Star Trek: Voyager

Season 6 Episode 18

Ashes To Ashes

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 01, 2000 on UPN
7.3
out of 10
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Stardate: 53679.4
A mysterious female alien contacts Voyager, claiming to be Ensign Lyndsay Ballard, who had been killed on an away mission years earlier.

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  • Ashes to Ashes

    7.5
    Ashes to Ashes was a good episode of Star Trek: Voyager and I enjoyed watching this episode because the story was interesting though it didn't really contribute to the seasons story lines but did bring up the past. It was interesting to learn what happened to Ensign Ballard and fun to watch her catch up with the crew. Over all this was just another filler episode but not the worst I've seen. There were some cool scenes where Seven was trying to control the Borg children, and they resisted. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!

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  • Once again, Harry doesn't get the girl…

    6.5
    Once again, Harry doesn't get the girl…



    Not content to dish up another failed romance for Harry Kim, the writer's come up with a story where he loses the same girl twice. The backstory is that Lyndsay Ballard died three years ago. She and Harry were an item going back to his Starfleet days although based on watching Harry over the years, it must have been one sided. At any rate, she was buried in space but her body was found by an alien race that reanimates dead bodies as a means of reproduction. It sounds like the basic plot from "Plan 9 from Outer Space." She escapes and comes back to claim her place on Voyager which gets Harry all hot and bothered all over again. But, she soon finds herself slipping too much into her "new" identity and decides she can't stay. There's probably some great moral piece here about letting the dead stay with the dead but they don't quite to get there.





    Other problem is, I really liked the character of Lyndsay Ballard as played by Kim Rhodes. It's too bad she really wasn't a part of the crew, with or without a Harry Kim romance. It would have given her "death" (either one I suppose), a lot more impact.moreless
  • Alternate Title: "Return of The Redshirt"

    7.0
    Poor Harry Kim... Another heartbreaking and unfulfilled romance. Good Performance by Wang though. I must say I have to overlook the mentioned problems of this episode. It was a nice moving story although nothing really original. Except from the fact that a "redshirt" returns from the grave and criticizes the captain! Kim Rhodes was very good at her role as Lyndasy Ballard. She built a good and strong character. I only wish they'd keep her as a recurring guest for the series. The finale left me with mixed feelings. She left Voyager alive and safe. Maybe it was better that way, because if she died again we would most certain had a tear breaking new eulogy by Harry Kim. Did I mention that we also had a funny subplot with Seven? She had put the Borg kids on a military style program...moreless
  • plagued with plot errors (as per) But not a bad story

    7.0
    its a good concept, an alien race that re-incarnates the dead to create new identities. Its a good concept



    Its a shame they didn't use an old crew member that we all knew tho, they always bring in people out of the blue, the latter seasons miss out on this unfortunately. the early seasons had lots of side characters - seska, carey, Hogan, Jonas, Suder, Vorik, Wildman, Ayala, chell ,but the later seasons they have hardly any recurring cast and just tend to bring in people for the one episode then never use them again



    Another Harry meets the wrong girl type episode, this one with a morbid twist tho!



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  • A tiny alien shuttle tries to escape a larger vessel. The pilot of the shuttle contacts Voyager. The pilot claims to be Lyndsay Ballard. How could it be? Janeway does not believe it is Lyndsay Ballard. Lyndsay Balllard died three years ago.moreless

    9.5
    A tiny alien shuttle tries to escape a larger vessel. The pilot of the shuttle contacts Voyager. The pilot claims to be Lyndsay Ballard. How could it be? Janeway does not believe it is Lyndsay Ballard. Lyndsay Balllard died three years ago. The alien pilot still claims to be Ballard. The pilot convinces Janeway. Janeway allows her to beam aboard Voyager. Ballard looks non-human. The Doctor confirms that is Lyndsay Ballard. She has DNA traces that are human and resemble Ballard's DNA patterns. The Kobali found her drifting in space and saved her. Now Ballard is a Kobali. runaway. I rate this episode a 9.5moreless
Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo

The Doctor

Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew

Captain Kathryn Janeway

Robert Beltran

Robert Beltran

Commander Chakotay

Roxann Dawson

Roxann Dawson

Lt. B'Elanna Torres

Ethan Phillips

Ethan Phillips

Neelix

Tim Russ

Tim Russ

Lt. Commander Tuvok

Kim Rhodes

Kim Rhodes

Lyndsay Ballard

Guest Star

Kevin Lowe

Kevin Lowe

Q'ret

Guest Star

Scarlett Pomers

Scarlett Pomers

Naomi Wildman

Recurring Role

Manu Intiraymi

Manu Intiraymi

Icheb

Recurring Role

Marley McClean

Marley McClean

Mezoti

Recurring Role

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