Torres gets trapped on a pre-industrial planet, and winds up becoming the inspiration for theatrical performances while trying to fix the Delta Flyer. A huge guest cast that includes the great John Schuck and Tony “Master Bra’tac” Amendola is mostly wasted as the Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch finds its “Muse.”
For starters, there are way too many characters in the team of actors, and we get very little sense of any of them. This is made more maddening by the casting of the three members of the chorus with three magnificent character actors in John Schuck, Jack Axelrod, and Tony Amendola, and barely even using them. Axelrod has one great bit when he goes all in-my-day-poets-were-real-poets-goddammit-kids-today-suck, but aside from that, they could’ve put anybody there to deliver their limp lines. Layna is an utter cliché, her mooning over Kelis is completely perfunctory, her jealous snit at Torres so paint-by-numbers as to be excruciating.