Written By: Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Torres is having vivid dreams, and they seem to form some kind of narrative. This is happening while a group of telepaths are on board. Soon the dreams change from being a simple love story to one of terror and eventual genocide.
In reading about it I did find something sort of telling and odd in Brannon Braga though. He was disappointed in this episode because he wished it had been made on TNG when he first thought of it, because it would’ve been closer to Schindler’s List coming out. It seems like he didn’t think he had a strong enough story to stand on its own, and that he was really just trying to mimic other acclaimed work. Fortunately I think the episode is better than he gives it credit for, purely because it does properly stand on its own. (look at me actually giving Voyager some praise).
Mostly I can’t complain though, it is a solid episode, with a good message and a decent conclusion.
NEXT TIME: Kes commits sacrilege on an alien world