Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Retrospect 

Seven of Nine claims to have been assaulted by the arms trader who just sold new technology to Voyager.

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Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Kate Mulgrew ... Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix (credit only)
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Harry Kim
Michael Horton ... Kovin
Adrian Sparks ... Magistrate
Michelle Agnew Michelle Agnew ... Scharn
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Seven of Nine claims to have been assaulted by the arms trader who just sold new technology to Voyager.

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1998 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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This takes place in 2374. See more »

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Tuvok: Human memory is rarely perfect.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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At times poorly written, but the message is interesting....
23 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the show begins, an arms merchant and Janeway are conducting business. However, out of the blue, Seven of Nine sees the man and attacks him--claiming he had assaulted her. No one witnessed anything like this but with the disjointed story she gave, the Doctor very quickly concludes she'd been violated. His belief in this was so intense that his objectivity did seem very questionable. So what really happened?

Back in the 1990s, a major hot button in psychology was the notion of repressed memories. Many folks had recently undergone therapy and recovered memories involving sexual abuse and as a result several well-publicized prosecutions occurred. However, many psychotherapists believed that these memories were either implanted by bad therapists or were simply a witch hunt--while others felt that these memories were ALWAYS true and should not be ignored. I was very aware of this debate, as I was a therapist during this time and had investigated the phenomenon as part of a graduate school project. This time period and debate is the context for "Retrospect". Back in the 90s, the debate was very much ongoing, though today most in the field would hold such memories having little value.

So is this any good? Well, I did love that the film discussed the phenomenon but too many times the writing was poor. An important debate was occasionally one-dimensional in its discussion. But, overall it's not a bad episode...just one that has some flaws.


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