Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “Alter Ego”

Kim falls in love with a holodeck character only to have the holodeck character fall in love with Tuvok. It’s a crazy-ass love triangle that actually turns into a tragically sweet love story. The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch meets an “Alter Ego.”

An excerpt:

Tim Russ and Garrett Wang do superlative work here. I love watching Tuvok so perfectly analyze Kim’s feelings and diagnose his problem and provide a solution, and I love how annoyed Kim is at what an open book he is. Kim plays very young here, but that’s fine, since he’s supposed to be the baby on the ship, as it were. Of course he acts like this is the worst thing ever, and everyone around him is downplaying it. Tuvok approaches it logically, and Torres and Paris both are pretty indulgent but also make it clear that it’s not the end of the world and he’ll get over it.

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