Stardate 48734.2: Tuvok and Chakotay barely survive an alien attack within a dark matter nebula they were exploring. Chakotay is returned to Voyager in a brain-dead state, but Tuvok recovers. After numerous acts of sabotage prevent Janeway from taking Voyager into the nebula to investigate, it becomes evident that an alien consciousness is loose aboard the ship, moving from person to person in order to keep Voyager out of the nebula. Another presence then makes itself known, this one hell-bent on taking the ship into danger.
teleplay by Brannon Braga
story by Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
directed by Kim Friedman
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Brian Markinson (Durst), Michael Cumpsty (Lord Burleigh), Carolyn Seymour (Mrs. Templeton), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)
LogBook entry by Earl Green