Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “Vis à Vis”

It’s the inevitable body-switching episode, but what makes this one work is that rare item, a good character study of Tom Paris! The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch covers “Vis à Vis.”

An excerpt:

I know I haven’t been kind of the Paris character in this rewatch, but that’s mostly because the show has spent too much time shoe-horning him into the role of action hero, even though he was created and written as a chronic fuckup. It’s to writer Robert J. Doherty’s credit in his debut script that he leans into the character as created. Paris has thrived on Voyager, but he’s also someone whose life prior to Janeway fetching him from New Zealand has been a chronicle of failure. He had massive expectations as the son of a respected admiral, and he failed to meet any of them.

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