Holodeck Violence

Story: The Killing Game
Written By: Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Year: 1998

The Hirogen have somehow taken control of Voyager and put its crew through many violent holographic games in which our crew is repeatedly hurt and maimed. Only a few crew members are outside the simulations, mostly Harry Kim and a few others being forced to give more power to the holodecks, and the Doctor being forced to mend his crew to be sent back to the line.
It is a strange concept, but it has enough going for it. I don’t really find the Hirogen all that interesting. They are just your standard one tracked mind villains: they hunt, I get it. Their games are interesting, but I really think this was just an excuse to put our characters in Nazi-occupied France. Hell at least its a better variation on the holodeck plotlines we usually get.

Eventually the Doctor and Harry help to jam the memory hiding device on Seven of Nine who is able to help jam the frequency changing Janeway’s memories, and the two begin to fight the fight against the Hirogen, and the Holoprogram begins to break out of the holodeck...next week.

NEXT TIME: Janeway Tries to Retake the Ship