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Also: I actually wonder if perhaps this episode is about dragging their fans? The titular alter ego is held by a lonely woman that watches more interesting people from afar and inserts herself into their lives. A bit like fans, watching their favorite shows. And given the history of Kirk/Spock in the fandom, it all feels a bit pointed and weird.

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We're giving this two Janeways and a skip it, but there are some genuinely good moments for Tuvok in this one. The problem is that it's just not a particularly compelling episode.
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The inertial dampening fields around Voyager s3e14: Alter Ego are so intense that the plot slows way down and we nearly drifted off.

We're on a roll so it's on to Voyager s3e13, Fair Trade. We vaguely remember it being an uneven Neelix episode.

Thoughts On Macrocosm 

This episode starts strong with some creepy, Alien vibes. The lighting and the scant dialog as Janeway tries to retake the ship are great. But once the flashbacks start, the episode slams to a halt and doesn't quite recover.
It's a pity because Janeway alone could carry this episode. Skip it, 3/5 Janeways.

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Stargazer: I have no memory of this, but I believe you that it sucks.

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Power up the inertial dampeners, we're watching Voyager s3e12 Macrocosm. I'm pretty sure this one is about giant cells. I'm also pretty sure it's real dumb.

The Q and the Grey 

Apologies, I should have been tagging @Q
Forgive the subtoot!

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The Q and the Grey 

But there's a reason this episode has stuck with us, and why we want it to do more: it's so compelling. The moment when Q reveals the battlefield is powerful, as is the mounting horror of Q weapons.
Knowing it could be better doesn't stop us from really like this one. Also, there's a puppy.
4/5 Janways, watch it!
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The Q and the Grey, Self Harm Mention 

For instance: If the Q are at war because Quinn killed himself (see s2e18: Death Wish), why are they now willing to kill each other?
And if Q can procreate with other species, has he done it already?
It's always better to keep some things hidden, but we're left so hungry for more at the end.

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The Q and the Grey 

I've seen this one a few times now and it's always a little bit better in my head than in reality. Q's onesided courtship goes on a little too long, and there's precious little explanation about the cosmic conflict Q is embroiled in. Stargazer suggested it should be a two-parter, and I think they're on to something.

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Tonight's Voyager was s3e11, The Q and the Grey. This one really stuck with me when I saw it broadcast, and it's one of our faves.

We really like this one because it shows off more facets of Kes than any other episode. It also gives Jennifer Lien a chance to just go off the chain and do some really wild acting. The episode drags at times, and the rushes to end, but overall it's a great ride. 4/5 Janeways, watch it!
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For an episode that's supposed to be "about" Kes, Kes is barely in it.

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Minutes in and we're distracted by Neelix's awful rubber feet.

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We got a little lost in a transwarp corridor, but we are back on course with Voyager s3e10 Warlord. As we recall, our feelings about this one are...complicated.

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