliens' crimes. Meanwhile, the alien in Tom's body makes waves in Tom's personal and professional relationships on Voyager. Written by
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Actress Roxann Dawson
(B'Elanna Torres) was in her final stages of pregnancy when filming this episode, and so all her camera shots here are carefully shot from the waist up to hide this (although in the scene in her quarters where Tom shows her the golf club, she bends down briefly and her full torso is momentarily visible, revealing that she is indeed quite pregnant). See more
Steth/Paris is accused by Seven of Nine and Janeway of drinking replicated alcoholic beverages while on duty. Star Trek: The Next Generation
established that replicators aboard Federation vessels produced syntheholic beverages only, an alcohol substitute with no intoxicating side effects. While it is possible that this policy was amended in the time between these two series, it would seem unlikely. See more
[Paris is working under an old Camero when the Doctor arrives and activates the car's horn
What do you think you're doing, Doc?
An impromptu auditory exam.
Did I pass?
With flying colors.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more