Star Trek: Voyager

Season 6 Episode 11

Fair Haven

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 12, 2000 on UPN
out of 10
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Episode Summary


Stardate: Unknown
While the crew enjoys some relaxation in Tom Paris's latest holodeck program, an Irish village named Fair Haven, Captain Janeway falls for a holographic barkeep. However, problems soon arise for the crew, as a deadly neutrino wave approaches Voyager.

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  • Fair Haven

    Fair Haven was a great episode of Star Trek: Voyager and I really enjoyed watching this episode because it focused more on characters than what was going on in space. It was a nice change of pace for the actors I'm sure as well and it was fun to watch them play their parts in the story. The Captain basically falls for a guy and adjusts him to be more to her parameters and it was interesting to watch how things progressed. This was a fun side story. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!moreless
  • Janeway in love…

    Janeway in love…

    Paris has created an idyllic community (Fair Haven) on the halodeck. It would seem that everyone on board likes the program. One of the characters, Michael Sullivan, a bartender, catches Janeway's fancy. Offline, she adjusts the character by making him more outspoken, better read, and a few inches taller. She also deletes the character of his wife. Voyager is about to enter a region of intense turbulence and possible radiation. Neelix suggests that the "Fair Haven" program on the holodeck be left open to all and always available for the morale of the crew. Janeway agrees.

    Janeway uses the program a lot and is clearly smitten with the Sullivan character. However, she soon becomes cold to him (he snores) and that considering that the program continues to run all the time, others are aware that Sullivan is looking for his new girlfriend "Katy." They all know it's Janeway.

    The story sidesteps the question of sex on the holodeck. Janeway is asked about this but dismisses the discussion in such a way that we can only presume such an event did really take place.

    In a conversation with the Doctor, he tells her that her that she should always consider a "holodeck-lover" giving her command responsibilities but that the character should be allowed to evolve, meaning Janeway shouldn't intrude to change the character all the time.

    The final encounter with the space turbulence renders the Fair Haven program a fraction of its former self. Nevertheless, the Sullivan character remains and Janeway tells the computer to not let him change him in the future.

    Ultimately, I like this story. I like Janeway having a love interest. I like that she tries to manipulate that person to something better for her. I like that she decides to not manipulate that person to her idea of perfection.moreless
  • The Beginning of the End for the show

    the first ten episodes of season six were great but from this episode until the end of the show it really was all down hill. there was maybe 4 brilliant and 4 decent episodes in the final two seasons but they were overshadowed with the character development going out of control, the sub plots going silly, and this episode starts it all off

    on paper ...exciting! a brand new holodeck program, a new setting for the crew to relax in and you know will feature in many episodes

    season one - Sandrines bar set in Marseille France

    season three - the sunbathing place with everyone walking around in bikinis season five - Captain Proton, flotter and the forest of forever

    so the new one irish village, ok its good i suppose but you can do ANYTHING with the holodeck, why not a castle, or a ski resort the crew can hang out in, you literally have the choice to dream up any setting and any characters and then use it in future episodes, so i just think it was a bit crummy and uncreative that we get this

    Janeway falls in love again

    thats about it reallymoreless
  • And if you can't be with the one you love....Love the one you're with...

    Where would this series be without the holodeck? Once again the a holodeck program goes haywire, except this time, the safety parameters are not the first thing to fail. This episode does give us a glimpse at Captain Janeway as a women with needs and desires, which is nice to see, but if you're looking for the science part of science fiction, this episode isn't it. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a little relationship advice, or maybe want to find a way to tell your overbearing other-half to cool it, this episode could be just the one for you. The good news is that all this touchy-feely stuff is counterbalanced by plenty of humor. Every major cast member gets at least one one-liner in, even Seven. Overall, a pleasant enough episode, worth a look.moreless
  • Kim and Paris create a new holodeck program, which is set in the Irish Village called Fair Haven. This Fair Haven program has all of the crew talking. They love it. Voyager sensors detect a terrible ion storm ahead.moreless

    Kim and Paris create a new holodeck program, which is set in the Irish Village called Fair Haven. This Fair Haven program has all of the crew talking. They love it. Voyager sensors detect a terrible ion storm ahead. It is strong enough to keep the warp drive and impulse engines offline. The only thing the crew can do is enjoy the holodeck program, while the Voyager is caught in the storm. Janeway finds a character she likes. She has fallen in love with Michael Sullivan. If you like romance stories than this is the episode for you. I rate this episode a 7.9moreless
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


Tim Russ

Tim Russ

Lt. Commander Tuvok

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Trivia: As in the real country, the signs of the holodeck version of Ireland are in English with their name in Gaelic on the bottom.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Tuvok: Vulcan physiology is highly sensitive to neutronic gradients.
      Paris: You'd make a good barometer, Tuvok. Every time you get queasy, we go to Red Alert.

    • The Doctor: But, you are the captain. You can't have relationship with a member of your crew, they're all your subordinates. So where does that leave you? The occasional dalliance with a passing alien?

    • Janeway: (discussing Sullivan) ... And if there's something I don't like, I can simply change it.
      The Doctor: I've noticed that Humans usually try to change the people they fall in love with, what's the difference?
      Janeway: In this case, it works!

    • Janeway: I've become romantically involved with a hologram, if that's possible.
      The Doctor: Tell me what happened.
      Janeway: Oh you know the story: girl meets boy, girl modifies boy's subroutines.

    • Neelix: I thought you'd like to know we've organized a rings tournament tonight at Sullivan's.
      Janeway: Thanks, Neelix, but I have work to do.
      Neelix: The Doctor's going to sing something called 'Danny Boy,' and Mossie Donegan's promised to bring his talking pig!

    • Sullivan: That's a fine tattoo. You off a ship?
      Chakotay: You could say that.

    • Tuvok: Deflector output is dropping!
      Janeway: Give them everything we got: life support, environmental controls... scrape the residual ions off the sonic showers if you have to!

    • The Doctor: I was hoping I could give my character a more active role. In the period you've created, the village priest was the most prominent member of the community, held in the highest regard.
      Paris: That's a great idea, Doc. We could send Father Mulligan on a retreat to a nearby monastery where he takes a vow of silence and never speaks again.
      The Doctor: Try it, and you'll be saying Hail Mary's till St. Patrick's Day.

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