miss march aka playboys dvd For those Star Trek : Voyager fans out there; have you seen the episode The Thaw? It’s about a group of aliens who are in stasis due to their planet undergoing a major ecological disaster. In order to keep their brains active, the aliens connect their brains to a computer. When the Voyager crew enters the program simulation, they find a lively circus type enviornment where the participants are lead to a guilotine and their heads are chopped off. When the alien ‘dies’ in the simulation, in real life he sufferes massive stress that could cause fatal heart attacks.
The leader of the simulated characters is lead by the ‘clown’ (played by Michael McKean) who is an unintended manifestation of fear. McKean does a wonderful job in the role of the complicated clown (or an alien version of a clown), just like he does of any role given to him.X-Files fans may remember the 2 part episode Dreamland in which his character, Morris Fletcher, switched bodies with Fox Mulder. The mirror scene was also the funniest I can ever remember in the entire series. You would also remember him for his roles in Spinal Tap and guest starring roles in Friends, Smallville and Law & Order.