Star Trek: Voyager

Season 2 Episode 23

The Thaw

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 29, 1996 on UPN



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Members of Cirque du Soleil are the acrobats and performers represented in the simulation. Also, Simon Leclerc, who directed Cirque du Soleil's KA, is one of the composers for Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise.

  • Quotes

    • Janeway: Doctor, if we do simply disconnect the hostages...
      The Doctor: There would certainly be brain damage.
      Janeway: How much damage? Could you possibly repair it?
      The Doctor: Possibly, yes. Would Mr. Kim still be able to hold his clarinet when I was done.... possibly.

    • (talking to Fear)
      Janeway: I've known fear. It's a very healthy thing most of the time. You warn us of danger, remind us of our limits, protect us from carelessness. I've learned to trust fear. You know as well as I do that fear only exists for one purpose - to be conquered.

    • B'Elanna: It just wouldn't be the same. Artificial intelligence can never replace real brain functions.
      The Doctor: I'll choose not to take that personally...

    • Janeway: Isn't there more to fear than a simple demand to exist? Why do people enjoy dangerous sports or holodeck adventures with the safety off? Why, after all these centuries, do children still ride on roller coasters?
      The Doctor: Fear can provide pleasure. To seek fear is to seek the boundaries of one's sensory experience.
      Janeway: But what does fear seek... at the end of the ride?

    • Fear: You're different. I don't know anything about you. You're not on the system.
      The Doctor: I would be pleased to tell you all about myself at a more appropriate time. For now, suffice it to say that I am here by a miracle of technology.

    • Kim: Are you a lifeform? Or some kind of computer virus that penetrated this system?
      Fear: (laughs) A virus, a virus, he thinks I am a virus! He thinks I am a virus! Well, perhaps I'll be a virus today. (sneezes)

    • Kim: Susan Nicolletti and I have been working on a new orchestral program for the holodeck.
      Paris: Lieutenant Nicolletti? The one I've been chasing for six months? Cold hands, cold heart?
      Kim: Not when she plays the oboe.

    • Kim: Where am I supposed to practice?
      Paris: How about cargo bay?
      Kim: Bad acoustics.
      Paris: We could get Baytar transferred to the night shift.
      Kim: We couldn't do that. (laughs) Could we?

    • Fear: How am I supposed to negotiate if I don't know what you're thinking?!
      The Doctor: I have a very trustworthy face.

    • Fear: I'm afraid.
      Janeway: I know.
      Fear: Drat.

    • Fear: Well, you certainly know how to bring a party to a halt.
      Doctor: I don't get out very much.
      Fear: I bet.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The Wizard Of Oz:

      The Clown's reciting of "there's no place like home" and "clicking heels together three times" are references to The Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum. In the story and movie, the main character of Dorothy (who is lost and far from home) must perform those things before she could return to her home in Kansas.