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Hornblowers in space
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Throughout the course of the double-episode, Voyager takes such a battering that a new defensive system is developed: ‘transverse bulkheads that set up emergency force-fields between all decks and every section in the event of a cataclysmic hull breach’. ‘I was inspired by an ancient steamship,’ says Tom Paris modestly, claiming to have made some improvements since the time of the Titanic. It is also Paris who reveals to Chakotay the desperate state of morale on the Krenim vessel by another nautical reference: ‘Does the name Captain Bligh mean anything to you?’87