The One With The Salamander Sex
Kim downloads the sh'pod logs into Voyager's computer, and Torres confirms that the data coming in proves that Paris was, in fact, everywhere. They're getting information in the gigoquads. "It would appear that the theory of infinite velocity is correct," Janeway muses. "It may be possible to occupy every point in the universe simultaneously." But why would you want to? Because then you would have literally seen EVERYthing, and there would just be nothing left to life. Torres -- who apparently has no one missing her back home -- tears up over the fact that, if used properly, infinite velocity could be used to get them home. The really pathetic thing about Voyager is that you sit through these episodes, watching them get all excited about a miniscule wormhole, or a new technology, or something else that will get them home, and you already know it's not going to work. You don't always know why it's not going to work, but you still know and you can't tear your eyes away. You feel the need to hungrily watch their practically tactile disappointment with each fresh failure. Of course, Janeway sees the bigger picture in all this and rambles on that it would change space and space travel as they know it. But isn't half the fun in the getting there? And therefore, wouldn't this new technology effectively ruin the point of my parents RV-ing across all the Americas? Hang on, how do we do this, again? Janeway orders Torres to use the information to make a star chart of their sector.