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Star trek: Voyager 5.10b - Think Tank

Stardate around 52720
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Episode propaganda

In the midst of a clash with the Hazari Bounty hunters, Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) is offered assistance from a Think Tank, a small yet exotic alien ship containing disparate life forms, each able to communicate telepathically. Their spokesperson, Kurros (Jason Alexander), offers to help solve the dilemma with the Hazari, only in exchange for Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) as payment. When Seven declines their offer, the Think Tank focuses on taking her by force.

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
  • Jason Alexander .... Kurros
  • Christopher Darga .... Y'Sek
  • Christopher Shea .... Saowin
  • Steve Dennis .... Fennim
  • Rick Berman .... Storywriter
  • Brannon Braga .... Storywriter
  • Michael Taylor .... Screenwriter
  • Terrence O'Hara .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

Predictability. When there are two mysterious baddies in an episode you just know that they are going to be working together.

Think Tank flops around like a fish out of water, going this way, going that way, never sure of where it's going to end up. Casting Jason was a mistake. He is too strongly identified with George Kostanza to suddenly turn up in the Delta Quadrant as an intellectual giant. His delivery, toned down to try and hide that fact, borders on the moribund. Genius does not bring control and this genius should fall a long way by the end of the episode. He doesn't. 'Nuff said.

If nothing else, at least you now know that Voyager is catching up to its deuterium duplicate (someone sold those unfortunates some Hazari ale).

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental and retail: 7 October 1999

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