Synopsis by Mark Deming
In this episode of the popular sci-fi series Star Trek: Voyager, Ensign Kim (Garrett Wang) makes a surprising confession to Tuvok (Tim Russ) -- he's fallen in love with someone on board the U.S.S. Voyager. However, the apple of Kim's eye isn't the sort of person cut out for a long-term relationship; Marayna (Sandra Nelson) is actually one of the electronically generated figures on the holodeck. Tuvok discovers while communicating with Marayna that Kim's infatuation isn't as odd as it may seem, as the character seems attractive, charming, and intelligent. Kim, however, feels Tuvok is becoming too close to Marayna, and Tuvok attempts to delete the character from the hologram's computer system to avoid a confrontation. Tuvok, however, realizes this isn't a typical hologram he's dealing with when after she's been deleted from the computer's files, Marayna managed to appear in his cabin. Star Trek: Voyager 55: Alter Ego was first aired on January 15, 1997.