Bad Hallucinations

Story: Persistence of Vision
Written By: Jeri Taylor
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Year: 1995

This one is actually pretty good. Janeway is kind of stressed and overworked. The Doctor orders her to take a break, she takes the advice and goes to the holodeck…but then she starts seeing things from her holoprogram outside the holodeck, and it concerns her. When technical explanations escape her and everyone else, it seems she is hallucinating.
It is eventually discovered that the Botha, who don’t really want Voyager traveling through their space, bring on her hallucinations. They immobilize the whole crew, except Kes and the Doctor. Kes has some telepathic abilities making it easier for her to fight off the hallucinations.

There are some chilling moments and interesting character paths taken, and I think the episode is solid all around. If Voyager was like this on average I wouldn’t find it difficult to watch at all.

NEXT TIME: Chakotay’s Youth