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Star Trek - Voyager, Episode 8: Ex Post Facto

2 Ratings: 3.0
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The actors are still a bit away from their comfort zone in their roles

  • Jan 31, 2010
When a new series starts, it always takes a few episodes to complete the settling in process and define the characters. In this episode, Kim and Paris visit the Banean homeworld in a search for technology that will assist Voyager in traveling back to Federation space. The Baneans are at war with the Numiri, a group that is suspicious of the presence of Voyager.
Kim and Paris meet with Tolen Ren, the head of Banean military science and the discussions continue at his home. When Kim meets Ren's young wife, there is a clear and instant attraction and when Ren is murdered, Paris is accused and convicted of the murder. The primary evidence is a set of memories extracted from Ren's brain that show Paris stabbing him. Capital punishment has been abolished so the punishment is to have the memories of the murder inserted into Paris' brain so that he may relive them at regular intervals.
Voyager goes to the Barean planet and they get Paris released, but the recurring memories are slowly destroying the structure of his brain. After further investigation and a mind meld by Tuvok, it becomes clear that Paris has been framed.
The thing that puzzled me was that it took so long for the Voyager crew to decide to use a mindmeld to learn the truth. Once it was introduced in the original series, it became a standard tactic where the decision to use it was quickly executed, even when the subject was an alien. The hesitation here is completely out of sequence to what has happened in previous stories involving Vulcans. The actors also appear a little uncertain and lack the ease in their roles that will come later. Paris becoming involved in any way with the wife of a man from whom they are seeking critical aid is a plot device that should have been left out.

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August 15, 2010
This kind of reminded me of the TNG episode where Riker is accused of a crime and they reenact it on the holodeck and it ended with the space station exploding. This was OKAY and much like a lot of Voyager, it's only OKAY with little making it great.
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