Seven’s Emotions

Story: Human Error
Written By: Brannon Braga & André Bormanis
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Year: 2001

Seven is researching her social skills in the holodeck, practicing being more human. It could have been a good episode, but the writers threw in this left field romance plot of Seven digging Chakotay. WHAT? Since when have they had any kind of relationship? Why would they go for her and Chakotay when the Doctor and her makes a ton more sense. Whatever. Then her emotional practice overloads her implants. Can’t have a character study without some kind of life threatening plot point. Looming death equals drama. Plot wise they lost me...but you get to see Jeri Ryan out of the Borg catsuit and into hair down human clothes...and that is a good thing. You have to cling to what you can with this show.
I also had a sort of nerd quibble about the holodeck. If the holodeck can just project clothes onto people, as it does for Seven in this episode, why the FUCK do people play Dress-up all the time when going on to the holodeck? You don’t need to dress up...the computer will do it for you! Weird.

I wanted this to work, because I tend to like Seven-focused stories, but it just didn’t work for me.

NEXT TIME: Q’s Final Appearance