Re: A Hater Revisits Voyager Before And After One of my top 10 favorite episodes. OK, the story is actually very weird but it's interesting to see the flashbacks of Kes's earlier life and also what could have been if Kes had stayed (no, I don't think that the future had become exactly as it was described) and also for what "Year of Hell" could have been if they had kept Kes and the original concept. I have to agree with GodBen about Kes's past. I would also have liked to see more of it. As for the change of hairstyle, it wasn't actually planned. It happened because Jennifer Lien had an allergic reaction to the glue which was used to attach the Ocampa ears on her head. While letting her have long hair, the Ocampa ears could be omitted. That was the reason for the quick change of hairstyle and why it never was explained in the series. In the episode "Worst Case Scenario", Kes has short hair again but look closely and you'll see that there are no Ocampa ears. As for the long hair, what I know it was a wig too! Personally I must admit that I prefer Kes with short hair. It's more of a trademark fr the character. She looks great in long hair too but more like an average character, one of those we've seen in so many series and movies. As for the catsuit, that was probably because of Braga's obsession with such clothes. I prefer Kes with her normal Ocampa clothes. As for the episode itself, I'll give it 5 points out of 5! Still Life Now why do I always mix the title of the episode up with an Iron Maiden song with that name? Sorry for that, of course the name for the episode is: Real Life I have to admit that this episode doesn't work for me and I don't understand why they came up with it in the first place. Lack of inspiration? Because this isn't a Voyager story, more a syrupy soap-opera episode and the whole "hologram wants to become human" gone too far. I'll give it 1 point out of 5.