Star trek: Voyager 2.05a - Prototype
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Episode propagandaThe improvisational talents and engineering genius of B'Elanna Torres (Roxann Dawson) are stretched to their limits when, kidnapped by robots, she is given a task. should she fail, the price will be the annihilation of the Voyager and its crew.
Should she succeed, the Prime Directive will be contravened...
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
- Rick Worthy .... Praelor automated personnel unit 3947, Cravic unit 122
- Hugh hodgin... Praelor automated personnel unit 6263, Prototype unit,0001
- Nicholas Corea .... Screenwriter
- Jonathan Frakes .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
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Special Agent Matti
Intelligence reportWell, Prime Directive stuff, obviously.
The joy is that B'Elanna is the one who has to face the dilemma, because she's such a Klingon (I may have mentioned in passing some small admiration for the female of the species) and gets all hyped up on impulse rather than consideration (ie she leaps before she looks). That means she's more likely to get into trouble than your regular Starfleet person.
There's also a small promotion for the Luddites, a rare thing on a program which relies so heavily upon technology and technobabble. Interesting viewing.
Perhaps the robots could've been designed a little more artistically, although that's a minor quibble (rhymes with Tribble). The opening scene entirely from the point of view of the Praelor unit is certainly a very nice piece of directing work.
Security censorship classificationPG (Medium level violence)
Not for public release in Australia before date