Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Alter Ego 

Ens. Kim and Lt. Tuvok become rivals in love over what at first seems to be a holodeck character.


Robert Picardo


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Sandra Nelson Sandra Nelson ... Marayna
Alexander Enberg ... Ensign Vorik
Shay Todd Shay Todd ... Holodeck Woman
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


Harry Kim finds himself in love with Marayna, a character from Neelix's Polynesian resort holodeck program. Seeking to eliminate the emotion, Harry turns to Tuvok, who interacts with the woman and finds himself falling for her as well. While Harry is overwhelmed with feelings of jealousy and betrayal, Tuvok realizes the persona is too real and discovers she is actually a lonely alien who can interact with passing ships through their computers. Written by Meribor

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Tuvok & Ensign Harry Kim's simultaneous responses of "no" and "yes" respectively, could be reminiscent of Spock & Kirk simultaneously saying "yes" & "no" (Spock, a Vulcan, just like Tuvok) and Kirk saying "yes" in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) when asked if they liked Italian food. See more »


At one point, the Marayna holodeck character borrows the Doctor's mobile emitter to visit Tuvok in his quarters; however, since the mobile emitter was actually a completely self-contained autonomous holo-emitter that worked entirely independent of the ship's computer system, the alien who had merely "hacked" into Voyager's on-board computer system through an up-link from her cloaked space station should have lost all control over her holo-character "disguise" the moment it was transferred into the autonomous mobile emitter. See more »


Lieutenant Tom Paris: [indicating his shirt] This is an exact re-creation of a 1962 Big Daddy-O surf special. An American classic!
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: I'd say you put just a little bit too much thought into that.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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A Fragile Plot
26 August 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

To start with, it would seem like the holodeck is to the male characters on the ship what an inflatable doll is to some lonely guy. I mean, the characters are touchable and can be made any way one wants. Here, Harry Kim falls for a beautiful character. But she is wise and intellectual and not the usual empty headed treat that is produced by some male imagination. It turns out that her intellect and her strong presence attracts Tuvok. This leads to jealousy, even though he stays true to his character. I began by thinking this was really stupid, but the final fifteen minutes are quite nicely done.

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