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Barge Of The Dead 

A brutal experience aboard a shuttle puts B'Elanna in touch with the Klingon afterlife, where the Barge of the Dead steers her towards Klingon hell along with her mother.


Michael Vejar (as Mike Vejar)


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




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
Eric Pierpoint ... Kortar
Sherman Augustus ... Hij'Qa
Karen Austin ... Miral
John K. Shull ... Brok'Tan


When her shuttle crosses paths with an ion storm, B'Elanna Torres slips into a coma from a severe injury. She envisions Klingons killing her crewmates and her, and then finds herself on the Barge of the Dead traveling to Gre'thor, the Klingon version of hell. Just before the dream ends, her mother appears on board with the rest of the damned souls. Regaining consciousness in sickbay, B'Elanna experiences a crisis of faith. Despite the support of her friends, she is convinced that her mother is dead and suffering dishonor because her daughter never embraced her Klingon heritage. Written by Meribor

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Eric Pierpoint has played the roles of Voval in TNG "Liaisons", Captain Sanders in DS9 "For the Uniform", Kortar in Voyager "Barge of the Dead", Shiraht in Enterprise "Rogue Planet" and Harris in Enterprise "Affliction", "Divergence", "Demons" and "Terra Prime". See more »


Nelix claims that the "Klingon Artifact" found is from the Alpha Quadrant, when Qo'nos is found in the Beta Quadrant.

The artifact was found in the Delta Quadrant, but when B'Elanna discussed with Chakotay, she assumed that Borg might have assimilated some Bird of Prey in Alpha Quadrant. There are few possibilities that Klingons haven't had any contacts with the Borg in the Beta Quadrant like humans have had with them on the Wolf 359, or they are too proud to admit that. So claiming it happened in the Alpha Quadrant, it can be emphasized that a single Bird of Prey fought valiantly against the Borg cube or that the Bird of Prey was previously damaged by someone else. Thus based on B'Elanna's and Chakotay's discussion it can be assumed to be from the Alpha Quadrant. Also everything happened in B'Elanna's head so Neelix was just her imagination and thus would support her original assumption, that the artifact was link to the Alpha Quadrant. See more »


B'Elanna Torres: I know that we haven't always seen eye to eye, but despite our differences, you helped me become a good officer, and I'd like to think that you're proud of me for it.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I am.
B'Elanna Torres: My mother never had the chance to be proud of me. I'd like her to know me the way you do.
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What The!!!
9 September 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

B'Llana Torres goes to the netherworld. She meets her mother there. I guess there is a reason for this, but I don't know what it is. Somehow she has become ashamed and needs to deal with it. One last comment because I just found this about as obtuse as one can imaging. Watch the last ten minutes of any video version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."

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