Episode Title: "THE THAW"
Production Number: 839
Original Air Date: 04-29-96
The Voyager finds a planet recovering from an ice age 19 years after a major solar flare exposed the planet to radiation and magnetic storms. The crew finds three survivors in a computer-controlled stasis device and beams it aboard. The Kohl survivors' brains are interacting with the device's computer; Ensign Kim and Lt. Torres enter stasis to communicate with them, but find that inside the computer-generated environment, the survivors' fears have been personified by the computer into a sadistic clown who will not let them awaken. The clown allows Torres to revive to warn her crew not to interfere with the program, or everyone in stasis will be killed. Captain Janeway must find a way to free the captives before their personified fear can kill them.
Factoid: Ensign Baytart lives in quarters next to Ensign Kim, and doesn't appreciate Kim's clarinet playing.
Alien Races: *Kohl
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