Stardate 48642.5: Voyager is intercepted by a ship from Sakarris, an planet with an advanced culture renowned for its hospitality; Sakarran magistrate Gath offers an extended visit to his planet, which Janeway accepts. During this visit, Harry finds out that the Sakarrans have developed transportation technology that could send Voyager at least halfway home, if not all the way. But the Sakarrans have their own rule – much like Starfleet’s Prime Directive – that will not permit them to share this technology with less advanced cultures. However, a faction on Sakarris is willing to exchange a sample of their trajector with Voyager’s crew in exchange for something only the outsiders can offer. Janeway will not conduct an unofficial or illegal exchange, but she finds out that there are those among her crew who will.
teleplay by Michael Perricone and Greg Elliot
story by David R. George III and Eric A. Stillwell
directed by Les Landau
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Ronald Guttman (Gath), Yvonne Suhor (Eudana), Andrew Hill Newman (Jaret), Martha Hackett (Seska), Josh Clark (Carey)
LogBook entry by Earl Green