I'm glad I wasn't the only one who cringed for dear life during that stupid Voyager episode.
That's funny, the first time I saw it struck me how horrible Whitney and Takei were. Then as the years went by--it became the worst performance in Trek history in my mind. Later when i rewatched it--it wasn't as bad as I remembered.
But it IS bad. I atribute it to them both acting less and less and the fact that for Takei it was a really big deal. I think he was trying too hard and not being natural.
Thinking--"I'll show them I can carry a show!"