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  • The problem I have with this episode is that it is quite preposterous
  • When Voyager at last catches up with the impostors and captures Janeway's impostor, I thought the writing was going to go further south after the impostor escaped the ship, but I was pleasantly surprised by the plot twist that played out at the end

    • by GenesisOne
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      Star Trek: Voyager - “Live Fast and Prosper” is an episode that I would call part comedy, part absurdity. The episode does have some genuinely comical moments, like when one of the Voyager crew impostors, namely the alien impersonating Tuvok, gets carried away with his role and when the impostor Janeway is caught and comes to face to face with the real Janeway.

      The problem I have with this episode is that it is quite preposterous.

      Three aliens make a living off of tricking others into believing


      they are something that they are not, yet they fly around in an antiquated ship that would be easily overpowered by many of the aliens that have fallen victim to their trickery.

      No one has ever come after them to reclaim what they traded for what ultimately proves to be useless junk? These tricksters are either fortunate enough to come across the most gullible people in the galaxy, or the writers dumbed down all the aliens so that they can be easily manipulated so that the story ...


      • can be told.

        I also did not like how Neelix in particular was so easily fooled not once, but twice, by the same person.

        While I understand that it is in the character’s blood to be friendly and forgiving, in this episode, his forgiveness just seems to overlap with being gullible.

        I did however enjoy the scenes in the mess hall with Neelix, Paris and the Doctor and the type of shell game that they played.

        That was fun to watch and fit nicely with the trickster

        theme of the episode.

        When Voyager at last catches up with the impostors and captures Janeway’s impostor, I thought the writing was going to go further south after the impostor escaped the ship, but I was pleasantly surprised by the plot twist that played out at the end.

        All in all, the episode is watchable, but not all that memorable thanks to the con artists preying on people that are real pushovers and require no real manipulation, and thus the entertainment factor of the episode never climbs too high.




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