[image=http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070605035405/memoryalpha/en/images/b/bb/Chahmoozee.jpg] [image=http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100814000816/memoryalpha/en/images/b/b7/DocSick.jpg] [image=http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071013192106/memoryalpha/en/images/2/2b/Sky_Spirits.jpg] VOY 209: Tattoo -Premise: Chakotay investigates mysterious symbols and visions that are remarkably similar to one of his childhood experiences. -T2Q Comments: Looks like we're getting some of Chakotay's backstory here, whoch probably explains the title. "I don't have a life. I have a program." Captain Sulu, eh? The way this is structured...have to say it kinda reminds me of Lost, being focused on a particular character's backstory told through flashbacks that (usually) relates to mysteries being encountered in the strange "present" world. Chakotay ass crack was not on the list of things I was looking forward to in this series. Was just thinking about sets recreating rainforests...never quite work, yet the artificial lighting flashes have their own appeal, so it's a doubleedged sword. The makeup on this alien guy seems to stop just before the hairline, in which in looks like you can see the actor's skin inbetween..kinda gives it an unintentional mardi gras or masquerade effect through that flaw. Not a bad episode- though the native american tale goes on a bit too long, that part of the episode is at least somewhat interesting, and the flashback structure works, still the stuff like the Voyager-in-Vortex stuff kinda pad things out (though it's notable for the brief moment of panic in Janeway just before she believes they'll crash the ship). Average- though it's pretty decent for Chakotay development. Trivia: reworked from a Season 1 story pitch. The B-story with the Doctor getting the flu was pitched by Picardo- the first one of his ideas the writers used. This is the second episode of Trek to use on-screen subtitles, after TNG's A Matter of Honor. Up next: VOY 210: Cold Fire & VOY 211: Maneuvers.