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The Killing Game, Part II 

Janeway seeks to retake her ship and crew from the Hirogens.

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Victor Lobl

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Danny Goldring ... Alpha Hirogen / Nazi Commandant
Mark Deakins Mark Deakins ... Hirogen SS Officer
Mark Metcalf ... Hirogen Medic
J. Paul Boehmer ... German SS Officer
Paul Eckstein ... Young Hirogen (as Paul S. Eckstein)
Peter Hendrixson Peter Hendrixson ... Klingon Hologram
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Storyline

As Janeway, Seven, Kim and the Doctor struggle to free the minds of their shipmates, dissension looms between the Alpha Hirogen and his subordinates, particularly with Turanj. Janeway's negotiation for a ceasefire with the visionary Alpha Hirogen becomes the straw that breaks the proverbial camel's back. As Turanj selects Janeway as his personal prey, the rest of Voyager's crew vie against superior German forces in the continuously running ship-wide WWII holodeck simulation. Written by statmanjeff

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Trivia

Torres says that they stole the weapons from the Germans, yet their weapons (M1 Garand, Colt M1911) are all American. See more »

Goofs

On two occasions, the German radio room (as a holo simulation) can be seen. The two-way radio in that room is indeed a World War II radio, but it is an American World War II radio, not a German military radio. The radio shown had (has) a US Army designation called "BC-312" or "BC-342". On the radio, four bright indicator lights can be seen, which were not present on the original BC-312 radio. They were added by the props department for effect. To be fair to the makers, the episode also depicts a genuine BC-611 radio which is shown in Chakotay's army tent (the walkie talkie on his desk), and Tom Paris uses a genuine BC-1000 WWII radio on two occasions. These two WWII American army radios are shown in their correct configurations (including accessories) and are indeed of WWII vintage, so I was impressed to see these two items depicted as factually correct. See more »

Quotes

Chakotay: [as Captain Miller] You'll lead us into the compound, but I'm coming with you.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I work better alone.
Chakotay: This isn't a request, it's an order.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Order? Do I look like I'm wearing one of your uniforms?
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Alternate Versions

A 90 minute feature-length version of "The Killing Game", the two parts spliced together without the intervening credits and previews, was broadcast by the BBC on the first UK airing of 5 September 1999. This "movie" version was released in the UK on VHS on 5 February 2001 as part of the collection "Star Trek: Voyager - Movies: Volume 3". (This 5-volume collection includes all of the Voyager two-part episodes in similar feature versions, and all of the feature-length episodes as well.) See more »

Connections

References Death Takes a Holiday (1934) See more »

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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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You either love it or you hate it....I hated it!
23 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I've notice that the reviewers either loved this episode or hated it....I sure hated it! It seems that some viewers love the extensive use of the holodeck and a contrived use of Nazis (yes, Nazis) in a sci-fi show. I just thought it looked as if two things occurred at Paramount. First, they ran out of ideas for the show. This isn't surprising since all the Trek series put together consisted of 28 seasons of shows!!! Second, the studio had a back lot and a lot of German uniforms and so they decided to use them...even though the reason why you see them in the show seems dumb to some (and you can count me among them).

When two-part episode begins, the Hirogens have already taken over the ship. They've imprisoned many of the crew in holodecks and experience the hunt in various settings throughout history or on different planets. You see one briefly of a Klingon hunt but most of this nonsense is set in Occupied France during WWII--Nazis and all. It seems that one of the leader of the Hirogen thinks that the holodecks might be used for their hunting impulses.

This second portion begins after there is an uprising and some folks in the holo simulations realize it's all fake and that the Hirogen are in control. The rest just play out the silly WWII crap. Can the crew retake the ship before most of the viewers turn to another channel?!

All in all, I found the idea of the Hirogen using the holodecks not bad. But I found that the whole Nazi angle and the extensive use of the holodecks awful. In fact, I have always felt that the more that an episode uses these gimmicks the worse the show. And, these two shows are set almost exclusively in these god-awful holodecks!


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4 March 1998 (USA) See more »

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