Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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The Killing Game 

After Voyager is captured by the Hirogens, the ship is turned into a massive holodeck so that the Hirogens can hunt members of the crew who have been fitted with new identities in various scenarios based upon Federation history.



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Episode cast overview:
... Captain Kathryn Janeway
... Chakotay
... B'Elanna Torres
... Tom Paris
... Neelix
... The Doctor
... Tuvok
... Seven of Nine
... Harry Kim
... Alpha Hirogen / Nazi Commandant
Mark Deakins ... Hirogen SS Officer
... Hirogen Medic
... German SS Officer
... Young Hirogen (as Paul S. Eckstein)


The Hirogens capture Voyager turning it into one big holodeck setting up several scenarios using the Voyager crew members as prey. The memories of the Voyager crew are suppressed by use of implants and they are given new identities consistent with the scenario. Only the Doctor is free to save Voyager. Written by laird-3

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4 March 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mark Deakins (Turanj) also played Tournel in Star Trek: Insurrection and Axum in Voyager "Unimatrix Zero". See more »


At the beginning of the episode, Janeway fighting in the Klingon simulation, and is made to look like a Klingon, but when Seven, Torres, Tuvok and Neelix are in the WWII simulation they look like their normal characters, and when Neelix is put into the Klingon simulation (seen in Part II) he is not made to look like a Klingon. See more »


Seven of Nine: I must discontinue this activity. I am not well.
[after her neural interface is disabled and she becomes aware of her real identity mid-song]
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Edited into Star Trek: Enterprise: Storm Front (2004) See more »


That Old Black Magic
Written by Johnny Mercer & Harold Arlen
performed by Jeri Ryan
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The Voyager crew are all people circa 1944 in occupied France...need I say more?!?!
23 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

I noticed that one reviewer felt that this two-part episode proved that this series was just as good as "Star Trek: The Next Generation". I don't know if that's meant as praise or an insult. I can only assume insult because the setting when this show begin REALLY sucks!! I love sci-fi--not seeing the Voyager crew as French men and women during the German occupation in 1944! Talk about contrived and stupid!! So, no matter WHY and what happens next, when the show began, I absolutely cringed.

So what's all this really about anyway? It seems that the Hirogen have taken over the ship and have oddly decided to place everyone in 1944 Occupied France. Why? I dunno...I guess Paramount just wanted to use their back lot as well as some German uniforms! Fortunately, not ALL the show is set in this period and it turns out that the crew are being sent into many different scenarios so that the Hirogen can assess the crew's abilities as prey. I really wish they'd NOT used the Nazis and just had a more arena-like setting where crew battled it out with a wide variety of species--that might have made a lot more sense. It's a shame, as the Hirogen were good ideas for villains but they are wasted here in this often ultra- silly two-parter.

By the way, I was a huge fan of the series "Enterprise", though it was a failure compared to other Trek shows. I think much of it was because this show ALSO made the mistake of having episodes (too many) where the enemies were acting out some stupid plot as Nazis in WWII Germany! The episodes without this gimmick were great...the Nazi ones cringe- worthy!

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