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** As benefits an episode about the writing process. It's a literal gun -- Tuvok uses Seska's BackwardsFiringGun trick to kill her.

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** As benefits an episode about the writing process. It's process, it's a literal gun -- gun. Tuvok uses Seska's BackwardsFiringGun trick to kill her.

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* TechnicianVsPerformer: Ultimately why Tuvok and Paris are urged to work on the program together. Tuvok's precision and faithfulness to accuracy has resulted in a realistic scenario without strawmen or melodramatic pomp... but it's also bogged down in strict adherence to reality, necessitating Tom's more entertainment-focused moderation. (In theory, since we never get to see the outcome of their effort.)

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** Virtually everyone tries to pressure Tuvok into turning their characters into this in the rewrite, leading to as much frustration as he's allowed by being a proper Vulcan.


* BeamSpam:
-->'''Seska:''' I wouldn't do that if I were you. This phaser's set on wide beam. I could take you all in one shot.


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* SpreadShot:
-->'''Seska:''' I wouldn't do that if I were you. This phaser's set on wide beam. I could take you all in one shot.

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* WinToExit: Once Seska gets herself killed courtesy of Tuvok's phaser sabotage, the program ends.


* ChekhovsGun: As benefits an episode about the writing process. It's a literal gun -- Tuvok uses Seska's BackwardsFiringGun trick to kill her.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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As benefits an episode about the writing process. It's a literal gun -- Tuvok uses Seska's BackwardsFiringGun trick to kill her.



* ExecutiveMeddling: In-universe, Janeway's insistence that the Holo-novel be completed over the wishes of the original author could be seen as a bit of this.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: ExecutiveMeddling:
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In-universe, Janeway's insistence that the Holo-novel be completed over the wishes of the original author could be seen as a bit of this.


* NotHimself: Fan jokes about [[DullSurprise Robert Beltran's acting aside]], the holodeck Chakotay is stilted in interacting with the real characters, notably [[RolePlayingGame pausing to allow them to reply to his comments]], an early sign that it's a holodeck program.

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* NotHimself: Fan jokes about [[DullSurprise Robert Beltran's acting aside]], the The holodeck Chakotay is overly friendly yet stilted in interacting with the real characters, notably [[RolePlayingGame pausing to allow them to reply to his comments]], an early sign that it's a holodeck program.

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* WelcomeToCorneria: The program always starts with Chakotay approaching the player character in a corridor on the way to the turbolift and starting the same conversation.


* BeamSpam: "I wouldn't do that if I were you. This phaser's set on wide beam. I could take you all in one shot."

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* BeamSpam: "I BeamSpam:
-->'''Seska:''' I
wouldn't do that if I were you. This phaser's set on wide beam. I could take you all in one shot."


* CanonSue: The program's version of Seska is an InUniverse example. The Maquis all obey her even though Chakotay is supposed to be their leader, Chakotay is madly in love with her, and her plans are so perfect that the heroes only manage to defeat her by hacking various Deus Ex Machinas into the program. Given that the real Seska was the one who rewrote the program and that, like most Cardassians, she has a very high opinion of herself, this was pretty much inevitable.

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* CanonSue: CanonSue:
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The program's version of Seska is an InUniverse example. The Maquis all obey her even though Chakotay is supposed to be their leader, Chakotay is madly in love with her, and her plans are so perfect that the heroes only manage to defeat her by hacking various Deus Ex Machinas into the program. Given that the real Seska was the one who rewrote the program and that, like most Cardassians, she has a very high opinion of herself, this was pretty much inevitable.

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--> "A little proverbial salt in the wound."


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* UnwantedAssistance: Everyone offering writing tips to Paris and Tuvok. Paris also treats Tuvok's offer as this, until Tuvok reveals that only he can rewrite the program.


* TheChessmaster: Seska created the booby-trapped program a month before she left Voyager, and it's gone active over a year after she died.

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* TheChessmaster: Seska created the booby-trapped program a month before she left Voyager, and it's gone active [[BestServedCold over a year after she died.died]].


* AuthorsSavingThrow: For those not happy about the [[DroppedABridgeOnHim arbitrary way Seska was killed off]] in "Basics, Part II", she gets a more appropriate comeuppance here.


* The47Society: Chakotay reports that ''Insurrection Alpha'' has been accessed forty-seven times by 33 crewmembers.

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* The47Society: The47Society:
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Chakotay reports that ''Insurrection Alpha'' has been accessed forty-seven times by 33 crewmembers.



* ActingForTwo (InUniverse): Having taken the side of the mutineers, Tom is startled to be pointing a phaser at himself as a Janeway loyalist. [[CliffHanger Then the program shuts down]].


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* MirrorMatch: Having taken the side of the mutineers, Tom is startled to be pointing a phaser at himself as a Janeway loyalist. [[CliffHanger Then the program shuts down]].


* EvenEvilHasStandards: Holo-Chakotay. Yes, he's the bad guy for committing mutiny, but he doesn't kill anyone unless it's necessary.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Holo-Chakotay. Yes, he's the bad guy for committing mutiny, but he doesn't kill anyone unless it's necessary. He even tells Holo-Janeway and Holo-Paris that they can keep their shuttle and some extra provisions.


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* MutualKill: Holo-Janeway and Holo-Chakotay stun each other.

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