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Star Trek Voy - Season 2 - Episode 05

Star Trek Voy - 2x05 - Non Sequitur

Originally Aired: 1995-9-25

Synopsis:
Harry Kim awakens on Earth. [DVD]

My Rating - 3

Fan Rating Average - 3.97

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Problems
- Paris' site to site transporter seems far too small a device for the power it contains.

Factoids
- The space doors aboard the starbase in this episode are a reuse of the Dyson Sphere door from TNG: Relics.

Remarkable Scenes
- Harry discovering who he is in this new dream world.
- Harry confronting Tom Paris in the dream world. Tom got in a fight with Quark on DS9 and was thrown in the brig by Odo. :) Apparently now, according to Harry, Tom is a loser and a drunk.
- Harry: "Why does everyone say relax when they're about to do something terrible?"
- Harry discovering that he fell into an alien "timestream" and that his dream world is the real but altered world.

My Review
This episode offers an interesting concept. How would you react to waking up into the life you've always wanted at the expense of your friends' lives? Well Harry immediately rejects it. I can see why. Would you be able to forget an entire year of your life and pretend to believe that something entirely different happened to you during that time? I know I couldn't. Besides idealism, this episode offers very little. It develops exactly as expected with no real plot twist. The Federation authorities are annoying in their suspicions of Harry and the entire plot is consumed with Harry's alternate life. So this episode comes off as kind of a dud.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From Pete Miller on 2006-07-30 at 11:30pm:
    Oh yeah! THIS is why I hate Brannon Braga!
  • From yaspaa on 2010-06-06 at 7:19am:
    Tom mentions being locked up by an unfriendly shapeshifter. A reference to Odo?
  • From thaibites on 2013-10-01 at 7:57am:
    The problem I have with this episode is the same problem I have with a lot of the early season 2 episodes - there's too much Earth in them! The whole point of the series was to get out of their rut and away from the Federation. So, here they are - billions of light years away, and they amazingly keep encountering links to their "old life". Impossible!
    Doesn't seem very creative or imaginative to me...(Actually, it shows the producers were either lazy, burned out, or under pressure from the network to dumb down everything so the masses could relate to the show better.)

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