Stardate 54010.1: Tom and B’Elanna try out Tom’s new holodeck program – a mid-20th century movie theater – only to find Bajoran crewman Tabor comatose in the front row. Though still alive, Tabor has suffered an attack that left his skull cobwebbed with microfractures. Two more crew members soon suffer the same fate, and all three are former Maquis. Chakotay decides that the attacker must be a member of Voyager’s original Starfleet contingent, and puts his fellow ex-Maquis on alert (as well as ordering them to arm themselves). Rumors and paranoia run rampant as Tuvok tries to investigate the increasing number of assaults, but when B’Elanna and Chakotay become the next victims, these worries seem well founded. Tuvok’s obsessive quest to solve the crime wave ultimately leads him to conclude that he himself is the prime suspect.
teleplay by Mark Haskell Smith
story by Kenneth Biller
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Keith Szarabajka (Teero), Derek McGrath (Chell), Jad Mager (Tabor), Mark Rafael Truitt (Yossa), Ronald Robinson (Sek), Carol Krnic (Jor), Scott Alan Smith (Doyle), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)
Notes: The movie running in Tom’s Palace Theater holodeck program is Revenge Of The Creature, the real sequel to The Creature From The Black Lagoon. Revenge Of The Creature has also appeared in another popular SF series – it was the movie which opened Mystery Science Theater 3000’s eighth season, and boy, did it hurt. Guest star Keith Szarabajka played the sinister ex-husband of telepath Talia Winters in a second season episode of Babylon 5.
LogBook entry by Earl Green