Stardate 54208.3: The latest datastream transmitted from Starfleet to the Delta Quadrant is larger than usual. Harry extracts an entire holoprogram from the data, apparently supplied by Lt. Barclay of the Pathfinder project. Barclay’s hologram – created in his own image – advises Janeway and the crew of a new way to create a quick, direct path to the Alpha Quadrant. But the hologram (whose personality displays far more bravado than its creator) seems to have a hidden motive…and it may no longer be serving Starfleet’s – or Voyager’s – best interests.
Guest Cast: Dwight Schultz (Barclay), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi), Richard Herd (Admiral Paris), Richard McGonagle (Commander Pete Harkins), Frank Corsentino (Gegis), Christopher Neiman (Yeggie), Michael William Rivkin (Nunk), Sharisse Baker-Bernard (Leosa), Brooke Averi (Little girl #1), Lindsey Parks (Little girl #2), Chase Penny (Cabana boy), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)
Notes: Once again, Geidi Prime is mentioned, this time with a golf course (!). This episode also reveals that Commander Riker and Counselor Troi are still an item after the events of Star Trek: Insurrection.
LogBook entry by Earl Green