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Vela Kurv Watches Star Trek Voyager Experience a “Persistence of Vision”

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Janeway goes to sick-bay, but The Doctor cannot find anything wrong with her brain.

Passing through Bothan space, Starship Voyager crewmates suffer severe disorientation when a Bothan being causes the ship’s personnel to experience disturbing hallucinations.

 

One of Janeway’s (Kate Mulgrew), biggest advocates aboard ship is Kes (Jennifer Lien), and she is able to use her own telekinetic abilities to attack and free the crew from their debilitating hallucinations.

 

Kate Mulgrew and Tim Russ star in Star Trek Voyager

Kate Mulgrew and Tim Russ star in Star Trek Voyager

Janeway’s resolve to grow yet defend have taken root in Kes and her actions that lead to the crew’s release, prove this in this episode.

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Vela Kurv Deals with “Parturition” in Star Trek Voyager

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Relations between Neelix and Lt. Tom Paris fall to a new low when they have a food fight in the mess hall over Kes.


Jealousy and resolve is the challenge and the lesson in this episode. Captain Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), has one primary goal; find a source for food supplies. However, what is found is Planet Hell. It is a Class-M planet believed to support extensive vegetation. The Talaxian, Neelix – Ethan Phillips, (also in love with the Ocampa, Kes – Jennifer Lien) is jealous of chief helmsman, Tom Paris’ (Robert Duncan MacNeill), attention paid to Kes. Neelix’s high emotions erupt into a physical fight and Janeway orders them to settle their differences for the sake of the crew’s survival; they must explore Planet Hell for the needed food supplies.

Janeway’s orders force them to work together and in the midst of doing so Neelix and Tom Paris are trapped together on the alien planet. They must work together so that they and their new found alien baby ward can survive.

Robert Duncan McNeill and Ethan Phillips star in Star Trek Voyager

Janeway cautions Tom Paris and Neelix to put their differences aside.

The experience unites them and forces them to reason one with another. In the end, their ability to follow Janeway’s orders resolves their differences even if an additional food source is not the actual vegetative food supply thought present by the ship’s engineers.

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Vela Kurv Wonders About “Non Sequitur” on Star Trek Voyager

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Captain Janeway’s (Kate Mulgrew ), leadership and development is seen in her operations officer, Harry Kim (Garrett Wang) . He must keep his head but shows his loyalty to his lost crewmates when he chooses to return aboard ship instead of a new life with his love and success on Earth.

 

Harry Kim wakes up in San Francisco having never been assigned to Voyager which Starfleet considers lost.

Garrett Wang stars in Star Trek Voyager Non Sequitur

Kim returns from an alternate universe with the assistance of an extradimensional being. His loyalty to his crew is also proven by his persuasion of friend and chief helmsman Tom Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill), to return both of their lives to service aboard the Starship Voyager.

Janeway’s leadership has transpired into loyalty and the beginnings of a starship family are forming. This is proof of a strong leader, when her crew would choose their lost plight over a life of love and success in an alternative reality of ease. I can only hope that I can engender the same kind of devout loyalty in my staff.

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Vela Kurv Sees the “Elogium” on Star Trek Voyager

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Captain Janeway (Kate Mulgrew ), has an unusual role in this episode, she is seen as a maternal advisor by Kes (Jennifer Lien ), in addition to her position as captain of a starship. Kes reaches out to only Janeway, which demonstrates her belief in Janeway’s instincts as well as her command.

 

 

The Starship Voyager encounters new life forms that have a very unusual attraction to the ship. The electrophoretic field created by the spaceborne life-forms triggers the elogium, or the sexual mating cycle in a very young Ocampan Kes.

Jennifer Lien stars Star Trek Voyager

Janeway leads an investigation to free Voyager from the elogiums’ attraction to it without harming them, meanwhile dealing with a highly emotional Kes who must decide to conceive at a very early age.

Janeway must get an accurate assessment of risk both inside and outside her starship. She prevails and both ship and Kes find their way through their crisis. Janeway uses her assessment and study to determine an approach. Keeping calm to utilize crew expertise and assess the correct path is the responsibility of a competent commander. One approach I hope to make when I assume my role as a commander.

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