Scorpion – Part II

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Janeway strikes a deal with the Borg to exchange the modified nanotechnology for a safe trip through Borg territory, but almost immediately things go wrong. The Borg attempt to force Janeway into a direct neural link to the Collective, but she instead demands that the Borg choose a single drone to facilitate verbal communication, and a female human Borg called Seven of Nine is appointed. An ambush by Species 8472 destroys the Borg cube containing Janeway, but she, Tuvok and a number of Borg safely transport back to Voyager. The Borg quickly assimilate the cargo bay which they have taken over, and Janeway must recover from injuries she sustained in the attack on the Borg ship. When Seven of Nine demands a change in the ship’s course taking it into the heart of Borg space, Chakotay decides to abort the newly-forged alliance with the Borg. Now the crew faces the prospect of a Borg invasion from within, or a violent death at the hands of Species 8472, unless Janeway and Chakotay can overcome their differences of opinion regarding cooperation with the Borg.

Season 4 Regular Cast: Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway), Robert Beltran (Chakotay), Roxann Biggs-Dawson (B’Elanna Torres), Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Tim Russ (Tuvok), Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)

Order the DVDswritten by Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
directed by Winrich Kolbe
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Guest Cast: Jennifer Lien (Kes), Majel Barrett (Narrator)

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The Gift

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Seven of Nine, isolated from the Borg Collective and left behind on Voyager, begins a turbulent process of recovery in sick bay. The Doctor believes that she can regain her human biology and identity, but her assimilation during early childhood will make the process difficult. Seven of Nine begins to experience seizures – the Borg’s last line of defense is to kill a drone before another species can try to gain an understanding of its Borg technology. Kes miraculously destroys the offending Borg implant through telekinesis, an ability with which she has not experimented for two years. Seven of Nine reviles the crew’s attempt to restore her humanity, even making the accusation that Janeway’s forced removal of her Borg enhancements are no better than Borg assimilation. Tuvok resumes his meditative exercises with Kes to focus her new abilities, but she begins to exhibit a terrifying command over the structure of matter itself. Between Seven of Nine attempting to regain communications with the Borg, and Kes’ increasing lack of control over her enhanced abilities, the crew may lose friends both old and new.

Order the DVDswritten by Joe Menosky
directed by Anson Williams
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Jennifer Lien (Kes)

Note: This is the final episode to feature Jennifer Lien as Kes as a regular; she later reappeared in season 6 in Fury.

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Day Of Honor

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Voyager encounters a handful of ships carrying the only survivors of a Delta Quadrant race which was all but wiped out by the Borg, and Janeway agrees to the refugees’ requests for supplies. The reminder of the Borg’s destructive power doesn’t help the crew’s perception of Seven of Nine, who requests an assignment to engineering. B’Elanna, who is already suffering her way through the traditional Klingon Day of Honor, doesn’t welcome the former Borg, who has proposed using transwarp flight to speed Voyager’s journey. The transwarp experiment fails, forcing B’Elanna to dump the warp core into open space – and the Ketati refugees take possession of the core before she and Paris can salvage it via shuttle. And the Ketati would also like Janeway to hand Seven of Nine over to them so they can settle old scores.

Order the DVDswritten by Jeri Taylor
directed by Jesus Salvador Trevino
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Guest Cast: Alexander Enberg (Ensign Vorik), Alan Altshuld (Ranen), Michael A. Krawic (Klingon), Kevin P. Stillwell (Ketati), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

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Nemesis

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 51082.4: Chakotay is stranded on a world torn by war, his shuttle shot down by one of the aggressors. After a reluctantly friendly Voray defender is shot down by the Kradin while trying to take Chakotay back to his shuttle, the first officer has to adopt the Voray’s indigenous clothing for cover. That night, he is traveling with the Voray soldiers to their base, in the hope that they will be able to contact Voyager, and sees for himself the way the Kradin dispose of the Voray. Still wary of involving himself in their way, Chakotay is forced to defend himself when the nemesis ambushes his party, and escapes wounded while the rest of the Voray fall in the attack. He makes his way to a nearby village and is cared for until the Kradin attack there, too. On Voyager, Janeway has been offered help in locating her first officer. An ambassador from one of the warring races beams up to discuss the situation, an ambassador who is horrified at the way his helpless people are being preyed upon by their merciless nemesis…an ambassador of the Kradin.

Order the DVDswritten by Kenneth Biller
directed by Alexander Singer
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Guest Cast: Michael Mahonen (Brone), Matt E. Levin (Rafin), Nathan Anderson (Namon), Peter Vogt (Commandant), Booth Colman (Penno), Meghan Murphy (Karya), Terrence Evans (Ambassador Treen), Marilyn Fox (Marna), Pancho Demmings (Kradin Soldier)

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Revulsion

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 51186.2: Voyager receives a distress call from a hologram aboard an alien ship who claims that his organic crewmates are dead. Naturally, the Doctor takes a particular interest in this away mission and visits the ship along with Torres. The hologram is a nervous wreck with a great deal of hostility toward organic life forms, which manifests itself in a conversation with B’Elanna. On Voyager, Seven of Nine is assigned to help Harry with a new project, and Harry goes from dreading her company to seeing her as viable female companionship, although the former Borg is only confused by his flirtations (and scares him with her own direct approach to human relationships). If the Doctor can escape his fellow hologram’s murderous obsession, Harry may need his help if Seven of Nine gets her hands on him.

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directed by Kenneth Biller
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Leland Orser (Dejaren) and Spectrum, the holographic fish

Note: Tuvok is promoted to lieutenant commander at the beginning of this episode, although he wore the rank insignia of a lieutenant commander through much of the first season.

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The Raven

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Seven of Nine has been experiencing vague visions about the Borg, including the rather incongruous image of a shrieking raven inside a Borg ship. While Seven tries to deal with these disturbing episodes, Janeway opens negotiations with the somewhat paranoid Bomar race, who only offer the Voyager crew a long, convoluted path through their territory. The talks with the Bomar are made even more difficult when Seven of Nine’s Borg nature resurfaces and, after threatening to assimilate Neelix and forcing her way into a shuttle, she escapes and flies right into Bomar space. The Bomar consider Seven’s unplanned journey – and Janeway’s plans for a rescue mission – to be hostile actions, but nothing can stop a Borg drone when it is receiving a homing signal to rejoin the Borg collective.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Bryan Fuller
story by Bryan Fuller and Harry “Doc” Kloor
directed by LeVar Burton
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Richard J. Zobel Jr. (Chancellor Gorman), Mickey Cottrell (Dumah), David Anthony Marshall (Father), Nikki Tyler (Mother), Erica Lynne Bryan (Little Girl), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

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Scientific Method

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 51244.3: The strain of the long journey appears to be taking its toll on Voyager’s crew – Janeway seems more irritable than usual, B’Elanna and Tom more amorous than usual, and everyone seems to be on edge. At first, the abnormal behavior is dismissed as stress, until actual physical changes accompany them – Chakotay experiences the premature onset of old age, and Neelix is mutated into a species related to Talaxians. When the Doctor and B’Elanna investigate, they find that the crew is being tampered with down to the genetic level, but before this information can be relayed to Janeway, B’Elanna falls ill and the Doctor’s remote holographic projector is mysteriously damaged. The Doctor warns Seven of Nine, and she discovers that there are aliens – invisible to most visible wavelengths – conducting experiments on the entire crew. Seven must bring the experiments to a halt while keeping the aliens from realizing that she is aware of their presence.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Lisa Klink
story by Sherry Klein and Harry “Doc” Kloor
directed by David Livingston
music by Jay Chattaway

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

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The Year Of Hell – Part I

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 51268.4: Annorax, a Krenim temporal scientist, has accidentally destroyed his home as he knows it through the use of a temporal weapon which removes his enemies from history. A temporal shock wave – the physical sphere of the temporal weapon’s influence – hits a wayward Federation starship called Voyager, of which Annorax has no knowledge. Somehow, the inhabitants of the anomalous ship have discovered a way to protect themselves from the effects of the temporal weapon – and Annorax must find a way to erase them from the timeline before they jeopardize his plan.

Order the DVDswritten by Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Dennis McCarthy

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

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The Year Of Hell – Part II

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 51425.4: Having barely survived numerous attacks by an enemy armed with a weapon that alters history itself, Voyager is crippled beyond repair and Captain Janeway has ordered the crew to abandon ship. Chakotay and Paris are found by the enemy, a seemingly amicable Krenim named Annorax, and Chakotay tries to reason with him before he destroys Voyager. Janeway orders the last of the senior crew to leave Voyager so she can launch one final decisive attack against the Krenim – but her plan will only succeed if Chakotay and Paris can turn Annorax’s own crew against him.

Order the DVDswritten by Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
directed by Mike Vejar
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Kurtwood Smith (Annorax), John Loprieno (Obrist), Peter Slutsker (Krenim Commandant), Rick Fitts (Zahl), Deborah Levin (Ensign Lang), Sue Henley (Ensign Brooks), Lise Simms (Wife), Majel Barrett (Narrator)

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Random Thoughts

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 51367.2: Voyager visits the telepathic Mari race to procure supplies and equipment before continuing toward the Alpha Quadrant. B’Elanna bumps into one of the natives and responds angrily, unwittingly setting off a chain of events that shocks the entire Mari culture – a culture which reveals a dark underbelly that thrives on the angry impulses and concealed violent thoughts of alien visitors. B’Elanna is arrested and sentenced to undergo a form of brain surgery that will rid her of anger…assuming that the procedure, designed only for the Mari themselves, doesn’t kill her. Tuvok takes it upon himself to help find the black market of emotions in an effort to clear B’Elanna’s name, but he must reveal his own well-hidden dark thoughts to infiltrate it.

Order the DVDswritten by Kenneth Biller
directed by Alexander Singer
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Gwynyth Walsh (Nimira), Wayne Pere (Guill), Rebecca McFarland (Talli), Jeanette Miller (Woman), Ted Barba (Malin), Bobby Burns (Frane)

Notes: Trek fans generally know Gwynyth Walsh better as Lursa, one of the two Klingon sisters who were scheming to take control of the Empire during many of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Klingon-oriented episodes.

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Concerning Flight

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 51386.4: A band of alien pirates raid Voyager, stealing technology – including the Doctor’s remote projection unit and the ship’s main computer core – and leaving the ship crippled. Janeway and Tuvok visit the home base of the pirates and discover that Janeway’s Leonardo Da Vinci holodeck program has been won over by Captain Tau’s flamboyant power. Janeway can only retrieve Voyager’s central computer with the help of the Renaissance man – but first she must convince him that her aims are nobler than those of his new master.

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Guest Cast: John Rhys-Davies (Leonardo Da Vinci), John Vargas (Tau), Don Pugsley (Alien Visitor)

Original title: Da Vinci’s Day Out

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Mortal Coil

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 51449.2: Neelix takes a break from his preparations for a traditional Talaxian holiday to join Chakotay and Tom on a shuttle mission to gather matter from a nebula. But the matter and the nebula prove to be very unstable, and Neelix is killed by a violent energy discharge. Seven of Nine startles the Doctor by revealing that properly applied Borg nanoprobes from her body could revive Neelix if the procedure is performed in time. Janeway reluctantly gives her permission for the unorthodox operation, and Neelix is safely resuscitated – but when he is told who saved his life and how, Neelix is suddenly unsure of everything, from his beliefs in a Talaxian afterlife to his own place in the universe.

Order the DVDswritten by Bryan Fuller
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Paul Baillargeon

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

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Waking Moments

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Many members of the crew report the sudden incongruous appearance of a previously unknown alien being in their dreams. Discussion of the alien’s appearance reveals that everyone has seen the same creature, even though no one has ever met this species before. The Doctor fights to keep the crew from falling into comas, but before long he is fighting a losing battle. Chakotay, whose Indian meditation practices include a thorough knowledge of directed dreaming, believes he may be able to lead the rest of the crew out of the alien’s trap…but even his abilities may not match up the power of the crew’s uninvited guests.

Order the DVDswritten by Andrè Bormanis & Kenneth Biller
directed by Alexander Singer
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Mark Colson (Dream Alien), Jennifer Grundy (Ensign)

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Message In A Bottle

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Seven of Nine uses an alien communications relay to locate a Federation starship in the Alpha Quadrant. Janeway decides to send the Doctor through the relay as a data stream with orders to tell Starfleet of Voyager’s misadventures. When the Doctor arrives aboard the U.S.S. Prometheus, however, he discovers that the experimental warship has been hijacked by Romulans, and the Starfleet crew are all dead. He can’t return to Voyager without drawing attention to himself, so he passes himself off as the ship’s holographic doctor when he is discovered. But he discovers that the Prometheus has its own EMH program – supposedly an improvement on the original Zimmerman model – who is hiding from the Romulans. The Doctor must put his years of unprecedented experience to work to thwart the Romulans single-handedly, while trying to prove to the next generation of the holographic doctor that there’s more to life than waiting to be activated in sick bay. Meanwhile, a lone alien tries to warn Voyager away from the communications array, and Seven tires of attempts at diplomacy and kills him, unwittingly alerting the rest of his race that Voyager is there.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Lisa Klink
story by Rick Williams
directed by Nancy Malone
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Andy Dick (EMH-2), Judson Scott (Romulan Commander), Valerie Wildman (Romulan Officer), Tony Sears (Starfleet Officer), Tiny Ron (Hirogen), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

Notes: Judson Scott appeared in Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan as Khan’s right-hand man, Joachim, as well as with Trek II co-star Merritt Butrick in the early Next Generation episode Symbiosis.

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Hunters

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: After four years out of contact, Voyager receives a series of messages from Starfleet, sent through the alien communications array which was used to send the Doctor to the Alpha Quadrant. The messages include letters from the crew’s families as well as official information from Starfleet Command. The aging communications array can barely handle the task of delivering the messages from home, so Seven and Tuvok set out to stabilize it. However, they also encounter a scouting party of Hirogen, investigating the recent death of one of their race. The Hirogen are a species of hunters, trapping other species for souvenirs and bragging rights, and they consider their two newest specimens to be evidence of some very intriguing bounty.

Order the DVDswritten by Jeri Taylor
directed by David Livingston
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Guest Cast: Tiny Ron (Alpha-Hirogen), Roger Morrissey (Beta-Hirogen)

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Prey

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Voyager encounters a lone Hirogen ship adrift in space, with minimal life signs. An away team pays a brief visit to the derelict, finding the ship in ruins and only one member of its crew still barely alive. After the surviving Hirogen is brought aboard, it becomes apparent that his prey – which is also responsible for killing his fellow hunters – has penetrated Voyager’s defenses. The object of the Hirogen’s hunt is a rogue member of Species 8472, the race which almost defeated the Borg. Janeway realizes that she will need Seven’s help to return the creature to its home before more Hirogen arrive, but Seven’s instinct to regard Species 8472 as a mortal enemy may overpower her loyalty to Voyager.

Order the DVDswritten by Brannon Braga
directed by Allan Eastman
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Tony Todd (Alpha-Hirogen), Clint Carmichael (Beta-Hirogen)

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Retrospect

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 51658.2: Janeway strikes a deal with Kovin, a weapons dealer, to arm Voyager with a powerful isokinetic cannon, and assigns Seven of Nine to assist him with the installation. Seven, however, continues to prove difficult to work with, reacting violently when Kovin tries to correct her during an installation procedure. The Doctor is able to patch Kobin up qucikly, but his examination of Seven is derailed when she displays fear of the Doctor’s medical instruments and biobed enclosure. The Doctor helps her find a hidden memory – which turns out to involve Kovin restraining her, forcing regrowth of her Borg implants, and extracting them from her body. Janeway launches an investigation of Kovin, and he is anything but cooperative, even when evidence is found that supports his story. Is he an innocent man running from an accusation that could ruin him, or does he have something to hide?

Order the DVDsteleplay by Bryan Fuller & Lisa Klink
story by Andrew Shepard Price & Mark Gaberman
directed by Jesus Salvador Trevino
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Michael Horton (Kovin), Adrian Sparks (Magistrate), Michelle Agnew (Scharn)

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The Killing Game – Part I

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: In World War II France, the leader of a resistance cell operates behind the scenes at her nightclub, worrying that her club’s singer – who also happens to be a weapons expert – is having second thoughts about working to free France of Nazi forces. Suspicions are heightened when the singer is shot down alongside a resistance messenger…but turns up unharmed shortly afterward. If the resistance doesn’t succeed in taking out a vital German radio installation, Allied Forces won’t be able to liberate their city.

On the eve of the critical espionage mission, the nightclub singer is the only one who realizes that she is Borg, the resistance leader is a starship captain, her bartender is a Vulcan, the message boy is a Talaxian, and the Nazis are actually the Hirogen, who have taken over a defenseless starship called Voyager to subject its crew to simulations of historical battles.

Order the DVDswritten by Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
directed by David Livingston
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Danny Goldring (Alpha Hirogen), Mark Deakins (Hirogen S.S. Officer), Mark Metcalf (Hirogen Medic), J. Paul Boehmer (Kapitan), Paul Eckstein (Young Hirogen), Peter Hendrixson (Klingon)

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The Killing Game – Part II

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 51715.2: Janeway and Seven of Nine, free of the Hirogen neural implants which have been forcing their crewmates to relive World War II without any knowledge of their real identities, make their way through Voyager. Janeway hopes that she can talk the Alpha Hirogen into some sort of unconventional truce, only to discover that his views are unique among his race. Meanwhile, Voyager, already critically damaged, is further endangered because its own brainwashed crew and their holographic Nazi opponents are conducting a rematch of World War II throughout the ship.

Order the DVDswritten by Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
directed by Victor Lobl
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Danny Goldring (Alpha Hirogen), Mark Deakins (Hirogen S.S. Officer), Mark Metcalf (Hirogen Medic), J. Paul Boehmer (Kapitan), Paul Eckstein (Young Hirogen), Peter Hendrixson (Klingon), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

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Vis a Vis

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 51775.2: Voyager encounters a damaged ship piloted by the alien Steth, who requests help. Paris tries to help Steth repair his spacecraft, and Steth returns the favor by stealing a sample of Tom’s DNA and reshaping himself in Tom’s image. Tom transforms into Steth’s alien body as his attacker assumes his role among the crew – and his role in Tom’s relationship with B’Elanna. To silence Tom, Steth sends him off in his newly-repaired ship, where Tom is apprehended by an armada who assume from his appearance that he is Steth. On Voyager, Steth quickly tires of being a mere helmsman and sets his sights on command – by assuming the physical form of the ship’s captain.

Order the DVDswritten by Robert J. Doherty
directed by Jesus Salvador Trevino
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Dan Butler (Steth), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Daelen), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

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The Omega Directive

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 51793.4: Voyager’s main computer mysteriously brings the ship to an abrupt halt, displaying the symbol of the Greek letter omega and waiting for Captain Janeway to intervene. The computer privately informs Janeway of a top-secret Starfleet directive involving an energy source capable of wiping out large portions of space. Starfleet has failed to harness the Omega energy source and has deemed it too powerful for anyone else to posess – hence Janeway’s orders to locate and destroy the source of Omega. Once she finally discloses these instructions to her crew, Janeway learns that the Borg have encountered Omega as well – and that their experiments with the volatile energy source were no more successful than Starfleet’s. But instead of a threat, Seven of Nine thinks of Omega as ultimate perfection – and a limitless energy source waiting to be harnessed.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Lisa Klink
story by Jimmy Diggs & Steve J. Kay
directed by Victor Lobl
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Jeff Austin (Allos), Kevin McCorkle (Alien Captain), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

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Unforgettable

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 51813.4: A woman’s voice from a critically damaged ship calls out to Chakotay – even though he has no idea who she is. Rescued from her ship, Kellin promptly asks for asylum from her own people, warning that they will certainly come looking for her. Though suspicious of his guest, Chakotay listens as she recounts a story of how she previously sought the help of the crew in tracking down another fugitive from her world – and fell in love with Chakotay in the process. The genetic makeup of Kellin’s people prevents sensors from picking her up accurately, and keeps other races from retaining any memory of her. But just as Kellin once captured a runaway from her world, another member of her race has secretly boarded Voyager to retrieve her – whether she wants to go home or not.

Order the DVDswritten by Greg Elliot & Michael Perricone
directed by Andrew J. Robinson
music by Jay Chattaway

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

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Living Witness

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: The Doctor is activated several centuries after Voyager became involved in a war between two planets. Though Voyager and her crew are long gone, the Doctor’s recollections are sought by one historian – and condemned by others. The Doctor has become just one part of a museum which serves as a testament to one world’s holocaust and another world’s conquest, and not everyone wants to hear the hologram’s version of the story – a story which, in the museum exhibit, portrays Captain Janeway and her crew as bloodthirsty warmongers who took sides in the conflict.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Bryan Fuller and Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
story by Brannon Braga
directed by Tim Russ
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Henry Woronicz (Quarren), Rod Arrants (Ambassador Dailith), Craig Richard Nelson (Tedran), Marie Chambers (Kyrian Commissioner), Brian Fitzpatrick (Vaskan Commissioner), Morgan H. Margolis (Vaskan Museum Visitor), Mary Anne McGarry (Tabris), Timothy Davis-Reed (Kyrian Spectator)

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Demon

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Depleted of resources, Voyager limps into the vicinity of a class Y planet, known informally as a “demon” class planet. Though standard Starfleet procedure calls for total avoidance of the hostile environment of these planets, Janeway and the crew are left with no choice but to try to improvise a way to adapt the planet’s natural resources to power Voyager. Tom and Harry are the first away team to visit the planet, and they fail to report back. But the rescue team commanded by Chakotay finds both of them in perfect health – and capable of breathing freely in the deadly atmosphere of the planet. However, transporting the two back to Voyager almost proves fatal, leading the Doctor to believe that anyone who has visited this class Y planet can never leave it again.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Kenneth Biller
story by Andrè Bormanis
directed by Anson Williams
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Alexander Enberg (Ensign Vorik), Susan Lewis (Transporter Technician), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

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One

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 51929.3: Voyager arrives at a vast nebula, and trying to go around the gaseous structure would add months to the ship’s journey. But Janeway’s command to proceed into the nebula nearly meets with disaster as the crew begins suffering radiation poisoning. Janeway is forced to consider putting the entire crew in stasis and leaving Voyager in the hands of the Doctor and Seven of Nine, whose Borg shielding renders her immune to the radiation poisoning. Though Seven is undaunted by the exhaustive schedule of duties she must perform as the ship’s sole pilot and engineer for an entire month, she may be unprepared for the sense of isolation that she must endure – but is she really alone, or has someone else boarded Voyager?

Order the DVDswritten by Jeri Taylor
directed by Kenneth Biller
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Wade Williams (Trajis Lo-Tarik), Ron Ostrow (Borg Drone), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

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Hope and Fear

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 51978.2: On a routine supply stop, Paris and Neelix meet Arturis, an alien with a gift for translation. As Arturis hitches a brief ride aboard Voyager, Janeway decides to let Arturis try to decipher the encrypted message Starfleet sent through the Hirogen communications array several months earlier. Arturis makes quick work of the message, revealing a set of coordinates and a slightly garbled message from Admiral Hayes of Starfleet, detailing a new hope for Voyager’s crew to return home. But it is only when a wary Janeway tries deciphering the message on her own, while trying to convince Seven of Nine to return to the Alpha Quadrant with the crew, that the origins of the mysterious Starfleet experimental ship Dauntless are uncovered. This new ship, left unmanned for Voyager’s crew to use, is not on a mission of mercy, but a mission of vengeance.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
story by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Ray Wise (Arturis), Jack Shearer (Admiral Hayes), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

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