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Star Trek Voy - Season 2 - Episode 06

Star Trek Voy - 2x06 - Twisted

Originally Aired: 1995-10-2

The Voyager crew is lost on their own ship. [DVD]

My Rating - 3

Fan Rating Average - 4.02

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Remarkable Scenes
- People getting lost all over Voyager.
- The Doctor: "I'm a doctor, not a bartender!" Count 11 for "I'm a doctor, not a (blah)" style lines, which McCoy was famous for.
- Torres barging in on someone's quarters by accident.
- Chakotay debating logic with Tuvok.
- Janeway's condition. Looked like she was flying on acid. :)
- The crew being cornered by the distortions.
- The revelation that it was nothing a harmless communication method.

My Review
This episode presents a pleasing but boring story. It was rather amusing to see everyone getting lost, but also rather redundant after a while. It also doesn't make much sense that a distortion would perfectly cut apart different rooms and whatnot. It's as if someone has been selectively rearranging parts of the ship. This isn't a technical problem so much as a logical problem. I wish they could have come up with better science fiction to justify this behavior. I give an extra point to this episode for the ending. It wasn't random space anomaly of the week. It wasn't a hostile alien trying to kill them. It was a peaceful and very different alien trying to communicate with Voyager. I like all this high brow idealistic stuff. To me, that's what Star Trek is all about.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From Jason on 2010-01-14 at 3:44am:
    Wow; this episode was abysmal. It is like a spoof of what every bad Star Trek episode is -- spatial anomalies, technobabble, space-based life-forms, stuff that doesn't make sense but is easy to film -- and in the end they just do nothing.

    I wish I had that 45 minutes of my life back.
  • From Drac on 2010-04-30 at 5:47pm:
    Boring episode , Kes birthday was the only remdeeming part so far i find Kes , The doctor and Neelix the only intresting characters.. i want ds9 back :(
  • From Jim on 2010-07-30 at 5:47am:
    The only thing missing was a group hug. And Janeway's head spinning around. Also, doesn't Neelix seem a little creepy when he gets jealous?
  • From Andrew on 2017-06-01 at 5:48pm:
    The Bar appears to be a replica of the one Kim found Paris in a couple episodes prior. If Paris frequently runs this program it at least makes sense that Kim knew where to find Paris in Marseilles.
  • From Gary on 2018-02-24 at 6:23pm:
    Lucky that none of the bent corridors or rooms opened up to the outside, but that's fine, one can accept the odd "twisting" premise for the sake of fun.

    What struck me as even more ridiculous: this episode underscored the "named characters matter, the rest of the crew doesn't" curse that seems more pronounced on Voyager than on other series. What do our heroes do when they encounter other crew? Tell them to go somewhere safe and just wait. Essentially, pat them on the head... "We professionals will take care of it, now stay out of the way, OK?". They have a ship full of experts of various sorts, and the main cast doesn't really know what's going on or have solutions to the problem. How about telling everyone everything you know, and getting as many minds as possible at work? But no, of course they're all useless.

    It wouldn't have changed anything in terms of outcome, but would have made Voyager appear like a ship with 140 crew, not 10 crew and 130 passengers.
  • From paul vh on 2024-03-08 at 1:57am:
    Bob Picardo has said this is his least favorite episode of the series, for the same reasons talked about in some of these reviews: it's 43 minutes of the crew surprised to find themselves in a different room than the one they intended to go to.

    It was painful to watch, so I imagine it was even more painful to act in.

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