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Star trek: Voyager 4.06b - Mortal coil

Stardate 51499.2
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Episode propaganda

When Neelix (Ethan Phillips) is killed on an away mission, his body lies dead for eighteen hours before Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) employs Borg technology to revive him. However, realising that he has not gone to the after-life promised by his forefathers, Neelix's gratitude is short-lived, and he begins to question his own beliefs and his reasons to continue living...

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
  • Nancy Hower .... Ensign Wildman
  • Brooke Ashley Stephens .... Naomi Wildman
  • Robin Stapler .... Alixia
  • Bryan Fuller .... Screenwriter
  • Allan Kroeker .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

The trouble with Star trek is that when someone dies, you can never be sure They™ won't technobabble them back to life, and this is Neelix's second dice with death (remember the Vidiian episode where they stole his lungs?) Anyway, you're always better off not reading the synopsis until after you've seen the episode, because they always give away lots of good surprises, like... Neelix dies!

At first I thought they'd finally gotten rid of the annoying little being, but Seven wandered into Sickbay and revived him with all the emotional involvement of fixing a broken flux capacitor. She goes off!

But the real meat of the story comes from questioning the whole life after death thing, and it's a good start for a late night discussion of life, death, and the universe; a good piece of Star trek. Watch it.

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental and retail: 12 August 1998

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