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Star trek: Voyager 3.10a - Rise

Stardate 50567.4
Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

Episode propaganda

Rushing to the aid of an eminent scientist, Tuvok (Tim Russ) and Neelix (Ethan Phillips) are stranded on the surface of an endangered planet. Their only means of survival is to break through the ionosphere in an orbital lift. However, it soon becomes obvious that their party contains a deadly traitor...

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
  • Alan Oppenheimer .... the Nezu Ambassador
  • Lisa Kaminir .... Lillias
  • Kelly Connell .... Sklar
  • Tom Towles .... Doctor Vatm
  • Geof Prysirr .... Hanjuan
  • Garry Bullock .... Goth
  • Jimmy Diggs .... Storywriter
  • Brannon Braga .... Screenwriter
  • Robert Scheerer .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

In a clever move, the writers created a state where Tuvok and Neelix got on so badly that they would have to be forced to bond in a life and death situation. Where have I heard that before?

Rise is not the greatest of episodes and the effects are a bit dodgy, but it's also not the worst: it's more like one of those episodes that they throw in every now and then to give you something to complain about, but which you will still watch. The artificiality of the situation is definitely worth complaining about. Are they now saying that no-one is going to ask where the asteroids which are suddenly bombarding the endangered planet are coming from? Are asteroids showers so common in this system that no-one thought to wonder?

Anyhow, it's not such a bad episode that you need to avoid it, but don't get yourself all hyped up over the title, especially in light of the earlier episode, Blood fever.

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence, adult themes)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental and retail: 20 November 1997
DVD retail: 9 September 2004

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