Star trek: Voyager 4.10b - Vis à vis
Stardate 51762.4 (-1 day)
Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities
Episode propagandaWhen Voyager encounters Steth (Dan Butler), an alien test pilot in need of help, Tom Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill) is assigned to help with the repairs. Lured by the excitement and glamour of the being's life in comparison with his own, Tom befriends the stranger, who then viciously steals his identity and sends him speeding off into space, unconscious in an unfamiliar body...
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
- Dan Butler .... Steth
- Elizabeth McGlynn .... Daelen
- Robert J Doherty .... Screenwriter
- Jesus Salvador Trevino .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
- Studios and distributors:
Special Agent Matti
Intelligence reportWell, here's a turnout for the books - a story about Tom Paris that is worth watching.
Not only do you get to poke your inquisitive wee noses into his character flaws, but you get to see what happens when other people do, too. And his relationship with B'Elanna gets to that rough stage that (apparently) relationships go through at about this stage (I wouldn't really know, never having had one). Sure there's a little too much technobabble, and sure, everyone is very reasonable about the whole thing, but it's an unflattering view of a heroic character and that's got to be good news for everyone.
Note to the EMH: tell Tom to start exercising more, he's getting fat.
Security censorship classification
PG (Low level violence)
Not for public release in Australia before date
VHS rental and retail: 10 October 1998