I am going through Voyager on Netflix for the first time. I just recently watched Bride of Chaotica and I have to say...I think it is the worst episode of Voyager I have seen. About even with Threshold. I don't mind that the episode is mostly in black and white, I don't even mind so much the over-the-top acting (though it's not my favorite style), and the plot itself is actually quite interesting. I think what turned me off was how out of character everyone seemed. Obviously when they were playing their parts in the holodeck that makes sense, but I just feel like normally they would have been taking this problem way more seriously. For example one of the aliens says that 53 of his people have been killed. This is dismissed by Paris as being not true since it is all a simulation, but it seems clear as the episode goes on that the photonic beings really can be harmed in the holodeck. So, uhhh, does the fact that their first contact resulted in mass casualties not bother anyone? Normally that would be a moral issue that Janeway would be likely to spend days agonizing over. But I guess because it's a campy and fun holodeck program we will just forget about that? Even if by some unexplained reason those aliens didn't die, the aliens sure thought they did, so you would think that more levity would be called for. Also, the episode felt too long. It's the first time I was continually looking at the progress of the episode to see how much longer I had until it was finally over. Voyager is such a funny show. A huge percentage of the episodes are truly excellent, some of the best Trek I have seen, and then we have these anomalies that make you feel like you are watching a different show.