Tom: Captain, we've officially entered gray mode. Deuterium supplies are at 20%.|
Harry: Isn't deuterium found all throughout the galaxy? Hydrogen is the most common element, you know.
Janeway: Harry, this is a "deuterium is rare" episode. Also in effect is the "Harry's Character Development Gets Reset" protocol.
Tuvok: You may only take essential items.
Chakotay: You're not supposed to be in Astrometrics. Why not come to my quarters and we'll discuss this?
Seven: Captain, I've found some deuterium. I'm beaming it up.
Kim: Have no fear: Hyper-Assertive Harry is here. Let's just explore the Demon planet.
Kim: Ah, a big pond of deuterium. I'll just stick my hand in to further the plot-- AAAH!
Neelix: Doc, let's have a big argument and act like jerks, shall we?
Chakotay: Tom and Harry have disappeared on the inhospitable Demon planet.
Seven: There's no sign of the Away Team.
Paris: Hey Seven, Chakotay. I've got a great idea -- why don't you take off your suits and join us? It's only about 500 K or so.
Janeway: Beam the Away Team back.
Janeway: So let's get this straight. Tom and Harry are now able to survive poisonous gases and red-hot temperatures, and have to breathe the planet's atmosphere. What could this mean?
Seven: Look, I've found the real Tom and Harry.
Tuvok: By the way, we're sinking into a puddle of deuterium.
Doc: Due to lazy writing, the real Paris and Kim survived without oxygen and in 500 K for the last hour or so. The fake ones are over there.
FakeKim: Let's make a deal. You let us duplicate your crew and live on this planet, and we'll stop Voyager from sinking.
Janeway: Pity we won't ever see them again in one piece. Or will we?
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