Stardate not given: After four years out of contact, Voyager receives a series of messages from Starfleet, sent through the alien communications array which was used to send the Doctor to the Alpha Quadrant. The messages include letters from the crew’s families as well as official information from Starfleet Command. The aging communications array can barely handle the task of delivering the messages from home, so Seven and Tuvok set out to stabilize it. However, they also encounter a scouting party of Hirogen, investigating the recent death of one of their race. The Hirogen are a species of hunters, trapping other species for souvenirs and bragging rights, and they consider their two newest specimens to be evidence of some very intriguing bounty.
written by Jeri Taylor
directed by David Livingston
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Tiny Ron (Alpha-Hirogen), Roger Morrissey (Beta-Hirogen)
LogBook entry by Earl Green