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Star Trek Voy - Season 3 - Episode 03

Star Trek Voy - 3x03 - The Chute

Originally Aired: 1996-9-18

Synopsis:
Paris and Kim are trapped in a hellish prison. [DVD]

My Rating - 2

Fan Rating Average - 4.8

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Problems
None

Factoids
None

Remarkable Scenes
- Harry climbing through the chute only to discover they're in space.
- Neelix' ship's skillful maneuvers.
- Kim: "I was ready to hit you with the pipe. Don't you remember?" Paris: "You wanna know what I remember? Someone saying, 'this man is my friend. Nobody touches him. I'll remember that for a long time.'"

My Review
A rather unremarkable episode. It reminds me of all the captured, fighting, violence episodes TOS featured to get ratings. The only interesting thing was the rather intriguing insane character with his philosophies and his manifesto. I also thought Janeway's handling of the situation was rather skillful. It was fun watching her and Tuvok break Tom and Harry out of prison. Finally, the brief, touching moment of true friendship expressed between Paris and Kim in the end was pretty cool. Other than that, a slow mover.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From Psycroptic on 2012-08-18 at 4:05pm:
    I actually enjoyed this one quite a bit. Finally got to see Harry actually do something for once.
  • From Adam on 2013-02-19 at 10:36am:
    I like the scene where the manifest character is describing his philosophies and the chute is around his head in the background like a halo. Not such a bad episode except for the somewhat lame and gratuitous fight scenes and a few cheesy lines... "save yourself!"
  • From thaibites on 2014-01-26 at 7:58pm:
    I thought this was one of the best episodes so far. It's different from most Trek episodes because it's really dark and full of hopelessness. Harry and Tom are trapped with a bunch of psychos with no way out, plus they have an implant in their brains which controls them and makes them aggressive. These guys were violated to the max!
    This is not some silly romp through the holodeck and Camelot. This is a very intense, violent episode that can't be brushed off.
    Put yourself in Harry and Tom's place and think about how you would feel and react. I think it would be like hell.
  • From scott Marron on 2014-02-06 at 11:36am:
    Harry is painful

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