Stardate 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)
written 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)
LogBook entry by Earl Green