Star Trek: Voyager

Season 3 Episode 16

Blood Fever

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 05, 1997 on UPN
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Stardate: 50537.2
Ensign Vorik expresses his desire to mate with B'Elanna during his Pon-Farr. After they get in a brawl over the matter, Torres begins showing signs of the Pon-Farr herself.

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  • Blood Fever

    Blood Fever was a superb episode of Star Trek: Voyager and I really enjoyed watching this episode and it was fun to watch Ensign Vorik and Lt. Torres get all hot and bothered due to a Vulcan biological process. There was a lot of character and plot development as well as romantic intrigue. The away team eventually encountered a secretive race of aliens which was interesting. The story of the episode played out well in an action packed and engaging manner. It is also important to note the budding romance between Paris and Torres to give contrast to Janeway and Chakotay. I certainly look forward to watching the next episode after seeing the surprise at the end of this one!!!!!!!moreless
  • A few twists doesn't disguise this blatant rip-off of "Amok Time".

    There are a lot of Star Trek episodes.

    It stands to reason that plots are occassionally going to be similar to those of past series/episodes.

    Blood Fever takes it too far, even duplicating the famous Kirk-Spock battle at the end of the episode, but with far less interesting characters. Volik was clearly introduced for this reason - he just appeared mid-season 3 in engineering.

    Voyager is far from home. Fine. That's not an excuse to use old Star Trek plots and append "... In the Delta Quadrant !", expecting it to be fresh and new.

    This episode was silly and the only good thing about it was the dead borg at the end.moreless
  • Tom and B'Elanna are perfect for each other.

    this episode was so amazing. it's the start of the great 'Tom and B'Elanna' relationship. this is when they get physical for the first time. they are going to be together eventually, even if they don't realize it yet. i also like the interdiction of the Pon Farr. of all the species i have seen, i like the Vulcans the best. i wouldn't want to go through what they do, but i love the way they think. the way this episode was put together was amazing.

    the fight scene at the end was a great touch, as well as the dead Borg.moreless
  • One of my favorite episodes.

    This is one of my favorite episodes. It's the beginning of the whole tom and b'elanna romance saga. Even though tom likes b'elanna a lot, he has to put his feelings aside for her so as to not take advantage of b'elanna's altered state of mind. And B'elanna's just can't wait to do something because she's just crawling out of her skin. What can I say, I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff. Vorik dealing with the pon far is also pretty amusing. Just watch his reaction when the doctor asks Vorik if this is his first pon far and when tom tells the bridge that b'elanna bites's too funny!moreless
  • Vorik makes a poor choice in trying to deal with Pon Far.

    What this episode does is take the condition of Pon Far an combine it with a little Klingon courting.

    This was an enjoyable episode. When Vorik starts Pon Far, he deals with it by choising Torres as his mate to deal with the situation. Torres ants no part of it. Unfortunatly, Vorik has awakened the mating urge within B'Elanna and she has the hots for Tom Paris. While trapped B'Elanna and Tom deal with life and death and B'Elanna baser Klingon mating urges as well.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Trivia: This episode provides the first evidence of Borg activity in the Delta Quadrant.

    • Goof: Tuvok explains that a Vulcan experiencing the Pon Farr can engage in ritual combat, which Torres and Vorik later do. Torres is victorious, knocking out Vorik, and having engaged in combat rids them both of the Pon Farr. However, in The Original Series episode "Amok Time", it is explained that this ritual combat is supposed to be to the death.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Vorik: You are my mate, not his!
      B'Elanna: What are you doing here?
      Vorik: I've come to claim you, to fulfil our bond, and if necessary, to face my rival. Lieutenant Tuvok?
      Tuvok: Ensign?
      Vorik: Sir, I declare koon-ut-kal-if-fee.
      Tuvok: The ritual challenge. He intends to fight to win his mate.
      Paris: You want a fight? You've got one.

    • B'Elanna: You don't know how strong... how hard it is to fight this urge.
      Paris: Are you telling me I'm impossible to resist?
      B'Elanna: I wouldn't go that far.

    • The Doctor: I fail to see the logic in perpetuating ignorance about a basic biological function.

    • Vorik: The resolution is that we must become mates. It is only logical.
      Tuvok: Lieutenant Torres has never been a great follower of logic.

    • The Doctor: The Vulcan brain never ceases to amaze me.

    • The Doctor: For such an intellectually enlightened race, Vulcans have a remarkably Victorian attitude about sex.

    • The Doctor: For Lieutenant Torres, 'upset' is a relative term.

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