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Star Trek Voy - Season 3 - Episode 10

Star Trek Voy - 3x10 - Warlord

Originally Aired: 1996-11-20

Kes' body is taken over by a ruthless political leader. [DVD]

My Rating - 7

Fan Rating Average - 4.6

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Remarkable Scenes
- Kes and Neelix adversarial date.
- Kes phasering people.
- Tieran using Kes' body to make Resh bleed Darth Vader style.
- Teiran's coup.
- Kes' personality surfacing in Teiran.
- Teiran discovering undercover Tuvok.
- Teiran using Kes' mental powers against Tuvok.
- Kes fighting Teiran's in his sleep.
- Teiran beginning to slip into insanity thanks to Kes' influence.
- Paris to Tuvok regarding the Vulcan neck pinch: "Some day you're gonna have to show me how to do that."

My Review
I like this one, for Jennifer Lien gives a spectacular performance playing possessed Kes, just as when Keiko was possessed in DS9: The Assignment. Moreover, the character of Teiran was nicely presented. Even better a character than the rather simplistic Pah-wraith on DS9. Also in this episode's favor was Janeway; she once again shows us how awesome a diplomat she is. Overall, a rare great Kes episode.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From adam on 2010-09-23 at 6:24am:
    Nice little homage to characterization and visual style of Dune. Probably the best 'possession' episode in Trek, but that's not saying much...
  • From Mike on 2017-07-09 at 9:36am:
    I think TNG: Power Play was pretty good too, with solid acting by Meaney, Sirtis and Spiner. But this one was very exciting and Lien was surprisingly awesome. I say surprisingly only because no other Kes focused episode came close to giving Lien the chance to act like this, so it was cool to see.

    The only problem area I saw was that in the end, you have an infiltration assault on the palace involving Janeway, Chakotay, Neelix, and the alien prince. But no Starfleet security personnel? I doubt the ship's two senior leaders would charge in without at least a couple of other officers especially since they were outnumbered 2:1.

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