The 37s

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 48975.1: Voyager follows a trail of spaceborne rust, where the crew finds a centuries-old land vehicle from Earth drifting through space. When Paris manages to start the old truck, Harry’s curiosity about its AM radio uncovers an equally ancient S.O.S. coming from a nearby planet. Janeway, hoping that whatever brought the truck and the source of the distress call to the Delta Quadrant could be found and used to send Voyager home, orders a landing. A vintage airplane is found on the surface with an alien power supply keeping the S.O.S. on the air, and eight alien-abducted humans are found in stasis chambers also constructed by an alien intelligence. The 20th century humans are revived, and Janeway finds that among them is the long-lost pioneer female aviator Amelia Earhart. Also living on the planet are the descendants of other abducted humans, now masters of their world since they overthrew their forebears’ kidnappers. Once all parties are convinced that the Voyager crew are who they claim to be, the opportunity to settle down on this Earthlike world is offered to the wayward travelers.

Season 2 Regular Cast: Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway), Robert Beltran (Chakotay), Roxann Biggs-Dawson (B’Elanna Torres), Jennifer Lien (Kes), Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Tim Russ (Tuvok), Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)

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directed by James Conway
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Sharon Lawrence (Amelia Earhart), David Graf (Noonan), James Saito (Japanese Soldier), Mel Winkler (Jack Hayes), John Rubinstein (John Evansville)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Initiations

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 49005.3: Alone in a shuttlecraft performing the Pakra, a solitary ritual commemorating his father, Chakotay is attacked by a Kazon-Ogla vessel. When he destroys the attacking craft and rescues the lone pilot, he discovers that his opponent is a young boy trying to make his mark in Kazon society by killing an enemy; the price of the boy’s failure is ostracism from his culture. Chakotay is faced with the dilemma of saving his own life while righting the harm he has unwittingly done to the boy.

Order the DVDswritten by Kenneth Biller
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Aron Eisenberg (Kar), Patrick Kilpatrick (Razik), Tim deZarn (Haliz)

Notes: Aron Eisenberg was already well known to fans of the Star Trek universe as Nog, the young Ferengi friend of Jake Sisko on Deep Space Nine.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Projections

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 48892.1: The holographic doctor’s day is not off to a good start. Automatically brought online by a red alert, he finds that the ship has – according to the computer – been abandoned after a Kazon attack. But this turns out to be wrong when Torres shows up to enlist the doctor’s help in aiding the injured Janeway on the bridge. Thanks to a holographic projection system that can transfer the doctor to key parts of the ship other than sick bay, he visits the bridge for the first time, and is then off to the mess hall to help Neelix fend off a lone Kazon. At this point, however, the doctor’s grip on reality is loosened when he finds that not only can he bleed, but according to every available tricorder he is the only living thing on board Voyager. He begins to believe these incredible things when a holography engineer named Barclay appears and insists that the doctor is in fact Dr. Louis Zimmerman, a holo-programmer trapped in a holodeck emergency simulation in the Alpha Quadrant.

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directed by Jonathan Frakes
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Dwight Schultz (Barclay), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

Notes: This episode marks the first of several appearances by Dwight Schultz; the former A-Team star’s Trek character originated on the Next Generation’s Enterprise in the third season episode Hollow Pursuits.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Elogium

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 48921.3: A strange energy disturbance detected by the crew turns out to be a swarm of space-dwelling life forms whose electrophoretic emissions cause sudden hormonal maturation in Kes. She spontaneously enters the Elogium in preparation to have a child, which she desperately wants. Neelix is troubled by the thought of becoming a father and seeks the advice of Tuvok. Kes’ condition causes Janeway to wonder about the implications of raising families aboard Voyager, but the crew’s immediate concern is the dominant member of the swarm, which views the ship as a rival for mates.

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story by Jimmy Diggs and Steve J. Kay
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Nancy Hower (Ensign Wilder), Gary O’Brien (Crewmember), Terry Correll (N.D. Crewmember)

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell

Non-Sequitur

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 49011.0: Harry Kim wakes up in San Francisco where he finds himself in bed with his fiancee. He is a bright young Starfleet engineer, and his friend Ensign Danny Byrd got his slot on the Voyager which disappeared several months before, yet the last thing Harry remembers is piloting one of Voyager’s shuttles in the Delta Quadrant. His efforts to make sense of the situation make his superiors suspect that Harry is a Maquis spy. He discovers that he is in an alternate timeline and finds allies in strange places as he tries to return to his own reality.

Order the DVDswritten by Brannon Braga
directed by David Livingston
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Louis Giambalvo (Cosimo), Jennifer Gatti (Libby), Jack Shearer (Admiral Strickler), Mark Kiely (Lt. Lasca), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

Notes: Jennifer Gatti had previously appeared as Worf’s love interest in the Next Generation two-parter Birthright.

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell

Twisted

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: On Holodeck 2, Kes’ second birthday party is interrupted by the news of a spatial distortion. As the crew scatters to their duty stations, they discover that something has affected the inside of the ship and the corridors seem to be shifting. It becomes impossible to reliably get anywhere by standard means. Captain Janeway makes physical contact with the anomaly and is rendered unconscious, leaving Chokotay in command as an implosion ring continues to crush the ship. After exhausting all other courses of action, the crew is left with the most unlikely option of all.

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story by Arnold Rudnick and Rich Hosek
directed by Kim Friedman
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Judy Geeson (Sandrine), Larry Hankin (Gaunt Gary), Tom Virtue (Baxter), Terry Correll (Crewman)

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell

Parturition

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: As Tom Paris admits he’s falling in love with Kes, Neelix’s jealousy starts to get the better of him. But with the ship’s food reserves down to 30% of capacity, the feuding pair are dispatched to an inhospitable planet in hopes of procuring more food. But atmospheric storms disable their shuttle, causing them to crash-land on “Planet Hell” and cutting them off from Voyager. Trying to survive, they come upon some hatching eggs and are faced with two additional dilemmas – helping the newborn to survive and dealing with its returning mother.

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directed by Jonathan Frakes
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

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Persistence of Vision

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Although Voyager is about to enter Bothan space, the Doctor orders Janeway to relax with her holo-novel to help her deal with the stress of command. But the stress is magnified when she begins to see items and characters from the holonovel outside the holodeck. Neelix reports that not much is known about the Botha except that they are extremely territorial and that many ships have disappeared without a trace in their area of space. When the Botha rendezvous with Voyager, they launch an unprovoked attack. As they maneuver to resist the attack, Voyager’s crew are overcome by hallucinations which disable everyone on the ship except the Doctor and Kes, whose nascent telepathic powers enable her to resist the hallucinations. The fate of the crew hinges on their ability to find a way to repel the psychic attack.

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directed by James L. Conway
music by David Bell

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

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell

Tattoo

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: While on a moon looking for polyferranide deposits to reseal the warp coils, Chakotay sees an ancient symbol. The last time he saw it was on a quest to Earth with his father, who explained it was a blessing to the land left by descendants of the ancient Rubber Tree People. Following a warp signature leads Voyager to a planet which seems to use the weather to prevent their approach. Chakotay goes alone to meet the planet’s inhabitants and meets the people worshipped by his ancestors as the “Sky Spirits.” Meanwhile, aboard the ship, Kes has noticed an appalling lack of compassion in the Doctor’s personality. She suggests that if he were ever sick, he would develop more empathy for the sufferings of his patients. He accepts her challenge, but his confidence is shaken by his experience with a 29-hour Livodian flu.

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story by Larry Brody
directed by Alexander Singer
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Henry Darrow (Kolopak), Richard Fancy (Alien), Douglas Spain (young Chakotay), Nancy Hower (Ensign Wildman), Richard Chaves (The Chief)

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell

Cold Fire

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: The remains of the Caretaker suddenly begin to resonate with the life signs of another sporocystian life form and the crew begins to search for what is apparently the other caretaker. They find a smaller copy of the Caretaker’s array with over 2,000 Ocampa aboard. Kes meets with Tanis, who begins to teach her the traditions of her people. He also speaks of Suspiria, a member of the Caretaker’s race known as the Nacene, who lives in a sub-space layer called Exosia. But when Voyager finally encounters her, Suspiria wishes to destroy the ship in revenge for the death of her companion.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Brannon Braga
story by Anthony Williams
directed by Cliff Bole
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Gary Graham (Tanis), Lindsay Ridgeway (Girl), Norman Large (Ocampa Man)

Notes: Actor Gary Graham was formerly a series regular on Fox’s well-regarded but short-lived Alien Nation series (and, at the time of this episode, was still occasionally returning to the role of Detective Matt Sykes in an intermittent series of Alien Nation TV movies); he would later play the recurring role of Vulcan Ambassador Soval in the next Star Trek spinoff, Enterprise.

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Maneuvers

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 49208.5: While following a mysterious hail, Voyager is attacked by a Kazon-Nistrim ship. With the help of Seska, raiders steal a transporter module and escape. Embarrassed by the way Seska used him, Chakotay goes off alone to recover the Federation technology. As the Kazon sects gather for a final assault on Voyager, the crew makes a desperate attempt to rescue their first officer.

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directed by David Livingston
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Martha Hackett (Seska), Anthony DeLongis (First Maje Jal Cullah), Terry Lester (Jal Haron), John Geggenhuber (Jal Surat), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell

Resistance

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: While buying tellerium on a planetary black market, a landing party is attacked by the Mokran police force. While Tuvok and Torres are taken into custody, Janeway is hidden by a member of the Alsurian resistance. Caylem is a tired old man who has been completely unstrung by the deaths of his wife and daughter in the struggle against the Mokra. In his sorrow, he believes that Janeway is his daughter and leads her into the heart of the Mokran defenses.

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story by Michael Jan Friedman and Kevin J. Ryan
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Joel Grey (Caylem), Alan Scarfe (Third Magistrate Augris), Tom Todoroff (Darod), Glenn Morshower (Mokran Guard)

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell

Prototype

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: The crew beams aboard a damaged robot of humanoid design and B’Elanna takes up its repair as a challenge. When she manages to repair its power module, the robot asks her to produce more power modules so that more robots can be created. When Janeway objects, the robots kidnap Torres and threaten to destroy Voyager unless she cooperates. But the Praelor turn out not to be the only robots in the quadrant.

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directed by Jonathan Frakes
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Rick Worthy (3947/Cravic 122), Hugh Hodgin (6263/Prototype)

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell

Alliances

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 49337.4: Under continuing attack from the Kazon, Voyager seeks an alliance. But when talks with the Kazon break down, Janeway opens talks with the Trabe, who are also trying to leave Kazon space. The Trabe once oppressed the Kazon, but they seem to embody Janeway’s ideas of Federation principles and they propose a meeting among all parties – including the Kazon. The meeting goes well until a ship opens fire upon the participants, exposing a new threat and dissolving the peace process.

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directed by Les Landau
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Charles O. Lucia (Mabus), Anthony DeLongis (Jal Cullah), Martha Hackett (Seska), Raphael Sbarge (Ensign Hogan), Larry Cedar (Jal Tersa), John Geggenhuber (Jal Surat), Simon Billig (Crewman Jones)

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Threshold

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 49373.4: Torres, Kim, and Paris work as a team to cross the transwarp threshold and travel at warp 10, a theoretical impossibility which would allow the traveler to occupy all points in space simultaneously. Though the attempt is successful, Paris’ biochemistry undergoes a massive change which causes him to mutate into a more evolved version of humanity. The new Paris kidnaps Janeway and they both cross the barrier in the shuttle, precipitating more changes in both of them.

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story by Michael DeLuca
directed by Alexander Singer
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Raphael Sbarge (Ensign Hogan), Miron E. Willis (Rettik), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell

Meld

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 49373.4: When Crewman Darwin turns up dead all signs point to Crewman Suder, a former Maquis and a Betazoid, as the murderer. Suder even confesses, but when Janeway is loathe to either imprison him for life or execute him, Tuvok tries to rehabilitate him using the Vulcan mind meld. But entering the mind of Suder means that the murderer also enters Tuvok’s mind.

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story by Michael Sussman
directed by Cliff Bole
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Brad Dourif (Crewman Suder), Angela Dohrmann (Ricky), Simon Billig (Crewman Jones), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell

Dreadnaught

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 49447.8: After coming upon a debris field, Torres realizes that it was caused by a powerful Cardassian weapon which had been brought to the Delta quadrant by the Caretaker. Due to the jump, its navigational system thinks that the Delta Quadrant’s densely populated Rakosa 5 is its target instead of the Cardassian fuel depot on Aschelan 5 in the Alpha Quadrant. Unable to disarm the warhead, both Torres and Janeway face destruction as they try to save the planet.

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directed by LeVar Burton
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Raphael Sbarge (Ensign Michael Jonas), Nancy Hower (Ensign Wildmon), Michael Spound (Jonas’ Kazon Handler), Dan Kern (First Minister Kellan), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell

Death Wish

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: When the crew investigates a strange comet, they accidentally beam aboard a renegade member of the Q continuum who had been imprisoned for wanting to die. When Q comes to take him back, the new Q requests asylum from Captain Janeway who convenes a hearing to determine whether asylum will be granted. Although Q attempts to influence the outcome, the Captain comes to a difficult decision on her own.

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story by Shawn Piller
directed by James L. Conway
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: John de Lancie (Q), Gerrit Graham (Q), Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker), Peter Dennis (Isaac Newton), Maury Ginsberg (himself)

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Lifesigns

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Voyager beams aboard a dying Vidiian woman. The Doctor creates an image of her from the transporter pattern buffer to stabilize her while he attempts a cure. She turns out to be a hematologist who was traveling to a distant colony to help combat the Phage. In curing her, the Doctor learns much about himself too.

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directed by Cliff Bole
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Susan Diol (Danara Pel), Raphael Sbarge (Ensign Michael Jonas), Martha Hackett (Seska), Michael Spound (Jonas’ Kazon Handler)

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell

Investigations

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: The crew sees the first episode of “A Briefing With Neelix”, an internal broadcast which Neelix hopes will improve morale. But after speaking with Harry Kim, former editor of the StarFleet Academy newspaper, he is inspired to investigate the departure of Tom Paris. Tom’s departure and his previous bad behavior were all a ruse to flush out the person who was passing information to Seska and the Kazon. But Neelix doesn’t know this and jeopardizes the whole scheme.

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story by Jeff Schnaufer & Ed Bond
directed by Les Landau
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Raphael Sbarge (Ensign Michael Jonas), Martha Hackett (Seska), Jerry Sroka (Laxeth), Simon Billig (Ensign Hogan), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell

Deadlock

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: The crew anticipates the arrival of Voyager’s first baby as Ensign Wildman goes into labor. But the expectations are marred when a flotilla of Vidiian ships is spotted ahead. Janeway orders a detour through a nebula, but that route causes severe damage to the ship. Voyager becomes stranded when its antimatter supply begins to drain with no explanation. Harry is killed when a hull breach opens beneath him and he falls into open space, and Kes vanishes through an unknown portal. The crew prepares to abandon ship, and Janeway finally decides to evacuate the bridge when
Stardate not given: Captain Janeway sees an image of herself on the bridge, battered, bleeding and running toward the turbolift. And for reasons no one can explain, a duplicate of Kes has suddenly appeared on board. After an investigation, it is revealed that the subspace anomalies within the nebula caused a quantum-level duplication of the ship and crew. Torres establishes communications with the other Voyager, but the two captains cannot find any course of action that won’t destroy one or both ships. When a Vidiian ship arrives and the organ harvesters board Voyager and begin wiping out the crew, only one option seems viable – setting Voyager to self-destruct. But without the crew’s help, the “other” crew could also perish.

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directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Nancy Hower (Ensign Wildman), Simon Billig (Hogan), Bob Clendenin (Vidiian Surgeon), Ray Proscia (Vidiian Commander), Keythe Farley (Vidiian #2), Chris Johnston (Vidiian #1), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

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Innocence

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: One of Voyager’s shuttles has crashed on a class-M planet and Tuvok is unable to prevent Ensign Bennet from dying from his injuries. Tuvok notices that they are being watched by a small child and introduces himself. Two other children emerge from the jungle and they tell Tuvok that they have been left here to be killed by a creature called the Morrok. Meanwhile, Voyager is making first contact with the Drayans, a highly civilized race that does not invite potential cultural contamination from other species. The first contact is diplomatic enough, but it is made clear that Voyager and her crew are not welcome. When Tuvok’s presence with the children becomes a diplomatic incident, Janeway faces the possibility of a hostile reaction to any attempt to rescue him.

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story by Anthony Williams
directed by James L. Conway
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Marnie McPhail (Alicia), Tiffany Taubman (Tressa), Sarah Rayne (Elani), Tahj D. Mowry (Corin), Richard Garon (Bennet)

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The Thaw

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Voyager approaches a ravaged planet, but Janeway is surprised when a hail is received from an automated system. The message describes the disaster that devastated the planet and the cryogenically frozen handful of survivors. Janeway has the survivors beamed up, and Harry determines that their minds are linked in a complex computer system. Some of the survivors have not, in fact, survived, and the doctor suspects some kind of trauma; it is also discovered that the frozen survivors should have been revived long ago. Harry and B’Elanna are linked to the computer and pay a visit to the artificial reality that the survivors’ minds inhabit. It turns out to be a bizarre circus environment which is ruled by a malevolent clown known as Fear, who intends to keep the remaining survivors trapped in their interactive system to preserve his own existence. One of the captives reveals that the cyrogenically frozen corpses were killed by Fear. Fear allows Torres to leave the system, but Harry is its hostage. The doctor is sent in to negotiate with Fear, but is unable to make any headway and another of the survivors is killed when Fear discovers an attempt to shut the system down. Finally, Fear agrees to an exchange of all of his hostages for a new victim: Janeway herself.

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story by Richard Gadas
directed by Marvin V. Rush
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Michael McKean (Fear), Thomas Kopache (Viorsa), Carel Struycken (Masked Clown), Patty Maloney (Midget), Tony Carlin (Survivor #1), Shannon O’Hurley (Survivor #2)

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell

Tuvix

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 49655.2: Tuvok and Neelix are sent on an away mission to collect samples of vegetation from a nearby planet. When they are beamed back up, a transporter glitch combines them into one being, a Vulcan-Talaxian fusion that eventually calls itself Tuvix. Tuvix has the knowledge, memories and personalities of both Tuvok and Neelix, from Tuvok’s expertise and logic to Neelix’s quirky emotions and his love for Kes. Despite the crew’s concerns about their two comrades, Tuvix is perfectly healthy and resumes both Tuvok’s tactical duties and even some of Neelix’s cooking. After several weeks, the doctor comes up with a means of splitting Tuvix back into his component parts, but Tuvix himself refuses to undergo the procedure. Janeway struggles with the implications of a decision that could amount to executing Tuvix to bring Tuvok and Neelix back, but Tuvix tries to convince the crew that the captain is about to commit murder.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Kenneth Biller
story by Andrew Shepard Price & Mark Gaberman
directed by Cliff Bole
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Tom Wright (Tuvix), Simon Billig (Hogan), Bahni Turpin (Swinn)

Original title: Symbiogenesis

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Resolutions

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Janeway and Chakotay, infected with a virus, are awakened from stasis and find themselves on the planet where they contracted the illness. The doctor’s research indicates that leaving the planet would prove fatal for them, and suggests contacting the medically advanced Vidiians for help, having failed to discover a cure himself. Survival provisions are sent to the planet, and Janeway hands command over to Tuvok and orders him to give the Vidiians a wide berth for the crew’s safety. As Janeway and Chakotay adjust to life in their new home and outside of the formal command structure to which they are accustomed, Tuvok orders the ship to steer clear of a Vidiian convoy despite the protests of many of the crew. A violent storm on the planet wrecks the equipment Janeway has been using to conduct her own research on the virus, and she finally begins to resign herself to the possibility that she and Chakotay may have to settle into the roles of Adam and Eve. Tuvok finally consents to contact the Vidiians, but despite the fact that the doctor’s old flame Dr. Denara Pel offers an antidote to the disease, her fellow Vidiians carry out a relentless ambush on Voyager.

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directed by Alexander Singer
music by Dennis McCarthy

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

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Basics – Part I

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Voyager receives a message from an automated buoy sent by Seska, begging Chakotay to rescue her, and the child she conceived with his DNA, from the Kazons. The crew come up with a variety of tactical options in the likely event of a Kazon trap including holographic decoy ships and help from a nearby Talaxian colony, and Janeway decides to assume that Seska and the child are in actual danger. A Kazon life pod is discovered, carrying Tiernah, one of Cullah’s aides who has apparently fallen out of favor with the Maje. He volunteers information on a safe path through Kazon space which results in a number of minor hit-and-run Kazon attacks. Janeway becomes suspicious when all the attacks focus on one seemingly unimportant part of Voyager and orders the ship to double back on its course, only to find a well-organized Kazon ambush. Tiernah detonates a kamikaze bomb implanted in his own body, and the attacks render the ship completely helpless, unable even to self-destruct. Suder, the Betazoid crewman who has been confined for murder, goes into hiding in the ship’s ductwork. Tom Paris takes a shuttle to go back and retrieve help from the Talaxians, but contact with him is lost in the ensuing battle. Cullah and the Kazons board Voyager with Seska in tow and take command of the ship. The entire crew is left on a primitive planet without any technology, and Janeway can only watch helplessly as the crew’s only hope to reach home rises into the sky and off into space under the control of the Kazons.

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directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Brad Dourif (Suder), Anthony de Longis (Jal Cullah), John Gegenhuber (Tiernah), Martha Hackett (Seska), Henry Darrow (Kolopak), Scott Haven (Kazon #1), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

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