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Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Waking Moments 

Nightmares herald the presence of an alien race who've mastered the dream state. Chakotay's experience in lucid dreaming seems Voyager's best hope of escaping a shared dream entrapment.


Alexander Singer


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 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
Mark Colson ... Dream Alien
Jennifer Gundy Jennifer Gundy ... Ensign (as Jennifer Grundy)


The Voyager crew are assaulted in the form of nightmares. An alien species, functioning only in a dream world, disables the crew and traps them in a shared dream. Chakotay strives to stay awake and help The Doctor disable the aliens' hold on the crew, all while wondering if he is still dreaming. Written by Meribor

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This takes place in 2374. See more »


While in the cavern, Chakotay chooses to inject one of the sleeping aliens rather than himself, but he could have easily injected himself and requested another injection to be beamed down by the doctor. Equally, Chakotay is prepared to sacrifice himself to kill all the aliens, but the doctor could just beam him out before the attack. See more »


Chakotay: [after waking from a lucid dream] Well, it was certainly one of the most interesting away missions I've ever been on.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Dream a little Dream
4 July 2017 | by hellraiser7See all my reviews

It's pretty much "Voyager" doing "Abres Los Ojos" (Open Your Eyes). Like in that film we see that the Voyager crew is having their perceptions of reality be put to the test.

This episode I'll just say is a real rug puller. Just like with the crew were kinda in the same boat as even our perceptions of what were seeing are being challenged, where sometimes we think that one or all have returned to reality but then suddenly we discover their still in the dream world.

I really like how throughout the episode there is just an unsettling feeling, where you know in the back of your mind something isn't right. From certain things happening fast you don't even see it coming or seem surreal, or even how in a scene or two you suspect things are going a little too easily. There were two scenes I'll admit took me by surprise from seeing Seven O Nine immediately make out with Kim, I remember thinking yes but then also nah it's too good to be true and unfortunately I'm right.

But there is a really creepy scene where we see Janeway go into the mess area and we see the lights are off in that area, and then suddenly they come on and we see the tables are filled with corpses, reminded me of the scene from the horror film "Deranged". At that moment you know everything on the bridge isn't Kosher.

Before you wake up, make sure your awake.

Rating: 3 stars

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14 January 1998 (USA) See more »

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