Stardate 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.
teleplay by Michael Taylor, Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
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
LogBook entry by Earl Green