Wednesday, December 19, 2012


** (2 stars out of 5)
The Nyrians have an underhanded method of stealing spaceships. They appear aboard one by one, while also beaming the original crew off. They stand around looking befuddled and deeply put out. Basically kind-hearted people like Voyager's then spend so much time trying to figure out what's what and being polite that they're supplanted before they notice.

Cursed Immigrants stealing our jobs!

The Translocator device works across interstellar distances and culminates in a large holding area for resettled suckers. Each habitat is created to captivate in comfort.

Finally, there's something humans are better at than their foes (besides talking). Humans are better in cold temperatures than Cardassians, Klingons, or Nyrians. Thanks for the adaptations, Ice Age! (Not the cartoon, the actual Age.)

Thus, Tom must cuddle B'Elanna for warmth in the 20 below zero Argala habitat. For SCIENCE!

Their budding affection is certainly my favourite aspect of this mediocre run-around. The episode is essentially Grand Theft Auto by a bunch of owlish Rabbis. Then a half-hour getting unstuck from the habitat cages. Thrill to the obese timid reptile man who has given up his freedom for security!

There's also some good action from Chakotay sabotaging the ship and thoughtfully palming the Doctor before he is caught last, but it doesn't make "Displaced" less forgettable.

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