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Star Trek Voy - Season 6 - Episode 03

Star Trek Voy - 6x03 - Barge of the Dead

Originally Aired: 1999-10-6

Torres embarks on a journey to Klingon hell. [DVD]

My Rating - 4

Fan Rating Average - 4.19

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- The Klingons have a legend describing Kortar, the first Klingon, who destroyed the gods that created him and was condemned to steer the Barge of the Dead for all eternity as punishment.

Remarkable Scenes
- Torres' shuttle crashing into Voyager's shuttle bay.
- Torres: "We only have one multi spatial probe, I didn't want to lose it." Janeway: "We only have one B'Elanna Torres. I don't want to lose her either."
- Tuvok wielding a bat'leth.
- Seven of Nine and the doctor singing a Klingon drinking song.
- Chakotay: "I accept there are things in the universe than can't be scanned with a tricorder."

My Review
Voy: Coda + Voy: Mortal Coil = Voy: Barge of the Dead. The third "afterlife" plot Voyager's done so far. First Janeway, then Neelix, now Torres. I wonder when the writers will get tired of it. This one's a little better than Voy: Mortal Coil, but not quite as good as Voy: Coda. Torres' issues weren't quite as annoying as Neelix' were, but the writers made no attempt to explain away the dreams Torres was having like they did with Janeway. So in the end, the episode ended up being slightly below average. Not particularly bad, but not all that good either.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From Scott MacGregor on 2008-11-25 at 8:24pm:
    I love klingon episodes and to see them in voyager is a refreshing change. The scene with tuvok and the batleth was great and hearing the doctor and seven singing. Did anyone notice its the same song worf and his fathers friend sang in his quarters in DS9-Way of the Warrior, a line mentioned by b'lanna in the episode. Great continuity there i have to say. It is annoying that the episode has no plot really but i thought it was a good character episode for a character who doesnt get many.
  • From Psycroptic on 2013-01-05 at 4:15pm:
    One of the first episodes in a while that Tuvoc actually does something. He hasn't gotten NEARLY enough screentime in the last few seasons, it's basically just been the doctor, seven, and Janeway.
  • From Hugo on 2015-03-02 at 2:12am:
    Isn't it surprising that the Doctor went with recreating her experience, I would have thought that his ethics wouldn't allow that...
  • From Qapl'Obummer! on 2022-02-28 at 12:29pm:
    This entire episode should have been a dream while she recovered from the accident. But now we have Janeway, Paris and the Doctor almost letting her kill herself because of some stupid superstition.

    btw...isn't it very rude of Chucky Chacotay to call it klingon "mythology" when he was talking to her? When I call people's superstitions mythology they are always very offended.

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