Star trek: Voyager 4.01b - The gift
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Episode propagandaAn unprecedented increase in Kes' (Jennifer Lien) telepathic powers threatens to tear Voyager apart, while freed Borg, Seven of Nine, must come to terms with her violent separation from the collective, a process which could seriously injure both her and Janeway and her crew...
Persons of interest
- Kate Mulgrew .... Captain Kathryn Janeway
- Robert Beltran .... Commander Chakotay
- Roxann Dawson .... Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres
- Robert Duncan McNeill .... Lieutenant Tom Paris
- Robert Picardo .... the Emergency Medical Hologram
- Ethan Phillips .... Neelix
- Tim Russ .... Lieutenant Tuvok
- Jeri Ryan .... Seven of nine, tertiary adjunct to Unimatrix 01
- Garrett Wang .... Ensign Harry Kim
- Majel Barrett .... USS Voyager computer voice
- Jennifer Lien .... Kes
- Joe Menosky .... Screenwriter
- Anson Williams .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
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Special Agent Matti
Intelligence reportWell, they finally decided that an elfin being with undefined psychic powers and a history of bad hair was stretching the imagination just a little, as they get rid of Kes in this episode. They also introduce Seven of Nine as a regular cast member. All I will say is that Kes' hair just had to go.
This is a good episode that focuses on the Human drama rather than the macabre situation of the Borg. The ethical decisions and personal dilemmas are well written and performed. Jeri Ryan's drone is brilliant, she's worth watching all on her own. I predict big things for this character.
More than simply worth a look, The gift is compulsory viewing.
Security censorship classification
PG (Low level violence, adult themes)
Not for public release in Australia before date