Star trek: Voyager 2.03a - Tattoo
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Exploring an M-Class planet that may yield polyferranide needed by Voyager to reseal the warp coils, the crew is hindered by great meteorological resistance. Unbelievably, Chakotay (Robert Beltran) discovers an ancient symbol of his people. Memories from an expedition with his father, Kolopak (Henry Darrow), are invoked .... the mystery unfolds...
Persons of interest
- Kate Mulgrew .... Captain Kathryn Janeway
- Robert Beltran .... Commander Chakotay
- Roxann Dawson .... Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres
- Jennifer Lien .... Kes
- Robert Duncan McNeill .... Lieutenant Tom Paris
- Robert Picardo .... the Emergency Medical Hologram
- Ethan Phillips .... Neelix
- Tim Russ .... Lieutenant Tuvok
- Garrett Wang .... Ensign Harry Kim
- Majel Barrett .... USS Voyager computer voice
- Henry Darrow .... Kolopak
- Richard Fancy .... the Sky Spirit representative
- Douglas Spain .... young Chakotay
- Nancy Hower .... Ensign Wildman
- Richard Chaves .... the Chief of the Rubber Tree people
- Larry Brody .... Storywriter
- Michael Piller .... Screenwriter
- Alexander Singer .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
- Studios and distributors:
Special Agent Matti
Chakotay's turn to do a biographical episode.
With a trendy lefty approach to non-western cultures, Voyager goes where few dare to tread. It's almost von Daniken in its open-mindedness. Maybe alien beings have visited Earth, way back in our past, but that's no reason for it to have happened in the future.
If you are into the character of Chakotay, or the person of Robert Beltran, then this is an episode for you. Both get buck naked to improve inter-species communication. Otherwise, there's no real reason for its existence. And that bloody faux-ethnic music is giving me the shits.
Security censorship classification
PG (Medium level violence)
Not for public release in Australia before date