Equinox – Part II

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: As the subspace life forms attack Voyager’s bridge, the Equinox warps away safely, protected by B’elanna’s shield generator, which was surreptitiously beamed out of Voyager. Also kidnapped from Voyager are Seven of Nine, who refuses to cooperate with Ransom’s murderous plan to return to Earth, and Voyager’s EMH, whose mobile emitted has been stolen by the Equinox’s identical doctor, acting as a spy aboard Voyager. When Ransom’s attempt to resume his course toward the Alpha Quadrant is thwarted by Seven’s sabotage of the Equinox’s warp drive, the captain deletes the Voyager doctor’s ethical subroutine, forcing him to operate on Seven to extract the necessary information to conduct repairs. On Voyager, Janeway becomes obsessed with bringing Ransom to justice, even to the point of stripping Chakotay of his rank and responsibilities when he protests her actions, and threatens to do the same to Tuvok. Contact is finally established with the aliens, who insist that the Equinox should be handed over to them – and Janeway startles her crew by acceeding to this demand. The crews of both ships are now at the mercy of commanding officers who have crossed the line.

Season 6 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 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 (Burke), Olivia Birkelund (Gilmore), Rick Worthy (Lessing), Eric Steinberg (Ankari), Steve Dennis (Thompson), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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Survival Instinct

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 53049.2: Voyager docks at a gigantic Markonian space station and the crew engage in cultural exchanges with the station’s population. While some of these exchanges cause security headaches for Tuvok – including petty crimes and Tom and Harry’s ill-fated night on the town – the greater threat goes unnoticed. Three individuals who were formerly Borg drones – fellow members of Seven of Nine’s unimatrix – slip aboard, attempting to force a connection with her. Survivors of a Borg scout vessel crash over five years before Seven joined Voyager, the three suffer a constant neural link forcing them to share every thought. Despite their individuality, they cannot explain this connection. But when Seven decides to assist them in retreiving lost memories, she discovers that she is responsible for the former drones’ condition…and must now decide whether they should be returned to the Collective to extend their lives, or enjoy freedom at last for a few brief weeks.

Order the DVDswritten by Ronald D. Moore
directed by Terry Windell
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Vaughn Armstrong (Lenser), Bertila Damas (Marika), Tim Kelleher (V’chan), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Jonathan Breck (Dying Borg), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

Note: Marika’s nose shows that she is a Bajoran, so shouldn’t she swear to the Prophets instead of exclaiming “Oh my God”? The Borg are also effective at recycling – in her Borg form, Marika is wearing Hugh’s eyepiece.

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Barge of the Dead

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: B’elanna puts herself at great risk to retrieve Voyager’s only remaining unmanned probe from an ion storm, which does more damage to her shuttle than it does to the probe. After an emergency landing, a piece of debris is found imbedded in her shuttle’s hull – a piece of metal with the symbol of the Klingon Empire on it, which Chakotay presents to B’elanna. She disregards the object – which has been determined to be several centuries old – until it appears to bleed, and she hears voices speaking Klingon. This potentially important archaeological find inspires a Klingon celebration – and some odd behavior, at least from B’elanna’s perspective. Tuvok, while demonstrating hitherto unknown prowess with the bat’leth, injures B’elanna with it and embarks on an uncharacteristically vehement lecture about her dishonor of her culture. During the party itself, B’elanna is helpless to watch as Klingon assassins appear in the crowd, slicing her crewmates down one by one. And then she is dragged to the Barge of the Dead, which ferries dishonored souls to Grethor, the Klingon hell – and B’elanna is not alone, for her mother arrives shortly afterward. But when B’elanna suddenly awakens in sick bay, it turns out that everything – even the crash-landing of the shuttle – was part of an elaborate vision, a near-death experience triggered by the real ion storm. B’elanna can only deduce that her mother has died, and it is now up to the engineer to retrieve her from Grethor and deliver her to the gates of Sto’vo’kor.

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story by Ronald D. Moore & Bryan Fuller
directed by Mike Vejar
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Eric Pierpoint (Kor’tar), Sherman Augustus (Klingon), Karen Austin (Merab), John Kenton Shull (Brok’tan)

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Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: The Doctor files a grievance with Janeway, claiming that the crew is excluding him and treating him rudely. The captain is mystified by the hologram’s uncharacteristic behavior, and numerous crew members notice that the Doctor is becoming inattentive, almost as if he is daydreaming. Unknown to his crewmates, the Doctor has altered his program to allow daydreaming, but something destabilizes his program and he begins to daydream at an alarming rate, even in the middle of vital duties. His imagination conjures up numerous unlikely scenarios, from the women of Voyager’s command crew battling for his attention, to the destruction of an attacking Borg vessel by the “Emergency Command Hologram.” Eventually, the Doctor’s imagination is in constant overdrive, and Janeway relieves him of duty. But when the Doctor realizes that he is being tampered with by an inquisitive alien, will he be able to convince the crew that this potential threat is no figment of his imagination?

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story by Bill Vallely
directed by John Bruno
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Jay M. Leggett (Alien), Googy Gress (Alien Captain), Robert Greenberg (Devro), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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Alice

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Voyager happens upon a scrapyard in space operated by a gangly and gregarious alien called Abbadon. A trade agreement is quickly reached for several small items and technologies, until Tom Paris sets his eyes on a sleek (but very derelict) shuttle-sized vessel. Tom persuades Chakotay to offer Abbadon a few extra items in exchange for the ship – and the alien asks for suspiciously little in trade. Tom begins spending all of his off-duty time – and most of Harry’s, too – restoring the mysterious ship to full working order, dubbing it “Alice” in honor of a cadet he lusted after in Starfleet Academy. Slowly, thanks to the little craft’s direct neural interface with its pilot, Tom becomes more and more fixated on “Alice”…but what he does not realize until it far too late is that the ship is equally fixated on him.

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story by Juliann deLayne
directed by David Livingston
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Claire Rankin (Alice), John Fleck (Abbadon)

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Riddles

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 53263.2: Tuvok is critically injured as he and Neelix return to Voyager from a routine diplomatic mission. As Tuvok lies comatose in sick bay, Deputy Investigator Nerok of the K’sath arrives to look into the incident. Nerok blames Tuvok’s attack on the B’neth, legendary creatures whose existence is officially denied by the K’sath government. Nerok is eager to use this opportunity to prove the B’neth do exist, but the star witness, though recovering, is having to start over again mentally. Despite his frequent annoyance with the Talaxian in the past, Tuvok now turns to Neelix for support and guidance.

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story by Andrè Bormanis
directed by Roxann Dawson
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Mark Moses (Nerok)

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Dragon’s Teeth

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 53167.9: Trying to escape from an apparently hostile race guarding a series of time-saving wormholes, Voyager hides on a planet devastated by nuclear war. Seven locates a cryogenically frozen man and revives him. The survivor insists upon the revival of his fellow war victims, offering their help to Janeway as the guardians of the wormhole close in on Voyager. But all is not as it seems. The revived survivors, almost 900 years ago, were bombed into submission after centuries of using wormholes to attack and conquer other worlds. The freshly thawed-out Vodwar, though they try to conceal the fact at every opportunity, are the only surviving oppressors from that war. Their leader wishes to resume their reign of terror, beginning with a takeover of Voyager.

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story by Michael Taylor
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Jeff Allin (Gedrin), Robert Knepper (Gaul), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Ron Fassler (Morin), Mimi Craven (Jisa), Bob Stillman (Turei), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

Original title: 5,000 Years

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One Small Step

Star Trek: VoyagerOctober 19, 2032: Ares IV, the first manned mission to Mars, is going smoothly until an unknown spatial anomaly consumes the orbiter. The mission is lost to a total enigma, all hands are presumed dead, and NASA’s Mars program is almost brought to a halt for good.

Stardate 53292.7: An unknown spatial anomaly nearly consumes Voyager. Seven of Nine recognizes the anomaly thanks to previous encounters with the Borg, but later study of the phenomenon reveals that it is still hauling the wreckage of Ares IV through the Delta Quadrant. Chakotay and Paris quickly devise a plan to retrieve Ares IV, but Seven of Nine insists on warning the crew of the dangers of attempting to explore a gravimetric ellipse. Trying to inspire her, Janeway assigns Seven to join the mission into the ellipse. But once the Delta Flyer is inside, B’elanna discovers that the anomaly is on course for a violent collision with a dark matter asteroid. Janeway orders Chakotay to abandon the salvage operation immediately, but he disobeys, ordering Tom to tow the Ares IV in a tractor beam. This decision slows down the Delta Flyer’s escape enough to trap it inside the ellipse – lost to a total enigma…all hands presumed dead.

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and Bryan Fuller & Michael Taylor
story by Mike Wollaeger & Jessica Scott
directed by Robert Picardo
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Phil Morris (Lt. John Kelly), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

Notes: The Doctor mentions a visit to the planet Arrakis Prime, an in-joke reference to the spice planet in Dune. One of Phil Morris’s first film roles was the ensign who asked Admiral Kirk if the Enterprise crew would return to a hero’s welcome at the beginning of Star Trek III.

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The Voyager Conspiracy

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Seven of Nine installs a new piece of equipment in her Borg alcove which allows her to assimilate data, log entries, records, and other information while she regenerates. But the overload of information is too much for her. At first, Seven is able to solve complex but obscure shipboard problems using information she has assimilated overnight. But then, still trying to process the enormous flow of data, Seven begins to formulate complex conspiracy theories concerning Voyager’s mission, and she begins to make accusations – that Janeway intentionally stranded Voyager in the Delta Quadrant as part of a secret Federation plot to secure strategic alliances across the galaxy; that Chakotay and the other Maquis deliberately led Voyager into a trap set by their ally, the Caretaker; and that even Naomi Wildman is working for either the Maquis or Janeway’s secret organization within the Federation. By the time Janeway realizes what has happened and attempts to help, Seven has hijacked the Delta Flyer to escape what she can only see as a massive conspiracy to destroy one person…herself.

Order the DVDswritten by Joe Menosky
directed by Terry Windell
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Albie Selznick (Tash), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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Pathfinder

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: On Earth, Lt. Reginald Barclay, late of the Enterprise, has just been dismissed from Project Pathfinder, an unsuccessful attempt to achieve contact with the wayward Starfleet vessel U.S.S. Voyager. Barclay has had brushes with holo-addiction and hypochonrdia before, but his release from the Pathfinder project could be the blackest mark on his record – the introverted engineer has gone from researching ways to contact Voyager to spending all of his available time on the holodeck with simulations of the ship’s crew, to the point that it interferes with his work. He even calls his old friend Deanna Troi for help. But even her counseling can’t get Barclay’s mind off of contacting Voyager’s crew – and finally, he puts everything on the line and becomes an actual security risk to Starfleet to achieve his far-fetched goal.

Order the DVDsteleplay by David Zabel & Kenneth Biller
story by David Zabel
directed by Mike Vejar
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Dwight Schultz (Lt. Barclay), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Richard Herd (Admiral Paris), Richard McGonagle (Commander Pete Hawkins), Victor Bevin (Security guard), Marc Daniel Cade (Technician), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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Fair Haven

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Having met only limited interest with such holoprograms as Chez Sandrine’s and The Adventures of Captain Proton, Tom creates a holographic replica of Fair Haven, Ireland. The uncomplicated – at least by 24th century standards – and pastoral setting meets with the crew’s approval, and Captain Janeway finds herself fascinated by barkeep Michael Sullivan. When she discovers that Sullivan isn’t as educated or outspoken as she would like, the captain simply changes his parameters (and deletes the character of his wife as well). After falling in love with Sullivan, Janeway is overcome with remorse and withdraws from the holodeck altogether. The rest of the crew is then left to deal with a man – albeit a holographic one – with a broken heart.

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directed by Allan Kroeker
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Finton McKeown (Michael Sullivan), Richard Riehle (Saemus), Jan Claire (Frannie), Henriette Ivanans (Maggie), Duffie McIntire (Grace), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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Blink of an Eye

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Voyager enters orbit around a greyish-blue oblate spheroid of a planet. This world’s rotation is so accelerated that years pass on the surface in mere minutes of Voyager’s time. The unusual gravitational properties of the planet trap Voyager in orbit, where it is spotted by the planet’s population over hundreds of generations. Before the crew’s eyes, civilizations rise and fall, technology advances from the bronze age to the space age, and the evolving society turns from curiosity about the vessel “permanently” fixed in their sky to hostility toward it. And at the exponential rate at which the planet’s technology is emerging, its inhabitants will soon have plenty of spaceworthy firepower to enforce that hatred.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Joe Menosky
story by Michael Taylor
directed by Gabrielle Beaumont
music by Paul Baillargeon

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

Notes: This episode of Voyager is peppered with veterans of other SF franchises. Olaf Pooley guest starred as the mad Professor Stahlman in the 1970 Doctor Who Inferno seven-parter. Daniel Dae Kim shot this episode fresh from his brief stint as First Officer Matheson on the ill-fated Babylon 5 spinoff, Crusade, but a few years before his rise to mainstream fame as a member of the ensemble cast of Lost. Obi Ndefo had a small guest role in the fourth season opener of Deep Space Nine.

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Virtuoso

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54556.4: Voyager plays host to a handful of advanced aliens whose ship is incapacitated. The visitors infuriate Janeway and her crew with their arrogance at the “primitive” nature of Voyager’s culture – until the Doctor, with whom the aliens are also less than pleased, begins to sing. Never having heard music before, the Komari suddenly become rapt fans of the Doctor, and quickly extend an invitation to Voyager to visit their homeworld. After giving a gala performance to the population of an entire world, the Doctor is tempted by their offer to leave Voyager permanently and become a full-time musical ambassador to their world. But while the Doctor makes hasty goodbyes to his crewmates, he underestimates the fickle nature of fame.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Raf Green and Kenneth Biller
story by Raf Green
directed by Les Landau
music by Dennis McCarthy

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

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Memorial

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: The Delta Flyer returns from a two-week mapping mission with a very cranky crew consisting of Chakotay, Neelix, Tom and Harry Kim. But upon their return, the Delta Flyer crew begin to suffer from hallucinations of a bloody battle – a battle in which there is no evidence of their participation. But Janeway’s concern grows as all four crewmen eventually recount their hallucinatory memories, which corroborate each other and create a consistent picture of the battle they fought – a battle in which they killed almost a hundred civilians. And the captain’s concern becomes horror as she, too, begins to remember having played a part in the carnage.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Robin Burger
story by Brannon Braga
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: L.L. Ginter (Commander Sovdra), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Fleming Brooks (Soldier one), Joe Mellis (Young soldier), Susan Savage (Alien woman), Maria Spasoff (Female colonist), Robert Allen Colaizzi, Jr. (Dying colonist), David Keith Anderson (Crew member)

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Tsunkatse

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 53447.2: A visit to a civilized world provides a prime opportunity for shore leave. Seven and Tuvok plan to visit and study a nearby nebular phenomenon, while Janeway plans a similar away mission for some “relaxing” scientific discovery. But most of the crew is enthralled by the gladiatorial sport of Tsunkatse, in which two opponents vie for the prize – to be the only one left alive in the ring. Seven and Tuvok’s shuttle goes missing during their mission, and Chakotay and the others are horrified to find that their Borg crewmate is the next competitor in Tsunkatse. An attempt to beam Seven out of danger fails because she isn’t there – the fight is being broadcast from a remote location. Seven is being forced to do battle not only for her own life, but for Tuvok’s – and the savage competition may strip her of whatever humanity she has regained aboard Voyager unless her crew can rescue her.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Robert Doherty
story by Gannon Kenney
directed by Mike Vejar
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Combs (Penk), J.G. Hertzler (Hirogen Hunter), The Rock (Champion)

Original title: Arena

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Collective

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: The Delta Flyer is captured by a Borg cube, and there is no escape for Tom, Chakotay and Neelix. Harry, trying to make adjustments in one of the Flyer’s Jeffries tubes during the attack, is knocked out by an explosion and is left aboard. Voyager catches up with the cube quickly and disarms it with surprising ease. Seven of Nine beams aboard to find that only a handful of drones are running the cube – and all of these drones are no more than adolescents. Despite the skeleton crew aboard the Borg ship, the children take the three Voyager crew members hostage and demand repairs and supplies from Voyager in exchange for their safety. Harry awakens and makes covert contact with Voyager, and Janeway sends him on a mission to sabotage the cube and weaken the Borg children’s position. In the meantime, Seven of Nine attempts to reason with these recently disconnected drones the way that Janeway once reasoned with her.

Order the DVDswritten by Mark Gaberman & Andrew Shepard Price
directed by Allison Liddi
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Ryan Spahn (Boy One), Manu Intirayni (Icheb), Marley McClean (Mezoti), Kurt Wetherill (Azan), Cody Wetherill (Rebi)

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Spirit Folk

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: The peaceful folk of Fair Haven have never questioned the unusual number of strangers who have entered their village. At least not until Tom Paris calls upon an unknown power known as “computer” to make some slight alterations to life in Fair Haven. The townsfolk don’t take kindly to this hint of sorcery, and soon all of the strangers are persecuted – but Fair Haven’s residents may gain the upper hand when another power, something called the “holodeck failsafes,” leave the strangers at their mercy.

Order the DVDswritten by Bryan Fuller
directed by David Livingston
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Finton McKeown (Michael Sullivan), Richard Riehle (Seamus), Ian Abercrombie (Milo), Ian Patrick Williams (Doc), Henriette Ivanans (Maggie), Duffie McIntire (Grace), Bairbre Dowling (Edith), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

Original Title: Daoine Sidhe

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Ashes To Ashes

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Voyager receives a signal from an alien claiming to be the late Ensign Lyndsay Ballard, a junior engineering crewmember who escaped the notice of Captain Janeway until she died tragically three years ago. Ensign Ballard did not, however, go ignored by Harry Kim, who attended Starfleet Academy with her and kept his crush on her secret until she died. Every means of verification proves that she is who she says she is, though she is not and will never be human – she has been transmuted into a member of the Kobali race, which reproduces by reanimating the dead of other species and implanting them with new personalities. Very rarely, a revived person will regain memories of his or her previous life, as in Lyndsay’s case. But now the creatures who brought her back to life want her to rejoin them – and they’re willing to destroy Voyager to persuade her to return.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Robert Doherty
story by Ronald Wilkerson
directed by Terry Windell
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Kim Rhodes (Ensign Ballard), Marley McClean (Mezoti), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Kevin Lowe (Q’ret), Manu Intirayni (Icheb), Kurt Wetherill (Azan), Cody Wetherill (Rebi), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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Child’s Play

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: The de-assimilated Borg children are settling into their life aboard Voyager, even participating in the ship’s science fair. Icheb comes up with a particularly promising device capable of dectecting and predicting wormholes – something which could be put to immediate use on Voyager’s journey back to the Alpha Quadrant. Captain Janeway has some other good news for Icheb – she has located his parents among the survivors of a race which has been ravaged by frequent visits from the Borg, and has set a course to take the boy home. Seven of Nine joins Icheb in resisting Janeway’s plan to return him to his home, especially when he and the last of his people could be assimilated or killed in the next Borg attack. But what Janeway doesn’t even consider for a moment is that Icheb’s own people could pose a deadlier risk to him than even the Borg…

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story by Paul Brown
directed by Mike Vejar
music by

Guest Cast: Manu Intirayni (Icheb), Tracey Ellis (Icheb’s mother), Mark A. Sheppard (Icheb’s father), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Marley McClean (Mezoti), Kurt Wetherill (Azan), Cody Wetherill (Rebi), Eric Ritter (Yivel)

Notes: Yes, that’s Mark Allen Sheppard – the man who sweated away in anonymity inside the mask of Morn for seven seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine!

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Good Shepherd

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 53753.2: A crew performance review turns up three junior crewmembers who have never seen away duty in their short Starfleet careers. Billy Telfer, a hypochondriac, spends far too much of his time in sick bay seeking help for imaginary afflictions. Bajoran Tal Celes doubts her own ability to do anything right at all, and is Telfer’s only close friend. Mortimer Harren, who works alone on the ship’s lowest deck, spends all of his days postulating new cosmological models of the universe – and no time at all socializing with anyone. Janeway decides to personally lead this mismatched trio of crewmembers on a routine exploratory mission…but when the mission turns out to be anything but routine, and Voyager is too far away to help, the captain is forced to rely on a very unpredictable and untried crew.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Dianna Gitto & Joe Menosky
story by Dianna Gitto
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Jay Underwood (Harren), Michael Reisz (Telfer), Zoe McClellan (Tal), Kimble Jemison (Crewman), Tom Morello (Junction operator), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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Live Fast And Prosper

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 53849.2: Voyager is confronted by an angry Telusian who demands that Janeway make reparations for a costly scam she pulled on his people – which naturally comes as a surprise to the captain. It turns out that a trio of skilled con artists have been swindling innocent people out of valuable resources and selling “Federation memberships” to those with the necessary funds. The Telusians aren’t “Captain Janeway”‘s only victims, either. Now the real Voyager crew must track down their impostors before an entire sector of civilized systems turns against them.

Order the DVDswritten by Robin Burger
directed by LeVar Burton
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Kaitlin Hopkins (Dala), Greg Daniel (Mobar), Francis Guinan (Zar), Dennis Cockrum (Orek), Ted Rooney (Varn), Timothy McNeil (Miner #2)

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Muse

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 53896.0: During a scouting mission aboard the Delta Flyer, the ship is thrown violently off-course. Harry Kim manages to get away in an escape pod, while B’Elanna crash-lands the Flyer on a planet populated by a primitive humanoid species. While the engineer is unconscious, a playwright named Kelis boards the wrecked ship and listens to the most recent log entries – and proceeds to write a drama about the lost sailing ship Voyager. But when Kelis next visits the Delta Flyer, B’Elanna is conscious. Kelis worships her as an all-powerful “Eternal” – but with the ship’s power reserves depleted, B’Elanna is all but powerful…and she must convince Kelis to help her repair the Delta Flyer enough to call for help without breaking the Prime Directive.

Order the DVDswritten by Joe Menosky
directed by Mike Vejar
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Joseph Will (Kelis), Kellie Waymire (Lanya), Tony Amendola (Chorus #3), Jack Axelrod (Chorus #1), Michael Houston King (Jero), Kathleen Garrett (Tanis), Stoney Westmoreland (Warlord), John Schuck (Chorus #2), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

Notes: Tony Amendola may be best known to SF fans as Master Bra’tac, leader of the Jaffa resistance in Stargate SG-1.

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Fury

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: A small shuttle signals Voyager, and the lone occupant turns out to be a terribly aged Kes, from whom the crew has not heard since her ascension to a higher form of life. But the reunion is anything but joyous – when given permission to dock, Kes rams her shuttle into Voyager’s hull, blasts her way into engineering, kills B’Elanna, and fuses with the warp core. Drawing energy from Voyager’s engines, Kes then proceeds to send herself into the past, a mere two months after Voyager became stranded in the Alpha Quadrant. Embittered by years of incredible power she can barely comprehend, let alone control, the Ocampa intends to rewrite the past to prevent herself from suffering the same fate…even if it means murdering all of the friends she once had aboard Voyager.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Bryan Fuller & Michael Taylor
story by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
directed by John Bruno
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Jennifer Lien (Kes), Nancy Hower (Ensign Wildman), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Vaughn Armstrong (Vidiian captain), Josh Clark (Lt. Carey), Kurt Wetherill (Azan), Cody Wetherill (Rebi), Tarik Ergin (Security guard)

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Life Line

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Using a fortuitous stellar alignment, Starfleet is able to contact Voyager, sending a large packet of information to Janeway and the crew. The Doctor receives a message from Lt. Barclay, informing him that Dr. Lewis Zimmerman, the creator of the EMH, is dying from a degenerative illness. The Doctor immediately brainstorms possible treatments, drawing parallels between Zimmerman’s condition and the Vidiian phage, and devises a radical therapy involving Borg nanoprobes. But the Doctor is not merely content to make a prescription. He pleads with Captain Janeway to send his program to Jupiter Station in Earth’s solar system via the same data stream Starfleet used to contact Voyager. When he arrives, however, the Doctor is hardly welcomed as a medical mastermind. Despite his vast experience, he is regarded as an obsolete relic by his creator. Barclay pleads with Zimmerman to undergo the treatment, and even begs Counselor Troi to leave the Enterprise long enough to counsel the curmudgeonly genius. But Zimmerman would rather die than be treated by an “antique.”

Order the DVDsteleplay by Robert Doherty & Raf Green and Brannon Braga
story by John Bruno & Robert Picardo
directed by Terry Windell
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Dwight Schultz (Barclay), Tamara Craig Thomas (Haley), Jack Shearer (Admiral Hayes), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi)

Original title: I, Zimmerman

Note: Shatner and Nimoy’s contributions to classic-era movies aside, this episode marked the first time a member of a Star Trek TV series’ regular cast contributed a storyline.

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The Haunting Of Deck Twelve

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: As Voyager enters a class J nebula, Captain Janeway orders a pre-planned power shutdown to prevent the ship’s energy output from attracting turbulent discharges from the nebula. Seven, worried that the Borg children’s imaginations will alarm them unnecessarily, has not warned them of the power shutdown. She asks Neelix to keep the children occupied, and the Talaxian decides to hone his storytelling skills by turning the ship’s silent running into a ghost story. But as he spins his terrifying tale, Neelix soon discovers that his captive audience is already a step ahead of him.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Mike Sussman and Kenneth Biller & Bryan Fuller
story by Mike Sussman
directed by David Livingston
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Manu Intiraymi (Icheb), Marley McClean (Mezoti), Zoe MacLellan (Tal Celes), Kurt Wetherill (Azan), Cody Wetherill (Rebi), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

Note: As in her previous appearance in Good Shepherd, Bajoran non-com Tal Celes is referred to as “Crewman Celes” – which contradicts the years of Bajoran surname-followed-by-given-name convention established in Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Unimatrix Zero

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Seven of Nine reports a startling experience during her regeneration cycle, which the Doctor explains away as a dream. Moments after Tom Paris is reinstated to the rank of lieutenant, Voyager receives a distress signal – which goes dead a second later. Tracking the signal to its source, the crew finds a colony built on an asteroid…and destroyed by the Borg.

Seven’s next regeneration cycle finds her in a verdant jungle again, greeted by a familiar man named Axum. He explains that Seven is not dreaming, but has been drawn to a virtual environment known as Unimatrix Zero. One in a million Borg drones has a recessive mutation which allows them to visit Unimatrix Zero while they regenerate. In this environment, the drones have individuality, their original appearance…and no memory of events there once they return to the Collective. But one drone no longer belongs to the Collective. Seven can retain her memory, and she promptly relays this information to Captain Janeway, who sees an opportunity to undermine the Borg once and for all.

Janeway mounts a bold offensive against the nearest Borg vessel, which is a heavily armored tactical ship. She reluctantly brings Tuvok and Torres with her on a mission to infiltrate the Borg ship – a mission which results in the destruction of the Delta Flyer just as its away team beams aboard the cube. But Janeway’s team is quickly overcome – the captain, Tuvok and B’Elanna are all assimilated. Was this part of her plan?

Order the DVDsteleplay by Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
story by Mike Sussman
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Dennis McCarthy

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

LogBook entry by Earl Green

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