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Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Seven of Nine and Tuvok are enslaved while on an away mission, with Seven forced to fight in gladiatorial competitions to the death.


Michael Vejar (as Mike Vejar)


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
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
Jeffrey Combs ... Penk
J.G. Hertzler ... Hirogen Hunter
Dwayne Johnson ... The Champion (as The Rock)


Seven of Nine and Tuvok are enslaved while on an away mission, with Seven forced to fight in gladiatorial competitions to the death.

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As with Star Trek: Voyager: Blink Of An Eye (2000), this episode's title had to be changed shortly before shooting when it was realized that it matched Star Trek: The Original Series: Arena (1967). See more »


During Seven of Nine's first fight, look at the shoulder of Dwayne Johnson when he says the line "I'm trembling." You can see a clear shadow from the boom. See more »


The Doctor: I was wondering if you'd care to join me on a tour of Norcadia's cultural hotspots. I hear their museums are among the finest in this sector.
Seven of Nine: I'm busy.
The Doctor: With what?
Seven of Nine: Commander Tuvok and I are leaving to study a collapsing micro-nebula.
The Doctor: During shore leave? I thought we discussed this.
[he takes her luggage from her and puts it down]
The Doctor: Shore leave is a perfect opportunity for you to spend time with other members of the crew to develop your social skills.
Seven of Nine: Then I suppose I'll have to develop them with ...
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Referenced in WWE Smackdown!: Strange Alliances (2000) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Weak but watchable
20 July 2020 | by snoozejoncSee all my reviews

During shore leave, Seven of Nine and Tuvok are kidnapped to be put into gladiatorial fights with other life forms.

There is so much about this episode not to like. The predictable plot, poor (almost degrading) treatment of characters and not to mention the shameless WWE crossover.

Fortunately Jeri Ryan elevates it from poor to moderately entertaining. Her deadpan persona and stunt work alone are worth 45 minutes of your time. Not a hair out of place during the fight scenes and perfect make up! It also has the feel of the ridiculously fun 80s action movies I grew up watching.

This could have been an excellent episode if it had been taken seriously. The subject matter, to coin a phrase, is fascinating and always deserves to be analysed, satirised and presented in a way that really makes people examine their blood lust and need for violence as a form of entertainment.

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9 February 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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