Unimatrix Zero – Part II

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54014.4: Thanks to the nanovirus prepared by the Doctor, Tuvok and B’Elanna are able to retain their identities and make their way to the central plexus of their Borg ship to distribute the individuality-preserving virus throughout the collective. They discover Janeway there, already hard at work on the problem, but when Tuvok suffers a momentary lapse – connecting his thoughts to the Collective – the Borg Queen detects his individuality. B’Elanna infects the central plexus with the nanovirus, but Tuvok succumbs to the Collective, becoming Three of Twelve. He not only betrays B’Elanna and Janeway, but he also surrenders Voyager’s security codes to the Borg Queen, allowing her to launch a withering attack when Voyager catches up with the tactical cube to retrieve the Away Team. But Tuvok’s sacrifice has not been in vain – in the time it takes Voyager to approach and retreat, thousands of Borg drones have regained their individuality and left the Collective. Seven of Nine returns to Unimatrix Zero reluctantly, still ambivalent about the recent revelations about her former relationship with Axum. The Borg Queen forces Janeway to extend an offer to the Borg in Unimatrix Zero, and to give orders to Chakotay via a hologram…but by the time that order is given, enough drones have been severed from the Collective to offer Voyager assistance in a full-scale rebellion against the Queen. But will that be enough firepower to rescue Janeway, Tuvok and B’Elanna before they all lose their individuality?

Season 7 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)

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story by Michael Sussman
directed by Mike Vejar
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Guest Cast: Susanna Thompson (Borg Queen), Mark Deakins (Axum), Jerome Butler (Korok), Ryan Sparks (Alien Boy), Andrew Palmer (Errant Drone), Clay Storseth (Alien Man)

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Imperfection

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54014.4: After extensive searching and numerous interruptions, contact is finally made with relatives of the former Borg youngsters who have been traveling aboard Voyager. Icheb decides to stay aboard the ship and help Voyager’s crew return to Earth. Seven of Nine insists that Icheb’s reaction to the children’s departure is overemotional, but even as she says that, he notices that she is crying. Seven blames it on a malfunctioning Borg implant, which is confirmed when she visits the Doctor. She asks him to keep her condition confidential, but when she loses consciousness in the mess hall, the secret is out. The Doctor’s diagnosis is now much more grim: the central cortical node that regulates all of her body’s autonomic functions is failing, signing a death warrant for Seven. Janeway decides to scout through Borg wreckage to retrieve a cortical node from a dead drone, but the risky mission – and a close call with other scavengers – bears only a node that is of no use. As Seven gives up hope – and the Doctor and Janeway run out of ideas – Icheb proposes an ambitious alternative…one which the Doctor believes will sacrifice the young man’s life to save that of his teacher.

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Guest Cast: Manu Intiraymi (Icheb), Debbie Grattan (Wysanti Female), Marley McClean (Mezoti), Kurt Wetherill (Azan), Cody Wetherill (Rebi), Michael McFall (Salvage Alien #1)

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Drive

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54058.6: Tom Paris and Harry Kim are giving the new Delta Flyer a shakeout cruise to ensure that it lives up to the specs of the original, which was destroyed during the Borg infiltration mission. Another ship pulls up alongside the Flyer, and the pilot challenges Tom to a drag race in space – a race which the Delta Flyer wins only over Harry’s protests. The other pilot’s ship develops a problem, and Tom and Harry have to beam her out of her ship to save her. As they work on repairing her vessel, she tells the Starfleet officers about a race in a neighboring sector – a race in which Tom is eager to enter the new Delta Flyer, even if it means sacrificing time with B’Elanna. The race commemorates a new and still delicate peace – but the contestants are about to find out that someone is hoping to end that peace. Will war consume the sector before Tom and B’Elanna patch their relationship up?

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Guest Cast: Cyia Batten (Irina), Benjamin Burdik (Assistant), Brian George (O’Zaal), Robert Tyler (Joxom), Patrick Kilpatrick (Assan)

Notes: Cyia Batten was one of the string of actresses who portrayed Gul Dukat’s daughter, Tora Ziyal, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. B’Elanna’s mention of Geidi Prime is an in-joke reference to the homeworld of the Harkonnen in Frank Herbert’s “Dune” novels. It isn’t really better than Risa…

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Repression

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54010.1: Tom and B’Elanna try out Tom’s new holodeck program – a mid-20th century movie theater – only to find Bajoran crewman Tabor comatose in the front row. Though still alive, Tabor has suffered an attack that left his skull cobwebbed with microfractures. Two more crew members soon suffer the same fate, and all three are former Maquis. Chakotay decides that the attacker must be a member of Voyager’s original Starfleet contingent, and puts his fellow ex-Maquis on alert (as well as ordering them to arm themselves). Rumors and paranoia run rampant as Tuvok tries to investigate the increasing number of assaults, but when B’Elanna and Chakotay become the next victims, these worries seem well founded. Tuvok’s obsessive quest to solve the crime wave ultimately leads him to conclude that he himself is the prime suspect.

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Guest Cast: Keith Szarabajka (Teero), Derek McGrath (Chell), Jad Mager (Tabor), Mark Rafael Truitt (Yossa), Ronald Robinson (Sek), Carol Krnic (Jor), Scott Alan Smith (Doyle), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

Notes: The movie running in Tom’s Palace Theater holodeck program is Revenge Of The Creature, the real sequel to The Creature From The Black Lagoon. Revenge Of The Creature has also appeared in another popular SF series – it was the movie which opened Mystery Science Theater 3000’s eighth season, and boy, did it hurt. Guest star Keith Szarabajka played the sinister ex-husband of telepath Talia Winters in a second season episode of Babylon 5.

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Critical Care

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: A few days after an alien pharmaceutical salesman makes a sales pitch aboard Voyager, it is discovered that the holographic Doctor’s program has been replaced by an early backup copy. As Voyager begins to trace the path of the untrustworthy salesman, the real Doctor is activated in an alien hospital whose patients receive treatment based upon an arbitrary computer evaluation of their worth to society. The Doctor is whisked from Level Red, where patients lie dying in an unsanitary area, to Level Blue – a top-of-the-line medical facility where patients who are considered more valuable to society receive cutting-edge treatment. The Doctor has been sold to the hospital’s administrators as a new piece of diagnostic technology, but instead of cooperating, he begins to steal medication from Level Blue to give to the impoverished patients in Level Red. But the Doctor’s attempts to change the hospital’s way of doing things may have tragic consequences.

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directed by Terry Windell
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Guest Cast: John Kassir (Gar), Dublin James (Tebbis), Larry Drake (Chellick), Gregory Itzin (Dysek), Paul Scherrer (Voje), Christinna Chauncey (Level Blue Nurse), Stephen O’Mahoney (Med Tech), John O’Heir (Husband), John Durbin (Alien Miner), Debi A. Monahan (Adultress), John Franklin (Kipp)

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Inside Man

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54208.3: The latest datastream transmitted from Starfleet to the Delta Quadrant is larger than usual. Harry extracts an entire holoprogram from the data, apparently supplied by Lt. Barclay of the Pathfinder project. Barclay’s hologram – created in his own image – advises Janeway and the crew of a new way to create a quick, direct path to the Alpha Quadrant. But the hologram (whose personality displays far more bravado than its creator) seems to have a hidden motive…and it may no longer be serving Starfleet’s – or Voyager’s – best interests.

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Guest Cast: Dwight Schultz (Barclay), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi), Richard Herd (Admiral Paris), Richard McGonagle (Commander Pete Harkins), Frank Corsentino (Gegis), Christopher Neiman (Yeggie), Michael William Rivkin (Nunk), Sharisse Baker-Bernard (Leosa), Brooke Averi (Little girl #1), Lindsey Parks (Little girl #2), Chase Penny (Cabana boy), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

Notes: Once again, Geidi Prime is mentioned, this time with a golf course (!). This episode also reveals that Commander Riker and Counselor Troi are still an item after the events of Star Trek: Insurrection.

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Body And Soul

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54238.3: A routine comet-chasing expedition aboard the Delta Flyer is cut short by attacking aliens who have detected a “photonic insurgent” – an unauthorized hologram. In a last-ditch effort to keep the Doctor’s program from being decompiled, Seven of Nine downloads his program. But the price of concealing the Doctor within her Borg implants is a total subjugation of Seven’s personality, leaving the Doctor in charge of her body. The Doctor – in Seven’s body – must buy some time and release Ensign Kim from the aliens’ brig. In the meantime, Tuvok is suffering the early stages of the Pon Farr…and Tom’s solution of using the holodeck to ease Tuvok’s suffering simply attracts more of the aliens who are trying to eliminate “photonic insurgents.”

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Guest Cast: Fritz Sperberg (Ranek), Megan Gallagher (Jaryn), David Starwalt (Captain #2), Marva Hicks (T’Pel)

Notes: This episode appears to have been inspired by the classic Red Dwarf episode Bodyswap (1989), and its mentions of warlike holograms set up the upcoming Flesh And Blood two-parter.

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Nightingale

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54274.7: While Voyager undergoes some much-needed repairs planetside, Ensign Kim leads an expedition to find dilithium. But his seemnigly sleepy mission is interrupted by a conflict between two alien vessels. Harry is prepared to leave the area, citing Starfleet protocols about interfering with alien conflicts, when a distress signal from one of the ships forces him to become involved. Harry chases the attacking ships away, and he and Neelix board the remaining ship to aid the survivors, who claim to be on a humanitarian mission. The victims of the attack are in no shape to travel – their ship has been critically damaged, and their captain is dead. Harry takes charge and orders the ship back to Voyager’s position. The ensign enjoys his taste of command, and his new crew seems to be genuinely inspired by his leadership. Even after discovering that Captain Janeway is negotiating for supplies with the race who attack his new friends, Harry insists upon commanding their repaired ship – dubbed the Nightingale – to their next destination. Janeway reluctantly agrees, and “Captain” Harry Kim is about to discover what she already knows…that commanding a starship can be an unforgiving and potentially fatal job, especially if your crew is lying to you.

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story by Robert Lederman & Dave Long
directed by LeVar Burton
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Ron Glass (Loken), Manu Intiraymi (Icheb), Beverly Leech (Dayla), Paul F. O’Brien (Geral), Scott Miles (Terek), Alan Brooks (Annari Commander), Bob Rudd (Brell)

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Flesh And Blood – Part I

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Voyager approaches a Hirogen space station which contains no signs of Hirogen life. Chakotay leads an away team to the station, finding dead Hirogen hunters in an elaborate holodeck environment which fools initial sensor scans. The lone survivor – a meek engineer who has masked his life signs – is terrified at the sight of Starfleet uniforms, and puts up a fight until Tuvok subdues him. Aboard Voyager, the surviving Hirogen tells Janeway about the modifications the Hirogen have made to her gift of holographic technology three years ago. The holograms used by the Hirogen as prey have developed the ability to learn, adapt, and think strategically. Another Hirogen vessel arrives, demanding the right of the hunt. Janeway offers to join them, feeling some responsibility for the situation, but she quickly becomes a witness to just how cunning the warrior holograms have become. The holograms nearly exterminate the Hirogen crew, and in the heat of battle the Doctor is kidnapped from Voyager. Iden, a hologram of a Bajoran officer who leads his fellow holograms into battle, asks for the Doctor’s assistance in repairing some of their “wounded.” But soon, the Doctor’s visit becomes an exercise in persuasion as the charismatic Iden tries to make the Doctor a believer in his quest for freedom.

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Guest Cast: Jeff Yagher (Iden), Ryan Bollman (Donik), Michael Wiseman (Beta Hirogen), Cindy Katz (Kejal), Spencer Garrett (Weiss), Vaughn Armstrong (Alpha Hirogen), Paul Eckstein (new Alpha Hirogen), Todd Jeffries (Hirogen One), Don McMillan (Hirogen Three), Chad Halyard (Hirogen Two), David Doty (Nuu’Bari miner), Damon Kirsche (Nuu’Bari Hologram One)

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Flesh And Blood – Part II

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54337.5: The Doctor has thrown his lot in with Iden and the renegade holograms, giving them the means to shake off Voyager’s pursuit, but also giving them the means to kidnap B’Elanna, whose expertise the Doctor has mentioned many times. Iden continues his quest to find a homeworld for the holograms, but as that search becomes more dangerous with both Voyager and the Hirogen in pursuit, it soon becomes clear that Iden’s charismatic idealism may blaze a trail of blood across the Delta Quadrant. When Iden crosses the line and kills an organic crew in an attempt to liberate their ship’s holograms – which turn out to be rudimentary workers with no sentience or personality – even some of his own crew begin the question the nobility of his motives.

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directed by David Livingston
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Guest Cast: Jeff Yagher (Iden), Ryan Bollman (Donik), Michael Wiseman (Beta Hirogen), Cindy Katz (Kejal), Spencer Garrett (Weiss), Vaughn Armstrong (Alpha Hirogen), Paul Eckstein (new Alpha Hirogen), Todd Jeffries (Hirogen One), Don McMillan (Hirogen Three), Chad Halyard (Hirogen Two), David Doty (Nuu’Bari miner), Damon Kirsche (Nuu’Bari Hologram One)

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Shattered

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: A temporal anomaly stops Voyager in its path, creating dangerous feedback in the warp core – which then lashes out into engineering and strikes Chakotay. The first officer is rushed to sick bay, only to wake up to find that the Doctor doesn’t know what a mobile emitter is. A visit to the bridge proves to be even more surprising – Captain Janeway orders him arrested as a Maquis fugitive, even though she’s surprised to see him since Voyager has yet to depart Deep Space Nine on the mission to retrieve the Maquis. The cargo bay is crawling with Borg drones, including a still fully assimilated Seven of Nine. The astrometrics lab is manned by Icheb and Naomi Wildman, both adults and running the ship since the death of the command crew. And in engineering, Seska and the Kazons have taken over the ship. Time has fractured Voyager into countless splinters of past and future – but the only one who can perceive this is Chakotay, so how can he prove it to anyone else and repair the timelines?

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Guest Cast: Manu Intiraymi (Icheb), Martin Rayner (Dr. Chaotica), Martha Hackett (Seska), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Mark Bennington (adult Icheb), Vanessa Branch (adult Naomi), Terrell Clayton (Andrews)

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Lineage

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54452.6: A nasty turn in engineering leads to a momentous announcement for B’Elanna Torres – she is pregnant. She and Tom try to digest the news in private, but aboard the confines of a starship word gets out, and B’Elanna’s crewmembers are bombarding her with everything from unsolicited parenting advice to requests to be godparents. B’Elanna, meanwhile, is suffering through her own private hell, fearful that – like her own father did when she was young – Tom was get fed up with the temperaments of a Klingon wife and daughter and abandon them both. But an unusual possibility presents itself when the Doctor uses genetic manipulation to correct a potential deformity – and B’Elanna sees a way to ensure that while Tom’s wife may be half-Klingon, further genetic alterations could give them a completely human child. Tom disagrees, but B’Elanna will go to any lengths to give the child what she thinks is a “normal” life.

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directed by Peter Lauritson
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Guest Cast: Manu Intiraymi (Icheb), Juan Garcia (John Torres), Jessica Gaona (young B’Elanna), Javier Grajeda (Carl), Paul Robert Langdon (Dean), Nicole Sarah Fellows (Elizabeth), Gilbert R. Leal (Michael), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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Repentance

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Voyager’s quick response to an alien distress call turns into a crisis – the distress call is part of a trap. Eight convicts and their three guards are all disarmed in the process of transport, but this makes them no less dangerous. Despite a brief hostage situation, the prisoners are contained and Janeway adheres to the Prime Directive by offering to transport all of their guests to their original destination – and an appointment with a death sentence. But with everything to lose, the prisoners prove that they’re not quite so conscious of the rules as Voyager’s captain – and they’re not ready to go quietly.

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directed by Mike Vejar
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Jeff Kober (Iko), Tim deZarn (Yediq), F.J. Rio (Joleg), Gregg Poland (Voyager security officer)

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Prophecy

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54518.2: Voyager is attacked by a cloaked ship which turns out to be Klingon in origin. The Klingon crew is multi-generational, having set out on a religious quest to find a savior before the signing of the Khitomer Accord, and they don’t take kindly to the arrival of a Federation starship. But they quickly cease hostilities when they meet B’Elanna and learn of her pregnancy, believing that her child is their savior. The Klingons even go so far as to sabotage their own ship, forcing Janeway to beam all 204 of them aboard Voyager. The crew is forced to share living quarters with the new arrivals, which causes no small amount of tension. But when the Klingons learn that B’Elanna is only half-Klingon, and that the father of her baby is a human, their spiritual fervor could turn deadly.

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directed by Terry Windell
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Guest Cast: Sherman Howard (T’Greth), Paul Eckstein (Morak), Wren T. Brown (Kohlar), Peggy Jo Jacobs (Ch’Rega), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

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The Void

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54553.4: Voyager is pulled off-course into an enclosed void littered with the debris of hundreds of dead ships. Once inside, new ships are immediately attacked by other ships, and Voyager quickly becomes the latest target. Though the crew is able to defend the ship, its supply of deuterium is stolen, leaving only very limited warp capability. Other assailants descend upon Voyager like vultures, each one stating that survival in the Void requires nothing more than strength and viciousness. After a one-shot attempt to escape fails, leaving Voyager dead in space and barely able to defend itself, Janeway hatches a plan to establish a new balance of power by forming mutually advantageous alliances with other ships and crews trapped in the Void…but no one seems eager to join Janeway’s Federation-in-miniature.

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Guest Cast: Robin Sachs (Valen), Paul Willson (Loquar), Scott Lawrence (Garon), Jonathan Del Arco (Fantome), Michael Shamus Wiles (Bosaal)

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Workforce – Part I

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54584.3: On the planet Quarra, it’s another typical work day. The members of the labor force arrive at their jobs, perform their tasks, laugh with each other, fall in love, and receive frequent injections from their Quarren “employers,” ostensibly to protect them from radiation. But one employee has troubling flashbacks of being aboard a starship, and he even thinks he recognizes a fellow worker as his Captain in these visions. But that woman – Kathryn Janeway – is settling comfortably into her work schedule, falling in love with another worker, and is blissfully unaware of the fact that she was once the captain of the starship Voyager. In the meantime, four of her colleagues still retain their memories and are working against time and overwhelming Quarren security to recapture their crewmates.

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Guest Cast: James Read (Jaffen), Don Most (Kadan), John Aniston (Quarren Ambassador), Iona Morris (Umali), Tom Virtue (Supervisor), Michael Behrens (Coyote), Matt Williamson (Security Officer #2), Akemi Royer (Med Tech), Robert Mammana (Security Officer #1)

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Workforce – Part II

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54622.4: Chakotay is stranded on Quarra. Neelix has beamed back to Voyager with the brainwashed B’Elanna Torres, but with a heavy attack from Quarren security ships, Voyager has had to retreat (under the command of Ensign Kim and the Emergency Command Hologram). The first office manages to elude capture and meets with Janeway, who refuses to believe what he tells her about her true identity. But when the Quarren authorities finally capture Chakotay, and when Janeway’s new love dismisses what Chakotay told her, the fate of Voyager’s entire crew – whether or not they know who they truly are – lies in her hands.

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Guest Cast: Don Most (Kadan), Tom Virtue (Supervisor), James Read (Jaffen), Jay Harrington (Ravoc), Damara Reilly (Alien Surgeon), Robert Joy (Yerid), Matt Williamson (Security Officer #2), John Aniston (Quarren Ambassador), Joseph Will (Security Officer #3), Majel Barrett (Narrator)

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Human Error

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Seven of Nine begins spending a great deal of time in the holodeck, simulating various social situations. But outside the holodeck, she is still her old self, showing no signs of her recent “practice” and still making every effort to avoid most shipboard social gatherings, including the baby shower for Tom and B’Elanna. But when massive energy discharges begin to explode in Voyager’s path, threatening the ship and its crew, there isn’t time for pleasantries anyway. Despite that, Seven continues spending every free moment on her “research,” even opting to forego regenerating in her Borg alcove in favor of social simulations which are taking on a personal and even romantic dimension (including a simulation of a relationship with Chakotay). But is she ignoring more pressing duties that could help the crew escape its current predicament?

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Guest Cast: Manu Intiraymi (Icheb)

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Q2

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54704.5: Q returns to Voyager, not having been encountered by Janeway and her crew since he begged Captain Janeway to be the mother of his child. Q managed to conceive a child without Janeway, and now that child is running into trouble with the Q Continuum. Q brings his son to Voyager in the hopes that the crew can teach the boy the qualities of humanity that Q has learned from Starfleet officers past. But the junior Q is undisciplined, bored, and has the same degree of boundless power as his father – and the resemblance of his antics to those of the Q of old are striking. But the younger Q’s impetuous nature may turn deadly for Voyager if neither Janeway nor the elder Q can reign him in.

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story by Kenneth Biller
directed by LeVar Burton
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Guest Cast: John de Lancie (Q), Keegan de Lancie (Q2), Manu Intiraymi (Icheb), Michael Kagan (Alien Commander), Lorna Raver (Q Judge), Anthony Holiday (Nausicaan), Scott Davidson (Bolian)

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Author, Author

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54732.3: Thanks to Q’s reward to Janeway for taking care of his son, Voyager is now within shouting distance of home – or, at the very least, close enough to utilize Lt. Barclay’s latest innovation, a subspace signal bounced into the Alpha Quadrant, enabling real-time communications between Voyager and Starfleet. For the first time since Voyager became stranded in the Delta Quadrant, Harry Kim is able to see his parents, B’Elanna Torres sees her father for the first time in over twenty years, and the entire crew gets their first glimpse of Earth via a satellite transmission. And who has the Doctor been talking to? A Bolian publisher of holonovels, who has shown great interest in the hologram’s dramatization of the crew’s struggles over the past seven years. The Doctor’s crewmates learn about the negotiations for his literary work, but when they play the scenario themselves, they’re appalled to see how the Doctor has exaggerated their worst traits (not to mention his own struggle for equal rights as a member of the crew). The crew suggests more realistic revisions, which the Doctor implements without realizing that his unscrupulous publisher has already gone to “press” – with the wildly unflattering first draft. The crew’s families back home, after experiencing the holonovel, start asking questions about what has really happened to their loved ones in the Delta Quadrant. But when the Doctor tries to seek legal recourse for the unauthorized distribution of his work, the publisher falls back on the very point of the Doctor’s drama – holograms have no rights.

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Guest Cast: Dwight Schultz (Barclay), Richard Herd (Admiral Paris), Barry Gordon (Broht), Irene Tsu (Mary Kim), Joseph Campanella (Arbitrator), Lorinne Vozoff (Irene Hansen), Juan Garcia (John Torres), Robert Ito (John Kim)

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Friendship One

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: For the first time in seven years, the starship Voyager receives specific orders from Starfleet. The crew is to track down a 22nd century unmanned space probe which was last tracked in the vicinity of Voyager’s current position. The probes last known location is discovered, but to Janeway’s horror, its technology was analyzed by a Delta Quadrant race which reverse-engineered it – and used it to create potent weapons of mass destruction. Janeway must find a way to make reparations for an unforseeable mistake made before the Federation’s Prime Directive existed – and when her away team become hostages, they may pay the ultimate price for mistakes made before the Federation’s non-interference directive existed.

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Guest Cast: Josh Clark (Lt. Carey), John Prosky (Otrin), Peter Dennis (Admiral Hendricks), Bari Hochwald (Brin), Ashley Edner (Yun), Ken Land (Verin), John Rosenfeld (Technician #1), Wendy Speake (Technician #2), David Ghilardi (Alien Lieutenant)

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Natural Law

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: A survey mission comes to an unexpected end when a shuttle carrying Chakotay and Seven encounters a powerful energy barrier surrounding a primitive world. The shuttle is nearly destroyed, and Chakotay suffers major injuries on impact. Worse, the barrier prevents any contact with Voyager, so help isn’t on the way. Seven and Chakotay discover that the inhabitants of this world are not only intelligent, but imitative – after first seeing Chakotay, they tattoo themselves in a fashion similar to the first officer’s facial ornamentation. But the primitives’ behavior extends beyond the superficial. Chakotay and Seven worry that they may begin to understand, even duplicate, the technology of Voyager’s shuttle. Seven sets about on a more determined effort to lower the barrier preventing Voyager from finding them. When she succeeds, only to find that someone else has been waiting for the barrier to come down so they can land, it appears that the tainting of the planet’s indigenous people has only just begun.

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directed by Terry Windell
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Guest Cast: Paul Sandman (Healer), Autumn Reeser (Girl), Robert Curtis Brown (Ambassador), Neil Vipond (Kleg), Ivar Brogger (Barus)

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Homestead

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54868.6: A First Contact Day celebration – commemorating the anniversary of humanity’s first encounter with the Vulcans – is interrupted by an unexpected discovery. A colony of Talaxians has been detected living on a barren asteroid. Neelix is eager to visit them, as he may never get to see another of his own kind as Voyager speeds toward the Alpha Quadrant. But when the Talaxians greet the away team – including Neelix – with disdain for their weapons and “violent” way of life, the reunion doesn’t go as planned. Neelix discovers that the Talaxians have been mining the asteroid for aliens who are practically using them as slave labor – and who intend to dispose of the colony by destroying the asteroid. Neelix attempts to persuade his fellow Talaxians that this situation warrants abandoning their traditionally pacifist stance on conflict, and even helps them strike the first blow against their overseers. But this is merely the opening volley in what is likely to be an ongoing fight – and Neelix may have to leave Voyager in order to continue helping his people.

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Guest Cast: Rob Labelle (Oxilon), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Julianne Christie (Dexa), Ian Meltzer (Brax), John Kenton Shull (Nacona), Christian R. Conrad (Miner)

Original title: Destiny

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Renaissance Man

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 54890.7: Captain Janeway and the Doctor take the Delta Flyer to a medical conference, but when Janeway returns she orders Chakotay to prepare to eject Voyager’s warp core…and giving another, more disturbing order, to find an M-class planet suitable for colonization in the Delta Quadrant. Unwilling to accept that the captain is abandoning Voyager’s homeward journey without any explanation, Chakotay confronts her after more suspicious orders are given. Just as Chakotay realizes that Janeway has been replaced by a lookalike, the first officer is attacked and rendered unconscious. More suspicious orders are given to the crew, and Chakotay is also impersonated. But could the saboteur be one of Voyager’s own?

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story by Andrew Shepard Price & Mark Gaberman
directed by Mike Vejar
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Andy Milder (Nar), Wayne Thomas Yorke (Zet), Alexander Enberg (Vorik), David Sparrow (Alien/Doctor), Tarik Ergin (Tactical), J.R. Quinonez (Overlooker/Doctor)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Endgame

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Voyager’s sensors detect a possible high concentration of wormholes inside a dense nebula, and Captain Janeway decides to investigate. A near-collision with a Borg cube – obscured from sensors by the nebula’s gases – changes her mind quickly, and Voyager retreats. A temporal rift forms near the ship, and a Starfleet shuttlecraft with armaments decades ahead of Voyager’s own emerges, piloted by a woman who claims to be Janeway from sixteen years in the future. The elder Janeway outlines a daring plan to get the ship home ahead of schedule, using the weapons and armor technology of her shuttle to hold the Borg at bay. Voyager returns to the nebula, where the crew finds one of the Collective’s huge transwarp stations, a nexus point of conduits that lead to every quadrant of the galaxy. Even though there’s a high likelihood that one of those transwarp conduits could take Voyager back home, Captain Janeway orders a retreat over her older self’s protests. The captain sees this as an opportunity to deny the Borg the means to launch future attacks on the Alpha Quadrant – which could leave Voyager stranded in the Delta Quadrant for years to come.

Stardate not given: On the ten-year anniversary of the starship Voyager’s return to Earth, Admiral Kathryn Janeway looks back bitterly at the tragic costs of the 23-year journey – the death of Seven of Nine, and the effect that death had upon the former Borg’s husband, Commander Chakotay. A reunion of the surviving crew does little to lift the Admiral’s spirits; the Doctor has married, Tom and B’Elanna’s daughter is now a Starfleet officer, Harry Kim is now the captain of the U.S.S. Rhode Island, and Tuvok languishes in a mental institution, his mind wasted away by a neurological condition that could have been corrected had Voyager returned to the Alpha Quadrant sooner. Admiral Janeway decides to make a risky trip back in time to change history and speed her crew home.

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story by Rick Berman, Kenneth Biller & Brannon Braga
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Dwight Schultz (Barclay), Richard Herd (Admiral Paris), Alice Krige (Borg Queen), Vaughn Armstrong (Korath), Manu Intiraymi (Icheb), Lisa Locicero (Miral Paris), Miguel Perez (Physician), Grant Garrison (Cadet), Ashley Sierra Hughes (Sabrina), Matthew James Williamson (Klingon), Richard Sarstedt (Starfleet Admiral), Joey Sakata (Engineering Officer), Iris Bahr (Female Cadet)

LogBook entry by Earl Green