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Star trek: Voyager 3.12b - Displaced

Stardate 50912.4
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Episode propaganda

The sudden and inexplicable appearance of a bewildered Nyrian on Voyager is matched by the equally strange disappearance of Kes (Jennifer Lien). As more beings begin to appear with ominous regularity, Voyager's crewmembers begin to disappear...

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
  • Deborah Levin .... Lang
  • Mark L Taylor .... Jarlath
  • James Noah .... Rislin
  • Kenneth Tigar .... Dammar
  • Nancy Youngblut .... Taleen
  • Lisa Klink .... Screenwriter
  • Allan Kroeker .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

At first it seems like a bit of a wussy episode, but then it gets more interesting as things develop.

The technobabble is interesting, too, as is the way Janeway and Tuvok teach themselves to use the alien computer. Anyone who's ever had to switch from Mac™ to IBM™ compatible (or vice versa) will understand. Thank the goddess that Microsoft™ finally stole the Apple™ graphical user interface, which they had stolen from Xerox™.

The methodology of the beings in stealing passing ships is a tad peculiar (they have this one great invention but never create any more because they just steal stuff), and I think that they kidnapped Kes first because of the hair (it gets her off the screen for most of the episode). But hey, they're aliens, and aliens are as aliens do.

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence, adult themes)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD retail: 9 September 2004

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