Star Trek: Voyager

Season 6 Episode 21

Live Fast And Prosper

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 19, 2000 on UPN
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Stardate: 53849.2
A group of con artists impersonate Captain Janeway and the crew of Voyager. The crew must find the imposters soon, or they, themselves will be punished for the con artists' crimes.

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  • Live Fast And Prosper

    Live Fast And Prosper was a superb and very entertaining episode of Star Trek: Voyager and I really enjoyed watching this episode because there was action, intrigue and drama. It was great watching the aliens pretending to be the Voyager crew and make deals and bail out on them. I really liked Captain Janeway in this episode as she dealt with those pretending to be her and her crew. This was a fun episode and I look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!

  • There's some originality here but where's the suspense?

    There's some originality here but where's the suspense?

    A group of con-artist aliens are going around pretending to be Janeway and Tuvok and defrauding other aliens out of whatever they can get. On some levels, there's a unique storyline here. At first, in flashback, Neelix and Paris are conned out of some medical supplies. While that's occurring, the aliens steal a copy of the Voyager's database from the Delta Flyer. (Such great security, huh?) That's how they find out all they need to know about how to impersonate Janeway and Tuvok and start pulling their new con on unsuspecting aliens.

    There's a twofold problem. First of all, who cares? Where's the suspense to Voyager other than their reputation? Secondly, the resolution requires a lot of plot contrivances that are pretty obvious and lame. Why not setup a real "Sting" resolution and truly "out con" the cons?moreless
  • This episode always reminds me of how poor season six was

    ok lets take a look at this time last season ...

    the last six episodes were

    5:21 Juggernaught

    5:22 Someone to watch over me

    5:23 11:59

    5:24 Relativity

    5:25 Warhead

    5:26 Equinox

    its quite hard to believe that a season later we are closing off the season with episodes like 'muse' , 'the haunting of deck twelve' and this one

    well this episode isn't exactly badly written, i mean the script is good, the acting was good, it was directed well (mr levar burton back at the helm) ...its just the plot was bad, it was a very poor storyline, i don't see how it was ever going to work

    aliens impersonating the crew

    and i'm starting to get annoyed that Tuvok and Seven of nine are always able to beam off the ship when the shields are down, seven is new to this techniwue but tuvok has been doing it for years ;-)moreless
  • Captain Janeway and Tuvok imposters are making deal with other aliens. The real Janeway tries using the sonic showers, but it malfunctions. The Neelix's food replicator malfunctions in the mess hall.moreless

    Captain Janeway and Tuvok imposters are making deal with other aliens. The real Janeway tries using the sonic showers, but it malfunctions. The Neelix's food replicator malfunctions in the mess hall. He got it from some aliens who said they where helping orphans. The trade was fair, real food for a replicator. Well almost fair, unknown to Neelix and Paris while they had their eyes closed in prayer. One of the aliens downloaded Voyager's database. Janeway is not happy. She orders the crew to find those imposters. Well, The crew finds the imposters, but it may be too late. I rate this episode a 9.6moreless
  • Dontcha just feel conned?

    Con Men in the delta quadrant start impersonating the Voyager crew, or two of them, and create issues for our little lost crew.

    The idea is sound in principle. Of course, the execution of the episode leaves a lot to be desired. It's obviously late season and they're rushing through things to get to their kick-butt season finale. Once they capture the fake captain it gets confusing because it's more important to try and surprise the audience than it is to tell a coherent story.

    And of course, why doesn't Janeway try and talk her way out of the issue instead of coming in all guns blazing? Which is to me a little out of character for her.

    I give this an average rating because...well it was. Unfortunately for this show, average isn't a good thing. I'm really starting to hate this season again. So many peaks and valleys. I just wish they could be consistent...and hopefully consistently good. That's asking for too much from people who make television for living?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


Tim Russ

Tim Russ

Lt. Commander Tuvok

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Mobar: Commander Tuvok... Logic would indicate that neither of us has the advantage.
      Tuvok: Your logic is flawed. (he shines his flashlight into Mobar's eyes)

    • Paris: Neelix, what has happened to us?
      Neelix: I know exactly what you mean! I've been over it a thousand times!
      Paris: Why didn't we see this coming?
      Neelix: Orphans! It's the oldest gambit in the book.
      Paris: I mean, if it'd been Harry, I could understand it. He trusts everybody. But you and me?

    • Janeway: 'Psoriasis?'
      Tuvok: Improvisation is not foremost among my talents.

    • Tuvok: The Telsian criminal justice system is rather barbaric.
      Janeway: Tell her about the prisons.
      Tuvok: Barely habitable. Inmates often die of malnutrition before they are brought to trial. Torture is commonplace, as is disease, including several incurable forms of psoriasis.

    • Janeway: Posing as a Starfleet captain. Selling memberships to the Federation. Too bad we didn't think of it Tuvok -- imagine the resources we could have acquired over the past six years.

    • Tuvok: Three direct hits. Shields down to 60%.
      Janeway: Target his tractor beam. Nobody's taking possession of the Delta Flyer today, except us.

    • Miner: We thank you for your generosity.
      Dala: 'Directive 927 of the Starfleet General Order' - always help those in need.

    • Janeway: Gentleman, I believe you've been had.

    • B'Elanna: We've got system failures on eight decks, Captain.
      Janeway: That explains why my sonic shower was a little louder than usual.
      B'Elanna: Make that nine decks.

    • Kim: Tuvok, we saved you a seat.
      Paris: (notices that Tuvok is not taking the seat) What's wrong?
      Tuvok: Someone has altered one of my holodeck programs... again.
      Paris: Hmm. Are you sure it isn't just one of these malfunctions?
      Kim: Everything on the ship's been affected, including the holodecks.
      Tuvok: The Oracle of K'Tal isn't programmed to wear pajamas.
      Paris: Well, maybe he overslept.

  • NOTES (2)