Star Trek: Voyager “The Fight” (part 2 of 5)

The scene shifts to a holodeck recreation of a dingy boxing gym. The gym is clearly modeled after a gym from 20th century Earth, of course. All I can say is that I am truly humbled, knowing that I live in the era that everyone will want to go back to in a few hundred years. I mean, sheesh!

Chakotay makes it clear in some dialogue later on that boxing as a sport has survived into his era. He even talks about a famous bout—”The Knockout in the Neutral Zone”—that he attended. A twenty-three round fight, no less. So, if boxing has survived into the 24th Century, why do their boxing gyms look like they’re right out of Rocky?

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Mark M. Meysenburg

Mark teaches at Doane College, a liberal arts college in Crete, Nebraska. Most of his teaching involves computer science, but Mark also occasionally teaches mathematics and the history of science; he has also been known to offer three week courses on the worst movies ever made. Mark's bad movie obsession was kindled in the early 1980s by the Medved brothers, then fanned to full flame by late-night showings of Plan 9 from Outer Space. Who could have predicted the long term effects of satin-pajama-clad, mincing alien menace? Mark's other interests include homebrew beer and wine, and practicing and teaching martial arts.

Multi-Part Article: Star Trek: Voyager "The Fight"

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