Aliens performing experiments on the crew without their knowledge is nothing new for Star Trek. The Next Generation did it to very creepy effect in “Schisms.” Enterprise also did it—in a somewhat different way—in “Observer Effect.” But Voyager delivered perhaps the most entertaining lab rats-in-space story in the Season Four episode “Scientific Method.”
In this episode of The Ready Room we’re joined by Charlynn Schmiedt, Phillip Gilfus, and Daniel Proulx to talk about Tom and B’Elanna getting busy in engineering, Seven and the Doctor wearing tights, a potential Chakotay-Neelix spinoff, Janeway channeling Sisko, and, for some reason, Muppet fanfic.
In our news segment we take a look at a theatrical run for Shatner’s World, Leonard Nimoy and the Boston Pops, QMx’s salvaging of the Voyager commbadge, and StarTrek.com’s interview with Susan Gibney—the Almost-Janeway.
Running Time: 2 hours 3 minutes
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Feature: Scientific Method
A Question of Ethics
Janeway Flips Her Lid
The Chakotay and Neelix Show
Breaking Into B’Elanna’s Clubhouse
Hot and Heavy In Engineering
Kissing Under the X-Rays
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