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Star Trek Voy - Season 6 - Episode 17

Star Trek Voy - 6x17 - Spirit Folk

Originally Aired: 2000-2-23

Problems arise when Voyager runs a holodeck program non-stop. [DVD]

My Rating - 3

Fan Rating Average - 4.4

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Remarkable Scenes
- Tom turning Harry's girl into a cow.
- The doctor's sermon.
- Neelix being compared to the likeness of a Leprechaun.
- Sullivan "playing along."

My Review
An improvement upon Voy: Fair Haven, but not by much. The episode is better in that they didn't have to find some external space anomaly to have an excuse to spend all the episode in the holodeck, but we did get some cliched holodeck malfunction action. We also got a slight rehash of TNG: Elementary, Dear Data. It's remarkable to point out how Moriarty had to be more or less eliminated, but since the Fair Haven characters were not villainous, the same was not necessary of them. With all these things considered, the episode is quite pleasant; my fundamental problem is with the whole idea of Fair Haven in the first place. I just don't find the crew escaping into a stereotypical Irish town all that interesting.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From Pete Miller on 2007-04-17 at 5:09pm:
    This episode epitomizes Voyager. It's really painful for me to even talk about this episode. Tom Paris turns Harry into a cow. The Doctor is a minister. The show has nothing to do with outer space.

    God. Since it doesn't break canon, I can't give it a zero on this scale. However, its score is the limit as x approaches zero. It's as close to a zero as you can get without actually being one.

    As a matter of fact, I actually think that "Threshold" has a better plot.
  • From f. ive on 2010-01-28 at 6:08pm:
    Paris didn't turn Kim into cow. He turned his holographic girlfriend
  • From L on 2014-01-30 at 3:44am:
    Almost worth it just for the scene where the Doctor slams open the church doors and yells "Sinners!"

    But otherwise, lame.

  • From Hugo on 2015-06-27 at 3:12pm:
    That doc has a jeremiah-chrichton-level-bad beard. A thorough stupid/silly episode, but it still kept my interest. Not sure what that means though.

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