Voyager Torture: Faces ( Season 1, Episode 14,)

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Voyager Torture features Vincent reviewing an episode of Star Trek Voyager that he’s seen for the first time and Chris Piers creating a drawing based on that episode based solely on Vincent’s review and never having seen the show.

This was a rough one. It starts out with one of the disgusting people from the the Vidiian Sodality (as seen in The Phage). I never thought these gross skin dudes would come back as enemies. You’d have thought that Janeway being stern with them would have been enough! Anyway, they’re back and they’re stealing people to harvest. I’m going to keep this as brief as possible, since this episode was so torturous, but it turns out Tom Paris, Torres, and an a sometimes reccurring background crew member are all prisoners of the Vidiians.

It’s not looking good for Paris and background character as they learn (from an alien of Neelix’s race) that they’re now slave labor and once in awhile the guards show up and take someone away, presumably to harvest their body parts.

Well as the teaser indicated Torres ends up strapped to a table. For plot reasons the head doctor believes her Klingon blood might unlock the key to their disease. The problem is that she’s only half Klingon. The solution? Split her into two parts!

So then we have a Torres who is human and weak and a Torres that’s full on Klingon. This leads to some stuff and we’re left with this:

1. In the only neat part of this episode the evil doctor harvests the face of the background character so he can be more appealing to Torres.

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2. Torres’s two halves are reunited. (No one saw that one coming)

3. We’re somehow left to believe that the evil dudes can split a mixed species person into two fully separate individuals, but they somehow can’t cure themselves of this disease.

4. The Voyager crew makes their escape… without doing anything for any of the other people on the planet. Yep, that’s our Voyager crew. They don’t lift a finger for all the other prisoners that are trapped in a nightmare world of slave labor and body harvesting.

What a shit show.

Least Annoying Characters:

Paris

Most Torturous Moment:

The whole damned episode.

How Accurate Was Chris:

Chris somehow made this episode look way more creepy, and much more interesting. Don’t be fooled though.

Torture Score: 5 out of 5 Neelixes

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