Star Trek: Voyager

Season 6 Episode 3

Barge Of The Dead

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 06, 1999 on UPN
7.1
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During a near-death experience, B'Elanna finds herself aboard the Klingon Death Barge, a spectral vessel which transports dishonored souls to Grethor. After seeing her mother there, B'Elanna risks her life to go back and save her mother's soul from this fate, even at the cost of her own.

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  • Barge of the Dead

    8.0
    Barge of the Dead was a great episode and I enjoyed watching this episode because it had a lot of character development for B'Elanna and it was cool to learn more about her Klingon heritage. There was action and intrigue as well as humor and great character driven scenes. I was entertained watching this and look forward to seeing what happens in the next episode of Star Trek: Voyager!!!!!
  • b'elanna heavy

    8.5
    b'elanna goes on a mission to go save a probe that voyager almost lost and she almost doesn't make it back in one piece. it turns out there was a piece of metal from a klingon ship and everyone decides to through a big celebration in honor of this discovery. during the celebration these klingons come barging in and slaughtering everyone. then b'elanna wakes up for what everyone thinks was a coma induced dream. she then decides to remake the conditions of the flight crash that made her go into a coma, to save her mother from the barge of the dead. b'elanna then has face her demons and fears about being a klingon, a daughter, a girlfriend, and crewmate. b'elanna comes to terms with a lot of demons that have been bothering her. it gives you an insight to b'elanna.moreless
  • Torres crash-lands her shuttlecraft in Voyager's shuttlebay. Her head hits one of the console panels. Her shuttle's propulsion was damaged when Torres passed through an ion storm, during the crash.

    8.9
    Torres crash-lands her shuttlecraft in Voyager's shuttlebay. Her head hits one of the console panels. Her shuttle's propulsion was damaged when Torres passed through an ion storm, during the crash. The Doctor has cured her mild conscusion and has returned her to duty. Chakotay brings Torres an interesting artifact that was found lodged into her shuttlecraft. It is a Klingon artifact. Torres takes it back to her quarters. She begins seeing things. She consults Tuvok. He suggests she is experiencing delusions because of her concussion. Neelix throws Torres a party. Torres begins drifting into la-la land, or is it? I rate this episode a 8.9.moreless
  • Voyager needed a good B'Elanna episode. Star Trek needs all the afterlife episodes it can get. Result: very good, with a few drawbacks.

    7.6
    WHAT'S GOOD



    *** There can never be enough episodes about religion and afterlife. Star Trek clearly embraces humanism (and as a humanist myself, I agree wholeheartedly), but religion does not just disappear. Chakotay's spirituality is one of the few good things about his character; Neelix's near-death episode was excellent; this, too, provides food for a lot of thought, and B'Elanna is just the right character for it.

    *** B'Elanna. Arguably the strongest Voy character of the first two seasons, she had become thinner and thinner as time went by. Finally a good episode to bring back the true B'Elanna: angry, powerful, and splendidly conflicted.

    *** B'Elanna and Janeway. Another good thing in season 1 was the relationship between the two. Janeway is a "ship mom," we know, and this episode reinforces that role.

    *** Superb acting by Dawson; outstanding art direction.



    WHAT'S NOT SO GOOD:



    *** The episode is perfect until the 20-minute mark; then it starts to become rushed, redundant, and even a little stereotyped. Some lines of dialogue are unnecessary and some situations uselessly recycled.

    *** B'Elanna's mother. We've had our share of good Klingon female leads, but she is definitely not one of them. An inconclusive character that weakens the entire script.

    *** Voyager as hell? Far-fetched... VERY far-fetched...moreless
  • Lt. B'Elanna Torres has always been an amazing asset to this show, being the angry and bitter Klingon, but we really get to delve into the reasons why the bitterness exists with this episode.moreless

    8.8
    Lt. B'Elanna Torres has always been an amazing asset to this show, being the angry and bitter Klingon, but we really get to delve into the reasons why the bitterness exists with this episode.



    While dealing with the fact that all the things about her culture that she so vehemetly denied in the past may be actually real, she is forced to stare hard at all those things she wanted to seperate herself from and come to grips with the fact that if she can not accept them, she can never truly be whole..



    Roxanne Dawson, does an exceptional job acting this role, and is especially good in this episode. While the episode itself is filler for syndication, it is a definite must-see to truly understand Torres' character.moreless
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

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    • B'Elanna: Do you believe in an afterlife?
      Chakotay: I accept there are things in the universe that can't be scanned with a tricorder.

    • B'Elanna: And if you even think of joining in on this 'embrace your heritage' nonsense, I swear I'll rip out your tongue and wear it as a belt.
      Paris: Oh no, there's not a lot of Klingon in you!
      B'Elanna: I inherited the forehead and the bad attitude. That's it.

    • B'Elanna: What do you want?
      Miral: Who are you asking?
      B'Elanna: You, Kahless, the tooth fairy. Anybody who will tell me what I am supposed to do!

    • (Torres awakens from the Barge of the Dead and appears to be on Voyager)
      Neelix: Fifteen decks. Computers augmented with bio-neural circuitry. Top cruising speed, warp nine point nine seven five, not that you'll be going anywhere.
      B'Elanna: No Fek'lhr? No Cavern of Despair?
      Neelix: Don't need them.
      B'Elanna: I don't consider Voyager hell.
      Neelix: Are you sure? Have you ever been truly happy here? If you thought fifty years aboard this ship would be difficult, try eternity.

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