Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Sudden contact with a cloaked and extremely xenophobic race leaves Tuvok brain damaged. Neelix puts himself in charge of his rehabilitation.


Roxann Dawson


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




Episode cast overview:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres (credit only)
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
Mark Moses ... Naroq


Returning from an away mission, the Delta Flyer is boarded. Tuvok is assaulted by a cloaked alien from a xenophobic race called the Ba'Neth. Neurological damage leaves the once-disciplined, logical Vulcan with the mentality of a lost and scared child. With Neelix's help, Tuvok discovers new hobbies and embraces the concept of 'fun.' Written by Meribor

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Neelix actor Ethan Phillips cited this one among five "Best of Neelix" installments. See more »


When Voyager is attacked, Neelix comforts Tuvok, who is still traumatized from the alien attack on the Delta Flyer. Tuvok's hands grip the base of a table with Neelix right there with him. Cut to the bridge, then back, and now Tuvok, still on the floor, holds onto a chair instead. See more »


[Tuvok has gone through his personnel file]
Tuvok: I was an instructor at Starfleet Academy; I've received seventeen commendations for valor; I'm a husband... a father...
Neelix: You're an extraordinary fellow, Tuvok.
Tuvok: I WAS an extraordinary fellow.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Tuvok as himself....and then again....
27 July 2019 | by rangermanlv-18661See all my reviews

This to me was one of the better episodes of Voyager. When Mr. Tuvok is attacked on an away mission by an unknown species and weapon. At first he is comatose and the Doctor can do nothing more for him without being able to analyze the type of weapon used on him. Neelix begins feeling strong guilt about the situation about what he could have done differently and what he can now do to help Tuvok. When he speaks to the Doctor about this, the Doctor tells him of rare instances when external stimuli have triggered a reaction in the comatose patient. Neelix sets to this task with relish and starts bringing and doing things with Tuvok constantly to try and elicit a response. When Neelix does get a response from him after the Doctor becomes slightly irritated about one of his attempts, the result is more than either could have expected. Tuvok is suddenly awake and alert. However he is not his old self at all. Instead he experiences an almost child like simplistic view of the world. After a harrowing incident Tuvok is able to speak again, but still with this same more emotional and simple view of the world. Eventually he is restored to his former self but there does still seem to be some of the "emotional Tuvok" left. Which brings some joy to Neelix.

Watching Tim Russ play his character but not as his character normally would be was an enlightening look into the actors range and depth. His portrayal in this episode was a fabulous look at "Tuvok not a vulcan" would be like.

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