Voyager Torture: Jetrel (Season 1, Episode 15)

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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.

Neelix episode. Ultimate torture.

Okay, so if you want more details the episode starts out in the holodeck and I’m not going to harp too much on it, but it’s stupid that they have holodeck power. Anyway, an alien shows up who turns out to be this guy that invented a weapon that killed a bunch of Neelix’s people, including his family. Of course Neelix is upset that this guy is around, but the alien doctor says he’s trying to make amends and is trying to find a cure for a fatal disease that Neelix might have and he wants to test Neelix. Turns out Neelix has the disease and he’s going to die. (Yay!)

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Normally I’d feel some sort of sympathy for a character in this situation, but Neelix acts like a big asshole the entire time. And it turns out that he doesn’t have the disease, the alien doctor was just using that as a cover to run an experiment. He really wants to try to revive all the people he killed through transporter technology. Oh and big surprise, Neelix wasn’t with the rest of his people preparing for the war effort like he said, he was actually a coward.

Unfortunately for everyone involved the episode does not end with Neelix dying of a horrible disease or the alien doctor saving everyone killed through his invention. He fails and loses his battle with disease. Basically everyone’s time was wasted. What’s new?

Least Annoying Characters:

The Doctor

Most Torturous Moment:

Neelix episode. Whole thing.

Chris Art Accuracy: Chris does another fairly accurate portrayal of an alien he’s never seen, although the one on the show had less of a penis nose.

Torture Score: 5 out of 5 Neelixes

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  • googum

    You continue to take bullets for me on Voyager, man. I keep thinking maybe it’ll get good at some point, but…

  • Third season and forward really starts to pick up steam.