Star Trek: Voyager

Season 2 Episode 6


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 02, 1995 on UPN

Episode Fan Reviews (8)

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  • Come on let's twist again...

    This episode's premise of shifting locations (which . Rowling would whimsically use later in the 90s in her first Harry Potter book) is the perfect idea for a bottle show. The idea, however, needs something more to sustain interest for the duration of the episode, such as some action, a mystery, or... something. Unfortunately, "Twisted" (another holdover from the first season) lacks any X factor, with the crew figuring out what's going on early in the go, and the story meandering from there.

    Considering they all pair off to wander around like an episode of Scooby Doo, having the cause be more of a mystery would probably be better, with the crew not figuring out what was going on until the last act. In fact, while the old "malfunctioning holodeck" story was something the writers were trying to avoid by the time this episode was being written, if any episode cries out for this sort of device, it's this one. Having Janeway and company discover at the end that they been walking around in malfunctioning holographic replica of the ship (and interacting with holographic crew members), would explain everything in a much more believable way.

    Whatever the case, the episode as is comes off as largely forgettable, with some meaningless scenes thrown in after it was discovered to be running short. However, with the premise making it so unpredictable what's going to be behind the doors or around the corner as the crew moves from place to place, it can be fun to watch the first time. (Will it be the bridge? Engineering? Some half-naked crewman's quarters?) And if the episode doesn't get the milage it should out of the premise, at least it can take comfort in the fact that the first Harry Potter movie doesn't either. Instead of the book's idea of the stairs inexplicably leading to unexpected locations, the movie shows the stairs mechanically moving around, which is less interesting.

  • Kes' 2nd Bday

    I never got why there was so much focus on Kes, she was such a boring character, her telekinetic abilities really underused, I mean, all she ever did with them was to make coffee boil or something like that. Anyways she turns 2 years old in this episode which does not make Neelix pedophiliac like at all, since you know, Kes is 2 now.
  • Twist and Shout

    This is an interesting episode. They crew is lost on Voyager and no matter what they do they can't get things correct. As they plot develops we find out Voyager is caught in a rift that is warping the very fabric of space and there really isn't anything they can do about it. In the end it's up to the crew to trust Lt. Tuvoks logic and just ride the event out.
  • Twisted


    Twisted was a great episode of Star Trek: Voyager and I really enjoyed watching this episode thought it seemed a bit redundant as the Voyager crew keep encountering incorporeal beings, but perhaps that would be the case out in space. It was cool to see the crew celebrate Kes's birthday, and some of the related drama and intrigue. It was fun to watch the crew seemingly run around in circles. The realization of what happened was really cool and sci fi goodness! I look forward to watching the next episode of Star Trek: Voyager!!!!!

  • Interesting if not pointless.

    In this stand alone episode, the Voyager's layout and geometry is inexplicably altered by a distortion of unknown composition. The crew finds that the layout of the ship is in constant flux, no doors leading where they should. It is interesting watching the crew attempt to both figure out what is going on, and to compensate for the random and illogical geometry of the ship. Although this is an interesting concept, it does leave one with an unsatisfying ending. True to the classification, ultimately "nothing happens". This is an interesting episode which doesn't really advance the character development, or the overall series.
  • This kind of episode is why I watch Star Trek......

    ....Good quality well writen science fiction, thats Star Trek. Its the reason I've watched it for years and I think you can place a certain value on a programe of this genre taking the time to produce good stand-alone episodes. Sometimes I just want to watch a random episode of a series for the hell of it - Twisted is a fine example of a good episode with minimal relation to others. Lets leave the "absolutely must see series" to lost & 24. I like my Star Trek casual.
  • It is Kes’s Birthday. Kes is now 2 years old. There is a party in the holodeck. Harry Kim wants to attend, but he is on duty. Tuvok sees Kim is preoccupied of thoughts of the party. Tuvok tells Kim to check out the holodeck emitter array.

    It is Kes’s Birthday. Kes is now 2 years old. There is a party in the holodeck. Harry Kim wants to attend, but he is on duty. Tuvok sees Kim is preoccupied of thoughts of the party. Tuvok tells Kim to check out the holodeck emitter array. Kim goes to leave the bridge. Tuvok sees a spatial distortion in the shape of a ring and tells Kim to belay that order. Tuvok notifies Janeway on the holodeck, but his transmission is distorted. Janeway tries to make it to the bridge, but ends up somewhere else. How will this end?
  • the fans LOVED it ...the cast HATED it!

    I asked Robbie McNeil (Tom Paris) at a star trek voyager convention if there was an episode the cast hated, to my total suprise he said 'Twisted' however once we started talking it became apparent it wasn't the storyline he disliked it was the director, she had been really snotty with the cast and had rubbed everyone up the wrong way, it turned the episode into one big un-enjoyable experience so the cast relate to this episode negatively

    but to! its brilliant, old school sc-fi fun, the people walking round the ship in circles, all the rooms are muddled up, people disappearing, its so fun to watch!

    its also very thought provoking at the end when the crew deal with the thought of death and talk about fear, preparation, its really tense!
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