[VOY] Season 4, Episode 23: Living Witness
This episode has a pretty great premise, and does a good enough job following through with it. I can’t help but think about how much more fun it would’ve been if the characters in Voyager were more interesting, though. “Living Witness” just scratches the surface of how a troubled society uses history to suit their political desires, which is an interesting topic. I do really like that the truth of the historical events weren’t enough to turn the society around because they just weren’t ready yet. It connects to the Prime Directive in an interesting way.
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We start off watching an alternate Voyager, where they wear gloves!
Voyager is a battle ship.
It was actually a recreation from a museum 700 years in the future.
Voyager helps one group of aliens defeat another.
Janeway’s really mean in their retelling of what happened. I’m starting to think their museum is mistaken about a few things??
No matter where you are in the universe, every museum has a pterodactyl.
The history is disputed by the two alien groups.
The museum man finds a back-up version of the Doctor and activates him.
The Doctor tries to straighten out some facts.
Why can the Doctor not remember some things? Isn’t that like against his programming or something?
The museum man eventually comes around and wants other people to hear the Doctor’s side.
The Doctor makes his own re-enactment, and it’s different!
The one group of aliens aren’t a fan of the Doctor’s version.
But then the other group starts wrecking up the place!
The Doctor feels bad about causing a war, so he suggests deleting his program and people can believe whatever they want.
But then they were part of another museum documenting the start of a new era of peace. How many museum inceptions are we going to go through?
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