Night

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 52081.2: The crew is facing a shipwide case of cabin fever as the ship plunges into a vast, empty, starless expanse, a shortcut that could take two years to complete. Captain Janeway has retreated into seclusion, and tempers are flaring. But the crew’s craving for excitement is more than quenched when a sudden total loss of power is followed by the arrival of seemingly hostile intruders in the darkened corridors of the ship. Another unfamiliar alien vessel arrives to fend off Voyager’s attackers, and it seems that the crew has a new ally…until Janeway is asked to help the Malon captain commit genocide in exchange for an quicker trip home.

Season 5 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 David Livingston
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Ken Magee (Emek), Steven Dennis (Alien), Martin Rayner (Dr. Chaotica)

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Drone

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: A freak shuttle encounter with a cloud of active plasma necessitates an emergency evacuation. The Doctor’s mobile holo-emitter and some of Seven of Nine’s Borg nanoprobes are fused in the beam-out, resulting in a new life-form. With its immense adaptive Borg capabilities and its advanced 29th century technology, the new Borg drone proves to be amazingly intelligent and almost friendly in a child-like way, though Seven is troubled by the drone’s curiosity about the nature of its Borg “ancestors.” Unfortunately, another aspect of the drone’s heritage – the signal which links it to the Borg collective – alerts the collective to its presence and Voyager’s location, and a deadly family reunion becomes imminent.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Bryan Fuller, Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
story by Bryan Fuller and Harry “Doc” Kloor
directed by Les Landau
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: J. Paul Boehmer (One), Todd Babcock (Lt. Mulcahey), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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Extreme Risk

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: An unmanned experimental probe from Voyager attracts the unwelcome attention of Malon scavengers, who try to hijack it in mid-flight. Hoping to dissuade the Malon, Janeway directs the probe into the hazardous atmosphere of a nearby gas giant. But the Malons aren’t dissuaded from their prize, driving their freighter right into the planet’s atmosphere to their deaths. As Paris prepares an entirely new breed of shuttlecraft – hopefully capable of withstanding the enormous pressures of the atmosphere – a second Malon vessel arrives, its captain ready to avenge the loss of his predecessors. With the engineering challenges inherent in a new shuttle design, Voyager’s crew needs B’Elanna like never before…but B’Elanna is indulging in dangerous pursuits of her own.

Order the DVDswritten by Kenneth Biller
directed by Cliff Bole
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Hamilton Camp (Controller Brelk), Alexander Enberg (Vorik), Daniel Betances (Pilot), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

Notes: B’Elanna’s orbital skydiving suit is modified from a costume originally created for Star Trek: Generations; at the beginning of that movie, a sequence showing Kirk skydiving from orbit and landing in a field near a waiting Scotty and Chekov, was to be seen, and in fact much of the footage needed was filmed but later dropped.

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In The Flesh

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: A surprising discovery is made in a most unexpected place – a spaceborne artificial environment which perfectly recreates the grounds and facilities of Starfleet Academy, complete with such beloved faces as Boothby the groundskeeper. When Chakotay and Tuvok bring one of the Stafleet officers from the “Academy” back to Voyager, however, they discover that this isolated outpost of humans is, in fact, a staging and training area for Species 8472’s eventual invasion of the planet Earth.

Order the DVDswritten by Nick Sagan
directed by David Livingston
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Kate Vernon (Archer), Ray Walston (Boothby), Zach Galligan (Ensign Gantry), Tucker Smallwood (Admiral Bullock)

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Once Upon A Time

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: On an expedition, the Delta Flyer shuttle is unable to avoid a violent ion storm, and crashes into a planetoid. Paris, Tuvok and Ensign Wildman are trapped when the Delta Flyer’s landing buries it several kilometers beneath the surface. As the shuttle’s crew prepares for the worst, Neelix is left with a dilemma of his own. Ensign Wildman’s young daughter Naomi has been left in his care, and even though Naomi is aware that her mother has been out of contact for a longer than usual period of time, Neelix insists on diverting her from the truth. When Naomi grows impatience with Neelix and goes to the bridge for herself, she discovers a grim rescue effort is in progress to find her mother’s shuttle. Now, despair could be the greatest enemy for both mother and daughter.

Order the DVDswritten by Michael Taylor
directed by John Kretchmer
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Justin Louis (Trevis), Nancy Hower (Ensign Wildman), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Wallace Langham (Flotter), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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Timeless

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 52143.6: After creating a new slipstream drive for Voyager – thanks to Seven’s Borg technology – Janeway and the crew are ready to give the new drive its test flight. Tom and Harry are certain that they’ve spotted a potentially fatal flaw in the slipstream drive, but Harry proposes a quick fix that involves flying point ahead of Voyager in the Delta Flyer. The powerful new propulsion system brings Voyager within parsecs of the Alpha Quadrant in a matter of minutes – and then fails disastrously, slamming the ship into a class L planet and killing everyone except Harry and Chakotay, who are aboard the Delta Flyer. It is a tragic loss from which neither of them will ever recover.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
story by Rick Berman, Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
directed by LeVar Burton
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Christine Harnos (Tessa Omond), LeVar Burton (Captain Geordi La Forge), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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Infinite Regress

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: A chance encounter with the remains of a destroyed Borg vessel has an unusual effect on Seven of Nine. The former drone experiences brief flashes of many of the personalities assimilated into the collective of the shattered ship. The vinculum of the Borg ship, the piece of equipment which connects a particular vessel’s local collective, is found intact, and efforts to dismantle it instead turn up evidence of deliberate tampering – and Seven’s condition worsens. A powerfully-armed alien ship arrives, challenging Janeway for possession of the Borg vinculum, and these new visitors don’t care if Seven lives or dies. After all, their attempt to virally infect and destroy a Borg ship has proven successful…so what’s the life of one more drone?

Order the DVDsteleplay by Robert J. Doherty
story by Robert J. Doherty and Jimmy Diggs
directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Neil Maffin (Alien), Erica Mer (Human Girl), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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Nothing Human

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Voyager is struck by a forceful energy field which does little damage and deposits information in the ship’s computer. Janeway decides to investigate the source of the energy wave, finding a badly damaged ship with a curious, non-humanoid life form aboard. The creature attaches itself to B’Elanna, nearly killing her in the process, and the Doctor is unable to remove the creature without destroying its victim. The Doctor creates a hologram of famed Cardassian exobiologist Krell Mocet to assist in the desperate fight to save B’Elanna, but both B’Elanna and a young Bajoran crewmember remember Mocet for his war atrocities during the Bajoran occupation. Making matters worse, the slowly dying B’Elanna forbids the Doctor to allow Mocet’s assistance in a surgery that could save her life. The question of whether a former torturer’s research should be used to save one crewmember soon divides the crew.

Order the DVDswritten by Jeri Taylor
directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: David Clennon (Krell Mocet), Jad Mager (Ensign Tabor), Frank Welker (Alien voice), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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Thirty Days

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 52179.4: Voyager encounters a planet without a surface, a spherical construct consisting of a global-sized ocean and a gravitational containment field to maintain its planetary shape. The planet’s inhabitants, the technologically advanced Moneans, cautiously visit Voyager and reveal a problem with their aquatic world – the containment field is failing and it’s falling apart. With a few modifications to the Delta Flyer, Paris is able to take an away team into the ocean to examine the enormous reactor whose power prevents the sphere of water from dissipating completely. But the Moneans didn’t build this reactor and they don’t understand it – and their very presence in the planet’s vast ocean may be the cause of the instability.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Kenneth Biller
story by Scott Miller
directed by Wilrich Kolbe
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Willie Garson (Riga), Benjamin Livingston (Burkiss), Heidi Kramer (Megan Delaney), Alissa Kramer (Jenny Delaney), Warren Munson (Admiral Paris), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

Original title: Down Deep

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Counterpoint

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: As it passes through the territory of the Devore, Voyager must frequently stop and allow the Devore to search it. The aliens’ government searches all visitors to keep telepaths from escaping their grasp, but unknown to the Devore, Janeway has already granted asylum to several telepaths aboard Voyager. Kashyk, the commanding officer of the Devore inspection teams, confides his desire to defect to Janeway, who not only gives him passage aboard her ship, but her heart as well. But is Kashyk really abandoning his people – or is his defection too good to be true?

Order the DVDswritten by Michael Taylor
directed by Les Landau
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Mark Harelik (Kashyk), Randy Oglesby (Kir), J. Patrick McCormack (Prax), Alexander Enberg (Ensign Vorik), Randy Lowell (Torat), Jake Sakson (Adar), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

Original title: Refugee

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Latent Image

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: The crew’s annual physicals reveal evidence of a most disturbing operation – at some point a year and a half ago, the Doctor performed an unorthodox neural surgery on Ensign Kim…but neither Harry nor the Doctor himself can remember such a procedure. When the Doctor tries to recover his lost memories, it seems that someone or something is continuing to tamper with his program, trying to keep him from recalling the incident in question. The Doctor sets his holo-imager to capture evidence of anyone breaking into the sickbay computers to alter his program further, and makes the shocking discovery that Captain Janeway is the one who is trying to derail his investigation.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Joe Menosky
story by Eileen Connors
directed by Mike Vejar
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Nancy Bell (Ensign Jetal), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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The Bride of Chaotica

Star Trek: VoyagerThe Story So Far: In our last adventure, heroic space pilot Tom Paris created a holodeck simulation to recreate the sci-fi serials of the 1950s. But this week, young Tom is faced with a deadly dilemma as photonic aliens board the proud starship Voyager and find themselves under attack from the evil Doctor Chaotica! Will Tom vanquish the evil Chaotica and make peace with these visitors made of light? Will Captain Janeway save the crew without losing her dignity in the process? Tune in next time, true believers!

Order the DVDsteleplay by Bryan Fuller & Michael Taylor
story by Bryan Fuller
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Martin Rayner (Dr. Chaotica), Nicholas Worth (Lonzak), Jim Krestalude (Alien #1), Tarik Ergin (Robot), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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Gravity

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 52438.9: On an arid planet, scavenger Noss fends for herself against other hunters, all of whom have been stranded by this world’s unusual gravity well. Noss watches as another ship crash-lands violently on the planet, and reluctantly befriends its two pilots after one of them rescues her from the aliens. Even though these two newcomers are also alien to Noss, she finds herself falling in love with one of them, but for reasons she will never understand, her feelings will never be reciprocated. Noss must decide whether or not there is still any reason to aid these two wanderers. How can she warrant risking her life to help them when the one who calls himself Tuvok cannot comprehend her affection?

Order the DVDsteleplay by Nick Sagan & Bryan Fuller
story by Jimmy Diggs, Nick Sagan & Bryan Fuller
directed by Terry Windell
music by Dennis McCarthy

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

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Bliss

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 52542.3: Voyager’s sensors detect a wormhole that qualifies as nothing short of a miracle – not only is the wormhole stable for the time being, but sensors and probes indicate that it will deposit Voyager directly into Earth space. Janeway is initially very suspicious, but this soon gives way to joyous anticipation of a return home. Only Seven of Nine retains any semblance of suspicion, an intuitive caution which is reinforced when she visually spots a ship trapped in the interior of the wormhole – even though the ship’s sensors aren’t picking it up. Seven thinks that something or someone is manipulating the crew’s expectations, feeding them exactly what they want to see and hear…but she isn’t prepared for the possibility that this force also has enough control over the crew to put their Borg skeptic out of commission.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Robert J. Doherty
story by Bill Prady
directed by Cliff Bole
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), W. Morgan Sheppard (Qatai), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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Dark Frontier – Part I

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: A chance encounter with a Borg scout ship inspires Janeway to go on the offensive against the next Borg vessel that Voyager locates, in the hopes of pilfering Borg transwarp technology to shorten the trip home. Seven is apprehensive about the plan, but agrees to lend her unique insight into the Borg. But as a lone Borg vessel is located and targeted for Janeway’s planned raid, Seven receives a surprising message from the Borg – the Collective is already aware of Janeway’s plan, and unless Seven rejoins them, the crew of Voyager will be assimilated. Seven does not reveal this to Janeway, and when the attack commences, the former drone surprises her crewmates by complying with the Borg’s instructions…

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

Guest Cast: Susanna Thompson (Borg Queen), Kirk Baily (Magnus Hansen), Laura Stepp (Erin Hansen), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Katelin Petersen (Annika Hansen)

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Dark Frontier – Part II

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 32611.4: Explorers Magnus and Erin Hansen set an unauthorized course to research a new alien race they’ve been monitoring, a race they call the Borg. The Hansens have developed an ingenious means of camouflaging their ship, and even masking their own life signs from Borg sensors so they can board one of their massive cubes. But when their camouflage fails and the Borg take notice of the Raven, the Hansens inadvertently attract the attention of the Collective not only to themselves, but to humanity. They – and their daughter Annika – become the first humans to be assimilated by the Borg.

Stardate 52619.2: Annika Hansen, now known as Seven of Nine, has been coerced to rejoin the Borg Collective. However, as she watches the Borg Queen mount a mission to conquer and assimilate an entire planet’s population, Seven realizes that her time aboard Voyager has given her not only freedom, but a compassion that the Borg lack. Meanwhile, Captain Janeway and her crew launch their most hazardous rescue mission yet – an attempt to rescue a crewmate from the very heart of the Borg Collective itself.

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

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

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The Disease

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Voyager has docked with a Varro generational ship, a huge vessel which is not only a closed ecosystem, but a closed society which avoids all contact with outsiders. However, not all of the Varro have been sticking to their xenophobic ways – and not every member of Voyager’s crew has been observing Starfleet protocols about engaging in intimate relations with alien species. Harry has fallen for Varro engineer Derran Tal, and even when unforseen biological side-effects expose their relationship to both ships’ crews, they continue to see each other, no matter whose orders they defy. What Harry doesn’t know is that Tal represents a serious threat to her own people – a splinter faction that wants to explore other worlds and cultures instead of shunning them. Without realizing it, Harry may have set in motion the downfall of the Varro civilization as its people know it.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Michael Taylor
story by Kenneth Biller
directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Musetta Vander (Derran Tal), Christopher Liam Moore (Varro Leader), Charles Rocket (Jippeq), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

Notes: Charles Rocket was a former Saturday Night Live cast member who was famously fired from the show after saying the “F” word live on national television; he later appeared in a recurring role as the villainous network executive Ned Grossberg on Max Headroom. He committed suicide in 2005.

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Course: Oblivion

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 52586.3: The crew gathers to celebrate the wedding of Tom Paris and B’Elanna Torres, but the joyous occasion turns out to be the last good news any of them will ever experience. B’Elanna falls ill and dies, and Voyager’s own structure begins to break down. Soon, others begin to fall victim to the same epidemic, until only a handful of the crew is alive, leaving Harry Kim in charge of the ship. Ultimately, the entire crew perishes in a futile attempt to seek assistance from a nearby vessel…the Federation starship Voyager.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Bryan Fuller & Nick Sagan
story by Bryan Fuller
directed by Anson Williams
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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The Fight

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Voyager encounters a temporal-spatial anomaly called chaotic space, a phenomenon which threatens to tear the ship apart while it surrounds and traps Voyager. Chakotay experiences strange visions involving an alien boxer he has never actually encountered. The Doctor chalks these visions up to a latent gene in the first officer’s family, the same gene which once left Chakotay’s great grandfather “crazy.” When it is discovered that there is indeed an alien presence in chaotic space, Chakotay prepares to fight to save his ship and his sanity – and the gloves are coming off.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Joe Menosky
story by Michael Taylor
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Ray Walston (Boothby), Carlos Palomino (Alien Boxer), Ned Romero (Chakotay’s Great Grandfather)

Notes: Olympic boxer Carlos Palomino was not only Chakotay’s opponent in the ring, but actor Robert Beltran’s boxing coach for this episode; Palomino also once appeared as an alien athlete in an episode of Buck Rogers.

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Think Tank

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: When a fleet of Hazari bounty hunters converge on Voyager, Janeway is at a loss to explain why her ship is being hunted, or how to escape the Hazari. But at her moment of greatest need, Janeway is approaced by Kurros, the chief representative of a spaceborne “think tank” which solves problems as small as finding a lost pet or ending a war…for a price. While Voyager stops at Kurros’ mobile laboratory, the Hazari vessels catch up and launch an attack. Kurros’ price tag for saving Voyager’s crew? He wants Seven of Nine to join his crew.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Michael Taylor
story by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga
directed by Terrence O’Hara
music by Jay Chattaway

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

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Juggernaut

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Voyager happens upon a doomed Malon waste freighter, which is about to vent its lethal cargo of theta radiation across an entire sector. Only two Malons seem to have survived whatever happened to their ship, and once beamed to the safety of sick bay, both of them are terrified to return. Chakotay, Neelix and B’Elanna beam to the Malon ship in a final attempt to stabilize its structure, taking the two Malon crewmen with them. But when one of the two Malon is murdered by an unknown creature, it appears that their superstitions may be more accurate than Voyager’s crew thought. And B’Elanna’s fierce temper, which Tuvok cites as a reason to restrict her from away duty, could be her only means of surviving.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Bryan Fuller and Nick Sagan
story by Bryan Fuller
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Ron Canada (Fesek), Lee Arenberg (Pelk), Scott Klace (Dremk), Alexander Enberg (Malon core laborer), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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Someone To Watch Over Me

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: B’Elanna is outraged to discover that, to further her study of human sexual interaction, Seven of Nine has been taking notes on B’Elanna’s relationship with Tom. The Doctor recommends a more academic (and less voyeuristic) approach to Seven’s studies. In the meantime, as Captain Janeway beams down for a cultural exchange with the chaste Kadi race, a Kadi ambassador visits Voyager for a few days, forgoing his race’s conservative ways for a chance to experience every pleasure that Voyager has to offer, whether it’s Neelix’s cooking or scantily-clad women in the holodeck. And when the Kadi ambassador sets his sights on Seven, who has only barely begun to comprehend human relations under the Doctor’s tutelage, a serious diplomatic incident may be the result.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Michael Taylor and Kenneth Biller
story by Brannon Braga
directed by Robert Duncan McNeill
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Scott Thompson (Tomin), Ian Ambercrombie (Abbot), Brian McNamara (Lt. Chapman), David Burke (Steven)

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11:59

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: A reminder of the Millennium Gate biosphere project at the dawn of the 21st century gives Captain Janeway the occasion to remember one of her distant ancestors, former astronaut Shannon O’Donnell, who has always inspired Janeway. But when the captain pries further into the pages of history, she discovers that Shannon O’Donnell may not have been the pioneering hero that inspired a young Kathryn Janeway to join Starfleet, and that her part in the Millennium Gate project may have been very small, yet very pivotal…and certainly not a fantastic feat of heroism.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Joe Menosky
story by Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
directed by Ron Surma
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Kevin Tighe (Henry Janeway), Bradley Pierce (Jason Janeway), John Carroll Lynch (Mr. Moss), Christopher Curry (Driver), James Greene (Passerby), Kristina Hayes (Field reporter)

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Relativity

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 48310.0: In Starfleet’s orbital shipyards above Mars, the new Intrepid-class vessel U.S.S. Voyager is preparing for her first launch – as is the ship’s newly-promoted Captain, Kathryn Janeway. But what Janeway doesn’t know about her new ship is that a Borg has infiltrated her crew…a Borg she will know, three years later, as Seven of Nine.

Stardate 49123.5621: In the midst of a Kazon ambush, two unexpected visitors arrive aboard Voyager – one to plant a device that will destroy the ship in three years, and another, claiming to be an individual Borg who has traveled back in time to prevent this act of sabotage.

Stardate 52861.274: Deep in the Delta Quadrant, Voyager suffers a series of major breakdowns due to temporal distortions. Just before Voyager explodes, killing all hands, Seven of Nine is “recruited” by Captain Braxton of the 29th century Federation Timeship Relativity. Her mission is to go back in time to prevent the destruction of Voyager without creating additional temporal paradoxes.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Bryan Fuller, Nick Sagan and Michael Taylor
story by Nick Sagan
directed by Allan Eastman
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Bruce McGill (Captain Braxton), Dakin Matthews (Admiral Patterson), Jay Karnes (Lt. Ducane), Josh Clark (Lt. Carey)

Original title: Time Bomb

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Warhead

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Harry, in command of Voyager on the graveyard shift, orders a course change to investigate an automated distress signal. Pleased with the ensign’s confidence, Chakotay orders Harry to lead the away mission to find the source of the signal. The signal is being transmitted by an artificial intelligence encased in a metallic shell, and the Doctor is capable of communicating with it. But once the device is thoroughly analyzed aboard Voyager, it is revealed to be an intelligent weapon. An attempt to download the artificial intelligence from the weapon’s casing results in an even worse predicament when the weapon’s intelligence takes over the Doctor’s program. It seals off sick bay with Harry and B’Elanna trapped inside…and the crew’s only hope is to try to reason with the weapon’s intelligence.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Michael Taylor and Kenneth Biller
story by Brannon Braga
directed by John Kretchmer
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: McKenzie Westmore (Ensign Jenkins), Steve Dennis (Alien)

Notes: McKenzie Westmore is the daughter of Oscar-winning makeup artist Michael Westmore, who created the alien prosthetic makeups on Star Trek from the premiere of The Next Generation through the final episode of Enterprise.

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Equinox

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: To the amazement of Janeway and Voyager’s crew, a distress signal is received from the Federation starship Equinox. The Equinox, commanded by Captain John Ransom, was dragged into the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker months ahead of Voyager. Ransom and his crew have been besieged by a race of subspace aliens which can only enter real space for a few seconds – but Ransom points out that these aliens can cause a considerable amount of damage in very little time, and the heavily-damaged Equinox seems to bear out his story. Tuvok and Seven detect several odd readings, indicating alien attempts to penetrate the combined shields of Voyager and the Equinox. Ransom repeatedly denies Voyager’s crew access to the engineering section of the Equinox, and it is only when Janeway secretly beams the Doctor over that a horrifying discovery is made. Ransom and his crew have sped their journey considerably by capturing and killing the subspace creatures and using their remains as an energy source. The aliens’ attacks are revenge for the numerous deaths they have suffered at the hands of Ransom’s crew, and when the Equinox crew force their way back to their ship and resume their bloody path toward the Alpha Quadrant, the aliens target Voyager’s crew instead… beginning with Captain Janeway.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
story by Rick Berman, Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
directed by David Livingston
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: John Savage (Captain John Ransom), Titus Welliver (Commander Max Burke), Olivia Birkelund (Ensign Gilmore), Rick Worthy (Ensign Lessing), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Steve Dennis (Crew member), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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