Yay, it’s another episode where an alien race is secretly experimenting on the Starship crew. Really, you’d think StarFleet would have issued shoot to kill orders by now.
So these aliens seem to have it in for the various members of Voyager. Of the main bridge, Janeway is being made more tetchy, Neelix is being turned into another species and Chakotay prematurely ages (wonder does he regret his tattoo now). Oh yes, and Torres and Paris get more randy, well that’s their excuse.
The best part of this was having Seven and the Doctor collaborate to bring down the aliens as it was nice seeing the Doctor take on a more leaderish role than he normally does. More good news for this episode is that they didn’t lose a shuttlecraft! bad news is they’re cursed . No wait, that’s not it, oh yes, another crewmember dies. The crew really should have a Voyager dead pool.
As an aside and something I noticed in this is I love how even in the 24th century people have to hand deliver data rather than sending it over their computers. Seriously, Tuvok travelled all the way from the bridge to engineering and back just to give a data pad to Torres. Couldn’t they even have a pneumatic tube messaging system?
Lastly there’s a part where Chakotay asks Janeway if he’s boring her. Well....