Stardate 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.
teleplay by Kenneth Biller & Robert Doherty
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