Star Trek: Voyager

Season 4 Episode 20

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 08, 1998 on UPN
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Episode Summary


Stardate: 51762.4
An alien test pilot who has the capability of switching bodies manages to take Tom's place aboard Voyager in order to escape the law.

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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 (5)

    • Nitpick: Steth (in Paris' body)orders alcoholic drinks from the replicator. But a Starfleet replicator would not give alcoholic drinks. It would give Syntheholic drinks.

    • Nitpick: When Paris reports to Command in his coverall, he still has engine grease smeared on his face. Unless Paris was so into making his experience "real" that he painted his face with actual grease, it should have left his face upon leaving the holodeck.

    • Nitpick: The Doctor appears in the holodeck by mean of the holoemitters. When he leaves, though, he uses the door (not seen, although the door opening sound is heard); it is not possible for him to leave the holodeck that way because he doesn't have the mobile emitter.

    • Nitpick: When The Doctor takes out his tricorder and scans the car that Tom is working on, he begins describing it as if it were real. However, The Doctor's tricorder should only be picking up photonic energy as the car, along with everything else in the holodeck (bar Tom Paris) is a holographic recreation.

    • Goof: Kim mentions a game against Ensign Kaplan, but she died in the season 3 episode "Unity".

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Torres walks in on Tom putting in her quarters. He sighs as he missed the hole)
      Fake Paris: Oh, B'Elanna.
      B'Elanna: What do you think you're doing?
      Fake Paris: Putting.
      B'Elanna: In MY quarters?
      Fake Paris: I can't putt in your quarters?
      B'Elanna: No!
      Fake Paris: Since when?
      B'Elanna: (sighs and picks up golf club) Tom... what is this?
      Fake Paris: That is... a sand wedge. It's used for getting out of traps.
      B'Elanna: Why is it here?
      Paris: (Laughs) I replicated it for you. I thought we could play a little game of golf on the holodeck before dinner.
      B'Elanna: So this is your idea... (hands the club to Paris) ...of an adult conversation?!

    • (Tom is working on a car in the holodeck when The Doctor materializes, and beeps a car horn to get his attention)
      Paris: Ow! OW! What do you think you're doing, Doc?
      The Doctor: An impromptu auditory exam.
      Paris: Did I pass?
      The Doctor: With flying colors, which leads me to believe you did hear me when I requested you meet me this morning.
      Paris: You're right, I forgot.
      The Doctor: I see. I realize your sickbay training is entirely voluntary but you haven't spent any time there is several weeks, and when I try to find you you're always in the holodeck.
      Paris: Correct me if I'm wrong Doc, but we haven't been treating anything more serious than an ingrown toe nail.
      The Doctor: That's beside the point! If an emergency were to happen, you must be prepared. You're too far behind in your medical texts to be wasting your time in a holiday!
      Paris: If it's any consolation, I have spent most of the morning immersed in a complicated surgical procedure.
      The Doctor: Really?
      Paris: A c case of atrophied shocks. They needed to be extracted to prevent chrome abrasion. It was touch and go for a while but the prognosis is excellent.
      The Doctor: You'll be ready for neurosurgery in no time.
      Paris: (Points to car) Take a look at this Doc! This is a fully stock 1969 Chevy Camaro; one of the earliest muscle cars ever made. Imagine, Northern California, late twentieth century, you're cruising up Highway 1, the woofers are pounding, the wind is whipping through your hair-
      The Doctor: (The Doctor, being bald, looks at Paris and takes out his tricorder) Medieval safety constraints, internal combustion system producing lethal levels of carbon monoxide. Hmm... I stand corrected. This may be just what you need to get you back to Sickbay.
      Paris: I guess I should have known this wouldn't interest you; it's too much fun.
      The Doctor: This isn't about 'fun", Mr.Paris. Serving in Sickbay is a privilege - I'd expect you to realize that.
      Paris: Oh, I do. I'll be there...soon! (The Doctor is satisfied and leaves the holodeck)

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