All kinds of people make up Voyager’s crew on the trip through the Delta Quadrant, including a sociopathic killer. Tuvok gets to the bottom of the case and nearly loses himself in the process. Meld with this week’s Mission Log.
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First of all, I have been a big Brad Dourif fan ever since I saw him on an episode of the X-Files years ago. I remembered seeing him in that the first time I saw this episode many years ago. He just has this presence, and a distinct facial structure really helps him play the baddies. I mean could you imagine anyone else playing Wormtongue?!
Anyway, the main reason I’m responding here is because after hearing y’all being disappointed in Paris’ story, there actually is a very good reason for it (sorry, I’m breaking the timeline a bit :D). It definitely pays off in the future. It is unexpected because they are using more Deep Space type storytelling, which makes it all the more interesting later on. You’ll see O.o
By the way, love the show! I haven’t missed one in many years. And a great change having Norm. He often makes the points I would be making, and so I don’t have to yell at my phone as often.
Thank you for the compliments and for sticking with us! And yes, you know the conceit by now – we’ll get to those reveals about Paris in due time. For now, we’re seeing them as they unfold which feels a bit forced. I look forward to putting all of those in context.
Thanks eMan – appreciate the kind words. But where you don’t yell as much at your phone now because of what I contribute…I’m sure someone else does…for what I contribute LOL. Such is life.
I absolutely cannot believe that Norm quoted Louis CK. In what world do the comments of a known sexual predator and abuser have any place on this show? I’m absolutely appalled.
And then to use a predator’s words to argue that the only reason people don’t commit murder is because we have laws against it?
I mean, did Mirror Universe Norm take over this episode? Because that’s what it felt like. I’m at a complete loss here.
Dave – it is simply a reference about what he and perhaps MANY other people have about that issue. I landed on Louis CK because it is a comedy bit that I remembered from the past. That is all. There is nothing else to be mined from that reference.
I’m a little surprised more wasn’t made of Brad Dourif’s single Babylon 5 episode (Passing Through Gethsemane) which was all about Capitol Punishment for Serial Killers (Brad played that guy as well) in a SF context.
Well, partly because I’ve never seen it, and that would take the show on another tangent. Fortunately, we’ve had pretty robust B5 discussion in the Discord as well as weekly live show discussions there too!