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Star Trek Voy - Season 3 - Episode 20

Star Trek Voy - 3x20 - Favorite Son

Originally Aired: 1997-3-19

Synopsis:
Kim becomes convinced he's a native of Taresia. [DVD]

My Rating - 2

Fan Rating Average - 3.15

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Problems
None

Factoids
- We get to see Harry's mother in his dreams.

Remarkable Scenes
- Tuvok: "Perhaps you are experiencing a paradoxical state-dependent associative phenomenon." Janeway: "Déjà vu."
- Kim firing on the alien ship seemingly unprovoked.
- Harry tying up one of the women and knocking out the other to escape.
- The beam out.
- Harry and Tom talking in the end.

My Review
Another "Harry finds paradise" type episode. Unfortunately, the aliens in this episode were far more interesting than Harry's situation. I would have preferred to see more confrontation between the two peoples and perhaps some kind of outlining of their history, but we didn't get it. It's remarkable to note that every time Harry finds paradise, it's a fake and it's ripped away from him. I wonder why the writers enjoy doing this to him? Poor guy.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From David in California on 2007-10-02 at 4:00pm:
    Sorry, but this one was sooooo cheesey, IMO. My least favorite Voyager episode so far in my current viewing (or re-viewing, depending) of them all in sequence. The aliens' scheme was clever, but everything else about them--costumes, behavior, etc.-- as well as the way the story played out plot-wise might have made for an average episode of ST:TOS and fit in with that '60s era, but for the '90s I can't believe they thought this wouldn't be silly.
  • From Wayne on 2009-07-20 at 1:04pm:
    This episode is remarkable for one reason. Look closely at the girls. One of them is Kristanna Loken!

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