Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Voyager takes on a "haunted" hot rod alien spacecraft with a possessiveness artificial intelligence that jealously bonds with Tom Paris.

Director:

David Livingston

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Claire Rankin ... Alice
John Fleck ... Abaddon
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Storyline

En route home, Voyager stumbles upon a shabby space age junkyard run by an alien used vehicle salesman eager to trade. After a thorough examination of both starship and junkyard, a list of items develops for trade. Avid pilot Tom Paris notices a "race car" among the assemblage and convinces Chakotay to acquire it for an extra "away" ship. As he cleans and repairs it, Paris slowly becomes possessed by this very unique and needy space vessel. Written by tafkas

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John Fleck (Abaddon) appeared on three episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) (as a different character each time) and also played the recurring character Silik of Suliban in Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). This is his only Voyager appearance. See more »

Goofs

When Tom Perez is in astrometrics lab, one of the screens has a colorized image of the Helix Nebula. This nebula is actually in the Alpha Quadrant. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom Paris: All right, all right, hold on - if you were married in 2304 and your daughter was conceived during your eleventh pon farr, that would make you... 162 years old.
Tuvok: Incorrect.
Harry Kim: Come on, Tom, the man's not a day over 140. We know you were at least 100 when you joined Starfleet the second time, so I'm guessing you're around... 133?
Tuvok: Also incorrect. I'm afraid you both lack sufficient data to reach a logical conclusion.
Tom Paris: Come on, Tuvok, tell us.
Tuvok: I see no reason to enlighten you.
Harry Kim: Don't tell me ...
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Connections

References Christine (1983) See more »

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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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I hope I was right to laugh with it
14 July 2020 | by snoozejoncSee all my reviews

One reviewer has described it as Voyager meets Stephen King's Christine. I was thinking more like Top Gear meets Christine with a bit of Fatal Attraction.

Petrol-head Tom Paris has an affair with a with a fast space ship that takes on a seductive female persona intending to stimulate his need for speed and question his devotion to his loved ones.

It starts off strongly with Tom and Harry trying to guess Tuvok's age in an exchange of banter that sets a comical tone and implies there will be more laughs to come.

We witness Tom unravel as Alice gets her claws into him and the consequences this has for his wife and the rest of the Voyager crew. During this we have some fun observations on unfaithfulness, addiction and the male ego. Harry Kim's reference to the Ferengi rules of acquisition was good.

The sight of Tom in a silver spacesuit plugged into a ship's helm with multiple different colour cables sticking out of his torso feels too ridiculous to be anything other than satire, so I can't say I take it so seriously that I had a problem with any perceived silliness. As some moments have a dramatic tone, I can't rule out that some of it is meant to be taken seriously.

It's entertaining if you are looking to pass the time, but if you are not a fan of the Tom Paris character and don't care for B'Elanna Torres, best skip this one.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1999 (USA) See more »

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