Stardate not given: Voyager happens upon a doomed Malon waste freighter, which is about to vent its lethal cargo of theta radiation across an entire sector. Only two Malons seem to have survived whatever happened to their ship, and once beamed to the safety of sick bay, both of them are terrified to return. Chakotay, Neelix and B’Elanna beam to the Malon ship in a final attempt to stabilize its structure, taking the two Malon crewmen with them. But when one of the two Malon is murdered by an unknown creature, it appears that their superstitions may be more accurate than Voyager’s crew thought. And B’Elanna’s fierce temper, which Tuvok cites as a reason to restrict her from away duty, could be her only means of surviving.
teleplay by Bryan Fuller and Nick Sagan
story by Bryan Fuller
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Ron Canada (Fesek), Lee Arenberg (Pelk), Scott Klace (Dremk), Alexander Enberg (Malon core laborer), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)
LogBook entry by Earl Green