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Title : Worst Case Scenario Rating : 3
First Aired : 7 May 1997 Stardate : 50953.4
Director : Alexander Singer Year : 2373
Writers : Kenneth Biller Season : 3
Rating : 3.5000 for 2 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : Indefatigable Rating : 3
Review : They managed to make a holodeck story that I actually enjoyed. It was almost convincing (although arch-nitpickers will spot that "Insurrection Alpha" is set in the first-season right away) and it does show you a few things about writing. Go with what you know, keep it plausible (within the conventions of the story of course) and make sure the pace runs fast and you will have a thriller. Having Tuvok as the author was actually a very good choice, and I liked the 'training scenario' idea. Finally, bringing Seska back from the dead was an interesting idea as well (notice that the first thing she did was get herself a cooler gun - she ditched her compression phaser rifle from the scenario and had a 'First Contact' one when she reappeared). Not a classic, but reasonably enjoyable on a basic level.
Reviewer : =NoPoet= Rating : 4
Review : One of the best holodeck stories - it would have to be, since holodeck stories are usually stupid (if holodecks are that dangerous and unreliable, I'll stick with my XBox thanks!). Seska is a good villain and there are some clever moments as the Voyager crew and Seska's program battle for the fate of Paris and Tuvok. Virtually everything about this episode is excellent and the only thing it lacks is a strong script, but this is par for the course in Trek; Trek dialogue lags way behind the Stargates for punch and realism, for example. Not only do I love this episode but we all know what's coming next: Scorpion, the best two-parter in Voyager's seven season run.
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