Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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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,... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
... Captain Kathryn Janeway
... Chakotay
... B'Elanna Torres (credit only)
... Tom Paris
... Neelix
... The Doctor
... Tuvok
... Seven of Nine
... Harry Kim
... 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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3 November 1999 (USA)  »

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This episode mirrors the events in Star Trek: Voyager: Tuvix (1996) that involved Neelix and Tuvok becoming symbiogenetically joined as one entity. Tuvok's flair for cooking is reminiscent of Tuvix' cooking abilities, which the crew felt were better than those of Neelix. Tuvok's unwillingness to go through with the medical procedure that will restore him to his former self also mirrors Tuvix' reluctance to return to his former individual selves. See more »


At the start Neelix and Tuvok are on the way back to the Voyager so they should be in space. As the camera zooms in on Nelix one can clearly see the door of the shuttle bay in the background. See more »


Neelix: A lone ensign finds himself stranded on a class L planetoid with no rations. His only possession: a calendar. When Starfleet finds him twelve months later, he's in perfect health. Why didn't he starve to death?
Tuvok: It is a theoretical possibility that such planetoids contain hot water springs, which could sustain the man for several weeks.
Neelix: Hmm - but not for a whole year.
Tuvok: I concur. Logic dictates that the ensign in question would perish.
Neelix: A-ha! Hahahaha - ha! I stumped you! As a matter of fact, he ...
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Regarding Tuvok.
1 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the best shows that you could ever see from "Star Trek: Voyager"--one that you shouldn't miss. In many ways, it reminds me of the movie "Regarding Henry" and offers some truly touching moments.

On a shuttle mission, Mr. Tuvok is attacked by a cloaked alien. The attack is so serious that Tuvok's memory is gone and he has no idea who he is. Additionally, his Vulcan persona is gone! Scared, he reaches out to the crew member who sticks with him through all this, Neelix. Soon the pair become inseparable and you see a very, very different sort of Tuvok. He smiles, he's happy and he's having fun with his new best friend. And, because he's not the ultra-logical guy, he and Neelix create a special bond. However, if Tuvok is restored, what will become of his affection for Neelix?

This is an incredibly satisfying episode. It also helps you to see that although Tuvok always seems exasperated with Neelix and wants to avoid him, perhaps there has always been some genuine affection lying deep under the surface. Exceptional and well worth your time.

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