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Star Trek: Voyager

Season 6 Episode 22


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 26, 2000 on UPN
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Episode Summary


Stardate: 53896
A poet discovers an unconscious B'Elanna Torres in the damaged Delta Flyer, after it crash landed on his planet. In need of inspiration, this poet intends on using B'Elanna and the stories of Voyager in his plays, to win favour with his warlord patron.

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  • Muse

    Muse was a superb episode of Star Trek: Voyager and I really enjoyed watching this episode because it had a good story, character development, and a few touching moments. It was fun to watch the people put on a play about Torres and Voyager. It was also great to see some familiar faces guest starring in this episode. I certainly look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!
  • Ancient greek tragedy or comedy?

    A fun Episode.Reminded me of the ancient greek tragedies and comedies.Had many elements like the chorus, masks etc. In ancient greek mythology the nine muses were considered as the goddesses or spirits who inspire the creation of literature and the arts. Not many tragedies and comedies have survived. I wonder if among the lost ones, were any similar to this episode... After all a greek ancient writer named Lucian wrote the first sci-fi story ever: "The True Story" I laughed very much when Tuvok was snoring. At first I thougt it was the faint sound of Torres' distress call. I'm pretty sure that was the impression Tom Paris also had! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Tragic_Theatre



  • There's some originality here but who cares?

    There's some originality here but who cares?

    Torres has crashed the Delta Flyer on a Bronze Age planet. She's found by a local "play write" (Kelis) who dishes up what would be Greek plays in our past culture. He learns enough about her and Voyager and to construct a play which is a "hit." No doubt the planet's equivalent of a Tony award.

    Like any other guy, Kelis keeps coming back for more ideas for his "sequel;" annoying Torres while she's trying to repair the shuttle. What he wants is more storylines and character, believing that his play could stop a war. Torres spins out a few ideas but generally remains aloof until the end of the story. At that time, she gets directly involved and provides a dramatic if not utterly ridiculous end to the play by beaming herself out of it. Ultimately, we could all care less. We have nothing invested in the people populating this planet. Although we might recognize a parallel to our own cultural history, there's no serious attempt to show how such an "alien intrusion" might have impacted one of our own historic Greek plays.moreless
  • writers strike?

    i've heard of some of the scripts that were rejected for the show, some of the episode ideas were pretty bad but i can't see how they gave this one the green light

    this reminds me of season two of the next generation when there was a writers strike and we had two episodes that were just totally random and didn't fit, this reminds of that except no writers strike this time, just more bad voyager episodes, no wonder UPN was wanting to axe the show at the end of season six

    i think the characters in this episode aren't written very well. they don't have much depth to them and come across quite irritating, nothing seems to happen!

    The Greek theatre was an interesting idea but went pretty stale i get the feeling this was a decent story and then the script was edited and loads of parts were removed and they just aired what was left

    and why B'elanna? i think they chose the wrong character for this epmoreless
  • Torres crashes the Delta Flyer. She is badly wounded and unconscious. She ordered Kim to use the escape pod, so he did could have a chance. Meanwhile, there is a play recital of the whole accident being carried out by some of the planet's residents.moreless

    Torres crashes the Delta Flyer. She is badly wounded and unconscious. She ordered Kim to use the escape pod, so he did could have a chance. Meanwhile, there is a play recital of the whole accident being carried out by some of the planet's residents. A Shakesphere meets Star Trek kind of thing. Torres wakes up. She finds Kelis standing before her. Kelis is the playwright who wrote the play. He has bond Torres's hands to keep her from escaping. He wants to keep her so he can have more play idea. Torres demands to be released. Where is Voyager? 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


Tim Russ

Tim Russ

Lt. Commander Tuvok

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