I know, there are plenty of "fresh look at Voyager" threads floating around, but hear me out on this one. My wife and I are watching Voyager for pretty much the first time, thanks to us DVRing it from Spike TV. We're both longtime fans of Star Trek in general (me a little longer than her), who for various reasons didn't catch most of VOY in its initial run. I've posted a few questions about episodes here in the past few weeks, but figured it would be better to just start one thread and keep them all there, since we've got tons of questions for each episode, and it'd be nice to get long-time fans' perspectives on them. Last night we watched "The Thaw." Pretty early on, I saw the similarities to a few Philip K. Dick stories--most obviously A Maze of Death--but with the Trek twist of a real adversary. In most Dick stories about simulated reality gone wrong, it's simply the characters' neuroses that make it so miserable. Compelling fiction, but probably not good TV. I was disappointed that Carel Struyken (sp) didn't get a bigger part, since Mr. Homn is one of my favorite characters and my dream episode would probably me him and Morn sitting there, swapping stories. Other than that, I thought it was an intriguing episode with some great moments from Kim, the Dr, and particularly Janeway. I've got a real fascination with evil clowns, so this was right up my alley. What do other people think about this story?