Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Worst Case Scenario 

B'Elanna's discovery of a holonovel projecting a Maquis takeover of Voyager enthralls the crew, but a hidden edit could kill its mystery author.


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 (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Martha Hackett ... Seska
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


Members of the Voyager crew furtively participate in a hidden holodeck programme where the ship's Maquis members stage an insurrection. When words gets out, Tuvok and Paris get trapped within the programme, which has been booby-trapped by someone they'd never think of. Written by Meribor

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47 references: the holo-novel has been accessed 47 times by 33 different crew members. And Tuvok's security clearance to add to the holo-novel is 'Tuvok 4774'. See more »


Seska left the ship around stardate 48658.2 (in Star Trek: Voyager: State of Flux) but, according to Torres, Seska modified the holo-program on stardate 48671. See more »


[Paris and Tuvok are working on a continuation for the holo-novel]
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres: Now, up until now, the story's been nothing but action - which is fine - but what it needs is a little heart, a little emotion.
Lieutenant Tuvok: We are not writing a romance novel, Lieutenant.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Jonas cameo
17 June 2019 | by XweAponXSee all my reviews

This was an episode that I totally missed when I originally watched Voyager on UPN 13 during the 90s. There were only a few of these. It was probably preempted due to those lame "Syndex" laws from the 90s, which prohibited local Cable providers from showing syndicated shows on two different stations at the same time. This was very stupid, thank you, as I was not able to view almost all of season four of Babylon 5 because of these dumb laws. And sometimes, although Voyager was officially a network show, it would occasionally succumb to the same stupidity.

When this starts out, it appears to be a regular Voyager episode except that there are a few things different, that we don't notice right away. For one thing Lieutenant Torres only has one PIP making her an Ensign. And then when a call from engineering comes in, "Its Jonas", and we know he has been dead for a while. So, WT_?. They never show him, but this was actually the actor who played Jonas' real voice. Too bad they didn't have more of him in this episode.

Of course Seska also appears and at this time she is still pretending to be a Bajoran member of the Maquis.

The reason for the appearance of these characters becomes apparent, as the narrative is interrupted by a bumbling Tom Paris, who stumbles in at a most in opportune time.

This is not actually a holodeck episode, this is a horror episode. It could have been much worse, it should have been much worse. It was plenty disturbing as it was. Of course when we think that it is actually a holo episode, there is that usual voyager humor in the character interactions arguing about who is going to finish this HoloNovel.

It comes down to Tom Paris and Tuvoc, but they go from content creators to victims in one fell swoop. And the way that it was done knocked me out of my La-Z-Boy.

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