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Lewd Mangabey
Wed, Apr 7, 2021, 6:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Inside Man

The one thing I'm surprised at is that in over 20 years of comments I'm the first one to mention the parallel between Barclay and Troi ("Do you have any idea how inappropriate it is to follow your therapist on vacation?") and Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss in the classic, What About Bob? Giving credit where it's due, that was a fun scene.

I think I like this episode a little more than Jammer, but it's certainly not great.
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Lewd Mangabey
Wed, Mar 17, 2021, 8:34am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: 11:59

Just wait until Henry Janeway learns about Amazon . . .

Accepting the limits of the medium (a television hour, one episode in a 20+ episode season), I think this was an effective main plot that imparted a thoughtful message. Who says sci-fi needs lasers, battles, and technobabble? Reflecting on history, the limits of our ability to "know" what happened in the past, and thinking about the real lives of living, breathing people who came centuries before us makes for good, thoughtful fiction. So what if the A plot resolves itself in a very Christmas movie sort of way? This was not as good as Living Witness, but it was a thoughtful departure from the norm. The B plot could have been better: Janeway's sulky response to learning her ancestor was not who she thought she was, Paris's conveniently encyclopedic knowledge of "every" Mars mission, the ease with which Janeway could have and would have figured out the true story of a family hero -- this was weak stuff, and it had me rolling my eyes a bit. Then again, there's only so much you can cram into 45 minutes of screen time.

I think 3 stars is fair.
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