Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Persistence of Vision 

The Voyager crew enters a new region of space and begins to see hallucinations. The Captain sees her holonovel characters come to life.

Director:

James L. Conway

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mulgrew ... Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Commander Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lieutenant Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lieutenant Tuvok
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Michael Cumpsty ... Lord Burleigh
Carolyn Seymour ... Mrs. Templeton
Stan Ivar ... Mark Johnson
Warren Munson ... Admiral Paris
Lindsey Haun ... Beatrice Burleigh
Thomas Dekker ... Henry Burleigh
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Storyline

Voyager seeks to pass through the space of a psychic, territorial alien. Captain Janeway suffers delusions in the form of characters from her favorite holonovel appearing outside of the holodeck. The Doctor and Kes must find a way to stop the psychic attacks before the whole crew is disabled, lost in their own visions. Written by Meribor

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TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1995 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This takes place in 2372. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double for Carolyn Seymour during the fight scene. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Tom Paris: [to his "father"] Let me say something I've always wanted to say: get out of my life!
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Searching for a vision....
12 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Throughout most of the first couple seasons, "Star Trek: Voyager" sure seemed like a show that was looking for direction and purpose. While some folks rated every episode super-high, some strongly disliked them--and it's a sure sign that the show had a much harder time finding an audience than previous Star Trek series. "Persistence of Vision" is yet another show that really does little to advance the show's plot and is stuck aboard the ship--two things that clearly would indicate that the show was in severe trouble.

When the show begins, Captain Janeway is once again in the awful Gothic novel that I so truly hated in previous shows. However, oddly, after she leaves the holodeck she occasionally sees these characters throughout the ship. Later, some alien force begins projecting hallucinations in order to keep the ship from advancing any further.

The bottom line is that the quality of this show just isn't as good as earlier Trek shows. It's filled with gibberish, holo characters but no interesting aliens nor a plot that engages the viewer. Rather poor overall.


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