Episode Title: "THE CLOUD"
Production Number: 806
Original Air Date: 02-13-95
The Voyager investigates a nebula, but becomes trapped inside an energy barrier and some of the ship's power is drained by the nebula before the crew can penetrate the barrier with a photon torpedo. The crew learns that the nebula is a life form, and returns to repair the damage it did before. The incident depletes the ship's energy reserves by over 20 percent.
Tom Paris creates holodeck program Paris Three, a simulation of a French bistro, which he frequented while in his second year at the Academy at the Starfleet base outside Marseilles. Characters in the program include the owner Sandrine, legendary pool player Gaunt Gary, and a half-Daliwakan gigolo.
Commander Chakotay introduces Captain Janeway to a ritual to find her spiritual animal guide.
Factoid: The Voyager has a complement of 38 photon torpedoes before firing one in the nebula.
Factoid: The Voyager's E.M.H. was created by a man named Zimmerman in the Jupiter Station holoprogramming center.
Factoid: Tom Paris includes a dark-haired woman named Ricky in all his holoprograms.
Guest Characters: *[Gaunt Gary], *[Sandrine], *[Ricky]
Alien Races: *[Daliwakan]
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