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Genre-Zombie says: I can has critic?
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From: deiseach Date: July 8th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: brain...broken...divide by cucumber--

It was in "Mortal Coil", the 12th episode of the 4th season. Details here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Coil_(Voyager_episode)

As to why they did it, no idea other than to (1) show off the awesomeness of the Borg and Seven of Nine (2) to make some cutesy point about family and all that jazz with that Talaxian festival (yes, yet another Talaxian festival, I'm afraid); also maybe about religion, though I'm danged if I know what it was - religion is false, we're all gone when we die since the soul does not survive, there's no such thing as the soul, there's no afterlife, but never mind, we can still pretend and believe in those fairytales because they give us a warm, fuzzy feeling? (3) er, um, they thought Neelix was popular? Yes, they got rid of Kes and kept Neelix. Yet more proof that whoever was in charge of "Voyager" had no idea what they were doing; the dog's dinner they made of that series, which could have been half-decent... but I digress.

Ooh - Neelix could have been a zombie! Brought back without a soul by Borg nanoprobes - sounds close enough to me!

nenya_kanadka From: nenya_kanadka Date: July 20th, 2007 11:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: brain...broken...divide by cucumber--

they got rid of Kes and kept Neelix

You know, I never really minded Neelix. But this puts a different spin on it--I so wanted them to keep Kes! (We do not speak of her returning as evil superpowered smasher of ships later.)

And Seven was fascinating from the angle of what *would* it be like to come back from being Borg--I just wish a) more time in a Starfleet uniform or regular clothes, instead of catsuit, and b) that Picard didn't get all the sympathy for having been Locutus. Yeah, it was hard being Borg for three days--try eighteen years!

Loving the idea of Borg-as-space-zombies, though... :P
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