Stardate 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.
Guest Cast: Jay Underwood (Harren), Michael Reisz (Telfer), Zoe McClellan (Tal), Kimble Jemison (Crewman), Tom Morello (Junction operator), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)
LogBook entry by Earl Green