Recap / Star Trek Voyager S 6 E 25 The Haunting Of Deck Twelve
While Voyager is in the middle of a blackout, Neelix is put in charge of keeping the ship's children calm. He does this by telling them a story about "The Haunting of Deck 12."
This episode contains examples of the following tropes:
Abandon Ship: The (possessed) computer forces the crew to do this.
Attack Hello: Tal Celes does this to Harry Kim, thinking that he's a hostile alien.
Continuity Nod: Back in "The Cloud," Neelix raged at Janeway for taking Voyager into a nebula that he would've steered clear of. In this episode, he reveals a bit of backstory to Tuvok that would help explain why he hates nebulae.
Cowardly Lion: Neelix. In spite of being so terrified that even Tuvok's attempts at guided meditation don't calm him, when the Vulcan is injured, he does what needs doing to get him to engineering.
Creepy Child: The children Neelix is put in charge of sport odd stares and are not in the slightest disturbed by topics like cannibalism.Theyareformer Borg.
Janeway: So, how'd you do it? Told them fairy tales?
Neelix: Oh, no. Some of those stories can be very scary. Ogres and goblins.
I Have This Friend: When Neelix asks Tuvok how long the particle-collecting procedure will take, he claims that he wants to reassure an on-edge crew. In reality, Neelix is the one who's on edge and in need of reassurance.
I'm a Humanitarian: The children (who are former Borg) suggest that after a catastrophe, the survivors of the Talaxian ship Salvoxia survived by turning cannibal. Neelix is obviously uncomfortable with the idea.
Mythology Gag: Tuvok snarking over cloud spotting is likely a reference to a Not Himself Spock doing just that in the TOS episode "This Side of Paradise".
Paris: Now, there's a creepy image. Reminds me of something out of Edgar Allan Poe. Kim: Looks like a vampire bat. You can make out the wings, even the ears. What do you see, Tuvok? Tuvok:Two Starfleet officers with juvenile imaginations. Paris: Come on, Tuvok! Haven't you ever looked up at the clouds and seen an animal? Tuvok: I will never understand the human need to find imagery in something as innocuous as a cloud.