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Star Trek Voy - Season 6 - Episode 11

Star Trek Voy - 6x11 - Fair Haven

Originally Aired: 2000-1-12

The crew enjoys the holodeck creation Fair Haven. [DVD]

My Rating - 2

Fan Rating Average - 4.54

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- A big point is made about transferring energy from the holodecks to another ship system, yet in Voy: Parallax a big point is made about how you absolutely cannot do that under any circumstance. This isn't the first time an episode has contradicted this detail of Voy: Parallax, but I'm starting to wonder exactly why they keep doing this. Are we supposed to believe that they've modified the holodeck power systems such that now they can do this as well as believe they rebuild shuttles and manufacture photon torpedoes?


Remarkable Scenes
- Janeway reprogramming Michael Sullivan.
- Tom, Harry, and Neelix unintentionally worsening Tuvok's space sickness.
- Tom: "You'd make a good barometer, Tuvok. Every time you get queasy, we go to red alert."
- Seven acing the rings tournament.

My Review
Not very interesting in the slightest. A lot of people complain about how every episode of Star Trek introduces a new dangerous situation and a new conflict; that at times it feels redundant or that we never get a sufficient feel for daily life aboard ship. However, this episode is deficient because of its distinct *lack* of any such contention. It's also annoying that in order to show an episode about the day to day life of the characters, there had to be some kind of space anomaly to stop the ship from moving first. That said, the main plot of this episode would have made a decent B plot for a more interesting episode and there were details about the setting and characters of Fair Haven that were quite charming. But ultimately it seemed to be a poor use of episode time.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From L on 2014-01-26 at 4:33am:
    "But I've broken the fifth commandment again!"
    "Say ten Our Father's and call me in the morning."

    The fifth commandment for catholics is 'thou shalt not kill'. Oh those wacky loveable Irish.
  • From Hugo on 2015-04-26 at 7:12pm:
    What a total yawn-fest (watched this while waiting for my 2 y/o to fall asleep). Found it very hard to stay awake with this, nothing there to grab my attention. I think it needed a b-story, at least.

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