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Star trek: Voyager 7.07a - Repentance

Stardate around 54490
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Episode propaganda

The crew of the USS Voyager rescue the crew and passengers aboard a critically damaged vessel transporting convicts scheduled for execution. When the Doctor (Robert Picardo) and Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) make a discovery that changes the ground rules, Captain Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) and the crew have to walk the grey area between the Prime Directive and justice, with the ship's safety hanging in the balance.

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
  • Jeff Kober .... Iko
  • Tim Dezarn .... Yediq
  • FJ Rio .... Joleg
  • Greg Poland .... USS Voyager Security Officer
  • Robert Doherty .... Storywriter, Screenwriter
  • Mike Sussman .... Screenwriter
  • Mike Vejar .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

Hmmm... the Doctor has ethical problems, Seven enters into a doomed relationship, Kathryn wrestles with the Prime Directive and the Federation shows itself to be a model of civilisation (when compared to these backwater primitives). Sound familiar?

This season, the Doctor seems to do nothing but have ethical dilemmas. Robert Picardo is an excellent actor and the dilemmas are meaty but it's already too repetitive. Likewise Seven of Nine. Jeri Ryan is an excellent actor and the doomed relationships are meaty but it's been done before. Likewise Kathryn's Prime Directive dilemmas, likewise the Federation's moral high ground. You can look back through Voyager's seven seasons and find echoes all the way. You can look back through Star trek's four series and find echoes all the way.

Nevertheless, Repentance is a good, meaty drama if you're coming into Voyager for the first time, or after a long break away.

Security censorship classification

MA 15 + (Medium level violence, adult themes)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental and retail: 5 October 2001

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