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Season 1

“Caretaker”

Episode Number 1 & 2
Kathryn Janeway, Voyager Commanding Officer
Production Number 001 & 722
Season 1
Stardate 48315.6 (Calendar Year 2371)
Original Airdate 1/16/1995

Story
Teleplay Rick Berman & Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
A renegade band of freedom fighters known as the Maquis are operating outside of Federation guidelines. When one of their ships gets stranded in an area of space known as “The Badlands,” the Federation decides to send the Starship U.S.S. Voyager, captained by Kathryn Janeway, to its rescue. Upon arriving in the Badlands, both the Maquis vessel Val Jean and Voyager are swept up in a bizarre phenomenon that catapults them 70,000 light years away to a previously uncharted area of space.

The two crews must band together to escape the clutches of an alien force they come to know as “The Caretaker.” Along the way, the Maquis ship is destroyed, and its crew must board Voyager to survive. These two crews encounter several new alien lifeforms, and ultimately invite two — Neelix and Kes — to join them aboard the ship. Together, this disparate group of people must work together to find their way back home.

Starring
Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway)
Robert Beltran (Chakotay)
Roxann Biggs-Dawson (B’Elanna Torres)
Jennifer Lien (Kes)
Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris)
Robert Picardo (The Doctor)
Ethan Phillips (Neelix)
Tim Russ (Lt. Commander Tuvok)
Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)

Guest Cast
Basil Langton (The Caretaker)
Gavin O’Herlihy (Maje Jabin)
Angela Paton (Adah)
Armin Shimerman (Quark)
Scott Jaeck (Lt. Commander Cavit)
Alicia Coppola (Lieutenant Stadi)
Bruce French (Ocampa Doctor)
Jennifer Parsons (Ocampa Nurse)
David Selburg (Toscat)
Jeff McCarthy (Dr. [Lt. Cmdr.] Fitzgerald)
Stan Ivar (Mark Johnson)
Scott MacDonald (Ensign Rollins)
Josh Clark (Lt. Joseph Carey)
Richard Poe (Gul Evek)
Keely Sims (Farmer’s Daughter)
Eric David Johnson (Daggin)
Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

Notes
Two-hour series premiere.
The Badlands is an area of space plagued by severe plasma storms, located between the Federation and Cardassian border, near Bajoran space.
The following senior officers were killed when the Caretaker pulled Voyager into the Delta Quadrant: Lt. Cmdr. Cavit (First Officer), Lt. Stadi (Conn Officer), Dr. Fitzgerald (Chief Medical Officer) and his Vulcan nurse (T’Prenna), and the Chief Engineer.
Genevieve Bujold was originally cast as Captain Janeway. After two days of filming, she walked off the set and Kate Mulgrew was cast in her place.
The “Theme from Voyager” won an Emmy in 1995 for outstanding music in a TV series.
Janeway reinstates Tom Paris’ rank of Lieutenant-Junior Grade with a field promotion.
There is some confusion regarding Chakotay’s rank. He is referred to as Commander, but his provisional rank pin is that of a Lieutenant Commander, which was his rank when he resigned from Starfleet.

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“Parallax”

Episode Number 3
B’Elanna Torres and Captain Janeway
Production Number 003
Season 1
Stardate 48439.7
Original Airdate 1/23/1995

Story Jim Trombetta
Teleplay Brannon Braga
Director Kim Friedman

Synopsis
As they try to find their way back to known Federation Space, Voyager encounters a quantum singularity — a star that has collapsed in upon itself thereby creating a powerful energy field that surrounds it. They believe another ship to be in jeopardy, and begin the task of saving it from destruction. After several unsuccessful attempts, Captain Janeway and B’Elanna Torres discover that it isn’t another ship caught in the distortion, it is just a mirror-image of Voyager. They must find the rip in the singularity that they entered through and pass out of it before it collapses, forever trapping them. Because of her efforts in helping the save the ship, B’Elanna Torres is promoted to Chief of Engineering.

Starring
Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway)
Robert Beltran (Commander Chakotay)
Roxann Biggs-Dawson (Lt. B’Elanna Torres)
Jennifer Lien (Kes)
Robert Duncan McNeill (Lt. Tom Paris)
Robert Picardo (The Doctor)
Ethan Phillips (Neelix)
Tim Russ (Lt. Commander Tuvok)
Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)

Guest Cast
Josh Clark (Lt. Joseph Carey)
Martha Hackett (Ensign Seska)
Justin Williams (Ensign Jarvin)

Notes
B’Elanna beats out Lt. Carey for the Chief Engineer position, even though he was the acting Chief Engineer. She also receives a field promotion to Lieutenant. (The Chief Engineer was killed when the Caretaker brought Voyager to the Delta Quadrant.)
This is Seska’s first appearance, and the only time she wears a blue sciences division uniform instead of the gold uniform.

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“Time and Again”

Episode Number 4
Janeway and Tom Paris
Production Number 004
Season 1
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/30/1995

Story
Teleplay David Kemper & Michael Piller
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
Voyager experiences a shock wave in space, set off by a huge explosion on a nearby planet. When they beam down to investigate, they discover all life has been eradicated. In addition, they discover subspace fractures which ultimately transport Captain Janeway and Lt. Paris back in time to right before the explosion. They must discover a way to avert the catastrophe to save their lives.

Guest Cast
Brady Bluhm (Latika)
Ryan MacDonald (Shopkeeper)
Joel Polis (Teria)
Jerry Spicer (Guard)
Nicolas Surovy (Makull)
Steve Vaught (Officer)

Notes

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“Phage”

Episode Number 5
A Vidiian scans the Doctor
Production Number 005
Season 1
Stardate 48532.4
Original Airdate 2/6/1995

Story Tim DeHaas
Teleplay Brannon Braga
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
In their continuing search for a source of dilithium crystals that could be used to supplement Voyager’s power core, the crew of the starship comes upon a planet that seems replete with the substance. Upon closer examination, they find that the place is really a base for the Vidiians, a strange alien culture that must steal bodily organs to fight the “phage,” a disease that eats away at their bodies and destroys their organs. Neelix falls prey to them, and the race is on to save his life.

Guest Cast
Cully Fredricksen (Vidiian #1)
Steven Rappaport (Vidiian #2)
Martha Hackett (Ensign Seska)

Notes
The Vidiians transplant one of Kes’ lungs into Neelix.

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“The Cloud”

Episode Number 6
Voyager breaks free from the Cloud
Production Number 006
Season 1
Stardate 48546.2
Original Airdate 2/13/1995

Story Brannon Braga
Teleplay Tom Szollosi and Michael Piller
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
When Janeway is informed that the sensors have detected a nebula emitting a high level of omicron particles, she decides to collect them and do a bit of exploring. Immediately upon entering the nebula, Voyager gets into trouble and breaks through a barrier with hopes of escape. But they find that they are in a vastly different area. After breaking back out of the area, the crew realizes that they were actually inside of a life form and they their actions have wounded it. Risking their own safety, the crew re-enters the life form in order to repair the damage.

Guest Cast
Larry Hankin (Gaunt Gary)
Angela Dohrmann (Ricky)
Judy Geeson (Sandrine)
Luigi Amodeo (The Gigolo)

Notes
This episode debuts Tom Paris’ “Chez Sandrine” holodeck program, which is based on a bar he used to visit in Marseilles, France.

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“Eye of the Needle”

Episode Number 7
Romulan Commander Telek
Production Number 007
Season 1
Stardate 48790.4
Original Airdate 2/20/1995

Story Hilary J. Bader
Teleplay Bill Dial and Jeri Taylor
Director Rick Kolbe

Synopsis
The crew of Voyager thinks they’ve found a possible way home when Ensign Harry Kim discovers a small wormhole in space. While it turns out to be too small to travel through, a probe is sent into the hole to try and find out where it leads. The probe doesn’t make it through, but it is scanned by a vessel on the other side, in the Alpha Quadrant. The vessel is a Romulan ship, and Captain Janeway opens up communication with the captain, Commander Telek. At first suspicious, Telek eventually allows himself to be beamed aboard Voyager. While a bizarre twist of fate keeps the crew of Voyager from transporting home, they do send messages through to their loved ones.

Guest Cast
Vaughn Armstrong (Commander Telek R’Mor)
Tom Virtue (Lt. Walter Baxter)

Notes
The wormhole has a temporal displacement of 20 years. It is the year 2351 on the Alpha Quadrant side of the wormhole, while Voyager’s present is the year 2371. Telek dies before Voyager is lost, so the messages never make it to Starfleet.
Telek R’Mor is a scientist with the Romulan Astrophysical Academy.

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“Ex Post Facto”

Episode Number 8
The Doctor scans Tom Paris in Sickbay
Production Number 008
Season 1
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/27/1995

Story Evan Carlos Somers
Teleplay Evan Carlos Somers & Michael Piller
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
Harry Kim and Tom Paris visit the home world of the Baneans, a people locked in a war with the nearby Numiri. They do so in order to meet with the head of military science, Tolen Ren, to discuss potential scientific advances that may help the Voyager find a faster way back to Federation Space. While at Ren’s home, Paris becomes attracted to Lidell, his much younger wife, and ultimately ends up being blamed for her husband’s brutal murder. His sentence… to relive the violent moment of the crime from the victim’s perspective for the rest of his life. Upon hearing of this, Captain Janeway and Tuvok rush to his aid on the planet. Tuvok takes the investigation in hand, and through the Vulcan Mind-Meld, discovers the proof that Tom will need to clear his name, and regain his freedom from the images that are destroying his mind. At the same time, they uncover a Numiri plot to destroy the Banean people.

Guest Cast
Robin McKee (Lidell)
Francis Guinan (Minister Kray)
Aaron Lustig (Doctor)
Ray Reinhardt (Tolen Ren)
Henry Brown (Numiri Captain)

Notes

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“Emanations”

Episode Number 9
Ensign Harry Kim
Production Number 009
Season 1
Stardate 48623.5
Original Airdate 3/13/1995

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
While exploring an uncharted planet, the crew stumbles upon the burial ground of the alien race Uhnori. During an investigation of the bodies, Harry Kim is caught up in a subspace vacuole and is transported to the alien culture’s homeworld. His presence there causes many to doubt their traditional belief in the afterlife, and Kim soon realizes that the only way he can return home is the same way he came…through the Uhnori’s death stations. Kim places his life in the hands of fate, trusting that the crew of Voyager will be able to revive him upon his return.

Guest Cast
Martha Hackett (Ensign Seska)
Jeffrey Alan Chandler (Hatil)
Jerry Hardin (Dr. Neria)
John Cirigliano (Alien #1)
Robin Groves (Hatil’s Wife)
Cecile Callan (Ptera)

Notes

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“Prime Factors”

Episode Number 10
Carey, Seska and Torres prepare the Sikarian matrix
Production Number 010
Season 1
Stardate 48642.5
Original Airdate 3/20/1995

Story
Teleplay David R. George III & Eric Stillwell and Michael Perricone & Greg Elliot
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
The crew of Voyager encounters alien beings known as the Sikarians – a race renowned for their incredible hospitality. When it becomes known that the Sikarians have the technology to “fold” space and travel more than 40,000 lights years in an instant, the Voyager crew thinks they’ve found their way home. But the hospitality of the Sikarians is not all it seems on the surface, and both races’ code of ethics is put to the test.

Guest Cast
Martha Hackett (Ensign Seska)
Josh Clark (Lt. Joe Carey)
Andrew Hill Newman (Jaret)
Ronald Guttman (Gath)
Yvonne Suhor (Eudana)

Notes
Presumably, Tuvok is demoted to rank of Lieutenant for his actions in this episode as he suddenly changes rank to Lieutenant from Lieutenant Commander soon after this episode.

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“State of Flux”

Episode Number 11
Ensign Seska is caught
Production Number 011
Season 1
Stardate 48658.2
Original Airdate 4/10/1995

Story Paul Robert Coyle
Teleplay Chris Abbott
Director Robert Scheerer

Synopsis
While on a routine exploration of a new planet, Voyager responds to the distress calls of a Kazon warship. Upon investigation, they find the Kazon ship hobbled by an accident caused by Federation technology…a clear signal that Voyager may be carrying a traitor.

Guest Cast
Josh Clark (Lt. Joe Carey)
Martha Hackett (Ensign Seska)
Anthony DeLongis (Maje Culluh)

Notes
The crew learns Seska is not a Bajoran, but actually a Cardassian spy who was surgically altered to infiltrate the Maquis, and that she has been secretly working with the Kazon.
This is the last appearance of minor character Lt. Carey (the assistant chief engineer), though he is referred to in later episodes. He makes another appearance in the fifth season episode “Relativity”.

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“Heroes and Demons”

Episode Number 12
Janeway gives The Doctor a special commendation
Production Number 012
Season 1
Stardate 48693.2
Original Airdate 4/24/1995

Story
Teleplay Naren Sankar
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
The ship’s Holographic Doctor must overcome his computer programmed limitations when the ship’s Holodeck is taken over by an alien lifeform that transforms living crew members into pure energy. As the only Voyager member able to face this alien being, the Doctor must explore the limits of his programmed behavior and reach beyond them to save the crew from a fate worse than death.

Guest Cast
Marjorie Monaghan (Freya)
Christopher Neame (Unferth)
Michael Keenan (Hrothgar)

Notes
Janeway places a special commendation in the logs for exemplarary performance by the Doctor.

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“Cathexis”

Episode Number 13
Chakotay recovers from his coma
Production Number 013
Season 1
Stardate 48734.2
Original Airdate 5/1/1995

Story Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Teleplay Brannon Braga
Director Kim Friedman

Synopsis
Both Tuvok and Chakotay return from a routine expedition injured – Tuvok with minor ailments and Chakotay grievously injured. It seems that during an encounter with a black nebula, all of Chakotay’s neural energy was depleted and unless it is returned in the near future, Chakotay may be doomed to a life as a brain-dead host. While trying to return to nebula, the crew of Voyager discovers that there is an alien presence aboard that can control their efforts. As the ship nears the nebula, Janeway discovers that the alien has taken over Tuvok all seems lost as he takes command of the ship and they enter the nebula, until the spirit of Chakotay which had been trying to help all along, takes more drastic measures and saves the lives of the Voyager crew.

Guest Cast
Brian Markinson (Lt. Peter Durst)
Michael Cumpsty (Lord Burleigh)
Carolyn Seymour (Mrs. Templeton)

Notes
This is the first episode Janeway runs her “Mrs. Davenport” holo-novel, where she plays the governess of Lord Burleigh’s two children.

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“Faces”

Episode Number 14
The Klingon and Human Torres
Production Number 014
Season 1
Stardate 48784.2
Original Airdate 5/8/1995

Story Jonathan Glassner and Kenneth Biller
Teleplay Kenneth Biller
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
B’Elanna Torres and Lt. Tom Paris are abducted by the Vidiians, the alien race who suffer from the Phage. During an experiment, B’Elanna is literally split into two separate beings — one fully Klingon, the other fully human — by Sulan, a Vidiian scientist in search of a cure for the deadly disease. Her two selves must learn to work together in order to escape the alien laboratory and rescue Lt. Paris. When one of her personas is killed in the escape, B’Elanna is faced with the toughest decision of her life — to try and recapture her dual nature through advanced scientific technology, or to continue on as a completely singular being.

Guest Cast
Brian Markinson (Lt. Peter Durst/Sulan)
Rob LaBelle (Talaxian prisoner)
Barton Tinapp (Guard #1)

Notes
The Vidiians where introduced in “Phage”.
Sulan kills Lt. Durst and steals his face.
“Faces” was nominated in 1995 for an Emmy in “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup for a Series.”

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“Jetrel”

Episode Number 15
Dr. Ma’bor Jetrel
Production Number 015
Season 1
Stardate 48832.1
Original Airdate 5/15/1995

Story James Thomton and Scott Nimerfro
Teleplay Jack Klein & Karen Klein and Kenneth Biller
Director Kim Friedman

Synopsis
Neelix is confronted by the Haakonian scientist named Ma’bor Jetrel, the man responsible for creating the Metreon Cascade, a device that was used to annihilate a major portion of the Talaxian race, including Neelix’ own family. Jetrel is allowed to board Voyager when he asserts that Neelix will soon fall ill from long term affects of the Metreon Cascade device. Tempers flare between the two, with Neelix instantly distrusting the man who murdered his loved ones. Ultimately, Neelix must discover Jetrel’s true motive for being on board Voyager, before it is too late.

Guest Cast
James Sloyan (Ma’bor Jetrel)
Larry Hankin (Talaxian prisoner)

Notes
The Metreon Cascade killed Neelix’ family (his mother, father, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters) in 2355. Neelix’ family lived on Rinax, the moon of the planet Talax.
Jetrel dies of metremia, but not before Neelix gives him forgiveness.

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“Learning Curve”

Episode Number 16
Tuvok and his ‘cadets’
Production Number 016
Season 1
Stardate 48846.5
Original Airdate 5/22/1995

Story
Teleplay Ronald Wilkerson & Jean Louise Matthias
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
When several former Maquis crew members break Federation rules, and it is up to Tuvok to train them in the finer points of Starfleet protocol and discipline in order to reestablish harmony among Voyager’s crew. Simultaneously, a strange virus invades the ship’s bio-neural circuitry, endangering the lives of all aboard. As B’Elanna Torres and The Doctor try to discover a cure, Tuvok and his unlikely “cadets” become trapped in an unstable part of the ship. As one of them lies near death, Starfleet tenets are put to the test.

Guest Cast
Armand Schultz (Crewman Kenneth Dalby)
Derek McGrath (Crewman Chell)
Kenny Morison (Crewman Geron)
Catherine MacNeal (Crewman Mariah Henley)
Thomas Alexander Dekker (Henry Burleigh)
Lindsey Haun (Beatrice Burleigh)

Season 2

“The 37’s”

Episode Number 17
U.S.S. Voyager lifts off
Production Number 017
Season 2
Stardate 48975.1 (Calendar Year 2371)
Original Airdate 8/28/1995

Story
Teleplay Jeri Taylor & Brannon Braga
Director James L. Conway

Synopsis
After atmospheric disturbances force the crew to land Voyager on this mysterious planet, Captain Janeway leads an away team in search of the source of the SOS to be an old Earth aircraft. Upon further investigation, the team finds a massive chamber containing eight Earthings in cryogenic units, one of which is Amelia Earhart. After releasing them from suspended animation, the Voyager crew comes under attack when a group of the planet’s inhabitants mistake them for members of the Briori — an alien race which abducted more than 300 people from Earth in 1937 and brought them to this planet as slaves. It’s learned that over time, the slaves revolted and killed the aliens. The eight surviving “37’s” became part of the planet’s history and the cryogenic chamber was their shrine. Since then, the descendants of the original 300 cultivated the planet and created a home much like Earth. The crew of Voyager is invited to stay, and Janeway must face her greatest challenge as she allows each crew member the personal choice to stay behind and begin a life among these kindred humans.

Starring
Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway)
Robert Beltran (Commander Chakotay)
Roxann Biggs-Dawson (Lt. B’Elanna Torres)
Jennifer Lien (Kes)
Robert Duncan McNeill (Lt. Tom Paris)
Robert Picardo (The Doctor)
Ethan Phillips (Neelix)
Tim Russ (Lieutenant Tuvok)
Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)

Guest Cast
Sharon Lawrence (Amelia Earhart)
David Graf (Fred Noonan)
James Saito (Japanese Soldier [Nogami])
Mel Wrinkler (Jack Hayes)
John Rubinstein (John Evansville)
Tom Virtue (Lt. Walter Baxter)

Notes
This episode was produced for the first season, but was held back to the second season.
Janeway notes that there are 152 crewmen on Voyager at this point.
This episode marks the first time a Federation Starship has successfully landed on a planet in any Star Trek series.

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“Initiations”

Episode Number 18
Chakotay and Kar
Production Number 018
Season 2
Stardate 49005.3
Original Airdate 9/4/1995

Story
Teleplay Kenneth Biller
Director Rick Kolbe

Synopsis
When First Officer Chakotay borrows a shuttlecraft to perform the Pakra, a solitary Indian ritual commemorating his father’s death, he inadvertently drifts into Kazon-Ogla territory and becomes the target of a Kazon youth attempting to earn his Ogla warrior name by killing the Federation enemy. Striking back, Chakotay disarms and destroys the Kazon ship, but not before transporting the young boy named Kar aboard the shuttlecraft. Soon, the two are pulled via tractor beam aboard a larger Kazon vessel sent to investigate the explosion. Led by Razik and Haliz, the Kazon-Ogla hold Chakotay prisoner during which he learns that because Kar has failed in his first mission, he doesn’t earn his name and is sentenced to die by Chakotay’s hands. Meanwhile, fearing their missing comrade is in danger, the Voyager crew — with Kes and Neelix providing their expertise on the Kazon — sets out to find Chakotay.

Guest Cast
Aron Eisenberg (Kar)
Patrick Kilpatrick (Jal Razik)
Tim de Zarn (Jal Haliz)

Notes
Aron Eisenberg also plays “Nog” on Deep Space Nine.

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“Projections”

Episode Number 19
Barclay and The Doctor
Production Number 019
Season 2
Stardate 48892.1
Original Airdate 9/11/1995

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga
Director Jonathan Frakes

Synopsis
The Doctor receives information that Voyager has suffered a massive Kazon attack and that most of the crew has abandoned ship, so he ventures from Sickbay, via remote holo-projection system, to aid those still on board. Once he’s on the ship’s near-deserted bridge, The Doctor must determine what is and what is not reality. Much to his confusion and counter to his program, The Doctor shows human life signs when, during a struggle with a Kazon warrior, he experiences injury and pain. He meets Lieutenant Barclay, learns of Dr. Lewis Zimmerman, the holo-engineer who wrote his medical holographic program and amazingly, discovers that The Doctor has a wife — Kes. He’s in a state of disbelief when Barclay tells him he must destroy Voyager.

Guest Cast
Dwight Schultz (Lt. Reg Barclay)

Notes
Barclay was stationed at the Jupiter Station Holoprogramming Center after the Enterprise-D was destroyed at Veridian III (before being posted to the Enterprise-E).

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“Elogium”

Episode Number 20
Neelix and Kes prepare to mate
Production Number 020
Season 2
Stardate 48921.3
Original Airdate 9/18/1995

Story Jimmy Diggs & Steve J. Kay
Teleplay Kenneth Biller and Jeri Taylor
Director Rick Kolbe

Synopsis
A swarm of aggressive space-dwelling lifeforms attach themselves to Voyager, creating an electrophoretic field. The occurence increases Kes’ metabolic activity and accelerates her reproductive process, causing her to prematurely enter the elogium — the time of life when Ocampa bodies become fertile. However, the elogium occurs only once, so if Kes is ever going to have a child, it must be immediately. Before making his decision whether or not he will father Kes’ child, a bewildered Neelix seeks the advice of Tuvok. Meanwhile, while considering how long it may take to get the ship home, Janeway wonders if it may be necessary for the crew to start having children to provide the next generation of personnel.

Guest Cast
Nancy Hower (Ensign Samantha Wildman)
Gary O’Brien (Crew Member)
Terry Correl (Crew Member)

Notes
Science officer Ensign Wildman is pregnant. This is the first appearance of Ensign Wildman.

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“Non Sequitur”

Episode Number 21
Ensign Harry Kim
Production Number 021
Season 2
Stardate 49011.0
Original Airdate 9/25/1995

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Ensign Harry Kim is confused when he awakens to find himself on Earth – in 24th century San Francisco – working as a design specialist at Starfleet Engineering and engaged to be married to Libby. When he accesses his service records, they mysteriously indicate that he was never a crew member aboard U.S.S. Voyager.

Guest Cast
Louis Giambalvo (Cosimo)
Jennifer Gatti (Libby)
Jack Shearer (Admiral Strickler)
Mark Kiely (Lieutenant Lasca)

Notes
Ensign Kim was working on the design of the prototype runabout U.S.S. Yellowstone NX-74751.
The Doctor, Neelix, and Kes do not appear in this episode.
Non sequitur is a Latin phrase meaning “it does not follow,” usually used when a conclusion does not logically follow from the facts or law, or when an action or event does not relate back to preceding events.

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“Twisted”

Episode Number 22
Janeway is caught in the distortion
Production Number 022
Season 2
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/2/1995

Story Arnold Rudnick & Rick Hosek
Teleplay Kenneth Biller
Director Kim Friedman

Synopsis
A spatial distortion phenomenon occurs not only in space but inside the ship as well, changing Voyager’s structural layout and completely disabling it. As Voyager is compressed and twisted by this unknown anomaly, the crew works frantically to stop it. Captain Janeway is incapacitated when she comes in contact with the strange force and soon, Neelix winds up missing. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew is trapped in a maze on Deck Six and the Doctor is confined to Sandrine’s Bar as the force pushes inward, closing in on them.

Guest Cast
Judy Geeson (Sandrine)
Tom Virtue (Lt. Walter Baxter)
Larry Hankin (Crew Member)
Terry Correl (Crew Member)

Notes

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“Parturition”

Episode Number 23
Neelix and Paris
Production Number 023
Season 2
Stardate 49068.5
Original Airdate 10/9/1995

Story
Teleplay Tom Szollosi
Director Jonathan Frakes

Synopsis
When Kes spends free time with a smitten Tom Paris, Neelix is overcome with jealousy and instigates a messy fight with the Lieutenant. In the aftermath, the Captain sends the sparring pair on a shuttle mission to an M-Class planet to replenish food supplies. When their craft encounters an interference pattern, they crash on the planet. Seeking cover from trigemic vapors, Paris and Neelix seal themselves inside a cave and then discover they have company there – an embryonic pod which hatches an alien baby, a repro-humanoid being. They must work together to sustain the newborn – and preserve each other’s lives when its angry mother approaches.

Guest Cast

Notes

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“Persistence of Vision”

Episode Number 24
Kes captures the Bothan
Production Number 024
Season 2
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/30/1995

Story
Teleplay Jeri Taylor
Director James L. Conway

Synopsis
As they ready for a first encounter with the Bothan alien species, a strange psionic field causes the Voyager crew to succumb to a delusional state and their most deeply buried thoughts to surface. During the catatonic crew member’s ordeal, characters in Janeway’s holonovel program become real and her fiancé Mark appears; Paris faces off with his disparaging father, the Admiral; Tuvok sees his wife, T’Pel; and Torres is seduced by Chakotay. The ship is effectively disabled and it’s up to an unaffected Kes and The Doctor to block the mysterious field.

Guest Cast
Michael Cumpsty (Lord Burleigh)
Carolyn Seymour (Mrs. Templeton)
Stan Ivar (Mark Johnson)
Warren Munson (Admiral Owen Paris)
Lindsey Haun (Beatrice Burleigh)
Patrick Kerr (the Bothan)
Thomas Alexander Dekker (Henry Burleigh)
Marva Hicks (T’Pel)

Notes
Annoying MTV VJ Kennedy, a self-described “Trekker,” portrays a non-descript crew member.

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“Tattoo”

Episode Number 25
Chakotay meets the Sky Spirits
Production Number 025
Season 2
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/6/1995

Story Larry Brody
Teleplay Michael Piller
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
While Chakotay leads an Away Team to drill for minerals on a moon’s surface, they accidently disturb a village and encounter its defensive inhabitants – a group with Indian origins. A regretful Chakotay then experiences flashbacks of himself as a defiant 15-year-old who disappoints his father by not embracing the traditions of his tribe. Meanwhile, while tending to the pregnant Ensign Wildman, The Doctor is challenged by Kes to show more compassion for his patients. So, he programs himself with a simulated flu virus to experience the discomforts living beings can feel.

Guest Cast
Henry Darrow (Kolopak)
Richard Fancy (Sky Spirit Alien)
Douglas Spain (Young Chakotay)
Nancy Hower (Ensign Samantha Wildman)
Richard Chaves (the Chief)
Joseph Palmas (Antonio)

Notes
The “Sky Spirit” aliens met Chakotay’s ancestors when they visited Earth 45,000 years ago.

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“Cold Fire”

Episode Number 26
Tanis tries to corrupt Kes
Production Number 026
Season 2
Stardate 49164.8
Original Airdate 11/13/1995

Story Anthony Williams
Teleplay Brannon Braga
Director Cliff Bole

Synopsis
The crew is hailed by Ocampa colonists on an alien space station who, at long last, lead them to the female mate of The Caretaker, a mysterious being who may have the ability to send them home. As Tuvok tutors Kes in honing her rapidly maturing mental abilities, it’s concluded that her burgeoning powers have been extremely underestimated. Tanis, a male Ocampa colonist, agrees to introduce Captain Janeway and her crew to an entity they call Suspiria, the female mate of The Caretaker. As the Voyager crew builds great hope of returning home soon, Tanis implores Kes to stay with her Ocampa people on the alien space station.

Guest Cast
Gary Graham (Tanis)
Lindsay Ridgeway (The Girl/Suspiria)
Norman Large (Ocampa man)

Notes
Suspiria helped the colonists develop technology to expand their lives past the standard 9 years for the Ocampa. Tanis is 14 years old.
Suspiria wants to destroy Voyager for killing her mate, the Caretaker.

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“Maneuvers”

Episode Number 27
Seska and Maje Culluh
Production Number 027
Season 2
Stardate 49208.5
Original Airdate 11/20/1995

Story
Teleplay Kenneth Biller
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Kazon intruders board the U.S.S. Voyager and steal a transporter control module. That collateral enables their leader, Culluh, to persuade rival sects to join together to conquer the Federation ship. Surprisingly, the mastermind behind the Kazon’s scheme is an advisor with Cardassian, Maquis and Starfleet tactical experience — none other than Seska, the traitor and former intimate of Chakotay. When Chakotay learns that Seska devised the Kazon plot, he secretly sets out alone — against protocol — to thwart her. The Kazon are one step ahead of him and he’s quickly captured and brutally interrogated. With their First Officer in the hands of the enemy, the Voyager crew braces for a dramatic showdown, but Seska has more than one trick up her sleeve.

Guest Cast
Martha Hackett (Seska)
Anthony DeLongis (Maje Culluh)
Terry Lester (Maje Haron)
John Gegunhuber (Kelat)

Notes
Seska has begun restoring her Cardassian appearance.
Seska informs the crew that she has extracted a sample of Chakotay’s DNA and has impregnated herself.
Maje Jal Culluh is the leader (First Maje) of the Kazon-Nistrim.
Maje Jal Haron is the leader of the Kazon-Relora.

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“Resistance”

Episode Number 28
Janeway and Caylem
Production Number 028
Season 2
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/27/1995

Story Michael J. Friedman & Kevin J. Ryan
Teleplay Lisa Klink
Director Rick Kolbe

Synopsis
In search of precious tellerium needed to power the ship, Janeway, Tuvok, Torres and Neelix transport to an Alsaurian city occupied by the hostile Mokra. Tipped off to the Voyager crew’s presence, Mokra soldiers capture Tuvok and Torres. During the commotion, Janeway is secreted away by Caylem, a local eccentric who believes she is his long lost daughter.

Guest Cast
Joel Grey (Caylem)
Alan Scarfe (Augris)
Tom Todoroff (Darod)
Glenn Morshower (Guard #1)

Notes
The Doctor and Kes do not appear in this episode.

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“Prototype”

Episode Number 29
Lt. Torres re-activates Automation Unit 3947.
Production Number 029
Season 2
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/15/1996

Story
Teleplay Nicholas Corea
Director Jonathan Frakes

Synopsis
When the crew finds a deactivated humanoid robot with an unfamiliar power source floating in space, Chief Engineer B’Elanna Torres is able to repair this mysterious mechanical “man.” When it comes to life, the sentient artificial lifeform, Automated Unit 3947, explains that its kind is near extinction and asks Torres to build a prototype power source for construction of more units. In accordance with the Prime Directive, Janeway forces Torres to decline the request. When 3947’s Pralor homeship is located, the robot abducts her and threatens to destroy Voyager unless she constructs the prototype. Suddenly, a second alien vessel manned by nearly identical robots appears and begins attacking Voyager….

Guest Cast
Rick Worthy (Automated Unit 3947)
Hugh Hodgin (Automated Unit 6263/Prototype Unit 0001)

Notes
The power source for each unit is slightly different and the robots are unable to duplicate them.
The units were built by the Pralor and Cravic for use as soldiers. When the Pralor and Cravic finally negotiated peace, the units killed them.

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“Alliances”

Episode Number 30
Culluh doesn’t like Seska’s back-talk
Production Number 030
Season 2
Stardate 49337.4
Original Airdate 1/22/1996

Story
Teleplay Jeri Taylor
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
After Voyager is severly attacked by the Kazon and one of its crewmen killed, Chakotay appeals to Janeway to start thinking more like the Maquis. Janeway knows she must strengthen Voyager’s position in the quadrant and, although it’s a difficult decision and is against her beliefs and training, she agrees to take steps toward a strategic alliance with leaders of several Kazon factions. When they come together for a conference, it’s eminently clear that there are no rules in this region of space. Seeking an intermediary to begin talks with the Kazon, Neelix shuttles to Sobras, a planet with a Kazon settlement. There, he makes contact with an acquaintance, Jal Tersa of the Kazon-Pommar. Meanwhile, Janeway’s initial meeting with Culluh and Seska is unsuccessful but Neelix is able to befriend Mabus, a governor of the Trabe, an exiled sect and bitter enemies of the Kazon. Thinking that the Trabe have compabible goals of peaceful co-existence, Janeway forms an alliance with them — with deadly results.

Guest Cast
Charles Lucia (Mabus)
Anthony De Longis (Maje Culluh)
Martha Hackett (Seska)
Raphael Sbarge (Crewman Michael Jonas)
Larry Cedar (Jal Tersa)
John Gegunhuber (Maje Sulat)
Simon Billig (Lt. Hogan)
Mirron E. Willis (Jal Rettik)

Notes
Crewman Jones tries to contact Seska.
The Trabe used to be a wealthy society of artists and scholars. The Kazon were used as slaves, held in camps and living in poverty and filth. 30 years ago, the Kazon finally rebelled against the Trabe, stole their technology, and drove them from their homeworld.
The First Majes of the Kazon Order are: Maje Minnis of the Kazon-Pommar, Maje Surat of the Kazon-Mostral, Maje Loran of the Kazon-Hobii, Maje Valek of the Kazon-Oglamar, and Maje Culluh of the Kazon-Nistrim. Maje Haron of the Kazon-Relora was previously killed by Culluh in the episode “Maneuvers”.
Maquis Crewman Kurt Bendera died during the Kazon attack, the third to die in Kazon attacks.

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“Threshold”

Episode Number 31
The Paris and Janeway mutant creatures
Production Number 031
Season 2
Stardate 49373.4
Original Airdate 1/29/1996

Story Michael DeLuca
Teleplay Brannon Braga
Director Alex Singer

Synopsis
Lieutenant Paris makes history by becoming the first person to make a transwarp flight. But, soon after his shuttle returns from Warp Ten, he undergoes startling biochemistry changes. His cell membranes begin to degrade and, despite the Doctor’s best efforts, Paris dies. Hours after the pronouncement of death, Paris is discovered breathing, his body going through accelerated mutations which leave him radically transformed into a bizarre and terrifying cross between a human and amphibian.

Guest Cast
Raphael Sbarge (Crewman Michael Jonas)
Mirron E. Willis (Jal Rettik)

Notes
Jonas contacts Rettik and transfers the transwarp data to him to prove that he is serious about contacting Seska.
Paris kidnaps Janeway and launches the shuttle. When the crew finds them, they are both mutated into amphibian creatures. They have also mated and produced offspring. The Doctor finds a way to eliminate the mutant DNA to return them to normal.

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“Meld”

Episode Number 32
Tuvok melds with Lon Suder
Production Number 032
Season 2
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/5/1996

Story Michael Sussman
Teleplay Michael Piller
Director Cliff Bole

Synopsis
When a crew member is murdered, Tuvok’s investigation leads to another crewman, Ensign Suder, who finally admits he is the perpetrator. Vulcan instincts prohibit Tuvok from determining a logical motive for committing such a crime, so he attempts to understand the violent impulses of a criminal by performing a mind-meld on Suder. When Tuvok removes himself from duty, the Doctor must initiate treatment which removes Tuvok’s emotional suppression abilities. Meanwhile, Chakotay puts Paris on report for running an illegal gambling operation and Neelix embraces his role as the ship’s Morale Officer.

Guest Cast
Brad Dourif (Ensign Lon Suder)
Simon Billig (Lieutenant Hogan)
Angela Dohrman (Ricky)

Notes
Suder killed Crewman Frank Darwin.
Suder is a Betazoid, but he has no telepathic or empathic abilities. He is even unable to sense his self.
This episode sets up Tom Paris’ apparent troubles, which are resolved in “Investigations”.
Suder will make another appearance in “Basics, Part I”.

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“Dreadnaught”

Episode Number 33
U.S.S. Voyager engages Dreadnaught
Production Number 033
Season 2
Stardate 49447.0
Original Airdate 2/12/1996

Story
Teleplay Gary Holland
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
Voyager spots a Cardassian-designed, self-guided missile carrying a warhead capable of significant destructive force. As it travels towards Rakosan, a heavily populated planet, Torres reports that she’s partly responsible for its virtually unstoppable status. When she was a Maquis, she intercepted it and changed its program to assault the Cardassians, but it later went astray and now she’s the only hope in stopping it. Torres volunteers to transport to the missile’s interior and reprogram it again, but before she can detonate the warhead, the onboard computer tries to destroy her first. Meanwhile, Jonas continues to transmit classified information on the mission to Seska, and Tom Paris finds it more and more difficult to fit into Starfleet’s protocols.

Guest Cast
Raphael Sbarge (Crewman Michael Jonas)
Nancy Hower (Ensign Samantha Wildman)
Simon Billig (Lieutenant Hogan)
Scott MacDonald (Lieutenant Rollins)
Michael Spound (Lorrum)
Dan Kern (First Minister Kellan)

Notes
It is assumed that the missle was pulled into the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker.
Rollins was an Ensign in the premiere, “Caretaker”.

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“Death Wish”

Episode Number 34
Q#2 and Q
Production Number 034
Season 2
Stardate 49301.2
Original Airdate 2/19/1996

Story Shawn Piller
Teleplay Michael Piller
Director James L. Conway

Synopsis
A rebel Q escapes imprisonment from inside a comet and requests asylum aboard Voyager. Just as quickly, the well-known Q arrives to force the escaped Q back to the Continuum, the extradimensional domain in which their immortal kind exist. Meanwhile, the escaped Q proclaims that if Captain Janeway grants him sanctuary, he intends to commit suicide to end the tedium he has endured as an immortal being. Noting the dictates of Starfleet protocol, Janeway holds a hearing to consider the request for asylum. The tables are turned on Q as Federation personal preside over a trial in which he must defend the Q Continuum and the ever-logical Tuvok acts as counsel for the escaped Q. A courtroom drama ensues when Q calls himself to the witness stand along with a varied group of other people, including Commander Will Riker, whose lives were profoundly changed by Q’s influence.

Guest Cast
Q (John De Lancie)
Q[2] (Gerrit Graham)
Jonathan Frakes (Cmdr. William T. Riker)
Peter Dennis (Sir Isaac Newton)
Maury Ginsberg (as himself)

Notes
Story writer Shawn Piller is Michael Piller’s son.

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“Lifesigns”

Episode Number 35
Denara Pel and The Doctor’s first date
Production Number 035
Season 2
Stardate 49504.3
Original Airdate 2/26/1996

Story
Teleplay Kenneth Biller
Director Cliff Bole

Synopsis
Voyager detects a distress call from a weakened lifeform aboard a small spacecraft and quickly beams a deathly ill Vidiian female to Sickbay. The Doctor starts treating her for advanced stages of the Phage by transferring her decaying body into stasis and creating a temporary, healthy holographic program of her being. As he becomes acquanted with the alien, a hematologist named Dr. Danara Pel, something momentous occurs — his adaptive program allows him to experience love and romance. Lieutenant Paris continues to be insubordinate and espionage is more complicated than Jonas thought when Seska instructs him to plan an accident which will damage Voyager’s warp coils.

Guest Cast
Susan Diol (Dr. Danara Pel)
Raphael Sbarge (Crewman Michael Jonas)
Martha Hackett (Seska)
Michael Spound (Lorum)
Rick Gianasi (the Gigolo)

Notes
Danara calls The Doctor “Shmullus” — after her favorite uncle.
Danara will appear later this season in “Resolutions”.

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“Investigations”

Episode Number 36
Neelix discovers the traitor – Jonas
Production Number 036
Season 2
Stardate 49485.2
Original Airdate 3/13/1996

Story Jeff Schnaufer & Ed Bond
Teleplay Jeri Taylor
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
Neelix, a suddenly self-proclaimed journalist, hears a rumor that a fellow crew member has expressed displeasure with Starfleet and requested to leave. Soon, Tom Paris is relieved of duty to become a pilot with a Talaxian convoy — leaving a saddened Voyager crew behind. Almost immediately, the Kazon-Nistrim and the scheming Seska attack the Talaxian fleet, kidnap Paris and attempt to coerce classified information from him. Meanwhile, Neelix suspects someone aboard Voyager has been secretly communicating with the Kazon and his sleuthing leads him directly to Paris.

Guest Cast
Raphael Sbarge (Crewman Michael Jonas)
Martha Hackett (Seska)
Simon Billig (Lieutenant Hogan)
Jerry Sroka (Laxeth)

Notes
Neelix begins producing and hosting a daily show called “A Briefing with Neelix.”
Neelix discovers that Jonas is the real traitor and during their fight, Neelix pushes Jonas into a plasma leak, killing him.

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“Deadlock”

Episode Number 37
Ensign Kim and Baby Wildman make it to Voyager
Production Number 037
Season 2
Stardate 49548.7
Original Airdate 3/18/1996

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Astounding consequences occur when Voyager, while attempting to evade pursuing Vidiian vessels, enters a plasma cloud. Before they can clear it, the engines stall, anti-matter supplies drain and proton bursts, originating from within the ship, cause heavy casualties and breach the structural integrity of the hull. When Ensign Kim and Kes disappear into a void in space, Captain Janeway discovers a duplicate Voyager with an identical crew exists in a parallel universe. While the crew feverishly attempts to contain the worst onboard disaster ever, the Doctor struggles to keep alive Ensign Wildman’s newborn, half-human, half-Ktarian baby. Then Janeway discovers that although a divergence field has caused all sensor readings to double and every particle on the ship to duplicate, there is not enough antimatter to sustain both vessels. As the Vidiians close in on them, she meets the other Janeway face-to-face to determine a solution, knowing only one of the two ships can survive.

Guest Cast
Nancy Hower (Ensign Samantha Wildman)
Simon Billig (Lieutenant Hogan)
Bob Clendenin (Vidiian Surgeon)
Ray Proscia (Vidiian Commander)
Keythe Farley (Vidiian)
Christopher Johnston (Vidiian)

Notes
Ensign Kim and Ensign Wildman’s baby (later named Naomi) are killed, and are replaced from the alternate Voyager.

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“Innocence”

Episode Number 38
Tuvok and the children hide from the morrok
Production Number 038
Season 2
Stardate 49578.2
Original Airdate 4/8/1996

Story Anthony Williams
Teleplay Lisa Klink
Director James Conway

Synopsis
Tuvok and Bennet’s shuttle crash lands on a sacred haven for the Drayan, an alien race which has shunned outside contact for decades. While Bennet lies dying from his injuries, three frightened Drayan children venture out from hiding. The young ones tell Tuvok that they have been abandoned by their people to die on the planet, and beg his help in saving them from imminent arrival of the “morrok” – the messenger of death. While Tuvok tries to calm the tiny trio, he cannot comprehend why a society would forsake its children. Then, during the night, two of the youngsters mysteriously disappear. Meanwhile, Janeway makes contact with the Drayan’s First Prelate, Alcia, and in the course of trying to rescue Tuvok and the remaining child, there is an amazing revelation about this mysterious race.

Guest Cast
Marnie McPhail (First Prelate Alcia)
Tiffany Taubman (Tressa)
Sarah Rayne (Elani)
Tahj D. Mowry (Corin)
Richard Garon (Ensign Bennet)

Notes

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“The Thaw”

Episode Number 39
Janeway confronts “Fear”
Production Number 039
Season 2
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/29/1996

Story Richard Gadas
Teleplay Michael Piller
Director Marvin Rush

Synopsis
Voyager activates an automated message from members of the Kohl settlement who, years earlier, survived an environmental catastrophe by submitting themselves into artificial hibernation. When the crew transports the Kohl’s hibernation pods on board, they find humanoids in deep stasis with supressed metabolic activity – but with active minds and complex sensory systems controlled by a computer. In an effort to help the Kohl people, Torres and Kim equip two pods with Starfleet technology and submit themselves into stasis. With their mental and physical activities closely monitored, they enter the environment created by the computer attached to the Kohl pods. Once there, Torres and Kim find that the humanoid’s dreadful fears about recovery and survival have caused their computer program to manifest a devious, omnipotent clown – the idealization of their Fear – and a cast of other nightmarish characters. Then, the clown holds Torres and Kim hostage while making increasingly unreasonable demands of Janeway.

Guest Cast
Michael McKean (the Clown)
Thomas Kopache (Viorsa)
Carol Stryucken (Spectre)
Patty Maloney (the Little Woman)
Tony Carlin (the Physician)
Shannon O’Hurley (the Programmer)

Notes

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“Tuvix”

Episode Number 40
Tuvix
Production Number 040
Season 2
Stardate 49655.2
Original Airdate 5/6/1996

Story Andrew Shepard Price & Mark Gaberman
Teleplay Kenneth Biller
Director James Conway

Synopsis
A bizarre occurrence causes Neelix and Tuvok, who are attempting to transport back to Voyager from an away mission, to arrive aboard ship as one. The crew is astonished when a strange but oddly familiar alien humanoid with dark speckled skin and pointy ears appears. The Doctor’s bio-scanner shows that the Neelix and Tuvok’s patterns have merged, causing the pair to become one entity — Tuvix — a humor-filled, logic-defying fusion of the two crewmen. While Tuvix assimilates and starts to become a valued member of the team, Kes struggles with the fact Neelix may not be part of her life anymore. Meanwhile, The Doctor devises a method to restore Tuvok and Neelix, except for one variable… Tuvix doesn’t want to die. When the Doctor, who is programmed to follow certain ethical guidelines, cannot perform the separation, Janeway is left with a monumental decision.

Guest Cast
Tom Wright (Tuvix)
Simon Billig (Lieutenant Hogan)
Bahni Turpin (Ensign Swinn)

Notes

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“Resolutions”

Episode Number 41
Chakotay and Kathryn
Production Number 041
Season 2
Stardate 49690.1
Original Airdate 5/13/1996

Story
Teleplay Jeri Taylor
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
When Janeway and Chakotay contact a deadly virus from an insect bite, the Doctor cannot find a cure. Unable to perform her duties, Janeway is forced to turn over permanent command of the ship to Tuvok and retreat with Chakotay to a small planet which shields the effects of the fatal disease. As Voyager moves out of her communication range, Captain Janeway leaves Tuvok with strict orders not to contact the Vidiians for help even though they may have more sophisticated medical technology to handle the crisis. While the ship’s crew is struck with the harsh reality of abandoning their leader and first officer forever, the former Captain and Commander, alone on a strange planet, awkwardly drop protocol and begin to explore another side of their relationship.

Guest Cast
Susan Diol (Dr. Denara Pel)
Simon Billig (Lieutenant Hogan)
Bahni Turpin (Ensign Swinn)

Notes
Tuvok contacts Vidiian scientist Denara Pel (“Lifesigns”), who arranges to deliver a cure for the virus to Voyager. Unbeknownst to Dr. Pel, the Vidiians use the opportunity to set a trap for Voyager.

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“Basics, Part I”

Episode Number 42
The crew watches as the Kazon leave with Voyager
Production Number 042
Season 2
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/20/1996

Story
Teleplay Michael Piller
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
In an emergency message to Chakotay, Seska discloses that their newborn son has been banished by Culluh to a servant colony. Chakotay feels conflicted about rescuing the baby because he was manipulated into fatherhood by Seska. When the crew detects a distress signal from a Kazon shuttle, they transport aboard the critically injured Teirna, a former aide to Seska, who delivers the news that Culluh has killed Seska. So with Teirna restricted to secured quarters, Voyager heads on a rescue mission through the Kazon-Nistrim territory where Kazon raiders viciously attack the ship. Before long, the fierce battle is over and the Voyager crew has lost — outwitted by their most bitter foe. Surrounded and defenseless, Captain Janeway must surrender the ship to Culluh. At his side is an alive and well Seska who taunts Chakotay with their son. The Kazon abandon the 148 members of the Voyager crew on the surface of Hanon IV, a primitive, ferocious planet. Stripped of their technology, they must use the most basic skills to survive. While they watch helplessly, their enemy lifts off the surface with their ship but, unbeknownst to the Kazon, two Starfleet crew members are stowed away on board.

Guest Cast
Brad Dourif (Crewman Lon Suder)
Martha Hackett (Seska)
Anthony De Longis (Maje Culluh)
John Gegunhuber (Jal Teirna)
Simon Billig (Lieutenant Hogan)
Henry Darrow (Kolopak)
Scott Haven (Kazon engineer)

Notes
Second season finale, Voyager’s first finale that ends with a cliff hanger.
Since Tuvok’s mind-meld with Suder (“Meld”), Suder has developed an interest in horticulture and has seemed to have lost his violent tendencies.
The Doctor detects that Tierna is suffering from a blood disorder, but it is actually due to the chemicals in his bloodstream that he will detonate to cause the explosion which allows the Kazon to overtake Voyager.

Season 3

“Basics, Part II”

Episode Number 43
Suder regrets killing a Kazon
Production Number 043
Season 3
Stardate 50032.7 (Calendar Year 2373)
Original Airdate 9/4/1996

Story
Teleplay Michael Piller
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
Left for dead by the Kazon, Captain Janeway and the crew brave the elements and hostile natives on Hanon IV, a primitive planet. When Hogan is viciously killed by a land eel and then Kes is abducted by primitive humanoids, Chakotay and Tuvok must attempt a precarious rescue. They prepare for a vengeful alien attack while a gloating Culluh, at the helm of Voyager, announces a new era in Kazon history and prepares to annihilate most of the Delta Quadrant. As Culluh tests the ship’s power, Seska activates the Emergency Medical Holographic Program only to have the Doctor report startling facts about her newborn baby. The Doctor detects that Ensign Suder is stowed away on board and learns that Lieutenant Paris, with the help of a Talaxian convoy, is piloting a damaged shuttlecraft, desperately working to somehow save Voyager. The Doctor soon arouses Seska’s suspicions and is permanently deactivated, leaving Suder as the only hope to retake the ship. All the while, Suder is tortured by the realization that he must resort once again to violence.

Starring
Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway)
Robert Beltran (Commander Chakotay)
Roxann Biggs-Dawson (Lt. B’Elanna Torres)
Jennifer Lien (Kes)
Robert Duncan McNeill (Lt. Tom Paris)
Robert Picardo (The Doctor)
Ethan Phillips (Neelix)
Tim Russ (Lieutenant Tuvok)
Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)

Guest Cast
Brad Dourif (Ensign Lon Suder)
Martha Hackett (Seska)
Anthony De Longis (Maje Culluh)
Nancy Hower (Ensign Samantha Wildman)
Simon Billig (Lieutenant Hogan)
Scott Haven (Kazon engineer)
David Cowgill (Primitive Alien)
Micheal Bailey Smith (Primitive Alien)
Russ Fega (Commander Paxim)
John Kenton Shull (Kazon)
Tarik Ergin (Lieutenant Ayala)

Notes
This episode’s Hanon IV sequences were filmed on location in Lone Pine, California.
The Doctor learns that Seska’s child is not Chakotay’s, but is Culluh’s child.
Recurring engineer Lieutenant Hogan is killed on Hanon IV. Another unnamed crewman is also killed by the creature.
Suder is killed by the Kazon. Seska is killed when Suder programs Voyager’s backup systems to overload. Culluh takes their child when the Kazon abandon the ship.
The ever-present background character played by Tarik Ergin, Lieutenant Ayala, finally speaks his first word: “Yeah” (in response to Janeway’s query asking for other fast runners). Ayala often takes the Tactical or Ops positions when vacated by Tuvok or Kim.

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“Flashback”

Episode Number 44
Ensign Tuvok and Captain Sulu
Production Number 044
Season 3
Stardate 50126.4
Original Airdate 9/11/1996

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Tuvok suddenly begins having strange, disorienting attacks which cause a disturbing childhood memory to resurface. As the trauma begins to degrade his neural system he knows he must take action or he will die. To access and conquer the debilitating memory fragment, he asks Captain Janeway to act as his guide and enter into a mind meld with him. Amazingly, the mind-meld takes Tuvok and Janeway to the scene of the young Vulcan’s first Starfleet duty — on the bridge of the U.S.S. Excelsior with Captain Hikaru Sulu in command.

Guest Cast
George Takei (Captain Hikaru Sulu)
Grace Lee Whitney (Lt. Commander Janice Rand)
Jeremy Roberts (Lt. Dmitri Valtane)
Boris Krutonog (Excelsior helmsman)
Michael Ansara (Commander Kang)

Notes
This episode commemorates the 30th anniversary of “Star Trek” and marks the first time a cast member from the classic “Star Trek” series has appeared on “Star Trek: Voyager.”
Tuvok served as a junior science offer with a rank of Ensign on the U.S.S. Excelsior NCC-2000.
The episode also contains references back to the feature film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. In this version of events, Lt. Valtane dies. When Tuvok comes to his aide, he passes a virus to Tuvok. The virus masks itself as a disturbing memory engram, which the brain supresses.
An older Kang was also featured on the Deep Space Nine episode “Blood Oath”.

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“The Chute”

Episode Number 45
Ensign Kim and Lt. Paris
Production Number 045
Season 3
Stardate 50156.2
Original Airdate 9/18/1996

Story Clayvon C. Harris
Teleplay Kenneth Biller
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
While on an Akritirian planet, Paris and Kim are believed to be members of the Open Sky terrorist group and are arrested, tried, and convicted of planting a trilithium-based bomb. Before they know it, they are piled into a dark, impenetrable prison at the end of a mysterious chute. Kim tries to devise an escape and protect a severely injured Paris who has been stabbed by a ranting prisoner. But they realize that, like each crazed inmate, they are fitted with a clamp which causes each man to slowly kill one another. Meanwhile, Janeway tries to prove their innocence.

Guest Cast
Don R. McManus (Zio)
Robert Pine (Liria)
James Parks (Vel)
Ed Trotta (Pit)
Beans Morocco (Rib)
Rosemary Morgan (Piri)

Notes

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“The Swarm”

Episode Number 46
The Zimmerman Diagnostic Program
Production Number 046
Season 3
Stardate 50252.3
Original Airdate 9/25/1996

Story
Teleplay Michael Sussman
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
The Doctor’s rehearsal of an opera duet on the Holodeck is interrupted when he is called to treat the severely injured Lieutenant Paris, who, while aboard a shuttecraft with Torres, has been attacked by an unknown alien force. When the Doctor cannot remember the medical procedures necessary to save Paris, it’s discovered that the Emergency Medical Holograph database has overloaded and The Doctor’s memory circuits are rapidly degrading. While the rest of the crew fends off the cluster of alien ships — the first they’ve ever encountered with transporter technology in the Delta Quadrant — Torres attempts to reinitialize the Doctor’s program, but forewarns that her efforts would restore the original E.M.H. program, causing the Doctor to in effect, be erased. As the rapidly failing Doctor becomes more and more disoriented, Kes pleads for an alternative remedy. So Torres leads the Doctor to the holodeck where they activate the Jupiter Station diagnostic program, a simulation of the place where his database was originally written, and find that the diagnostic matrix is a holographic recreation of his creator, Dr. Lewis Zimmerman.

Guest Cast
Robert Picardo (Dr. Lewis Zimmerman)

Notes
In order to save The Doctor, the Diagnostic Zimmerman Program is overlayed onto the EMH Program. The procedure saves the EMH Program, but the Zimmerman Diagnostic is no longer available.

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“False Profits”

Episode Number 47
Kol and Arridor
Production Number 047
Season 3
Stardate 50074.3
Original Airdate 10/2/1996

Story George A. Brozak
Teleplay Joe Menosky & Kenneth Biller
Director Cliff Bole

Synopsis
When Voyager detects replicator technology and Alpha Quadrant inhabitants on a nearby planet, Chakotay and Paris transport there to find an impoverished, struggling society. They soon find a palatial temple and two Ferengi — Arridor and Kol — decked out in silk and gold jewels who are passing themselves off as demigods to the people there. It’s up to Chakotay and Paris, with the help of Neelix, to thwart them.

Guest Cast
Dan Shor (Arridor)
Leslie Jordan (Kol)
Michael Ensign (the Bard)
Rob LaBelle (Kafar)
Alan Altshuld (the Sandalmaker)
John Walter Davis (the Merchant)

Notes
Arridor and Kol were stranded in the Delta Quadrant in the 3rd season Next Generation episode “The Price”.
The crew devises a plan to lure the unstable end of the Barzan wormhole to their location. However, Arridor and Kol’s attempt to escape ends up destabilizing both ends of the wormhole after they pass through, leaving Voyager stranded. It is unknown where the Ferengi ended up.

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“Remember”

Episode Number 48
B’Elanna relives the memories of Korenna
Production Number 048
Season 3
Stardate 50203.1
Original Airdate 10/9/1996

Story Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Teleplay Lisa Klink
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
The Voyager crew picks up passengers from the homeworld Enara Prime and learns of their telepathic ability. Before long, Lieutenant Torres begins having intense, sensuous dreams of herself as a young girl involved in a forbidden romance with Dathan, a member of the Regressives, a subgroup which once resisted Enaran technology. The dreams turn haunting for Torres as the young girl’s father, Jareth, participates in a resettlement of the Regressives — and eventually their total extermination. Strongly affected by the horrible visions, Torres realizes that the Enarans have concealed a part of their history from their descendants and that one of them aboard Voyager doesn’t want her buried memories to die.

Guest Cast
Bruce Davison (Jareth)
Eugene Roche (Jor Brel)
Charles Esten (Dathan)
Athena Massey (Jessen)
Eve Brenner (Jora Korenna Mirell)
Nancy Kaine (Woman)
Tina Reddington (Girl)

Notes

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“Sacred Ground”

Episode Number 49
Janeway pleads for Kes while her Guide looks on
Production Number 049
Season 3
Stardate 50063.2
Original Airdate 10/30/1996

Story Geo Cameron
Teleplay Lisa Klink
Director Robert Duncan McNeill

Synopsis
Kes is left for dead after she enters a sacred shrine on the Nechani homeworld and is hit by a mysterious energy burst. The Nechani explain to Janeway that monks receive purification of their souls in the shrine and the spirits have punished Kes for trespassing. While Neelix researches the shrine and the ritual the monks undergo there, Janeway undergoes the arduous rite of passage herself. Although she is certain there’s a scientific reason for the energy burst, she hopes to beg to the mercy of the “spirits” and save Kes.

Guest Cast
Becky Ann Baker (The Guide)
Harry Groener (The Magistrate)
Estelle Harris (the old woman)
Keene Curtis (an old man)
Parley Baer (an old man)

Notes

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“Future’s End, Part I”

Episode Number 50
The Away Team arrives in Los Angeles 1996
Production Number 050
Season 3
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/6/1996

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
The Voyager crew finally arrives home — only they’re in the right place at the wrong time: Los Angeles, 1996. Using 24th century technology Captain Janeway and Commander Chakotay desperately search for the answers needed to prevent an environmental disaster, all while trying to blend in on the Venice Boardwalk. Meanwhile, The Doctor is held hostage by Henry Starling, CEO of a computer mega-corporation.

Guest Cast
Ed Begley, Jr. (Henry Starling)
Sarah Silverman (Rain Robinson)
Allan G. Royal (Captain Braxton)
Susan Patterson (Ensign Marie Kaplan)
Barry Wiggins (Policeman)
Christian R. Conrad (Dunbar)

Notes
Captain Braxton of the 29th century Federation Timeship Aeon hails Janeway and crew to inform them that the U.S.S. Voyager is responsible for a catastrophe in his century and he’s come back in time to prevent that occurrence by destroying them.

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“Future’s End, Part II”

Episode Number 51
Henry Starling with The Doctor
Production Number 051
Season 3
Stardate 50312.5
Original Airdate 11/13/1996

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Director Cliff Bole

Synopsis
While the U.S.S. Voyager orbits above North America with its weapons and long range transporters disabled, Tuvok and Paris are missing in Los Angeles and must enlist the help of young astronomer Rain Robinson and use cellular telephone technology to communicate with their crew. Corrupt computer magnate Henry Starling accesses Voyager’s computer system and downloads The Doctor’s program, holds him hostage and reconfigures him with stolen 29th century technology. Meanwhile, Chakotay and Torres are captured by militia men, who believe the two are part of a Government conspiracy.

Guest Cast
Ed Begley, Jr. (Henry Starling)
Sarah Silverman (Rain Robinson)
Allan G. Royal (Captain Braxton)
Brent Hinkley (Butch)
Clayton Murray (Porter)
Susan Patterson (Ensign Marie Kaplan)
Christian R. Conrad (Dunbar)

Notes
Starling fits The Doctor with a mobile autonomous holographic emitter. This allows him to freely move about. When he returns to Voyager, he retains the mobile emitter, which allows him to visit other parts of the ship and participate on away missions.

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“Warlord”

Episode Number 52
Tieran takes over Kes
Production Number 052
Season 3
Stardate 50348.1
Original Airdate 11/20/1996

Story Andrew Shepard Price & Mark Gaberman
Teleplay Lisa Klink
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
As The Doctor and Kes treat three injured aliens whose ship was detected adrift in space, one of them–an egomaniacal political extremist named Tieran–dies, but not before he transfers his own mind to the body of Kes, controlling her and accessing her own Ocampan powers. Then, Kes/Tieran launches a shuttlecraft and makes a coup attempt on his home planet of Ilari.

Guest Cast
Leigh J. McClosky (Tieran)
Anthony Crivello (Adin)
Brad Greenquist (Demmas)
Galyn Görg (Nori)
Charles Emmett (Resh)
Karl Wiedergott (Ameron)

Notes
While controlled by Tieran, Kes breaks up with Neelix. Even after Kes is restored, the couple never recovers.
Kes kills transporter operator Ensign Martin.

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“The Q and the Grey”

Episode Number 53
Q and Junior Q
Production Number 053
Season 3
Stardate 50384.2
Original Airdate 11/27/1996

Story Shawn Piller
Teleplay Kenneth Biller
Director Cliff Bole

Synopsis
While the Voyager crew witnesses several rare supernova explosions, Q arrives in the Captain’s quarters to implore the outraged Janeway to conceive his child. Q pursues the uninterested Janeway just as a jealous female Q appears to bring Q back to the Continuum. While the U.S.S. Voyager is deluged by shock waves from the supernovas, Q escapes to the Continuum with Janeway in tow, leaving the female Q bereft of her powers aboard a stranded starship Voyager.

Guest Cast
John De Lancie (Q)
Suzie Plakson (Female Q)
Harve Presnell (Colonel Q)

Notes
The Q Continuum is in civil war and the supernovas are a result of their weapons. The civil war is a result of the events that happened in the 2nd season episode “Death Wish”. The Continuum is presented to Janeway as the American Civil War.
Q and “Junior” will return in the episode “Q2”
Suzie Plakson played Worf’s mate Ambassador K’Ehleyr in the Next Generation episodes “The Emissary” and “Reunion”. She makes the comment to B’Elanna that she’s always liked Klingon females.
Q and the female Q mate by touching index fingers.

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“Macrocosm”

Episode Number 54
Janeway saves the ship from the Macrovirus
Production Number 054
Season 3
Stardate
Original Airdate 12/11/1996

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
Captain Janeway and Neelix return to Voyager to find it seized by a macrovirus alien — an unknown gelatinous lifeform which attacks and overwhelms the crew and disables the ship. After Neelix is incapacitated, Captain Janeway must face the fight of her life, crawling through the disabled ship’s dark passageways to elude the alien assault. Meanwhile, The Doctor works to find an antidote for the macrovirus and tells the Captain about his first away mission to the Garan mining colony, the source of this mysterious and severe viral infection.

Guest Cast
Michael Fiske (Garan Miner)
Albie Selznick (Tak Tak Consul)

Notes
This was The Doctor’s first away mission, using his new portable emitter.

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“Fair Trade”

Episode Number 55
Wix tries to corrupt Neelix
Production Number 055
Season 3
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/8/1997

Story Ronald Wilkerson & Jean Louise Mathias
Teleplay André Bormanis
Director Jesús Salvador Treviño

Synopsis
When the starship Voyager crew transports to a heavily secured space station located on the edge of the Necrit Expanse to trade for supplies, Neelix meets up with Wixiban, an old Talaxian acquaintance who dupes him into using a Federation shuttlecraft to traffic narcotic substances. When Wixiban murders one of his drug buyers, Paris and Chakotay are implicated while a guilt-ridden Neelix returns to the ship.

Guest Cast
James Nardini (Wixiban)
Carlos Carrasco (Bahrat)
Alexander Enberg (Ensign Vorik)
Steve Kehela (Sutok)
James Horan (Tosin)
Eric Sharp (Map Vendor)

Notes
Neelix agrees to help Wix in order to obtain a map of the Necrit Expanse. Neelix has never been beyond the Expanse and fears that his usefulness as Voyager’s guide has come to an end.
Starting with this episode, Voyager carries the new “TV PG” parental guideline rating, which started in January 1997.
This is the first appearance of engineer Ensign Vorik, who becomes a minor recurring character on Voyager, appearing on various episodes throughout the series. Alexander Enberg also played Vulcan junior officer Lt. Taurik in the Next Generation episode “Lower Decks”.

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“Alter Ego”

Episode Number 56
Voyager discovers an inversion nebula
Production Number 056
Season 3
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/15/1997

Story
Teleplay Joe Menosky
Director Robert Picardo

Synopsis
Disturbed by the fact that he’s falling in love with Marayna, a holodeck character, Ensign Kim begs Tuvok to teach him how Vulcans suppress their emotions. When Tuvok intervenes, Marayna befriends and tries to seduce him, too. A jealous Kim is infuriated with Tuvok, but then Marayna reveals her true intentions.

Guest Cast
Sandra Nelson (Marayna)
Alexander Enberg (Ensign Vorik)
Shay Todd (the holodeck woman)

Notes
This episode carries a “TV PG” parental guideline rating.
Marayna is a lonely alien living on a space station. She senses that Tuvok is also isolated and immediately falls in love with him. Her job on the station is to control the nebula’s plasma activity so that her homeworld enjoy its beauty.

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“Coda”

Episode Number 57
Admiral Janeway lures the Captain to the afterlife
Production Number 057
Season 3
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/27/1997

Story
Teleplay Jeri Taylor
Director Nancy Malone

Synopsis
After her shuttlecraft crash lands, a critically injured Captain Janeway is attacked by Vidiians and has a mysterious near death experience during which she encounters her father, Admiral Janeway. The Admiral tries to convince Janeway that she has died and that she needs to come with him to the afterlife.

Guest Cast
Len Cariou (Admiral Edward Janeway)

Notes
After the shuttle crashes, an alien entity invades Janeway’s mind. The aliens invade near-death people and cause them to hallucinate in order to lure them into the alien Matrix to serve as nourishment for the alien race. (In the motion picture The Matrix — released two years after this episode aired — the Matrix is a computer simulation for humans that serve as a bioelectric energy source for machines.)

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“Blood Fever”

Episode Number 58
Vorik attempts to bond with Torres
Production Number 058
Season 3
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/5/1997

Story
Teleplay Lisa Klink
Director Andrew Robinson

Synopsis
During their exploration of a decimated colony, the Voyager Away Team is thrown into turmoil with the sudden onset of the Vulcan mating season. The ensuing irrational advances of Vulcan crew member Ensign Vorik wreak havoc when they trigger Lieutenant Torres’ involuntary Klingon mating instincts. Meanwhile, Commander Chakotay finds the remains of one of the colony’s invaders — the Borg.

Guest Cast
Alexander Enberg (Ensign Vorik)
Bruce Bohne (Ishan)
Deborah Levin (Ensign Lang)

Notes
Vorik experiences the pon farr, the Vulcan mating season that occurs every seven years. If he does not mate, he will die.
The Sakari were attacked by the Borg. This episode sets up the Borg storyline, continued in the next episode “Unity”.

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“Unity”

Episode Number 59
Chakotay encounters a colony of former Borg
Production Number 059
Season 3
Stardate 50614.2
Original Airdate 2/12/1997

Story
Teleplay Kenneth Biller
Director Robert Duncan McNeill

Synopsis
In response to a distress signal, Commander Chakotay lands his shuttlecraft on a planet’s surface but is viciously attacked. He’s swiftly rescued by a colony of formerly assimilated Borg and goes to extreme measures when he allows their resident scientist, Dr. Riley Frazier, to heal his neural injuries by linking him to a remnant of the Borg Collective consciousness.

Guest Cast
Lori Hallier (Dr. Riley Frazier)
Ivar Brogger (Dr. Orum)
Susan Patterson (Ensign Marie Kaplan)

Notes
Ensign Kaplan (who also appeared earlier this season in “Future’s End” Parts 1 and 2) is killed.
The Borg cube was destroyed by an electro-kinetic storm. The surviving Borg who escaped to the planet were severed from the Collective. After the link was severed, the colony fell into chaos. They manipulated Chakotay into reactivating the neural generator on the Borg cube to re-link the colonists into a new collective. After the link is established, they destroy the cube to prevent their discovery by the Borg.
Riley was assimilated at the Battle of Wolf 359 while serving as science officer on the U.S.S. Roosevelt. (See TNG episode “The Best of Both Worlds, Part II” and DS9 episode “Emissary”.)

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“The Darkling”

Episode Number 60
The Doctor ”protects” Kes
Production Number 060
Season 3
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/19/1997

Story Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Teleplay Joe Menosky
Director Alex Singer

Synopsis
To improve his performance as the ship’s physician, The Doctor undertakes a personality enhancement project on the Holodeck, incorporating several accomplished historical figures’ traits and temperaments into his Starfleet database. But he also adopts several aberrant character traits from those non-fictional figures and is soon over taken by a dangerous, cruel Mister Hyde-like personality.

Guest Cast
David Lee Smith (Zahir)
Stephen Davies (Nakahn)
Noel de Souza (Ghandi)
Christopher Clarke (Lord Byron)
Sue Henley (Ensign Brooks)

Notes

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“Rise”

Episode Number 61
Neelix confronts Tuvok
Production Number 061
Season 3
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/26/1997

Story Jimmy Diggs
Teleplay Brannon Braga
Director Robert Scheerer

Synopsis
When a Nezu planet is bombarded by asteroids and its inhabitants face evacuation, the U.S.S. Voyager intervenes by sending Tuvok and Neelix to join several prominent members of the Nezu on a rescue mission. Soon it is learned that there’s a traitor in their midst, and Tuvok’s condescending attitude pushes Neelix to the breaking point.

Guest Cast
Alan Oppenheimer (Nezu Ambassador)
Lisa Kaminir (Lillias)
Kelly Connell (Sklar)
Tom Towles (Dr. Vatm)
Geof Prysirr (Hanjuan)
Garry Bullock (Goth)

Notes
The asteroids were created by the Etanian Order. Once the Nezu evacuate, they would claim the homeworld. Sklar was helping them.

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“Favorite Son”

Episode Number 62
The Taresian women corner Kim
Production Number 062
Season 3
Stardate 50732.4
Original Airdate 3/19/1997

Story
Teleplay Lisa Klink
Director Marvin Rush

Synopsis
After Ensign Kim suddenly exhibits abnormal behavior, he instinctively leads the U.S.S. Voyager to a mysterious planet, the Taresian homeworld. There, a shocking story of his birth is told by members of the almost exclusively female population — that Kim is part Taresian — and they want him for reproductive purposes.

Guest Cast
Cari Shayne (Eliann)
Deborah May (Lyris)
Patrick Fabian (Taymon)
Kelli Kirkland (Rinna)
Kristanna Loken (Malia)
Irene Tso (Mary Kim)
Kenny Yee (Young Harry Kim)
Christopher Carroll (Alben)

Notes
Male children are very rare on Taresia. They plant viruses that change the structure of other species males into Taresian. They are drawn to Taresia by instinct. The females then drain the male of all genetic material, killing him in the process.

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“Before and After”

Episode Number 63
The Doctor examines Kes
Production Number 063
Season 3
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/9/1997

Story
Teleplay Kenneth Biller
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
When Kes undergoes chroniton particle treatment in a bio-temporal chamber to extend her lifespan, her cells are left in a state of flux causing her to be out of temporal sync. She then travels back and forth through time, experiences the beginning and final phases of her Ocampan lifespan and gets a glimpse of the Voyager crew’s future.

Guest Cast
Jessica Collins (Linnis Paris-Kim)
Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)
Michail L. Maguire (Arnis)
Christopher Aguilar (Andrew Kim)
Janna Michaels (Young Kes)
Rachel Harris (Martis)

Notes
In the future that Kes experiences, the crew is attacked by a race known as the Krenim. The Krenim use chronoton torpedoes which interact with the bio-temporal chamber to cause Kes to go out of temporal sync. The crew refer to the time passing through Krenim space as the “Year of Hell.” In this future, Janeway, Torres and Joe Carey are killed by the Krenim. Chakotay assumes Captain. Paris and Kes eventually marry and have a child, Linnis, who also ages at the same rate as Kes. Linnis marries Harry Kim and they have a child, Andrew, who also ages quickly. In addition to Chakotay, Tuvok, Paris, and Kim have all been promoted; Neelix wears a Starfleet uniform and is a security officer.
When Kes returns to present time, she warns Captain Janeway about the Krenim. Voyager will encounter them in the Season 4 two-part episode “The Year of Hell”.
The future Kes had long, curly hair. When she returns to the “present,” she still has long hair, which she keeps the rest of the season.
The events of this episode will contribute to Kes’ departure in Season 4.

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“Real Life”

Episode Number 64
The Doctor and his family watch as Belle dies
Production Number 064
Season 3
Stardate 50836.2
Original Airdate 4/23/1997

Story Harry Kloor
Teleplay Jeri Taylor
Director Anson Williams

Synopsis
After The Doctor creates a holographic wife and two children for himself in order to enhance his performance as a caring physician, Torres modifies the program to make The Doctor’s picture-perfect Holo-family more of an authentic experience. Soon, his teenage son is listening to Klingon music and The Doctor deduces that he has more than he bargained for. Meanwhile, Voyager investigates the destruction of a Vostigye Science Space Station and mysterious subspace astral eddies.

Guest Cast
Wendy Schaal (Charlene, the wife)
Glenn Walker Harris, Jr. (Jeffrey, the son)
Lindsey Haun (Belle, the daughter)
Stephen Ralston (Larg)
Chad Haywood (K’Kath)

Notes
The Doctor’s wife calls him “Kenneth”
Beginning in this episode’s opening credits, Roxann Biggs-Dawson has shortened her name to Roxann Dawson.

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“Distant Origin”

Episode Number 65
Gegen receives a globe from Chakotay
Production Number 065
Season 3
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/30/1997

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
The Voyager crew are unwitting research subjects after scientists of the Voth race, saurian-like aliens who believe they were the first intelligent beings to evolve in the Delta Quadrant, discover the human remains of a Starship Voyager crewman and find a genetic pattern similar to their own. When Gegen, the chief researcher, suggests that based on these findings, the true origin of the Voth is Earth, their leader, Minister Odala, deems him a heretic. To prove his theory, Gegen and his assistant Veer track down the U.S.S. Voyager, infiltrate the ship and take their next research subject, Chakotay, hostage.

Guest Cast
Henry Woronicz (Gegen)
Cristopher Liam Moore (Veer)
Marshal Teague (Hulak)
Concetta Tomei (Minister Odala)

Notes
The human remains are those of Lieutenant Hogan, killed in the episode “Basics, Part I”.
Henry Woronicz later plays museum curator Quarren in season 4’s “Living Witness”.

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“Displaced”

Episode Number 66
The Nyrians transport the crew to a biosphere
Production Number 066
Season 3
Stardate 50912.4
Original Airdate 5/7/1997

Story
Teleplay Lisa Klink
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
One by one, Voyager’s crew suddenly and mysteriously trades places with mercurial aliens from Nyria III. As Janeway quickly becomes surrounded by these seemingly perplexed strangers who react strongly to the ship’s temperature and lights, she must scramble to keep control of her ship. Meanwhile, her confused crew is transplanted to an idyllic yet artificial world.

Guest Cast
Deborah Levin (Ensign Lang)
Mark L. Taylor (Jarlath)
James Noah (Rislan)
Kenneth Tigar (Dammar)
Nancy Youngblut (Taleen)

Notes

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“Worst Case Scenario”

Episode Number 67
Seska takes control of the program
Production Number 067
Season 3
Stardate 50953.4
Original Airdate 5/14/1997

Story
Teleplay Kenneth Biller
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
Suspicion and animosity run rampant when members of the crew discover a secret holographic novel program called “Insurrection Alpha” depicting Seska and the Maquis leading an insurrection aboard Voyager. When crew members surreptitiously play the program, they are each cast into the role of a Starfleet security officer who is approached by Chakotay to help the Maquis with the mutiny.

Guest Cast
Martha Hackett (Ensign Seska)
Tarik Ergin (Lt. Ayala)

Notes
Seska (as a Bajoran) returns in this holodeck episode.
“Insurrection Alpha” was written by Tuvok for security training purposes.
Seska found Tuvok’s program, finished it, and modified it to disable the holodeck safety precautions. She modified the program one month before she left the ship.

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“Scorpion, Part I”

Episode Number 68
Voyager is over-taken by a Borg armada
Production Number 068
Season 3
Stardate 50984.3
Original Airdate 5/21/1997

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
As they approach the heart of dangerous Borg territory, the Voyager crew witnesses the near decimation of a Borg armada by mysterious alien lifeforms the Borg call “Species 8472,” which is impervious to both Borg and Starfleet technology. When Kim and Chakotay lead an Away Team inside the heavily damaged Borg cube, they are able to investigate the alien lifeform’s bio-ship. Moments before they are transported out, Kim is viciously attacked by the mysterious organic-looking alien. As he lies in Sickbay, contaminated with alien cells and transforming into an alien being, Kes has terrorizing premonitions about the new enemy and Janeway realizes it’s no longer the Borg they must be worried about.

Guest Cast
John Rhys-Davies (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Notes
3rd Season Finale/Cliffhanger.
Captain Janeway takes painting lessons from Leonardo Da Vinci in the holodeck.
The Doctor modified some of the Borg’s nanoprobes used in assimilation to attack the alien cells.

Season 4

“Scorpion, Part II”

Episode Number 69
Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01
Production Number 069
Season 4
Stardate 51003.7 (Calendar Year 2374)
Original Airdate 9/3/1997

Story
Teleplay Joe Menosky and Brannon Braga
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
The ship remains on Red Alert after Janeway, in exchange for safe passage through space, reaches an agreement with the Borg Collective to help them fight Species 8472, a race more malevolent than their own. Although Chakotay strongly objects to the unpredictable collaboration, Janeway and Tuvok transport, with great caution, to the Borg Cube. When a drone attempts to temporarily assimilate Janeway by connecting a neuro-transreceiver to her, the alarmed Captain convinces them to instead choose a representative to communicate verbally with her. Soon, a vaguely human Borg emerges to speak for the Collective; designated Seven of Nine, she helps them prepare to engage the enemy–but when she boards Voyager, the entire crew is on edge. Meanwhile, the Doctor determines that the mysterious alien species is accessing Kes’ memory.

Starring
Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway)
Robert Beltran (Commander Chakotay)
Roxann Dawson (Lt. B’Elanna Torres)
Robert Duncan McNeill (Lt. Tom Paris)
Robert Picardo (The Doctor)
Ethan Phillips (Neelix)
Tim Russ (Lieutenant Tuvok)
Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine)
Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)

Guest Cast
Jennifer Lien (Kes)

Notes
Harry is saved by The Doctor’s modified nanoprobes.
Seven of Nine becomes a regular cast member. Jennifer Lien is billed as a guest star.
Seven of Nine’s full designation is “Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero-One.”
This was Voyager’s 2nd highest Nielson rated episode, with a 6.5 rating. (The first was the premiere episode “Caretaker”.)
Roxann Dawson is pregnant in real-life, due in January 1998. (The baby won’t be written into the show, and they’ll use camera angles to cover it up.)

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“The Gift”

Episode Number 70
Neelix watches as Kes begins to transform
Production Number 070
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 9/10/1997

Story
Teleplay Joe Menosky
Director Anson Williams

Synopsis
Kes knows it’s time to leave U.S.S. Voyager when her body goes into a state of cellular flux and she experiences uncontrollable psychokinetic abilities which endanger the ship. Before Kes has her final moments of life as she knows it and enters a higher realm of existence, she gives her crewmates an amazing gift. Meanwhile, Seven of Nine’s human physiology begins to reassert itself and threaten her life. When Janeway instructs The Doctor to completely remove her Borg technology, a fierce yet alluring young female begins to emerge.

Guest Cast
Jennifer Lien (Kes)
Tarik Ergin (Ensign [Lt.] Ayala)

Notes
This episode is a direct continuation of the previous episode.
With this episode Jennifer Lein permanently leaves the show. Officially, there was nothing more they could do with her character and it was mutually decided she leave the show. Unofficially, Jennifer was fired to make room for the “Borg Babe.” It was rumored that Garrett Wang (Ensign Kim) was the one to originally be fired, until People magazine featured him in their “50 Most Beautiful People” issue. Producer Jeri Taylor said, “We have a lot of characters, we were adding a character and the feeling was that we were not serving that one well and it was best not to try keep doing it.” Kes may be back to guest star in future episodes.
We learn that Ocampas don’t die, but they move on to a new “plane of existence.” While no definite reason why Kes is resonating early is given, The Doctor theorizes that her interaction with Species 8472 in the previous episode had something to do with it.
Kes’ “gift” to Voyager is a push 10 years closer to home, out of Borg space.
Seven’s human name is Annika Hansen.
Ayala is usually a Lieutenant, but for some reason is an Ensign in this episode (oops).

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“Day of Honor”

Episode Number 71
Paris and Torres are stranded in space
Production Number 071
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 9/17/1997

Story
Teleplay Jeri Taylor
Director Jesús Treviño

Synopsis
As Lieutenant Torres reluctantly faces the Day of Honor, an ancient Klingon ritual which requires examination of one’s behavior, the U.S.S. Voyager is forced to eject the warp core, and she and Paris must launch a shuttle to tractor it back. Soon, the U.S.S. Voyager is ambushed by the Caatati, a race almost completely assimilated by the Borg, who demand Seven of Nine as ransom. When the Caatati attack the shuttlecraft, Torres and Paris are left suspended in space and prepare to die, prompting Torres to confide to her crewmate that she loves him.

Guest Cast
Alexander Enberg (Ensign Vorik)
Alan Altshuld (Lumas)
Michael Krawic (Rhamin)
Kevin Stillwell (Moklor)

Notes
This has to be the first time in any Star Trek episode that the warp core ejection systems were not offline when an ejection was requested….
When Janeway asks Seven of Nine if she’d like to be called by her given name, Annika, she replies that she has been Seven of Nine as long as she can remember. Janeway asks, “How about Seven?” Seven of Nine replies, “Imprecise…but acceptable.”
The Day of Honor ritual entitles: (1) Eat the heart of a sanctified Targ; (2) Drink from the grail of Kahless; (3) Recount how you have proved yourself worthy over the past year; (4) Endure the Ritual of 20 Painsticks; (5) battle with the Bat’leth master; (4) Traverse the Sulfur Lagoons of Goroth.
Tom and B’Elanna’s shuttle, the Cochrane, is destroyed by the Caatati.
Tom and B’Elanna use the EVA suits made for Star Trek: First Contact.
Tom notes that in the 3rd year at the Academy there is a 6-week EVA course. (Torres dropped out in her second year.)
This episode was shown “out of order” with the next one.
Seven builds the Caatati a thorium isotope energy matrix for power. When the Borg assimilated the Caatati, they obtained the technology.

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“Nemesis”

Episode Number 72
Rafin trains Chakotay with Vori weapons
Production Number 072
Season 4
Stardate 51082.4
Original Airdate 9/24/1997

Story
Teleplay Kenneth Biller
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
Chakotay is marooned on an unknown planet where the two inhabiting alien life forms are attempting planet-wide genocide against each other. Chakotay is captured by the Vori tribe and comes to sympathize with them and their battle for survival against a ferocious enemy called the Kradin.

Guest Cast
Michael Mahonen (Brone)
Nathan Anderson (Namon)
Meghan Murphy (Karya)
Matt E. Levin (Rafin)
Terrence Evans (Ambassador Treen)
Booth Colman (Penno)
Peter Vogt (Commandant)
Marilyn Fox (Vori Woman)
Pancho Demmings (Kradin Soldier)

Notes
Chakotay’s shuttle becomes the 7th to be destroyed since the series began (of which Chakotay personally destroyed 3). Voyager’s technical guide states that it carries five shuttlecraft (three Type-8 shuttles, and two Titan-class shuttles).

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“Revulsion”

Episode Number 73
Seven and Kim extract a Borg navigational node
Production Number 073
Season 4
Stardate 51186.2
Original Airdate 10/1/1997

Story
Teleplay Lisa Klink
Director Kenneth Biller

Synopsis
Harry Kim is assigned to work with Seven of Nine on the new Astrometrics lab. Kim is uneasy working with the former Borg drone, but their detail provides them with the basis of a friendship. However, Kim is rattled when Seven of Nine interprets his pleasantries as romantic seduction and she decides to further explore her resurgent humanity. Meanwhile, the Doctor and B’Elanna answer a distress call from a holographic maintenance program whose matrix — as well as personality — have become unstable.

Guest Cast
Leland Orser (Dejaren, the Isomorph)

Notes
Astrometrics is located on Deck 8, Section 29. It will be finished in the episode “The Year of Hell, Part I”.
Captain Janeway promotes Tuvok to Lieutenant Commander (he was demoted to Lieutenant in the 1st season episode “Prime Factors”).
Captain Janeway makes Neelix an “official” ambassador for his work.
Leland Orser also played Purvis in Alien Resurrection.

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“The Raven”

Episode Number 74
Seven and Tuvok find the S.S. Raven
Production Number 074
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/8/1997

Story
Teleplay Harry Doc Kloor and Bryan Fuller
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
Voyager negotiates with The B’omar to navigate through their space. Suddenly, Seven of Nine’s Borg implants begin regenerating. She escapes from Voyager when she believes she is being summoned by The Borg. She arrives at the remains of a destroyed ship that she discovers to be the same vessel from which, as a young girl, she was captured by The Borg.

Guest Cast
David Anthony Marshall (Annika’s Father, Magnus Hansen)
Nikki Tyler (Annika’s Mother, Erin Hansen)
Erica Bryan (Young Annika Hansen)
Mickey Cottrell (Dumah)

Notes
The Hansen’s ship was the Federation science vessel S.S. Raven NAR-32450.
Seven eats in this episode (but it looks like she doesn’t like Neelix’s cooking).
Seven told Neelix that a group of 39 Talaxians, Species 218, was assimilated and that they made excellent drones. The Vulcans are Species 3259.
The Doctor adjusts Seven’s implants so that they do not receive any more homing signals.

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“Scientific Method”

Episode Number 75
The alien experiments push Janeway to her limit
Production Number 075
Season 4
Stardate 51244.3
Original Airdate 10/29/1997

Story Sherry Klein and Harry ‘Doc’ Kloor
Teleplay Lisa Klink
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
The Doctor and Seven of Nine discover that a mysterious illness that is striking down the crew one by one is actually the work of enigmatic aliens who are using the ship for genetic experiments.

Guest Cast
Annette Helde (Takar)
Rosemary Forsyth (Alzen)

Notes
This episode takes place three days after the events in “Day of Honor”.
Tom and B’Elanna’s relationship escalates….
The crew’s DNA is being manipulated and mutated by aliens who are slightly phased. They are doing scientific “research” in order to help their own society live better and longer.

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“The Year of Hell, Part I”

Episode Number 76
Seven and Janeway study the Astrometrics data
Production Number 076
Season 4
Stardate 51268.4
Original Airdate 11/5/1997

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
Distressed at the loss of his family and an entire colony of his people by a hostile alien enemy, Krenim leader Annorax has mastered time manipulation and can obliterate history, making entire lifeforms and civilizations cease to have ever existed. In this way, he hopes to restore his loved ones by erasing the enemy that caused their deaths. His well-calculated plans are thwarted by the incursion of the U.S.S. Voyager. Captain Janeway and her crew come between Annorax and his plans, for which it seems he will make good on his promise to destroy the starship.

Guest Cast
Kurtwood Smith (Annorax)
John Loprieno (Obrist)
Peter Slutsker (Krenim Commandant)
Rick Fitts (Zahl)
Deborah Levin (Ensign Lang)
Sue Henley (Ensign Brooks)

Notes
Kes warned Voyager about the Krenim in the 3rd season episode “Before and After”, but there is no mention of her warnings.
Seven of Nine and Ensign Kim finish the new Astrometrics lab, a combination of Borg and Starfleet technology. It is 10 times more accurate than their existing mapping technology.
Seven mentions that the Borg were present during Zefram Cochrane’s launch of the U.S.S. Phoenix, a reference to Star Trek: First Contact.
Neelix wears a standard Starfleet operations (yellow) uniform in this episode and in Part II.
Janeway gets a haircut and loses the ponytail.
Kurtwood Smith also played the Federation President in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

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“The Year of Hell, Part II”

Episode Number 77
Janeway rams Voyager into the Krenim ship
Production Number 077
Season 4
Stardate 51425.4
Original Airdate 11/12/1997

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Director Michael Vejar

Synopsis
Most of the crew has abandoned Voyager, leaving only a skeletal crew and the determined Captain Janeway on-board. With whole segments of the proud starship missing, and life-support systems failing, Captain Janeway is adamant about defeating the Krenim or going down with her ship.

Guest Cast
Kurtwood Smith (Annorax)
John Loprieno (Obrist)
Peter Slutsker (Krenim Commandant)
Rick Fitts (Zahl)
Deborah Levin (Ensign Lang)
Sue Henley (Ensign Brooks)

Notes
After Janeway rams Voyager into the Krenim ship and it is destroyed, the timeline returns to normal.
Janeway says 2370 was a good year. That was the year that the U.S.S. Voyager was commissioned.

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“Random Thoughts”

Episode Number 78
Nimira prepares to purge Torres’ violent thoughts
Production Number 078
Season 4
Stardate 51367.2
Original Airdate 11/19/1997

Story
Teleplay Kenneth Biller
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
A visit to the homeworld of the Mari, a race of telepathic beings, gives the U.S.S. Voyager crew a chance for some much-deserved “shore-leave.” However, these beings, who have forbidden violent thoughts as well as actions have B’Elanna Torres arrested for involuntarily thinking of an angry retaliation to an incident. Tuvok becomes involved in her case and makes a startling discovery about the Mari.

Guest Cast
Gwynyth Walsh (Chief Examiner Nimira)
Wayne Pere (Guill)
Rebecca McFarland (Talli)
Jeanette Miller (the woman)
Ted Barba (Malin)
Bobby Burns (Frane)

Notes
Gwynyth Walsh played Duras’ sister B’Etor in Next Generation, DS9, and Star Trek Generations.
Neelix tells Paris that he hasn’t “been with anyone since Kes.” Eew!
Tuvok mind melds with B’Elanna and Guill.
Guill sells black market bad thoughts.

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“Concerning Flight”

Episode Number 79
Janeway and Leonardo take flight
Production Number 079
Season 4
Stardate 51386.4
Original Airdate 11/26/1997

Story Jimmy Diggs and Joe Menosky
Teleplay Joe Menosky
Director Jesús Salvador Treviño

Synopsis
Small and nimble alien spacecraft attack Voyager, using high energy transports to break through the ship’s shields, scan its contents, and pluck off valuable equipment. Janeway and Tuvok beam down to the pirates’ homeworld in search of the ship’s main computer. To their surprise, they find Janeway’s holographic Leonardo da Vinci, who becomes an essential part of their plans to retrieve the goods and leads them to the pirate king, Tau.

Guest Cast
John Rhys-Davies (Leonardo da Vinci)
John Vargas (Tau)
Don Pugsley (alien visitor)

Notes

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“Mortal Coil”

Episode Number 80
Neelix helps Samantha put Naomi to bed
Production Number 080
Season 4
Stardate 51449.2
Original Airdate 12/17/1997

Story
Teleplay Bryan Fuller
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
Neelix is preparing a shipboard feast on the eve of Prixin, the Talaxian celebration of family, when he is asked by Chakotay to join him and Paris on a shuttle mission. Neelix is all too glad to help, but the assignment proves to be fatal for him. Upon the shuttle’s return to the U.S.S. Voyager, Seven of Nine, citing Neelix’s diverse functions within the crew, applies Borg nanoprobe technology to reactivate him. Alive and shaken by his death, Neelix questions his assumptions about life — and the promised afterlife — as the Prixin festivities commence.

Guest Cast
Nancy Hower (Ensign Samantha Wildman)
Brooke Ashley Stephens (Naomi Wildman)
Robin Stapler (Alixia)

Notes
Alixia was Neelix’ sister, who was killed by the Metreon Cascade (see “Jetrel”).
Naomi Wildman was born in the 2nd season episode “Deadlock”. (Kids on Star Trek sure grow fast!)
When Chakotay helps Neelix have his vision quest, he is told in his vision that there’s no afterlife and that he “knows what he has to do” and he tries to kill himself. In the Next Generation episode “Eye of the Beholder”, Lt. Pierce tells Counselor Troi the same thing in her empathic flashback and she then tries to kill herself.
Not counting repeats, this episode has the distinction of being the lowest Nielson-rated episode of Voyager, with a 3.9 rating.

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“Waking Moments”

Episode Number 81
Chakotay confronts the Dream Alien
Production Number 081
Season 4
Stardate 51471.3
Original Airdate 1/14/1998

Story
Teleplay Andre Bormanis and Kenneth Biller
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
The crew of the U.S.S. Voyager is attacked by an alien species who occupy a parallel reality in the human dreamstate. Only Chakotay, with his native knowledge of waking dreams, knows how to lead a counter-attack.

Guest Cast
Mark Colson (Dream Alien)
Jennifer Grundy (the Ensign)

Notes
Tuvok shows up on the bridge nude in his nightmare. In an interview with Ethan Phillips, he says: “When we shot it, he showed up with only a long black sock hanging from his groin and that’s all. We all laughed hard over that one.”

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“Message in a Bottle”

Episode Number 82
The Doctor is sent to the U.S.S. Prometheus
Production Number 082
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/21/1998

Story
Teleplay Lisa Klink
Director Nancy Malone

Synopsis
An alien relay station enables Voyager to contact the U.S.S. Prometheus, an experimental Federation starship in the Alpha Quadrant, but when the Doctor is transmitted aboard, he finds the crew has been killed and the ship taken over by Romulans.

Guest Cast
Andy Dick (EMH Mark-II)
Judson Scott (Commander Rekar)
Valerie Wildman (Sub-Commander Nevala)
Tiny Ron (Idrin)
Tony Sears (Starfleet Officer)

Notes
This episode is the beginning of a long story arc featuring the Hirogen, who appear in the next 5 episodes.
The ancient communications array stretches across the Delta Quadrant into the Beta Quadrant, almost to the Alpha Quadrant.
The Prometheus-class Federation starship U.S.S. Prometheus is a new prototype deep space tactical vessel.
The CGI model rendered by Foundation Imaging had an incorrect registry of NX-59650. According to Mike Okuda, it should have been NX-74913, which is used on the bridge screens.
The Doctor tells EMH-2 that he has had sexual relations…He made an “addition to his program.”
The EMH-2 states “I’m a doctor, not a commando!”
The Doctor spoke directly with Starfleet Command to tell them about Voyager and he was sent back with the message that “Voyager is no longer alone.” (*sniff*)
Judson Scott played Joachim in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (He was not given credit for the role because he demanded billing with the main stars or none at all. He got none at all.) He also appeared in the Next Generation episode “Symbiosis”.

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“Hunters”

Episode Number 83
A Hirogen Hunter captures Seven of Nine
Production Number 083
Season 4
Stardate 51501.4
Original Airdate 2/11/1998

Story
Teleplay Jeri Taylor
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Thanks to the success of The Doctor’s previous mission, the U.S.S. Voyager has at last made contact with Starfleet Command by using a far-flung array of alien relay modules to communicate with Earth and let them know that they are, indeed, alive – although many light years away. When Voyager returns to the comm array to retrieve their messages, they are attacked by the Hirogen.

Guest Cast
Tiny Ron (Alpha-Hirogen)
Roger Morrissey (Beta-Hirogen)

Notes
This is the first episode of 5-episode arc featuring the Hirogen.
The relay modules are powered by artificial quantum singularities (black holes).
The array is knocked out of commission when one of the relay modules is destroyed.
Janeway receives a letter from her fiancé Mark Johnson; he has moved on and gotten married.
Chakotay receives a letter telling him that the Maquis were wiped out by the Cardassians and the Dominion.
There was an encrypted message from Starfleet Command, but they were unable to fully retrieve it before the array went offline.

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“Prey”

Episode Number 84
An 8472 makes its way to a docking hatch
Production Number 084
Season 4
Stardate 51652.3
Original Airdate 2/18/1998

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga
Director Allan Eastman

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Voyager encounters an adrift Hirogen ship with a critically wounded Hirogen hunter on board. Janeway orders that the alien be beamed into the U.S.S. Voyager’s sickbay, despite Seven of Nine’s warnings that the formidable Hirogen would regard the crew as no more than prey to be hunted and killed. Janeway disavows her concern and brings the Hirogen on board. His presence brings even greater danger when the creature that he has been hunting across space — Species 8472, lethal even to the Borg — boards Voyager.

Guest Cast
Clint Carmichael (Hirogen Hunter)
Tiny Ron (Alpha-Hirogen)

Notes
Species 8472 were first seen in “Scorpion, Part I”.
Seven of Nine refit some of the phaser rifles to fire Borg nanoprobes to incapacitate the creature.
The Doctor begins giving Seven lessons in improving her social skills.
When Seven disobeys the Captain’s orders, she restricts her access to non-primary systems.

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“Retrospect”

Episode Number 85
Seven feels anxiety around Kovin
Production Number 085
Season 4
Stardate 51658.2
Original Airdate 2/25/1998

Story Andrew Shepard Price & Mark Gaberman
Teleplay Bryan Fuller & Lisa Klink
Director Jesús Salvador Treviño

Synopsis
Kovin, an alien arms merchant, is on board the U.S.S. Voyager to barter his impressive array of weapons with Captain Janeway. As installation of the weapons will require a reconfiguration of the U.S.S. Voyager’s schematics, Janeway orders Seven of Nine to assist Kovin. Seven complies, if only to get back into Janeway’s good graces after their recent disagreements. However, an altercation between Seven and Kovin brings the Captain to believe Seven is once again non-cooperative — until The Doctor makes a discovery about Kovin and Seven.

Guest Cast
Michael Horton (Kovin)
Adrian Sparks (Entharan Magistrate)
Michelle Agnew (Scham)

Notes
Seven begins working on decrypting the message from Starfleet Command.
Seven claims Kovin attacked her, removed her ocular implant, and extracted Borg nanoprobes through her assimilation tubules. The evidence was inconclusive, and it appears that it was an accidental discharge and the memory was probably from when she witnessed others being assimilated as a Borg drone. Or was it…?
Michael Horton also played Lieutenant Daniels, the Enterprise-E security chief in Star Trek First Contact and Star Trek Insurrection. (He wasn’t named until Insurrection.)

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“The Killing Game, Part I”

Episode Number 86
The Hirogen turn Voyager into a WW2 simulation
Production Number 086
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 3/4/1998

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Having invaded Voyager and discovered the many uses of the Holodeck, Hirogen hunters have been playing a deadly game with Voyager crew members, putting them through various scenarios in which they are being hunted down as prey. One of the scenarios takes place in occupied France, with the Hirogen as Nazi SS Officers chasing down Captain Janeway, Seven of Nine, Tuvok and Torres as members of the French Resistance. Implanted with subdermal transmitters, the crewmembers have no knowledge that they have identities beyond the characters they are playing. Only the Doctor, forced to mend the steady stream of wounded crewmembers to sick bay, is conscious of the invaders. He soon figures out a way to disengage Janeway and Seven of Nine, who then must begin to figure out how to defeat the Hirogen at their own game.

Guest Cast
Danny Goldring (the Alpha Hirogen)
Mark Metcalf (the Hirogen Medic)
Mark Deakins (the Hirogen SS Officer)
J. Paul Boehmer (the Kapitan)
Paul Eckstein (the young Hirogen)
Peter Hendrixson (the Klingon)

Notes
This is part one of a “Special Two Hour Event.”
Roxann Dawson was pregnant during filming, so her holodeck character is pregnant with the Nazi Kapitan’s child. Roxann gave birth in January 1998.

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“The Killing Game, Part II”

Episode Number 87
Janeway gives the Hirogen a holo-generator
Production Number 087
Season 4
Stardate 51715.2
Original Airdate 3/4/1998

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Director Victor Lobl

Synopsis
Having invaded Voyager and discovered the many uses of the Holodeck, Hirogen hunters have been playing a deadly game with Voyager crew members, putting them through various scenarios in which they are being hunted down as prey. One of the scenarios takes place in occupied France, with the Hirogen as Nazi SS Officers chasing down Captain Janeway, Seven of Nine, Tuvok and Torres as members of the French Resistance. Implanted with subdermal transmitters, the crewmembers have no knowledge that they have identities beyond the characters they are playing. Only the Doctor, forced to mend the steady stream of wounded crewmembers to sick bay, is conscious of the invaders. He soon figures out a way to disengage Janeway and Seven of Nine, who then must begin to figure out how to defeat the Hirogen at their own game.

Guest Cast
Danny Goldring (the Alpha Hirogen)
Mark Metcalf (the Hirogen Medic)
Mark Deakins (the Hirogen SS Officer)
J. Paul Boehmer (the Kapitan)
Paul Eckstein (the young Hirogen)
Peter Hendrixson (the Klingon)

Notes
Janeway gives the Hirogen the technology to make the holodeck so that they can create their own holographic prey. She will regret that decision in the 7th season episode “Flesh and Blood”.

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“Vis à Vis”

Episode Number 88
‘Steth’ steals Tom Paris’ identity
Production Number 088
Season 4
Stardate 51762.4
Original Airdate 4/8/1998

Story
Teleplay Robert J. Doherty
Director Jesús Salvador Treviño

Synopsis
U.S.S. Voyager comes to the aid of an alien, Steth, who claims to be the test pilot of a new spacecraft that has run into trouble. Paris, who has become weary of being on the U.S.S. Voyager, volunteers to help him repair his ship. However, Steth is able to copy Paris’s DNA and swaps physical appearances with him. Paris is then left behind in Steth’s ship while the imposter takes over his duties at the helm and leaves the real Paris behind. It isn’t long before “Steth” is confronted by Daelen, another alien who is seeking her original form. Back on the U.S.S. Voyager, Janeway suspects something is wrong, but Steth assumes her appearance and takes command.

Guest Cast
Dan Butler (Steth)
Elizabeth McGlynn (Daelen)

Notes
Vis à vis is French for “face to face.”

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“The Omega Directive”

Episode Number 89
Janeway briefs the crew on the Omega Molecule
Production Number 089
Season 4
Stardate 51871.2
Original Airdate 4/15/1998

Story Jimmy Diggs & Steve J. Kay
Teleplay Lisa Klink
Director Victor Lobl

Synopsis
The crew is mystified when Captain Janeway begins an important, though highly secretive, operation in response to a strange subspace disturbance. Chakotay finally compels her to tell the crew so that they may help. Janeway explains that the U.S.S. Voyager has detected a dangerous, unstable substance called the Omega. The molecule has the power to destroy space and Starfleet’s highly classified operating order is to destroy the Omega whenever it is encountered. Seven of Nine speaks out to say that the Borg believe the Omega can be captured and neutralized for study, which puts her in conflict with Janeway’s Starfleet mission.

Guest Cast
Jeff Austin (Allos)
Kevin McCorkle (Alien Captain)

Notes
To the Borg, the Omega molecule represents perfection: infinite parts working in perfect harmony as one. Particle 010 is the Borg designation for Omega.
A single Omega molecule contains the same power as a warp core. It was developed as a power source, but it is unstable. An Omega explosion destroys subspace, which makes it impossible to create a warp field.
Producer Brannon Braga comments on this episode, “This is not a story about a substance. It’s not about Janeway following a directive or not. It’s not about science and the hackneyed concept of whether or not we should cross the line and explore what should not be explored. It is about religion. Seven of Nine, we reveal, has an interest in Omega that borders on religious obsession. To her, Omega represents ‘Perfection.’ And in this way, we explore themes of religion in an unexpected way. I hope you enjoy it.”

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“Unforgettable”

Episode Number 90
Kellin and Chakotay fall in love, again
Production Number 090
Season 4
Stardate 51813.4
Original Airdate 4/22/1998

Story
Teleplay Greg Elliot & Michael Perricone
Director Andrew J. Robinson

Synopsis
Voyager encounters an alien vessel fleeing attack whose sole inhabitant is a female alien asking for Chakotay to help rescue her. The startled Chakotay leads an Away mission to the damaged ship to help the alien, Kellin, who claims that she and Chakotay met before. Back on board Voyager, Kellin claims to have been on the ship not very long ago and she fell in love with Chakotay. Now fleeing her home planet’s repressive government, she seeks asylum aboard the starship. Chakotay, though drawn to her, doesn’t know whether to believe her or not.

Guest Cast
Virginia Madsen (Kellin)
Michael Canavan (Curneth)

Notes

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“Living Witness”

Episode Number 91
Quarren and The Doctor paved the way to unity
Production Number 091
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/29/1998

Story Brannon Braga
Teleplay Bryan Fuller and Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Director Tim Russ

Synopsis
A curious holographic tableau is on display in a Kyrian Museum and the curator, Quarren, explains to visitors how the intervention of the U.S.S. Voyager spacecraft started an apocalyptic war on a planet inhabited by two species: the Kyrians and the Vaskans. Ethnic rivalries between the two races are still uneasy, seven hundred years after the U.S.S. Voyager has come and gone, and some Vaskan visitors are appalled by the Kyrians reconstruction of history based on a few recovered artifacts. But more damaging information is on the way, when Quarren activates a newly discovered device containing active data. This turns out to be a backup of Voyager’s Emergency Medical Holographic Doctor, who soon finds himself on trial for war crimes attributed to the U.S.S. Voyager and its crew over seven centuries ago.

Guest Cast
Henry Woronicz (Quarren)
Rod Arrants (Daleth)
Craig Richard Nelson (Vaskan Arbiter)
Marie Chambers (Kyrian Arbiter)
Brian Fitzpatrick (Tedran)
Morgan Margolis (Vaskan visitor)

Notes
This is Tim Russ’ directorial debut.
Henry Woronicz played Gegen in season 3’s “Distant Origin”.
In the Kryian museum simulation of the “Warship Voyager,” The Doctor is an android; Kim is a Lieutenant who does the torturing of prisoners; “Che Ko Tay’s” tattoo covers the entire left half of his face; Neelix was a member of the bridge crew; B’Elanna was the transporter chief; Seven of Nine was fully Borg and there were other Borg drones, who assimilated the Kyrian intruders.
Best line: “Somewhere half-way across the galaxy, Captain Janeway is spinning in her grave.” — The Doctor.

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“Demon”

Episode Number 92
Voyager leaves a crew of mimetic duplicates behind
Production Number 092
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/6/1998

Story Andre Bormanis
Teleplay Kenneth Biller
Director Anson Williams

Synopsis
With deuterium fuel dwindling to nothing, the U.S.S. Voyager lands on a “demon” planet — so-called because its environment is toxic to human life — to collect from its vast deuterium lode. Both Tom Paris and Harry Kim are suited up in protective gear and sent out to collect the precious deuterium, but return without their protective suits. Instead, it is now the U.S.S. Voyager’s environment that is poisonous to them.

Guest Cast
Alexander Enberg (Ensign Vorik)

Notes
The ship goes to “grey mode,” where all non-essential systems are shut down and the rest run at 20%.
“Demon”-class is the common name for Class-Y planets.
Deuterium is a hydrogen isotope. It is the primary fuel source for the fusion reactors and is used as the matter in the matter/antimatter warp reactor. (Anti-hydrogen is the anti-matter.) The fusion reactors drive the impulse engines and the thrusters.
Voyager makes a rare emergency landing on the planet.
The “silver blood” became sentient when Tom and Harry touched it. The crew agrees to let the fluid make duplicates of themselves, who remain on the planet.
The duplicates will reappear in the 5th season episode “Course: Oblivion”.

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“One”

Episode Number 93
After a month alone, Seven is ready for company
Production Number 093
Season 4
Stardate 51929.3
Original Airdate 5/13/1998

Story
Teleplay Jeri Taylor
Director Kenneth Biller

Synopsis
Encountering a deadly radioactive nebula, Captain Janeway decides to save time by going through rather than around it and orders the crew into protective stasis chambers with Seven of Nine to take lonely command. With the entire crew now in cryogenic sleep, and only the Doctor for company, Seven of Nine is the only living being walking the ship’s hallways. The long and lonely journey through the nebula begins to play tricks on the former Borg’s mind as she experiences what humans call “hallucinations.” An alien, Trajis Lo-Tarik, also making his way through the nebula, asks to trade some vital supplies, but his presence unleashes a series of events that Seven can’t decipher as to whether they are real threats – or even if Trajis himself is real.

Guest Cast
Wade Williams (Trajis Lo-Tarik)

Notes
The nebula is a Mutara-class nebula. The U.S.S. Reliant was destroyed in the Mutara Nebula in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
The statis chambers are located on Deck 14.
Seven drinks “Nutritional Supplement 14-Beta-7” for breakfast.
Tom Paris is claustrophobic and sleepwalks.
At the last minute, Seven disables life support in order to keep the propulsion system on-line.

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“Hope and Fear”

Episode Number 94
Arturis deciphers the Starfleet datastream
Production Number 094
Season 4
Stardate 51978.2
Original Airdate 5/20/1998

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
The badly damaged encoded message received from Starfleet Command five months ago is finally translated by Arturis, an alien passenger recently invited onboard, whose species has a great affinity for language. The directive brings the U.S.S. Voyager to a spacecraft, emitting a distinctive Starfleet warp signature, but totally unlike any Starfleet vessel known. With a propulsion system faster than warp speed, the ship is capable of bringing the U.S.S. Voyager crew to Earth — crossing 60,000 light years — within just three months. The crew is elated, but Captain Janeway expresses caution, even though they are all secretly hoping to be home very, very soon. While the crew’s excitement grows, so does Seven of Nine’s anxiety about living among billions of humans. She asks Captain Janeway to let her depart the U.S.S. Voyager and roam the Delta Quadrant on her own.

Guest Cast
Ray Wise (Arturis)
Jack Shearer (Admiral Hayes)

Notes
Season Finale.
Seven and Janeway play a game of “Velocity” on the holodeck. Seven is not a very good loser…
The prototype ship is the U.S.S. Dauntless NX-01A, launched on stardate 51742, powered by a Quantum Slipstream Drive. The ship is a fake, created with “particle synthesis.” Arturis was attempting to deliver the Voyager crew to the Borg because he blames Voyager for the assimilation of his world (see “Scorpion, Part I” and “Scorpion, Part II”).
The message actually said “We’re sorry, here’s all the information we have on the Delta Quadrant.”
The Borg refer to Arturis’ species as Species 116. At the time Seven was disconnected, the Borg had not assimilated Species 116. Yet….
Jack Shearer also played Admiral Hayes in the feature film Star Trek First Contact. Captain Picard took command of the fleet after Admiral Hayes’ ship was destroyed.
Voyager received the message from Starfleet in the episode “Hunters”.
With this episode, co-creator and executive producer Jeri Taylor leaves Voyager’s production crew. She will still remain as a creative consultant to the show. Brannon Braga will step up as executive producer.

Season 5

“Night”

Episode Number 95
”Night”
Production Number 095
Season 5
Stardate 52081.2 (Calendar Year 2375)
Original Airdate 10/14/1998

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
The crew of the U.S.S. Voyager is unsettled as a secluded and conflicted Captain Janeway reflects on the decision she’s made along the mission and the consequences those judgements have had for them all. But soon the team of the U.S.S. Voyager encounters two never before seen alien species — a nocturnal alien and its foe, the Malon — and knows that one will not survive without their intervention. Knowing that coming to their aid makes a detour through dark, desolate space necessary, the Captain alone must once again determine her crew’s fate.

Starring
Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway)
Robert Beltran (Commander Chakotay)
Roxann Dawson (Lt. B’Elanna Torres)
Robert Duncan McNeill (Lt. Tom Paris)
Robert Picardo (The Doctor)
Ethan Phillips (Neelix)
Tim Russ (Lt. Commander Tuvok)
Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine)
Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)

Guest Cast
Ken Magee (Emck)
Steve Dennis (Night Alien)
Martin Rayner (Dr. Chaotica)

Notes
Season 5 Premiere.
This episode introduces the “Night Aliens,” who have reflective silver eyes and are invisible unless you shine light on them, and the Malon, who dump their toxic theta radiation waste into the Void where the Night aliens live.
Neelix suffers from nihiliphobia, the “fear of nothingness.”
This episode introduces the holo-program “Captain Proton.” Tom Paris stars as Captain Proton, with Harry Kim as his side-kick and Seven as his secretary, Constance Goodheart. Tom and Harry programmed the Holodeck so that everything eppears in black and white.
Seven recommends that Tuvok try Borg regeneration instead of meditation — “a simple cortical implant would be required.”

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“Drone”

Episode Number 96
One and Seven of Nine
Production Number 096
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/21/1998

Story
Teleplay Bryan Fuller, Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
There’s a sudden emergence of a dangerous new lifeform aboard the U.S.S. Voyager — a Superborg — after The Doctor’s 29th century mobile emitter technology mysteriously fuses with Seven of Nine’s Borg nanoprobes as the result of a transporter accident.

Guest Cast
J. Paul Boehmer (The Drone)
Todd Babcock (Ensign Mulchaey)

Notes
The Drone is created when Seven’s nanoprobes infect and assimilate the Doctor’s mobile emitter; it then assimilates a science lab workstation and extracts a tissue sample from Ensign Mulchaey.

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“Extreme Risk”

Episode Number 97
Construction begins on the Delta Flyer
Production Number 097
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/28/1998

Story
Teleplay Kenneth Biller
Director Cliff Bole

Synopsis
Torres’ crewmates are alarmed when she repeatedly engages in reckless activity including orbital skydiving. Meanwhile, after the U.S.S. Voyager directs its probe into a hazardous atmosphere, protecting it from a Malon freighter, Lt. Paris launches a newly constructed, all environment shuttlecraft, to retrieve it: the Delta Flyer.

Guest Cast
Hamilton Camp (Controller Vrelk)
Alexander Enberg (Ensign Vorik)
Daniel Betances (Pilot)

Notes
The new multi-spacial probe uses Borg unimatrix shielding, designed by Tuvok and Seven.
The new shuttle, called the Delta Flyer, is warp-capable and uses unimatrix sheilding and a Borg-inspired weapons system.
Neelix has started security training with Tuvok.
The computer warns B’Elanna that “disengaging holodeck safety protocols presents extreme risk of injury.”
B’Elanna’s grandmother used to make banana pancakes for her as a kid.

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“In The Flesh”

Episode Number 98
Starfleet HQ Simulation, San Francisco, Earth
Production Number 098
Season 5
Stardate 52136.4
Original Airdate 11/11/1998

Story
Teleplay Nicholas Sagan
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Voyager discovers that Species 8472 has created a habitat simulation of Starfleet’s San Francisco Yards, and are training their own to pose as humans to eventually invade Earth.

Guest Cast
Ray Walston (Boothby)
Kate Vernon (Cmdr. Valerie Archer)
Zach Galligan (Ensign David Gentry)
Tucker Smallwood (Admiral Bullock)

Notes
Chakotay poses as “Commander Jason Hayek” from the U.S.S. Intrepid, patrolling the Neutral Zone.
Chakotay’s Starfleet service number is 47A612.
Ensign Gentry’s Starfleet service number is 99B3278.
This habitat is Terrasphere 8, Starfleet Command re-creation, one of a dozen in the quadrant. The habitat uses thermionic generators as its power source.
Starfleet Headquarter’s Officer’s Club is called the “Quantum Cafe.”
The last time Janeway was at Starfleet HQ was when she was given general orders for Voyager’s first mission: “Proceed to the Badlands. Find the Maquis.”
The last time Chakotay was at Starfleet HQ was on March 3, 2368, when he gave his resignation to Admiral Nimembeh, who taught Tactical Analysis at the Academy.
Writer Nick Sagan is Carl Sagan’s son.

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“Once Upon a Time”

Episode Number 99
Samantha Wildman is reunited with Naomi
Production Number 099
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/4/1998

Story
Teleplay Michael Taylor
Director John Kretchmer

Synopsis
As the U.S.S. Voyager searches for the crash-landed Delta Flyer and its crew — Lt. Paris, Tuvok, and Ensign Samantha Wildman — Neelix helps the littlest crewmember, Naomi Wildman, cope without her mother. Together, they are kept occupied by the odd characters in Naomi’s storybook holonovel, the classic “Adventures of Flotter,” but Neelix soon decides that a starship is no place for a child.

Guest Cast
Nancy Hower (Ensign Samantha Wildman)
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman)
Wallace Langham (Flotter)
Justin Louis (Trevis)

Notes
Last time we saw Naomi Wildman was in “Mortal Coil” and she was played by Brooke Ashley Stephens.
Naomi quotes Starfleet Regulation #476.9: “All Away Teams must report to the Bridge at least once every 24 hours.”
Wallace Langham was on The Larry Sanders Show and last played Josh on Veronica’s Closet.
Michael Taylor joins the Voyager writing staff, from the Deep Space Nine writing staff.

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“Timeless”

Episode Number 100
The Challenger captures the Flyer
Production Number 100
Season 5
Stardate 52143.6
Original Airdate 11/18/1998

Story
Teleplay Rick Berman & Joe Menosky & Brannon Braga
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
Fifteen years after the Starship U.S.S. Voyager crashes into a desolate ice planet, Commander Chakotay and former Ensign Harry Kim, sole survivors of the tragedy, steal the Delta Flyer from a Federation shipyard and return to the U.S.S. Voyager’s frozen hull. Aided by Chakotay’s striking love interest, Lieutenant Tessa Omond, Chakotay and Kim are hotly pursued fugitives with hope that somewhere embedded beneath the ice, they’ll retrieve the only tools they believe can change the fate of their long-dead fellow crew members.

Guest Cast
Christine Harnos (Lt. Tessa Omond)
LeVar Burton (Captain Geordi La Forge)

Notes
This is the 100th Episode of Star Trek: Voyager. (The premiere episode “Caretaker” was split into Episodes #100 and #101, so the 100th episode is production #201.)
Captain Janeway states that Voyager has been in the Delta Quadrant 4 years, 2 months, and 11 days.
The Quantum Slipstream Drive utilizes a quantum matrix, benemite crystals, and Borg technology.
Harry and Chakotay are wanted on two counts of high treason and conspiracy to violate the Temporal Prime Directive.
Harry uses a stolen Borg Temporal Transmitter to send a message back to the interplexing beacon in Seven’s cranial implant. Her translink frequency is 108.44236000.
Captain Geordi La Forge is the commanding officer of the Galaxy-class starship U.S.S. Challenger NCC-71099.
Seven becomes intoxicated on one glass of champagne; she has a blood-synthehol level of 0.05%.
The brief slipstream run brought them 10 years closer to home.
“Timeless” ranked third for its time slot in all key male demographics, topping NBC, CBS and The WB. It was UPN’s best rating in that time slot since Oct. 29, 1997.

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“Infinite Regress”

Episode Number 101
The personalities fight Seven for dominance
Production Number 101
Season 5
Stardate 52188.7
Original Airdate 11/25/1998

Story Robert J. Doherty and Jimmy Diggs
Teleplay Robert J. Doherty
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Mysteriously, the U.S.S. Voyager comes upon a floating Borg Vinculum — a device that interconnects Drone’s minds aboard a Borg vessel — which swiftly causes Seven of Nine to manifest personalities other than her own including that of a Klingon warrior, a Ferengi, and a six-year-old human girl. Janeway is crushed to learn that before Tuvok, The Doctor and she can intervene, Seven may be completely lost.

Guest Cast
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman)
Neil Maffin (Captain Ven)
Erica Mer (Human Girl)

Notes
The production numbers are getting all shuffled up….
Captain Ven is of Species 6339, who created a virus to destroy the Borg.
Naomi Wildman, Sub-Unit of Ensign Samantha Wildman, begins to emulate Seven of Nine so that she can learn to be the Captain’s assistant.

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“Nothing Human”

Episode Number 102
The Doctor creates Dr. Moset to assist B’Elanna
Production Number 102
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 12/2/1998

Story
Teleplay Jeri Taylor
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
After Torres is stricken by a bizarre, injured alien that latches itself onto her body, The Doctor creates another holographic physician, a Cardassian exobiologist named Dr. Crell Moset, to save her life. But Torres refuses treatment when it’s learned that the physician engaged in unethical wartime medical practices.

Guest Cast
David Clennon (Dr. Crell Moset)
Jad Mager (Ensign Tabor)
Frank Welker (Alien Voice)

Notes
Dr. Moset cured the Fostosa Virus during the Cardassian occupation of Bajor. He infected thousands of Bajorans with the disease and then used them as subjects to gather information on the effects of the disease. (During his justification speech, Moset compares experimenting on Bajorans to experimenting on lower lifeforms and animals.)
Tabor’s brother and grandfather were killed by Dr. Moset during the Cardassian occupation of Bajor.
At the end of the episode, the Doctor deletes the medical consultant program and all of its related files.
The Doctor begins a new hobby: holo-imaging. He gives the crew a slide-show presentation.

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“Thirty Days”

Episode Number 103
Janeway reduces Thomas Paris to the rank of Ensign
Production Number 103
Season 5
Stardate 52179.4
Original Airdate 12/9/1998

Story Scott Miller
Teleplay Kenneth Biller
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Voyager makes a fascinating discovery, a massive ocean floating in space and populated by the Moneans, a maritime alien species. When Janeway learns that the Monean’s deep sea home is losing containment, she offers Starfleet technological assistance, a modified, now seaworthy Delta Flyer piloted by an eager Lieutentant Tom Paris. But soon after Paris and Riga, one of the young Monean scientists, return from their deep sea exploration, Paris is accused of a stunning breach of protocol — with dire consequences.

Guest Cast
Willie Garson (Riga)
Benjamin Livingston (Prefect)
Heidi Kramer (Megan Delaney)
Alissa Kramer (Jenny Delaney)

Notes
The working title for this episode was “Down Deep.”
Captain Janeway demotes Thomas Eugene Paris to the rank of Ensign and sentences him to 30 days in the brig.
This is the only actual appearance of the oft-mentioned Delaney sisters, who help out Tom and Harry with their Captain Proton adventure.
Willie Garson plays Carrie’s friend Stanford on HBO’s “Sex and the City.”

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“Counterpoint”

Episode Number 104
Janeway lets down her guard with Kashyk
Production Number 104
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 12/16/1998

Story
Teleplay Michael Taylor
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
Telepathic alien refugees from the Devore Imperium are picked up by Voyager, but the ship is intercepted and boarded by a Devore squadron intent on capturing the defectors. Soon Kashyk, the lead Devore officer pleads with Janeway to grant him asylum.

Guest Cast
Mark Harelik (Inspector Kashyk)
Randy Oglesby (Kir)
J. Patrick McCormack (Prax)
Alexander Enberg (Ensign Vorik)
Randy Lowell (Torat)
Jake Sakson (Adar)

Notes
The working title for this episode was “Refugee.”
Voyager has had 4 telepaths on board: The Vulcans Lt. Cmdr. Tuvok and Ensign Vorik; Betazoid Ensign Jurot (who has never appeared on-screen); and Betazoid crewman Lon Suder, who was killed by the Kazon in the episode “Basics, Part II”.)
Vorik appears in this episode, but doesn’t actually have any speaking lines.
Voyager gives up two of its shuttles to the telepathic refugees.

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“Latent Image”

Episode Number 105
The Doctor has a breakdown
Production Number 105
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/20/1999

Story Eileen Connor
Teleplay Joe Menosky
Director Mike Vejar

Synopsis
While employing his holo-imaging device, The Doctor discovers that his short-term memory buffer has been tampered with and fervently initiates an investigation to find the person or thing responsible for the corruption.

Guest Cast
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman)
Nancy Bell (Ensign Ahni Jetal)

Notes
Ensign Jetal died 18 months ago when an alien attacked Jetal and Ensign Kim. The Doctor could only save one of them and he chose Ensign Kim.

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“Bride of Chaotica!”

Episode Number 106
Arachnia charms her way into Dr. Chaotica’s lair
Production Number 106
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/27/1999

Story
Teleplay Bryan Fuller
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
Armed conflict erupts when aliens from the Fifth Dimension mistake Ensign Paris’ “Captain Proton” holographic novel for reality. The aliens consider the novel’s main character, the evil Dr. Chaotica, to be a threat so they knock the U.S.S. Voyager’s controls off-line. Janeway is forced to assume the role of the story’s powerful Arachnia, Queen of the Spider People, and infiltrate Chaotica’s Fortress of Doom. Meanwhile, The Doctor takes on the role of the novel’s President of Earth to help the aliens defeat Chaotica.

Guest Cast
Martin Rayner (Dr. Chaotica)
Nicholas Worth (Lonzak)
Jim Krestalude (Alien #1)
Tarik Ergin (Satan’s Robot)

Notes
The aliens from “the fifth dimension” are phontonic beings. To them, the Holodeck appears real, but the “biochemical carbon-based” lifeforms do not.
Neelix actually tells Janeway that there only four working lavatories for a ship of 150 people, and only three working showers. He also mentions that the Bolians on board are uncomfortable because of this…either they go to the bathroom a lot or they need to take a lot of showers???
The Paramount press release mistakenly referred to “Lieutenant Paris ‘Captain Proton’ holographic novel” in the first sentence of the synopsis. At this point, he is an Ensign.
This episode was filmed while the bridge set was being rebuilt after the fire damage.
Tarik Ergin is usually seen playing background bridge officer Lt. Ayala.

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“Gravity”

Episode Number 107
Noss doesn’t understand why Tuvok doesn’t love her
Production Number 107
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/3/1999

Story Jimmy Diggs and Bryan Fuller & Nick Sagan
Teleplay Nick Sagan & Bryan Fuller
Director Terry Windell

Synopsis
A shuttle carrying Tuvok, Paris and The Doctor disappears into a collapsing sinkhole and crash lands on a deserted wasteland. While the U.S.S. Voyager tries to rescue them from this risky area of space, the away team befriends Noss, an exotic alien woman who’s also trapped on the planet. Soon, she falls in love with Tuvok and although it’s illogical for a Vulcan, he finds himself attracted to her too.

Guest Cast
Lori Petty (Noss)
Leroy D. Brazile (Young Tuvok)
Paul Eckstein (Yost)
Joseph Ruskin (Vulcan Master)

Notes
The Doctor: “I’m a doctor, not a battery.”
Tuvok performs a mind meld with Noss before she leaves, naturally.

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“Bliss”

Episode Number 108
Voyager escapes from the biosplasmic creature
Production Number 108
Season 5
Stardate 52524.3
Original Airdate 2/10/1999

Story Bill Prady
Teleplay Robert J. Doherty
Director Cliff Bole

Synopsis
Finally, after five long years, an exhilarated crew of the U.S.S. Voyager finds a wormhole that will bring them back to the Alpha Quadrant. As the happy crew prepares to return to Earth, a skeptical Seven of Nine discovers that the wormhole may not be what it seems. She violates captain’s orders and enlists The Doctor, little Naomi Wildman and an alien pilot, Qatai, to help her stop the ship from entering the wormhole.

Guest Cast
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman)
W. Morgan Sheppard (Qatai)

Notes
The wormhole is actually an enormous bioplasmic organism that feeds on antimatter and biomatter. It reads the crew’s thoughts to manipulate them into entering the creature.

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“Dark Frontier”

Episode Number 109 & 110
The Borg Queen and Seven of Nine
Production Number 109 & 212
Season 5
Stardate 52619.2
Original Airdate 2/17/1999

Story
Teleplay Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Director Cliff Bole & Terry Windell

Synopsis
After defeating a Borg vessel, Janeway launches an ambitious plan to steal a piece of Borg technology that could get the U.S.S. Voyager home. When the Borg detect her plan, they swiftly access Seven of Nine’s neural transceiver and make her an “offer” she can’t refuse — rejoin the Borg collective or the U.S.S. Voyager and it’s crew will be assimilated. Janeway must confront the Borg in their own vessel in order to rescue Seven, risking a possibly devastating confrontation with the Borg Queen!

Guest Cast
Susanna Thompson (The Borg Queen)
Kirk Bailey (Magnus Hansen)
Laura Stepp (Erin Hansen)
Katelin Petersen (Annika Hansen)
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman)
Eric Cadora (the Alien)

Notes
“A Special Two-Hour Telefilm” airing at 8:00 pm.
Seven and Voyager found the remains of the S.S. Raven in the episode “Raven”.
Through the logs downloaded from the S.S. Raven, we get a glimpse into the lives of the Hansens before they were assimilated.
The Borg assimilated approximately 392,000 drones from Species 10026 (Brunali) after Seven joined them.
Using the Borg Transwarp Coil, Voyager was able to get 20,000 light years closer to home, shaving 15 years off their trip.
Borg drones assigned to Unimatrix 01 are in direct contact with the Borg Queen. Seven of Nine was the Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01.
The Borg don’t have a homeworld, but a massive Borg Unicomplex in space which contains trillions of drones.
Susanna Thompson previously played Dax’s former lover Lenara Kahn in the DS9 episode “Rejoined”, which featured the infamous “lesbian kiss.” Susanna Thompson was one of the final actresses considered for the role of the Borg Queen in the movie Star Trek: First Contact.
This episode did very well in the ratings, with a 7.0 rating/11% share.
The Borg refer to Humans as Species 5618; origin Spatial Grid 325. The Borg refer to Ktarians as Species 6961.

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“The Disease”

Episode Number 111
Harry Kim falls in love with Derran Tal
Production Number 111
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/23/1999

Story Kenneth Biller
Teleplay Michael Taylor
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Without Starfleet medical clearance and in violation of interspecies protocol, Ensign Harry Kim has a passionate love affair with an exotic alien explorer, Derran Tal of the Varro species. But the escapade puts both the Voyager crew and the Varro species in jeopardy when Kim and Tal become biochemically interdependent.

Guest Cast
Musetta Vander (Derran Tal)
Charles Rocket (Jippeq)
Christopher Liam Moore (Stowaway)

Notes
Janeway puts a formal reprimand into Harry Kim’s record for disobeying her direct orders.

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“Course: Oblivion”

Episode Number 112
The duplicate Lieutenants Torres and Paris marry
Production Number 112
Season 5
Stardate 52586.3
Original Airdate 3/3/1999

Story Bryan Fuller
Teleplay Bryan Fuller & Nick Sagan
Director Anson Williams

Synopsis
Lieutenants Tom Paris and B’Elanna Torres tie the knot, but their holographic honeymoon is cut short by a phenomenon that breaks down the U.S.S. Voyager’s infrastructure and disintegrates not only the ship but the crew.

Guest Cast

Notes
This episode features the duplicates from the 4th season episode “Demon”. The copies were so exact that they forgot they were the duplicates.
The events in this episode occur 10 months after the events in “Demon”.
The ship disintegrates before the real U.S.S. Voyager can respond to the distress call.
The duplicate Tom Paris still holds the rank of lieutenant.

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“The Fight”

Episode Number 113
Chakotay, the Maquis Mauler
Production Number 113
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 3/24/1999

Story Michael Taylor
Teleplay Joe Menosky
Director Rick Kolbe

Synopsis
While the ship is caught in Chaotic Space, a zone where the laws of physics are in a state of flux, Commander Chakotay believes he’s a 24th century boxer, The Maquis Mauler. Before long, he’s going head to head with the Delta Quadrant’s champion, Kid Chaos.

Guest Cast
Ray Walston (Boothby)
Carlos Palomino (the Boxer)
Ned Romero (Great Grandfather)

Notes

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“Think Tank”

Episode Number 114
Kurros communicates with the Think Tank
Production Number 114
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 3/31/1999

Story
Teleplay Rick Berman and Brannon Braga
Director Terrence O’Hara

Synopsis
In the midst of a clash with the Hazari bounty hunters, Janeway is offered assistance from a “think tank,” a small yet exotic alien ship containing disparate life forms, each able to communicate telepathically. Their spokesperson, Kurros, offers to help solve the dilemma with the Hazari, only in exchange for Seven of Nine as payment. When Seven declines their “offer,” the think tank focuses on taking her by force.

Guest Cast
Jason Alexander (Kurros)
Christopher Darga (Y’Sek)
Christopher Shea (Saowin)
Steve Dennis (Fennim)

Notes
Kurros claims that the Think Tank has cured the Vidiian phage (see “Phage”).
The Borg refer to the Hazari as Species 4228. They make excellent tactical drones.

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“Juggernaut”

Episode Number 115
Fesek and Torres on board the freighter
Production Number 115
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/26/1999

Story
Teleplay Bryan Fuller and Nick Sagan
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Voyager rescues two Malon crewmen from an abandoned, out of control waste export freighter that’s about to unleash a theta radiation blast into the sector. Soon, Lieutenant Torres leads an away team to board the freighter and contain the poison — despite warnings from its crewman, Fesek and Pelk, about the Angel of Decay that wreaks havoc aboard the cargo ship.

Guest Cast
Ron Canada (Controller Fesek)
Lee Arenberg (Pelk)
Scott Klace (Dremk)
Alexander Enberg (Malon 3)

Notes
This episode was shown on a special day, Monday 4/26/1999 at 9:00.
The Malon call the monster the “Vihaar.”
Alexander Enberg also plays the recurring Vulcan character Ensign Vorik.
At the end of the episode, a sonic shower is actually seen in use, by B’Elanna Torres.

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“Someone to Watch Over Me”

Episode Number 116
Seven shares a disastrous dance with Lt. Chapman
Production Number 116
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/28/1999

Story Brannon Braga
Teleplay Michael Taylor
Director Robert Duncan McNeill

Synopsis
While tutoring Seven in social graces, The Doctor finds himself falling for her; and Neelix commits a serious diplomatic error while working out a trade agreement with the Kadi, a cloistered alien race.

Guest Cast
Brian McNamara (Lt. William Chapman)
Scott Thompson (Tomin)
Ian Abercrombie (Abbot)
David Burke (Regular Guy)

Notes
Seven scans the crew manifest and determines that there are two suitable mates: Lt. William Chapman and Ens. Doug Bronowski.

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“11:59”

Episode Number 117
Shannon O’Donnel meets Henry and Jason Janeway
Production Number 117
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/5/1999

Story Joe Menosky
Teleplay Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Director Ron Surma

Synopsis
Captain Janeway reminisces about her ancestor Shannon O’Donnel, the first of her family’s long line of explorers and one who helped build the Millennium Gate on Earth. As Janeway relates the story, the episode revisits the town of Portage Creek, Indiana on New Year’s Eve 2000, as Shannon O’Donnel nears the deadline to convince the town’s last holdout, local bookstore owner Henry Janeway, to approve the building of massive, half a mile high Milliennium Gate, a model for the first colony on Mars.

Guest Cast
Kate Mulgrew (Shannon O’Donnel)
Kevin Tighe (Henry Janeway)
Bradley Pierce (Jason Janeway)
John Carroll Lynch (Mr. Moss)
Christopher Curry (Driver)
James Greene (Passerby)
Kristina Hayes (Field Reporter)

Notes
Shannon O’Donnel was an engineer who trained to be an astronaut, but was cut from the NASA space program.
The Millennium Gate was a self-contained biosphere that was large enough to be seen from orbit.
This episode correctly notes that the new millennium begins in the year 2001. It also predicted that the “Y2K Bug” would be a non-event.

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“Relativity”

Episode Number 118
”Relativity”
Production Number 118
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/12/1999

Story Nick Sagan
Teleplay Bryan Fuller & Nick Sagan & Michael Taylor
Director Nick Eastman

Synopsis
In an episode that revisits Janeway’s first day aboard the U.S.S. Voyager and then fast forwards 500 years beyond it when her ship is destroyed, Captain Braxton of the 29th century Federation Timeship Relativity contacts Seven of Nine to go back in time to solve the mystery of who planted the “temporal disrupter” which ultimately destroyed the U.S.S. Voyager. But when the new starship captain, Janeway, catches the mysterious Seven aboard the brand new U.S.S. Voyager, she detains her, an interference that could contaminate the time-line.

Guest Cast
Bruce McGill (Captain Braxton)
Dakin Matthews (Admiral Patterson)
Jay Karnes (Lieutenant Ducane)
Josh Clark (Lieutenant Joe Carey)

Notes
Assistant Chief Engineer Joe Carey is seen in engineering on Janeway’s first day, flirting with (Ensign) Seven and later speaking with Captain Janeway. This is his first appearance since episode #11: “State of Flux”.
Seven mentions the events that took place in Star Trek: First Contact when the Borg attempted to stop Zefram Cochran’s warp drive launch.
Relativity scans show that the weapon was planted by Species 329, The Kazon. It’s actually a future version of Captain Braxton, who is suffering from temporal psychosis and blames Voyager.
Captain Braxton was first introduced in the 3rd season 2-parter “Future’s End, Part I”; however, he was played by Allan Royal.

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“Warhead”

Episode Number 119
Kim tries to convince the Warhead to stand down
Production Number 119
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/19/1999

Story Brannon Braga
Teleplay Michael Taylor & Kenneth Biller
Director John Kretchmer

Synopsis
After the U.S.S. Voyager receives a distress signal from an alien machine, Ensign Kim, Torres and The Doctor determine that it’s a complex, damaged weapon with artificial intelligence and sentient consciousness. But when they beam this mysterious device aboard, it interlinks with The Doctor’s program and through him, insists the U.S.S. Voyager enable it to fulfill its mission of mass destruction.

Guest Cast
McKenzie Westmore (Ensign Jenkins)
Steve Dennis (Onquanii)

Notes
Ensign Kim commands his first away team, which consists of The Doctor and Crewman Timothy Lang. Lang is often seen as one of Tuvok’s security officers.

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“Equinox, Part I”

Episode Number 120
”Equinox”
Production Number 120
Season 5
Stardate 52861.2
Original Airdate 5/26/1999

Story Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Teleplay Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Voyager finds another Federation starship lost in the Delta Quadrant, the science vessel U.S.S. Equinox, and helps it stave off an attack by creatures from another spatial realm. Captain Janeway now has a kindred spirit in its commander, Captain Ransom, and helps him salvage his war-torn vessel so they can journey home together. But when The Doctor retrieves data from the U.S.S. Equinox research lab, Janeway learns the hard truth that Captain Ransom has seriously violated the Starfleet oath by commiting mass murder in the Delta Quadrant. When she strips him of his command and confines him to quarters, he and his crew manage to escape with the U.S.S. Voyager’s advanced technology — and The Doctor and Seven of Nine as hostages aboard their ship.

Guest Cast
John Savage (Captain Rudolph Ransom)
Titus Welliver (Lt. Maxwell Burke)
Olivia Birkelund (Ensign Marla Gilmore)
Rick Worthy (Ensign Noah Lessing)
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman)
Steve Dennis (Crew member)

Notes
The U.S.S. Equinox NCC-72381 is a small, short-range Nova-class science vessel designed for planetary research. Its maximum warp speed is warp 8. It is assumed it was also pulled into the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker (see episode #1: “Caretaker”). A week in, a run-in with the Krowtonan Guard killed 39 Equinox crewman, half of the ship’s crew.
Captain Ransom is a Starfleet exobiologist, promoted to Captain after he made first contact with the Yridians (Borg species 6291), who were believed to have been extinct.
Starfleet Regulation 191, Article 14: “In a combat situation involving more than one ship, command falls to the vessel with tactical superiority.”
Starfleet Regulation 3, Paragraph 12: “In the event of imminent destruction, a captain is authorized to preserve the lives of his crew by any justifiable means.”
B’Elanna and Max dated while they were at the Academy. He called her by her initials, “B.L.T.”.

Season 6

“Equinox, Part II”

Episode Number 121
Janeway and the remaining Equinox crew
Production Number 221
Season 6
Stardate 530xx (Calendar Year 2376)
Original Airdate 9/22/1999

Story Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Teleplay Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Voyager is attacked by the aliens, and as Janeway plots to recapture Captain Ransom and his crew, the Equinox is equally determined to escape with the Doctor and Seven of Nine as hostages.

Starring
Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway)
Robert Beltran (Commander Chakotay)
Roxann Dawson (Lt. B’Elanna Torres)
Robert Duncan McNeill (Ensign Tom Paris)
Robert Picardo (The Doctor)
Ethan Phillips (Neelix)
Tim Russ (Lt. Commander Tuvok)
Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine)
Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)

Guest Cast
John Savage (Captain Rudolph Ransom)
Titus Welliver (Lt. Maxwell Burke)
Olivia Birkelund (Ensign Marla Gilmore)
Rick Worthy (Ensign Noah Lessing)
Eric Steinberg (Ankari)
Steve Dennis (Thompson)
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman)

Notes
Season 6 Premiere.
Five members of the Equinox crew join Voyager after the Equinox is destroyed: Noah Lessing, Marla Gilmore, James Morrow, Brian Sofin, and Angelo Tossoni. Janeway strips them of their Starfleet rank, reducing them to crewmen. Captain Ranson and Lt. Burke are killed.

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“Survival Instinct”

Episode Number 122
The Unimatrix 01 sub-collective parts ways
Production Number 222
Season 6
Stardate 53049.2
Original Airdate 9/29/1999

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director Terry Windell

Synopsis
While Voyager is docked at an Markonian outpost, Seven of Nine is stalked by three renegade Borg drones who want to learn from her how to terminate their neural links and become individuals again.

Guest Cast
Vaughn Armstrong (Two of Nine, Primary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01)
Bertila Damas (Three of Nine, Auxiliary Processor of Unimatrix 01)
Tim Kelleher (Four of Nine, Secondary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01)
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman)
Jonathan Breck (Dying Borg)

Notes
The former drones were members of the same Unimatrix as Seven. Eight years ago their sphere crashed on a planet and their link to the collective was severed. When they rejoined the collective, they were linked in a “sub-collective” together. Seven of Nine actually created the link when the drones’ individuality threatened their survival. After the link is severed by the Doctor, the former drones have 2-4 weeks to live.
Two’s name is Lansor.
Four’s name is P’Chan; he was a member of Species 571.
Three was a Bajoran Starfleet engineer on the U.S.S. Excalibur NCC-26517. Her name is Marika Willkara. Being accustomed to life on a Federation starship, she decides to live out the remainder of her life on Voyager.

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“Barge of the Dead”

Episode Number 123
B’Elanna arrives at the Gates of Gre’thor
Production Number 223
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 9/29/1999

Story Ronald D. Moore & Bryan Fuller
Teleplay Bryan Fuller
Director Mike Vejar

Synopsis
Torres confronts a dark side of her Klingon ancestry when she asks a skeptical Janeway to allow doctors to induce a coma-like experience that will allow her to aid her condemned mother who is held aboard a mythic Klingon death barge. Following her bumpy shuttle landing, a groggy Torres discovers an ancient Klingon artifact on board that strangely connects her to her hated warlike heritage. When she is transported to the horrific barge of dishonored souls, Torres learns that her ashamed mother bears the burden of her dishonor, and after returning to the U.S.S. Voyager, she wants to go back for her — even if it means exchanging her own life.

Guest Cast
Karen Austin (Miral)
Eric Pierpoint (Kortar)
Sherman Augustus (Hij’Qa)
John Kenton Shull (Brok’Tan)

Notes
The Barge of the Dead carries dishonored Klingons to Gre’thor (“Klingon hell”).
B’Elanna hasn’t seen her mother, Miral, in ten years.

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“Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy”

Episode Number 124
The Emergency Command Hologram
Production Number 224
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/6/1999

Story Bill Vallely
Teleplay Joe Menoksy
Director John Bruno

Synopsis
The Doctor’s colorful daydreams are intercepted by covert alien raiders, who glean enough information about Voyager to launch an attack.

Guest Cast
Jay Legget (Phlox)
Googy Gress (The Overlooker)
Robert Greenberg (Devro)

Notes
Voyager has entered space controlled by The Hierarchy, high tech spies buried in bureaucracy.
One of the Doctor’s daydreams is of the Emergency Command Hologram. When the Captain is incapacitated, he steps in and saves the day. While in ECH mode, the Doctor wears a red command uniform.
Janeway gives the Doctor a Starfleet Medal of Commendation for his actions in defeating the Hierarchy.
The name “Phlox” will be used on the new series, Star Trek: Enterprise. The CMO will be named Doctor Phlox.

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“Alice”

Episode Number 125
Alice urges Tom Paris to complete the link
Production Number 226
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/20/1999

Story Juliann deLayne
Teleplay Bryan Fuller & Michael Taylor
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Tom Paris becomes obsessed with a mysterious alien space shuttle with a sexy female persona, which convinces him to cannibalize Voyager’s parts. Alice takes control of Paris’ synaptic functions and launches towards a deadly particle fountain.

Guest Cast
Claire Rankin (“Alice”)
John Fleck (Abaddon)

Notes

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“Riddles”

Episode Number 126
Neelix and Tuvok become best friends
Production Number 227
Season 6
Stardate 53263.2
Original Airdate 11/3/1999

Story André Bormanis
Teleplay Robert Doherty
Director Roxann Dawson

Synopsis
Janeway and a Keset agent rush to uncover why a mysterious energy force is causing Tuvok’s Vulcan physiology to endure severe neurological trauma in the form of mental distress and emotional unpredictability.

Guest Cast
Mark Moses (Deputy Investigator Naroq)

Notes

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“Dragon’s Teeth”

Episode Number 127
U.S.S. Voyager escapes from the Vaadwaur
Production Number 225
Season 6
Stardate 53167.9
Original Airdate 11/10/1999

Story Michael Taylor
Teleplay Michael Taylor and Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
Voyager runs afoul of hostiles when the ship becomes enmeshed in a subspace corridor, leading to an encounter with the Vaadwaur, vengeful survivors of a devastated world who plot to hijack the ship in order to retaliate against their ancient enemies.

Guest Cast
Jeff Allin (Gedrin)
Robert Knepper (Gaul)
Ron Fassler (Morin)
Bob Stillman (Turei Captain)
Mimi Craven (Jisa)
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman)

Notes
After their planet was attacked by their enemies, approximately 1000 Vaadwaur went into statis. Voyager brought them out almost 900 years later.

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“One Small Step”

Episode Number 128
John Kelly becomes trapped by the graviton ellipse
Production Number 228
Season 6
Stardate 53292.7
Original Airdate 11/17/1999

Story Mike Wollaeger & Jessica Scott
Teleplay Mike Wollaeger & Jessica Scott and Bryan Fuller & Michael Taylor
Director Robert Picardo

Synopsis
Voyager encounters a 300-year-old U.S. spacecraft from the first manned mission to Mars that is trapped inside a massive ball of energy.

Guest Cast
Phil Morris (Lt. John Kelly)

Notes
The Ares IV command module was piloted by Lt. Kelly and was in orbit around Mars in 2032 when it was trapped by the graviton ellipse.
The Borg designation for the graviton ellipse is Spatial Anomaly 521.
While on the Ares command module, Seven downloads Kelly’s logs; they also retrieve his body and give him a proper funeral.

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“The Voyager Conspiracy”

Episode Number 129
Janeway tells Seven she needs help
Production Number 229
Season 6
Stardate 53329.0
Original Airdate 11/24/1999

Story
Teleplay Joe Menosky
Director Terry Windell

Synopsis
When Voyager encounters an alien whose space “catapult” can speed them back home, a data-overloaded Seven of Nine causes chaos when she divides the crew with secret allegations of treachery and insurrection. While Janeway debates accepting the use of an alien’s technology that can cut their trip back to the Alpha Quadrant by years, an earnest Seven of Nine processes accompanying information and convinces Chakotay that the captain is sabotaging the true mission of Voyager. Likewise, she privately informs Janeway of a budding rebellion, mysteriously fanning flames that threaten to tear the ship apart.

Guest Cast
Albie Selznick (Tash)
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman)

Notes
Voyager uses the Graviton Catapult to travel 30 sectors closer to home, saving about 3 years time.
The catapult is powered by a tetryon reactor, the same technology used in the Caretaker’s array which brought Voyager to the Delta Quadrant five years ago.

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“Pathfinder”

Episode Number 130
The Pathfinder Project
Production Number 230
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 12/1/1999

Story David Zabel
Teleplay David Zabel and Kenneth Biller
Director Mike Vejar

Synopsis
On Earth, Lt. Barclay becomes obsessed with contacting the Starship Voyager. During his project to contact Voyager, Barclay becomes consumed with his holographic recreations of the Voyager crew. He seeks advice from his old friend from the starship Enterprise, Counselor Deanna Troi, who once again helps him deal with his growing problem.

Guest Cast
Dwight Schultz (Lt. Reginald Barclay)
Marina Sirtis (Cmdr. Deanna Troi)
Richard Herd (Admiral Owen Paris)
Richard McGonagle (Cmdr. Pete Harkins)
Victor Bevine (Security Guard)
Mark Daniel Cade (Technician)

Notes
Barclay also appeared in the 2nd season episode “Projections”. This is Troi’s first appearance on Voyager. Both will appear again this season in the episode “Life Line”.
Barclay transferred from the Enterprise two years ago to the Pathfinder Project at the Starfleet Communications Research Center. The project centers around the new MIDAS Array, the Mutara Interdimensional Deep Space Array System.
Barclay allows Starfleet Communications and Admiral Paris to contact Voyager briefly.

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“Fair Haven”

Episode Number 131
”Katie” meets Michael Sullivan on the holodeck
Production Number 231
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/12/2000

Story
Teleplay Robin Burger
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
As a radioactive storm approaches, Captain Janeway is distracted by a ruggedly handsome holograph named Michael, who resides in the holographic Irish village Fair Haven.

Guest Cast
Fintan McKeown (Michael Sullivan)
Richard Riehle (Seamus)
Henriette Ivanans (Maggie)
Duffie McIntire (Grace)
Jan Claire (Frannie)

Notes
The storm damages Tom’s Fair Haven program and it will take several weeks to repair. The program will be featured in the upcoming episode “Spirit Folk”.

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“Blink of an Eye”

Episode Number 132
The Doctor returns from his away mission
Production Number 233
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/19/2000

Story Michael Taylor
Teleplay Scott Miller & Joe Menosky
Director Gabrielle Beaumont

Synopsis
Captain Janeway and the crew orbit a primitive planet which begins to evolve at an astonishing rate, leveling its new-found weaponry at Voyager.

Guest Cast
Melik Malkasian (Shaman)
Walter H. McCready (Tribal Alien)
Obi Ndefo (Protector)
Olaf Pooley (Cleric)
Daniel Zacapa (Astronomer)
Jon Cellini (Technician)
Daniel Dae Kim (Pilot)
Kat Sawyer-Young (Astronaut)

Notes

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“Virtuoso”

Episode Number 133
The Maestro gives one last empassioned performance
Production Number 234
Season 6
Stardate 53556.4
Original Airdate 1/26/2000

Story Raf Green
Teleplay Raf Green & Kenneth Biller
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
After hearing music for the first time, a superior race, the Qomar, become enthralled by the Doctor’s singing voice. The success goes to his head and he resigns his commission and prepares to leave the ship to embrace his rock-star status.

Guest Cast
Kamala Lopez-Dawson (Tincoo)
Ray Xifo (Abarca)
Paul Williams (Prelate Koru)
Marie Caldare (Azen)
Nina Magnesson (Vinka)

Notes
The Qomar have never heard any type of music before. They prefer the Doctor’s singing to the “Harry Kim and the Kimtones” jazz quartet.
The Doctor asks Lt. Torres to delete his medical subroutines so that he can expand his musical subroutines so that he can stay in the favor of the Qomar. When the Doctor realizes that the Qomar don’t really appreciate him any more than a musical instrument, he returns to Voyager.
The Doctor inspires Tincoo creates a superior holomatrix that sings with a perfect mathematical and technical performance.

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“Memorial”

Episode Number 134
The crew repairs the Tarakis Memorial
Production Number 236
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/2/2000

Story Brannon Braga
Teleplay Robin Burger
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
Captain Janeway worries about crew members who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders after they return from an expedition. Soon, additional crew members begin remembering participating in a bloody massacre.

Guest Cast
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman)
L.L. Ginter (Saavedra)
Fleming Brooks (Soldier One)
Joe Mellis (Young Soldier)
Susan Savage (Alien Woman)
Maria Spassoff (Female Colonist)
Robert Allen Colaizzi, Jr. (Dying Colonist)
David Keith Anderson (Crew Member)

Notes
The crew finds a Memorial on the planet Tarakis, which transmits a neurogenic pulse throughout the system.
The power cells are failing, which is causing the memories to be fragmented. The crew repairs the power cells, but places a warning bouy in the system to alert any other ships of the memorial.

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“Tsunkatse”

Episode Number 135
Seven fights The Champion
Production Number 232
Season 6
Stardate 53447.2
Original Airdate 2/9/2000

Story Gannon Kenney
Teleplay Robert Doherty
Director Mike Vejar

Synopsis
With Janeway away, the crew is granted shore leave on the Norcadian homeworld, where they are stunned to find Seven of Nine participating in a local bloodsport called Tsunkatse.

Guest Cast
Dwayne Johnson a/k/a “The Rock” (The Champion)
J.G. Hertzler (The Hirogen Hunter)
Jeffrey Combs (Penk)

Notes
J.G. Hertzler played recurring character General Martok on Deep Space Nine. Jeffrey Combs played recurring characters Weyoun and Brunt on Deep Space Nine.
This episode is a tie-in to UPN’s “WWE” wresting.

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“Collective”

Episode Number 136
The Neonatal Borg Drones
Production Number 235
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/16/2000

Story Andrew Shepard Price & Mark Gaberman
Teleplay Michael Taylor
Director Allison Liddi

Synopsis
The capture of the Delta Flyer by a Borg cube leads Janeway into tense negotiations for the release of Voyager hostages taken by a group of semi-assimilated Borg youngsters.

Guest Cast
Ryan Spahn (Boy One/First)
Manu Intiraymi (Boy Two/Second)
Marley McClean (Girl One)
Kurt Wetherill (Boy Three)
Cody Wetherill (Boy Four)

Notes
The Borg ship is damaged and its link to the Collective is severed. After the death of the 5000 drones, the five neonatal drones were prematurely released from their maturation chambers. At this point in their cycle, they are unable to assimilate the hostages.
During the “Resistance is futile” announcement, the Borg have changed their pronunciation of the word “futile” from Jean-Luc Picard’s fu-TILE to Seven of Nine’s FU-til.
The Borg children join the crew until they can be dropped off with their respective species.
Second, Icheb, is a Brunali.
Girl One, Mezoti, is a Norcadian (Species 689), who were introduced in the previous episode, “Tsunkatse”.
Boy Three’s name is Azan, and Boy Four is Rebi. They are twins.
In the upcoming episode “Child’s Play”, the source of the virus will be revealed.

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“Spirit Folk”

Episode Number 137
The Fair Haven villagers capture the ‘Spirit Folk’
Production Number 237
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/23/2000

Story
Teleplay Bryan Fuller
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
A return to the hologram village of Fair Haven alarms the superstitious locals when a glitch in the computer allows them to observe the crew’s ability to alter their world at will.

Guest Cast
Fintan McKeown (Michael Sullivan)
Richard Riehle (Seamus)
Ian Abercrombie (Milo)
Ian Patrick Williams (Doc Fitzgerald)
Henrietta Ivanans (Maggie)
Duffie McIntire (Grace)
Bairbre Dowling (Edith)

Notes
Since the program has been running non-stop, the characters’ “perceptual filters” malfunctioned. The filters keep the characters oblivious to the holodeck technology.
Janeway does not reveal to Fair Haven that they are holograms, she says they are from the future.

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“Ashes To Ashes”

Episode Number 138
Harry is reunited with his friend Lyndsay
Production Number 238
Season 6
Stardate 53679.4
Original Airdate 3/1/2000

Story Ronald Wilkerson
Teleplay Robert Doherty
Director Terry Windell

Synopsis
A transmission from a rogue alien ship reveals dead starship crew member Ensign Ballard to be alive, asking for immediate sanctuary aboard Voyager and an old friendship becomes a love affair while alien genes affect their future. Elsewhere, Seven has her hands full with the former Borg children.

Guest Cast
Kim Rhodes (Ensign Lyndsay Ballard)
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman)
Marley McClean (Mezoti)
Kevin Lowe (Q’Ret)
Manu Intiraymi (Icheb)
Kurt Wetherill (Azan)
Cody Wetherill (Rebi)

Notes
The Kobali reproduce by reanimating cadavers then altering their DNA.
Ensign Ballard died two years ago on an away mission with Harry Kim to collect dilithium crystals in the Vyntadi Expanse on Stardate 51563 (this was not seen in an episode). She used to work in Engineering. She and Harry lived across the hall from each other and were good friends since attending Starfleet Academy together.
Seven allots the children one hour for recreational activity with Naomi: “Fun will now commence.”
Seven’s Punishment Protocol 9-Alpha is standing in the corner.

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“Child’s Play”

Episode Number 139
Icheb remains onboard Voyager with Seven of Nine
Production Number 239
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 3/8/2000

Story Paul Brown
Teleplay Raf Green
Director Mike Vejar

Synopsis
Voyager locates the Brunali and the parents of Icheb. An implacable Seven of Nine seeks to safeguard the life of Icheb, even as his parents prepare to send him on a suicide mission.

Guest Cast
Manu Intiraymi (Icheb)
Tracey Ellis (Yifay)
Mark A. Sheppard (Leucon)
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman)
Marley McClean (Mezoti)
Kurt Wetherill (Azan)
Cody Wetherill (Rebi)
Eric Ritter (Yivel)

Notes
The Brunali (Species 10026) have suffered many attacks by the Borg over the past decade. There is a Borg transwarp conduit less than one light year from the Brunali homeworld. The Borg are shown assimilating the Brunali in the episode “Dark Frontier”.
The Brunali genetically engineered Icheb with anti-Borg pathogens, and put him on a shuttle headed for the conduit to be assimilated. Once he was assimilated, he would infect the Borg. This is what destroyed the children’s cube in the episode “Collective”.
After Voyager leaves orbit, Icheb’s parents send him back to the conduit. Voyager returns and saves Icheb at the last minute from a Borg sphere.

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“Good Shepherd”

Episode Number 140
Janeway briefs her ‘flock’ for their away mission
Production Number 240
Season 6
Stardate 53764.3
Original Airdate 3/15/2000

Story Dianna Gitto
Teleplay Dianna Gitto & Joe Menosky
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
When Captain Janeway accompanies three under-performing crew members on a mission, they fall victim to an alien attack and must work together to survive.

Guest Cast
Jay Underwood (Crewman Mortimer Harren)
Michael Reisz (Crewman William Telfer)
Zoe McLellan (Crewman Tal Celes)
Tom Morello (Crewman Mitchell)
Kimble Jemison (Engineer)

Notes
Harren works in Plasma Relay on Deck 15, Junction Room 16. Torres tried to engage him in more advanced tasks, but he does not complete them. He signed up for a 1-year tour on Voyager as a requirement to get into the Institute of Cosmology.
Billy Telfer is a hypochondriac.
Tal is a Sensor Analyst Grade-3 in Astrometrics. She is a Bajoran and feels that sympathy for the Bajor situation got her through the Academy.
Tom Morello (Crewman Mitchell) is member of the band Rage Against The Machine.

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“Live Fast and Prosper”

Episode Number 141
Dala and Mobar run their scam
Production Number 242
Season 6
Stardate 53849.2
Original Airdate 4/19/2000

Story
Teleplay Robin Burger
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
The crew hunts for a trio of scam artists who have assumed the identities of Janeway, Chakotay and Tuvok in order to con their unsuspecting victims out of valuable supplies until the Doctor dupes them with the help of a holographic disguise.

Guest Cast
Kaitlin Hopkins (Dala, Fake Janeway)
Gregg Daniel (Mobar, Fake Tuvok)
Francis Guinan (Zar, Fake Chakotay)
Ted Rooney (Varn)
Dennis Cockrum (Orek)
Timothy McNeil (Miner #2)

Notes

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“Muse”

Episode Number 142
Kelis must say goodbye to his muse
Production Number 244
Season 6
Stardate 53896
Original Airdate 4/26/2000

Story
Teleplay Joe Menosky
Director Mike Vejar

Synopsis
B’Elanna becomes an unwilling muse when the Delta Flyer crashes on a warring planet, inspiring a playwright to turn her Voyager experiences into an anti-war parable.

Guest Cast
Joseph Will (Kelis)
Kellie Waymire (Lenya)
Michael Houston King (Jero)
Kathleen Garrett (Tanis)
Stoney Westmoreland (Warlord)
Jack Axelrod (Chorus #1)
John Schuck (Chorus #2)
Tony Amendola (Chorus #3)

Notes

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“Fury”

Episode Number 143
Kes tears the ship apart
Production Number 241
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/3/2000

Story Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Teleplay Bryan Fuller & Michael Taylor
Director John Bruno

Synopsis
Former crewman Kes returns to exact revenge on Captain Janeway and the crew, betraying the ship to the Vidiians, alien life forms that will absorb the crew’s internal organs.

Guest Cast
Jennifer Lien (Kes)
Nancy Hower (Ensign Samantha Wildman)
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman)
Vaughn Armstrong (Vidiian Captain)
Josh Clark (Lt. Joe Carey)
Kurt Wetherill (Azan)
Cody Wetherill (Rebi)
Tarik Ergin (Lt. Ayala)

Notes
Kes hasn’t been seen since her departure in the fourth season episode “The Gift”.
The Vidiians were introduced in the first season episode “Phage”.
Kes returns back in time to the point when Voyager had been in the Delta Quadrant 57 days.
Assistant Chief Engineer Joe Carey hasn’t been seen since the Season 5 episode “Relativity”, which was also a flashback episode.
Tarik Ergin’s character, Ayala, was credited as “Security Guard”.

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“Life Line”

Episode Number 144
Deanna Troi arrives to talk to Zimmerman
Production Number 243
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/10/2000

Story John Bruno & Robert Picardo
Teleplay Robert Dougherty & Raf Green and Brannon Braga
Director Terry Windell

Synopsis
Lt. Barclay’s data transmitter opens a communications link from Earth to Voyager, whereupon the Doctor is used to find a cure for his dying creator.

Guest Cast
Robert Picardo (Dr. Zimmerman)
Dwight Schultz (Lt. Reginald Barclay)
Marina Sirtis (Cmdr. Deanna Troi)
Tamara Craig Thomas (Haley)
Jack Shearer (Admiral Hayes)

Notes
Building on the events in “Pathfinder”, Starfleet will be able to send a compressed data packet to Voyager every 32 days, with a 17-hour window for Voyager to respond.
The Doctor finds out that his EMH Mark-I program is obsolete, replaced by the EMH Mark-IV. The 675 EMH Mark-I’s still in service were reconfigured to scrub plasma conduits on waste transfer barges. Zimmerman is a tad bitter that the EMH he created in his likeness has been delegated to the demeaning task.
Barclay and Troi appeared earlier this season in the episode “Pathfinder”. They will appear again in Season 7’s “Inside Man”.
Admiral Hayes also appeared in the episode “Hope and Fear” and in the feature film Star Trek: First Contact.

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“The Haunting of Deck Twelve”

Episode Number 145
Neelix tells the Borg children a ghost story
Production Number 245
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/17/2000

Story Mike Sussman
Teleplay Mike Sussman and Kenneth Biller & Bryan Fuller
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Neelix tells the ship’s children a ghost story about an electromagnetic life force that holds Voyager hostage while trying to communicate with Janeway.

Guest Cast
Manu Intiraymi (Icheb)
Marley McClean (Mezoti)
Zoe McLellan (Crewman Tal Celes)
Kurt Wetherill (Azan)
Cody Wetherill (Rebi)

Notes

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“Unimatrix Zero, Part I”

Episode Number 146
”Unimatrix Zero”
Production Number 246
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/24/2000

Story Mike Sussman
Teleplay Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
Captain Janeway and Seven of Nine seek to undermine the Borg Queen’s authority when a dream fantasy spawned by the drones threatens the Collective.

Guest Cast
Susanna Thompson (The Borg Queen)
Mark Deakins (Axum)
Jerome Butler (Korok)
Joanna Heimbold (Laura)
Tony Sears (Borg Drone)
Ryan Sparks (Alien Child)

Notes
Unimatrix Zero is the dream state that some drones enter while regenerating. One out of every million drones is able to dream. When in this dream state, the drones appear “normal” and can function as individuals.
Tom is given back his rank of Lieutenant Juinor Grade. His rank was reduced to Ensign in the 5th season episode “Thirty Days”.

Season 7

“Unimatrix Zero, Part II”

Episode Number 147
Janeway is assimilated by the Borg
Production Number 247
Season 7
Stardate 54xxx (Calendar Year 2377)
Original Airdate 10/4/2000

Story Mike Sussman
Teleplay Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Director Mike Vejar

Synopsis
Captain Janeway, Tuvok and Torres infiltrate the Borg ship to free the drones of Unimatrix Zero by implanting a virus, and Seven of Nine confronts her feelings for a Borg rebel living inside the zone. Voyager tries to resist a Borg attack with the help of Korok’s forces, but all are endangered after the Borg Queen sets in motion her ruthless plan to end the rebellion.

Starring
Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway)
Robert Beltran (Commander Chakotay)
Roxann Dawson (Lt. B’Elanna Torres)
Robert Duncan McNeill (Lt. Tom Paris)
Robert Picardo (The Doctor)
Ethan Phillips (Neelix)
Tim Russ (Lt. Commander Tuvok)
Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine)
Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)

Guest Cast
Susanna Thompson (The Borg Queen)
Mark Deakins (Axum)
Jerome Butler (Korok)
Joanna Heimbold (Laura)

Notes

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“Imperfection”

Episode Number 148
Icheb goes to extremes to help Seven
Production Number 248
Season 7
Stardate 54129.4
Original Airdate 10/11/2000

Story André Bormanis
Teleplay Carleton Eastlake and Robert Doherty
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Seven of Nine shows some uncharacteristic emotion when three of the four Borg children leave the U.S.S. Voyager, but the Doctor confirms that she may just have malfunctioning ocular implants. The remaining young Borg, Icheb, then decides that he would like to join Starfleet Academy so that he can have more responsibility on the ship. When Seven later admits to suffering from some headaches, it is discovered that she needs a critical operation requiring a new Borg cortical node. It may be that Icheb is the only one who can save her and he secretly performs a dangerous procedure on himself and places his own life in jeopardy.

Guest Cast
Manu Intiraymi (Icheb)
Marley McClean (Mezoti)
Kurt Wetherill (Azan)
Cody Wetherill (Rebi)

Notes
The crew has built a brand new Delta Flyer. It is the same as the old design, with slight interior cosmetic differences.
Azan and Rebi’s homeworld is Wysanti. The Wysanti take in Mezoti. Icheb elects to remain on Voyager with Seven.
Icheb removes his Cortical Node in order to save Seven of Nine. Because he is young, he was able to adapt without the node, though the recovery took weeks.
Icheb’s Academy entrance exam results are to be transferred in the next datastream. Janeway offers to administer the exam. If (when) he passes, the crew will instruct him in the classes. Tuvok was an instructor at the Academy at one time. This is consistent with Wesley Crusher on the Enterprise.

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“Drive”

Episode Number 149
Newlyweds Paris and Torres spend some time alone
Production Number 249
Season 7
Stardate 54058.6
Original Airdate 10/18/2000

Story
Teleplay Michael Taylor
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
While Tom Paris and Harry Kim are performing tests on the new Delta Flyer, they encounter a mysterious pilot who challenges them to a race. The woman, Irina, later informs them of an upcoming starship race. Soon, the Starfleet officers find themselves involved in this race — an event intended as the first step towards peace between four different cultures from this area of space. But one of the racers is determined to sabotage the goodwill of the event.

Guest Cast
Cyia Batten (Irina)
Brian George (Ambassador O’Zaal)
Robert Tyler (Joxom)
Patrick Kilpatrick (Assan)
Chris Covics (Assistant)

Notes
The race is the first annual Antarian Trans-Stellar Rally. Even though it is a serious drain on resources, Janeway approves the race for morale reasons.
Tom and Harry are testing the new Delta Flyer. However, Janeway took the new Flyer to salvage a Borg cortical node in the previous episode.
B’Elanna begins to question that her relationship with Tom is going nowhere after he cancels another date to compete in the race. However, after talking to Seven, she decides to embrace his interests and replaces Harry as Tom’s co-pilot.
Irina sabotoges the Delta Flyer to cause a warp core breach.
Tom proposes to B’Elanna. She accepts and they get married. (The wedding isn’t shown.)

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“Repression”

Episode Number 150
Tuvok attacks Chakotay with a mind-meld
Production Number 251
Season 7
Stardate 54090.4
Original Airdate 10/25/2000

Story Kenneth Biller
Teleplay Mark Haskell Smith
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
Tom and B’Elanna try out Tom’s new holodeck program — a mid-20th century movie theater — only to find Bajoran crewman Tabor comatose in the front row. Though still alive, Tabor has suffered an attack that left his skull cobwebbed with microfractures. Two more crew members soon suffer the same fate, and all three are former Maquis. Chakotay decides that the attacker must be a member of Voyager’s original Starfleet contingent, and puts his fellow ex-Maquis on alert (as well as ordering them to arm themselves). Rumors and paranoia run rampant as Tuvok tries to investigate the increasing number of assaults, but when B’Elanna and Chakotay become the next victims, these worries seem well founded. Tuvok’s obsessive quest to solve the crime wave ultimately leads him to conclude that he himself is the prime suspect.

Guest Cast
Derek McGrath (Crewman Chell)
Keith Szarabajka (Teero Anaydis)
Jad Mager (Ensign Tabor)
Ronald Robinson (Sek)
Carol Krnic (Crewman Jor)
Scott Alan Smith (Doyle)
Mark Rafael Truitt (Crewman Yosa)

Notes
Crewman Chell also appeared in the 1st season episode “Learning Curve”.
Ensign Tabor was introduced in the 5th season episode “Nothing Human”.
A Vulcan female is seen with Chakotay as a Maquis crewman. It has been stated on more than one occasion that the only Vulcans on board Voyager are Tuvok and Vorik.
At this point, Voyager is 35,000 light years from Earth.

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“Critical Care”

Episode Number 151
The Doctor and Dr. Voje examine a patient
Production Number 250
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/1/2000

Story Kenneth Biller & Robert Doherty
Teleplay James Kahn
Director Terry Windell

Synopsis
The Doctor’s program is stolen from the U.S.S. Voyager and he is forced to work on a large, multi-tiered hospital ship. While Captain Janeway and her crew try to find him, the Doctor decides to take matters into his own hands when dealing with the unethical treatment procedures for the sick and dying aboard the hospital ship.

Guest Cast
John Kassir (Gar)
Larry Drake (Administrator Chellick)
Gregory Itzin (Dr. Dysek)
Paul Scherrer (Dr. Voje)
Dublin James (Tebbis)
Christinna Chauncey (Level Blue Nurse)
Stephen O’Mahoney (Med Tech)
John O’Heir (Husband)
John Durbin (Alien Miner)
Debi A. Monahan (Adultress)
John Franklin (Kipp)

Notes
This episode is a social commentary on HMOs and our health system.
“The Allocator” is the computer that controls the hospital and calculates the T.C. (Treatment Coefficient) of each patient, which determines which level of treatment they qualify for.
Level Blue is the highest level of care. Level Red is filled with patients who “do not contribute to society.” Level White is the morgue.

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“Inside Man”

Episode Number 152
Troi and Paris watch Barclay bluff the Ferengi
Production Number 252
Season 7
Stardate 54208.3
Original Airdate 11/8/2000

Story
Teleplay Allan Kroeker
Director Robert Doherty

Synopsis
The crew of the U.S.S. Voyager gets an unexpected bonus in their regular “mail” beamed from Starfleet in the Alpha Quadrant. When a hologram of Reg Barclay appears telling the crew of a new plan that can get them home within days, everyone is elated. The plan seems dangerous in theory, but the Barclay hologram persuades the crew the risk is minimal. Meanwhile, back at Starfleet, the real Reg Barclay is completely unaware of his doppelganger’s actions. However, while the crew goes ahead and modifies Voyager to make the trip safely, the Doctor, who has previously met Barclay notices differences in the hologram’s behavior and tries to convince Captain Janeway to deactivate the holo-Barclay. Meanwhile, the real Barclay realizes his hologram has been hijacked and re-programmed by a trio of Ferengi. When he learns their motive, Barclay enlists Counselor Deanna Troi’s help.

Guest Cast
Dwight Schultz (Lt. Reg Barclay)
Marina Sirtis (Cmdr. Deanna Troi)
Richard Herd (Admiral Owen Paris)
Richard McGonagle (Cmdr. Pete Harkins)
Frank Corsentino (Gegis)
Christopher Neiman (Yeggie)
Michael William Rivkin (Nunk)
Sharisse Baker-Bernard (Leosa)

Notes
The previous month’s datastream never arrived because it was intercepted by the Ferengi.

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“Body and Soul”

Episode Number 153
Seven injects the Doctor’s program into the M.E.
Production Number 255
Season 7
Stardate 54238.3
Original Airdate 11/15/2000

Story Michael Taylor
Teleplay Eric Morris and Phyllis Strong & Mike Sussman
Director Robert Duncan McNeill

Synopsis
While performing experiments on the Delta Flyer, Seven of Nine, Harry Kim and the Doctor are attacked by a Delta Quadrant race who view “photonics” such as the Doctor as mortal enemies. With time running out, the Doctor must hide in plain sight — taking refuge in Seven of Nine’s Borg implants. Taking over her consciousness, the Doctor must convincingly behave as Seven of Nine to survive. The Doctor’s delight in experiencing human sensations, however, clashes with Seven’s strict physical and mental disciplines — and is only exacerbated by romantic advances from the alien captain toward Seven and The Doctor’s attraction toward a female alien with whom he works.

Guest Cast
Fritz Sperberg (Captain Ranek)
Megan Gallagher (Lieutenant Jaryn)
David Starwalt (Captain #2)
Marva Hicks (T’Pel)

Notes
The Lokirrim’s holograms revolted against their organic creators and they are at war.
Tuvok goes through the pon farr and Tom Paris creates a holographic representation of his wife, T’Pel, when the chemical treatments do not work.

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“Nightingale”

Episode Number 154
Voyager sets down to make repairs
Production Number 256
Season 7
Stardate 54274.7
Original Airdate 11/22/2000

Story Robert Lederman & Dave Long
Teleplay André Bormanis
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
While Voyager’s warp core is down undergoing extensive maintenance, Harry Kim searches for dilithium in the Delta Flyer with Neelix and Seven of Nine. When a Kraylor ship ostensibly on a humanitarian mission is brutally attacked by the warring Annari, Harry Kim intercedes in the conflict between the two Delta Quadrant races. Kim is granted permission to take the helm of the cripped vessel and, with the assistance of Seven of Nine, help her on her voyage home. Kim’s new position, however, goes to his head, and he finds himself learning a lesson in leadership while under the Annari guns.

Guest Cast
Ron Glass (Loken)
Manu Intiraymi (Icheb)
Beverly Leech (Dayla)
Paul F. O’Brien (Captain Geral)
Scott Miles (Terek)
Alan Brooks (Annari Commander)
Bob Rudd (Brell)

Notes
Voyager sets down on an uninhabited planet to make their repairs.
Janeway assigns Icheb to Engineering during the repairs. Seeing his potential, B’Elanna takes an interest in him, which Icheb mistakes for romantic interest.
The Kraylor ship is not delivering medical supplies. It is a prototype for cloaking technology. Loken and Dayla are engineers, not medical doctors.

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“Flesh and Blood”

Episode Number 155 & 156
Iden leads his people to their paradise
Production Number 253 & 254
Season 7
Stardate 54337.5
Original Airdate 11/29/2000

Story Jack Monaco and Bryan Fuller & Raf Green
Teleplay Bryan Fuller
Director Mike Vejar

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Voyager answers a distress call from a Hirogen training facility, only to find a holographic environment littered with Hirogen corpses. The holographic technology given to the Hirogen by Captain Janeway for hunting training has been modified to the point where the prey have become the hunters. The holograms have not only become self-aware, but are essentially a new race, seeking refuge from “organic” slavery and brutality. Seeking to liberate one of “their own,” the holograms kidnap the Doctor, who soon finds himself torn between his loyalties to Voyager and his holographic brethren.

Guest Cast
Jeff Yagher (Iden)
Ryan Bollman (Donik)
Michael Wiseman (Beta-Hirogen)
Cindy Katz (Kejal)
Spencer Garrett (Weiss)
Vaughn Armstrong (Alpha-Hirogen)
Paul Eckstein (New Alpha-Hirogen)
Todd Jeffries (Hirogen One)
Don McMillan (Hirogen Three)
Chad Halyard (Hirogen Two)
David Doty (Nuu’Bari Miner)
Damon Kirsche (Nuu’Bari Hologram One)

Notes
Special 2-hour episode. The Production Number for the 2-hour version is 827.
Janeway gave the Hirogen the holographic technology in the 4th season 2-part episode “The Killing Game, Part II”.
The holographic prey are mostly Alpha Quadrant species, including Starfleet humans, Klingons, Bajorans, Romulans, Breen, and Cardassians. There is also a Borg drone.

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“Shattered”

Episode Number 157
Chakotay enlists the help of Janeway, Icheb & Naomi
Production Number 257
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/17/2001

Story Michael Sussman & Michael Taylor
Teleplay Michael Taylor
Director Terry Windell

Synopsis
A temporal anomaly strikes the U.S.S. Voyager, hitting Chakotay point-blank and splitting different areas of the ship into different time-frames from its history. After the Doctor creates a chronoton serum to counteract the effects of the temporal bolt, Chakotay finds he is the only member of the crew that has free range of the ship. Forging alliances with crewmates from Voyager’s past, present and future, Chakotay must find a way to set events back to normal.

Guest Cast
Manu Intiraymi (Icheb)
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman)
Martha Hackett (Seska)
Martin Raymer (Dr. Chaotica)
Nicholas Worth (Lonzak)
Mark Bennington (Adult Icheb)
Vanessa Branch (Adult Naomi Wildman)
Anthony Holiday (Rulat)
Terrell Clayton (Andrews)

Notes
Astrometrics is 17 years in the future when Naomi and Icheb are adults. They detect that Voyager is shattered into 37 time frames.
The Bridge is stuck in time before the ship entered the Badlands.
Engineering is in the time when Seska and the Kazon had control of Voyager (“Basics, Part II”).
Cargo Bay 2 is in the time when The Borg were on Voyager, complete with a fully assimilated Seven of Nine (“Scorpion, Part II”).
Sickbay is stuck on Stardate 49624, which puts it in Season 2 before “Tuvix” (Stardate 49655.2).
Chakotay and Janeway are also chased by a macrovirus in one of the corridors (“Macrocosm”).
One of the Holodecks is running a Captain Proton chapter that takes place after “Bride of Chaotica”.
A transporter room has B’Elanna and Ayala in their Maquis clothing, just beamed to Voyager after their ship and the Caretaker exploded.

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“Lineage”

Episode Number 158
B’Elanna confronts her Klingon childhood
Production Number 258
Season 7
Stardate 54452.6
Original Airdate 1/24/2001

Story
Teleplay James Kahn
Director Peter Lauritson

Synopsis
B’Elanna and Tom learn they are expecting a baby, but B’Elanna is unsettled when she learns the child will develop Klingon features and is tormented by memories of an unhappy childhood as a human-Klingon youngster and the toll it took on her family.

Guest Cast
Manu Intiraymi (Icheb)
Juan Garcia (John Torres)
Jessica Gaona (Young B’Elanna)
Javier Grajeda (Carl Torres)
Paul Robert Langdon (Dean Torres)
Nicole Sarah Fellows (Elizabeth Torres)
Gilbert R. Leal (Michael Torres)

Notes
This episode includes flashbacks to when B’Elanna was a young girl, growing up with her human father. John Torres left B’Elanna’s mother, Miral, 12 days after the camping trip that B’Elanna remembers.
B’Elanna asks the Doctor if he’d be the baby’s godfather.

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“Repentance”

Episode Number 159
Seven feels guilt for the harm she did as a Borg
Production Number 259
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/31/2001

Story Mike Sussman & Robert Doherty
Teleplay Robert Doherty
Director Mike Vejar

Synopsis
Seven of Nine’s encounter with a Nygean prisoner awaiting execution awakens feelings of guilt about her association with the Borg Collective.

Guest Cast
Jeff Kober (Iko)
Tim deZarn (Warden Yediq)
F.J. Rio (Joleg)
Gregg Poland (Voyager Security Officer)

Notes

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“Prophecy”

Episode Number 160
The Doctor uses B’Elanna’s child to cure the nehret
Production Number 260
Season 7
Stardate 54518.2
Original Airdate 2/7/2001

Story Larry Nemecek & J. Kelley Burke and Raf Green & Kenneth Biller
Teleplay Mike Sussman & Phyllis Strong
Director Terry Windell

Synopsis
Voyager encounters a group of nomadic Klingon refugees whose leader has convinced them that B’Elanna’s unborn child is their future messiah, and they resolve to follow the baby.

Guest Cast
Sherman Howard (T’Greth)
Paul Eckstein (Morak)
Wren T. Brown (Captain Kohlar)
Peggy Jo Jacobs (Ch’Regha)

Notes
The Klingon D7-class Bird of Prey had a crew of 204.
The Klingons have been traveling for over 100 years and four generations looking for the kuvah’magh, the “savior” of their people.
The Doctor uses B’Elanna’s baby’s stem cells to synthesize an antivirus to cure the nehret retrovirus, which infected all of the Klingons.
Kohlar gives B’Elanna this great grandfather’s bat’leth, a gift to her daughter.

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“The Void”

Episode Number 161
Voyager and the coalition escape from the Void
Production Number 261
Season 7
Stardate 54553.4
Original Airdate 2/14/2001

Story Raf Green & Kenneth Biller
Teleplay Raf Green & James Kahn
Director Mike Vejar

Synopsis
Voyager is pulled into an empty layer of subspace where ships are forced to attack each other and steal supplies for survival. The ship’s only hope for survival lies in forming alliances with other ships who wish to escape “The Void.”

Guest Cast
Robin Sachs (Valen)
Paul Willson (Loquar)
Scott Lawrence (Garon)
Jonathan Del Arco (Fantome)
Michael Shamus Wiles (Bosaal)

Notes
Jonathan Del Arco previously played the Borg drone “Hugh” in the Next Generation episode “I, Borg”.

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“Workforce, Part I”

Episode Number 162
Annika warns Kathryn and Jaffen about fraternizing
Production Number 262
Season 7
Stardate 54584.3
Original Airdate 2/21/2001

Story
Teleplay Kenneth Biller & Bryan Fuller
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
Chakotay, Kim and Neelix, return from their trading mission on the Delta Flyer to find the ship abandoned and adrift in a nebula, with only the Doctor on board. The Doctor informs them that the ship fell into a trap which forced them to abandon ship in the escape pods, allowing them to be captured. The Doctor has heard nothing from them since. They find the crew of Voyager living as workers on an industrial planet called Quarra, totally unaware of their time on Voyager or their situation in the Delta Quadrant. After going undercover on the planet, Chakotay, Kim, Neelix and the Doctor must now find a way to return the crew and restore their memories, while evading local authorities who have uncovered their plan.

Guest Cast
James Read (Jaffen)
Don Most (Dr. Kadan)
John Aniston (Quarren Ambassador)
Iona Morris (Umali)
Tom Virtue (Supervisor)
Michael Behrens (Coyote)
Matt Williamson (Security Officer #2)
Akemi Royer (Med Tech)
Robert Mammana (Security Officer #1)

Notes
Before evacuating Voyager, Janeway activates the Doctor’s Emergency Command Hologram. While in ECH mode, the Doctor wears a red command uniform. The ECH was introduced in “Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy”.
Seven of Nine is known by her human name, Annika Hansen. She is the plant’s new efficiency monitor.

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“Workforce, Part II”

Episode Number 163
Janeway and Jaffen share a final embrace
Production Number 263
Season 7
Stardate 54622.4
Original Airdate 2/28/2001

Story Kenneth Biller & Bryan Fuller
Teleplay Kenneth Biller & Michael Taylor
Director Roxann Dawson

Synopsis
A disguised Chakotay is being pursued by Quarren security officers and is trapped at a forcefield. He smashes a control panel to disable the forcefield, then overpowers the guards and escapes, but not before getting a phaser shot in the arm. Meanwhile, Harry Kim and the Doctor are in command of Voyager as it is being fired upon by Quarren patrol ships. They disable the first two ships, but five more approach and they are forced to retreat. The injured Chakotay enters the tavern where a brainwashed Janeway has just decided to move in with her new boyfriend, Jaffen.

Guest Cast
James Read (Jaffen)
Don Most (Dr. Kadan)
John Aniston (Quarren Ambassador)
Tom Virtue (Supervisor)
Robert Joy (Yerid)
Jay Harrington (Dr. Ravoc)
Michael Behrens (Coyote)
Joseph Will (Security Officer #3)
Matt Williamson (Security Officer #2)
Damara Reilly (Alien Surgeon)
Majel Barrett (Narrator)

Notes

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“Human Error”

Episode Number 164
Seven gets closer to Chakotay
Production Number 264
Season 7
Stardate 54622.4
Original Airdate 3/7/2001

Story André Bormanis & Kenneth Biller
Teleplay Brannon Braga & André Bormanis
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
As the U.S.S. Voyager enters a hazardous region of space being used as a weapons-testing range by unknown parties, the ship must count on Seven of Nine’s long-range scans to steer it out of danger. Seven of Nine, however, is becoming more and more distracted with a personal experiment — a holodeck creation of the crew used to improve her human social skills — one that could change how she deals with her real crewmates forever.

Guest Cast
Manu Intiraymi (Icheb)

Notes
Seven has a romantic affair with a holographic Chakotay.
Seven’s cortical node is designed to shut down when a drone experiences a high level of emotions.

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“Q2″

Episode Number 165
Q leaves ”Junior” with his ”Aunt Kathy”
Production Number 265
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/11/2001

Story Kenneth Biller
Teleplay Robert Doherty
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
Unable to deal with his rambunctious son, Q leaves him aboard Voyager, hoping the boy will learn discipline, but Janeway’s not so sure.

Guest Cast
John de Lancie (Q)
Keegan de Lancie (Q2)
Manu Intyrami (Icheb)
Micheal Kagan (Alien Commander)
Lorna Rauer (Q-Judge)
Anthony Holiday (Nausicaan)
Scott Davidson (Bolian)

Notes
Q had his child in the episode “The Q and the Grey”.

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“Author, Author”

Episode Number 166
Captain Jenkins orders the ‘EMH’ to be decompiled
Production Number 266
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/18/2001

Story Brannon Braga
Teleplay Phyllis Strong & Mike Sussman
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
The Voyager crew tests out Operation Watson, a method of transmitting live messages to Starfleet on Earth. The crew’s family members back home are gratified to communicate with their loved ones after so many years. But joy degenerates into confusion and resentment when the Doctor’s ongoing holographic novel begins insinuating itself into the transmissions.

Guest Cast
Dwight Shultz (Lt. Reginald Barclay)
Richard Herd (Admiral Owen Paris)
Irene Tso (Mary Kim)
Robert Ito (John Kim)
Lorinne Vozoff (Irene Hansen)
Juan Garcia (John Torres)
Barry Gordon (Broht)
Joseph Campanella (Federation Arbitrator)

Notes
The Doctor’s holonovel is titled “Photons Be Free”, and features a highly unflattering portrayal of the Voyager crew.
In the holonovel, you play an oppressed EMH doctor onboard the Starship Vortex, who is treated badly by Captain Jenkins, Commander Katanay (a Bajoran), Lt. Cmdr. Tulack, Lt. Marseilles, Ensign Kimble (a Trill), and Lt. Torrey. The only character who is sympathetic is “Three of Eight”, who is in love with the EMH.
Roxann Dawson appears without her Klingon makeup as Lt. Torrey.
The Federation Arbitrator is unwilling to grant the Doctor rights as a person, but does agree that he has the right to have his original work recalled.

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“Friendship One”

Episode Number 167
Lt. Carey’s final away mission
Production Number 267
Season 7
Stardate 54775.4
Original Airdate 4/25/2001

Story
Teleplay Michael Taylor & Bryan Fuller
Director Mike Vejar

Synopsis
Now that the U.S.S. Voyager has established two-way communications with Starfleet, Captain Janeway receives her first official assignment in seven years: Locate and retrieve the Friendship 1, a probe launched from Earth in 2067 with a message of peace to other worlds. Contact was lost 130 years ago, but its known trajectory would place it in the Delta Quadrant near Voyager’s current position. After five days of searching, the probe is detected on a planet darkened by a nuclear winter caused by antimatter radiation.

Guest Cast
Josh Clark (Lt. Joe Carey)
Peter Dennis (Admiral Hendricks)
John Prosky (Otrin)
Ashely Ender (Yun)
Ken Land (Verin)
Bari Hochwald (Brin)
John Rosenfeld (Technician #1)
Wendy Speake (Technician #2)
David Ghilardi (Alien Lieutenant)

Notes
With B’Elanna pregnant, Lt. Carey takes her spot on the away team and ends up being killed by Verin.

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“Natural Law”

Episode Number 168
The Ventu help Chakotay and Seven contact Voyager
Production Number 268
Season 7
Stardate 54827.7
Original Airdate 5/2/2001

Story Kenneth Biller & James Kahn
Teleplay James Kahn
Director Terry Windell

Synopsis
While travelling in a shuttle to the planet Ledos for a conference on Warp Field Dynamics, Chakotay and Seven of Nine take a detour to admire the natural landscape of one of the planet’s subcontinents, and in doing so they scrape a mysterious energy barrier that starts to break the shuttle apart. Seven uses phasers to open a rift in the barrier, and they beam to the surface before the shuttle explodes. They find themselves stranded in a lush jungle, and in spite of Chakotay’s leg injury, set out to find the shuttle debris in hopes of constructing a beacon to send a distress signal. They discover a tribe of primitive humanoids protected by the energy barrier. Meanwhile, Tom Paris commits a piloting violation and must take a three-day course in flight safety.

Guest Cast
Paul Sandman (Healer)
Autumn Reeser (Girl)
Robert Curtis Brown (Ambassador)
Neil C. Vipond (Kleg)
Ivar Brogger (Barus)
Matt McKenzie (Port Authority Officer)
Brooke Benko (Transporter N.D.)

Notes
Seven notes that the energy barrier technology was used by Species 312. According to the Ambassador, the energy barrier was erected by aliens to protect the Ventu from the Ledosians. These aliens were likely Species 312.

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“Homestead”

Episode Number 169
Neelix finds a family with the Talaxians
Production Number 269
Season 7
Stardate 54868.6
Original Airdate 5/9/2001

Story
Teleplay Raf Green
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
Neelix is thrilled when Voyager detects Talaxian life signs emanating from a nearby asteroid — until he learns the colony is under siege from avaricious miners, who are determined to force the settlers from their home.

Guest Cast
Julianne Christie (Dexa)
Ian Meltzer (Brax)
Rob LaBelle (Oxilon)
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman)
John Kenton Shull (Nocona)

Notes
Neelix hosts a party to celebrate First Contact Day, the anniversary of the Vulcans’ arrival on Earth. This is the 315th anniversary.
Neelix leaves Voyager and remains with the Talaxians after he falls in love with Dexa. However, he will appear in an on-screen communication with Seven in the final episode.

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“Renaissance Man”

Episode Number 170
The Doctor confesses that he is in love with Seven
Production Number 270
Season 7
Stardate 54890.7
Original Airdate 5/16/2001

Story Andrew Shepard Price & Mark Gaberman
Teleplay Phyllis Strong & Mike Sussman
Director Mike Vejar

Synopsis
Upon her return from a deep-space mission, Janeway startles Chakotay with her plans to hand over the ship’s warp core to the R’Kaal collective. The Captain’s willingness to part with such a crucial piece of Voyager’s technology without a fight disturbs Chakotay, who turns to the Doctor for help. The hologram insists that Janeway is mentally sound. Chakotay, though, remains skeptical, and soon has even more reason to question her actions.

Guest Cast
Alexander Enberg (Ensign Vorik)
Andy Milder (Nar)
Wayne Thomas Yorke (Zet)
David Sparrow (Alien/Doctor)
Tarik Ergin (Lt. Ayala)
J.R. Quinonez (Overlooker/Doctor)

Notes
Two renegade Heirarchy aliens have taken Janeway hostage. The Doctor is masquerading as the Captain.
The Doctor was first monitored by the aliens in the episode “Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy”.
The Doctor ejects the warp core and tractors it to the aliens with the Delta Flyer. The aliens plan on selling the warp core and then retiring.
Tarik Ergin’s character, Ayala, was credited as “Tactical N.D.”. He also wears a red uniform instead of the normal gold.
Neelix does not appear in this episode.

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“Endgame”

Episode Number 171 & 172
”Endgame”
Production Number 271 & 272
Season 7
Stardate 54973.4
Original Airdate 5/23/2001

Story Rick Berman & Kenneth Biller & Brannon Braga
Teleplay Kenneth Biller & Robert Doherty
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
It took Voyager decades to journey home. Now an Admiral in Starfleet, Kathryn Janeway embarks on an ambitious and forbidden plan to change the past, forcing a final confrontation with Voyager’s deadliest enemy: The Borg.

Starring
Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway)
Robert Beltran (Commander Chakotay)
Roxann Dawson (Lt. B’Elanna Torres)
Robert Duncan McNeill (Lt. Tom Paris)
Robert Picardo (The Doctor)
Tim Russ (Lt. Commander Tuvok)
Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine)
Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)

Guest Cast
Alice Krige (The Borg Queen)
Dwight Schultz (Lt. Reginald Barclay)
Richard Herd (Admiral Owen Paris)
Vaughn Armstrong (Korath)
Manu Intiraymi (Icheb)
Lisa Locicero (Ensign Miral Paris)
Miguel Perez (Physician)
Grant Garrison (Cadet)
Amy Lindsay (Lana)
Matthew James Williamson (Klingon)
Joey Sakata (Engineering Officer)
Richard Sarstedt (Starfleet Admiral)
Iris Bahr (Female Cadet)
Ashley Sierra Hughes (Sabrina Wildman)
Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

Notes
Two-Hour Series Finale.
The beginning of the episode takes place on the 10th anniversary of Voyager’s return to Earth. The journey took 23 years and they lost 22 crew members, including Seven.
In the future, Janeway is an admiral. Barclay is a Commander and an instructor at the Academy. Harry is captain of the U.S.S. Rhode Island.
Back in “present day” Voyager, Neelix appears in an on-screen communication to play a game of kodis-kot with Seven. Seven and Chakotay have started a real romance.
Admiral Janeway brings transphasic torpedoes and ablative armor to the present. They add the armor generators to the hull.
Alice Krige played the Borg Queen in the motion picture Star Trek: First Contact (Susanna Thompson had played the Borg Queen in all previous Voyager episodes).
The last line spoken in this episode is the same as the last line in the premiere, spoken by Janeway: “Set a course… for home.”
This episode won two 2001 Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Special Visual Effects and Outstanding Music Composition.

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