Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Learning Curve 

As Neelix's cooking sickens Voyager itself, Tuvok runs the four most problematic Maquis malcontents through a Starfleet-style boot camp.


David Livingston


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Armand Schultz ... Crewman Kenneth Dalby
Derek McGrath ... Crewman Chell
Kenny Morrison Kenny Morrison ... Crewman Gerron
Catherine MacNeal Catherine MacNeal ... Crewman Mariah Henley
Thomas Dekker ... Henry Burleigh
Lindsey Haun ... Beatrice Burleigh


While Voyager's mixed Starfleet/Maquis crew seems to be working out, a few rogue Maquis are fighting the integration. Chakotay selects the most resistant of the group and Tuvok decides to put the rebels through boot camp, Tuvok style. Meanwhile, Voyager's bio-neural circuitry is afflicted by a viral infection stemming from Neelix's cooking. Written by Meribor

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Tuvok claims to be a stickler for protocols, yet in Star Trek: Voyager: Prime Factors (1995) he "directly violated protocols up and down the line" according to actor Tim Russ. See more »


Despite the fact that the four Maquis malcontents are supposed to be refusing to follow Starfleet protocols, when Chakotay first confronts them, Dalby addresses Chakotay by his Starfleet rank of commander, rather than by name. This can be explained by the fact that Chakotay, himself, was one of the Maquis and Dalby served with him, meaning that he remembered the respect he had for Chakotay. See more »


Neelix: I feel that my services as morale officer are required.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I assure you, you are wrong.
Neelix: Oh, really? Hm... One, no cup of tea; two, no PADD; three, you're sitting on the opposite side from usual. All of that tells me you've got something on your mind, and what tells me that it's making you miserable is that cloud of doom that's rising from you like a ground fog.
Lieutenant Tuvok: I cannot imagine that there are visible emanations which allow you to interpret my mood. You are making wild assumptions.
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Referenced in Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force (2000) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Certainly watchable but pretty ordinary
24 July 2012 | by PaularocSee all my reviews

It becomes apparent to Tuvok that the Maquis are not fully (and understandably to me if not Tuvok) integrated into the crew. Janeway's solution is to have Tuvok train four Maquis selected by Chakotay in the ways of Star Fleet. The Maquis selected are very unhappy about this and refuse to participate until Chakotay brings them round with a demonstration of "the Maquis way." While the boot camp like training is going on, Voyager is being threatened by catastrophe as the bioneural gel packs that operate all of the ship's systems (including life-support) are breaking down. Since the Tuvok character is one of my least favorites, it is not surprising that I found this show basically ordinary despite the fact that the especially bitter Maquis Crewman Dalby was both believable and interesting. The two best bits in the show were when the Doctor talks to the gel pack and the brief interlude of Janeway in the "ancient English" halonovel. The episode does see further development of the Tuvok character.

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