Star Trek: Voyager

State Of Flux

Season 1, Ep 11, Aired 4/10/95
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  • Episode Description
  • Stardate: 48658.2When stolen Federation technology is found on a severely damaged Kazon-Nistrim ship, Seska becomes the prime suspect. The evidence is further reinforced when questions arise over her true heritage.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Picardo

    The Doctor

  • Kate Mulgrew

    Captain Kathryn Janeway

  • Robert Beltran

    Commander Chakotay

  • Roxann Dawson

    Lt. B'Elanna Torres

  • Jennifer Lien


  • Fan Reviews (7)
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    By Celedorian, Apr 02, 2015

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    By galygaly, Feb 10, 2014

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    By fourms20, Jul 20, 2012

  • State Of Flux

    By TrueTvWatcher, Aug 29, 2011

  • Voyager brings us this promising episode, showing us that maybe they will be worth watching after all.

    By samrag, Jul 14, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Janeway: Any unexpected life signs down there, commander?
      Chakotay: Nothing but bloodworms. Neelix wants to take some back with us for a tartare he wants to make. I've tried to talk him out of it.

    • B'Elanna: Of all the things to die for... It's a food replicator, or at least it was trying to be.

    • B'Elanna: No, Captain. When I say 'tomorrow', I mean tomorrow. I don't exaggerate. Tomorrow is the best I can do.

    • Tuvok: How may I be honest with you today? Chakotay: I'd just like to know from someone else who pulled the wool over my eyes. Was I particularly naive, was I not paying enough attention? What the hell was it that let all you spies get by me? Tuvok: Like all humans, you depend on feelings and instincts to guide you, and they invariably let you down. But particularly naive? No, Commander, and I've always considered your attention span to be adequate. Chakotay: Did you ever see anything about Seska that made you suspicious? Tuvok: No. She quite expertly pulled the wool over my eyes as well. Chakotay: Well, that makes me feel a little better. Thanks. Tuvok: Curious. Chakotay: What? Tuvok: That my failure, added to your own, should improve your feelings. Chakotay: Misery loves company, Tuvok.

    • Chakotay: I never knew Vulcans had such a talent for cards. Tuvok: It is simply a matter of logical discards, which give a false impression of my own requirements and deny the needed cards to your hand. I believe that's ninety four points to me. Chakotay: If you ever need a sponsor in a gin tournament, let me know.

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    Notes (1)

    • The¬†working title¬†for this episode was "Seska". But as Director Robert Scheerer noted, that "obviously gave everything away."

    Trivia (3)

    • It is established in this episode that, unlike other chief engineers in previous incarnations (TOS, TNG, and DS9), Torres doesn't exaggerate her repair times to make herself look like a miracle worker.

    • Trivia: This episode includes the first mention and appearance of Leola Root, which would become quite well known throughout the duration of the series.

    • Nitpick: When Tuvok scans the Kazon, he says they are from the Kazon Nistrim sect. But all Kazon ships are the same, since they were stolen from the Trabe, and the only Kazon sect they had encountered previously is the Kazon Ogla.

    Allusions (1)

    • Spock Visual Allusion:

      In the first few minutes before the opening credits while Chakotay is investigating a cave he walks past a large green illuminated rock which has a definite resemblance to the face of Spock from ST:TOS.

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