Stardate 48975.1: Voyager follows a trail of spaceborne rust, where the crew finds a centuries-old land vehicle from Earth drifting through space. When Paris manages to start the old truck, Harry’s curiosity about its AM radio uncovers an equally ancient S.O.S. coming from a nearby planet. Janeway, hoping that whatever brought the truck and the source of the distress call to the Delta Quadrant could be found and used to send Voyager home, orders a landing. A vintage airplane is found on the surface with an alien power supply keeping the S.O.S. on the air, and eight alien-abducted humans are found in stasis chambers also constructed by an alien intelligence. The 20th century humans are revived, and Janeway finds that among them is the long-lost pioneer female aviator Amelia Earhart. Also living on the planet are the descendants of other abducted humans, now masters of their world since they overthrew their forebears’ kidnappers. Once all parties are convinced that the Voyager crew are who they claim to be, the opportunity to settle down on this Earthlike world is offered to the wayward travelers.
Season 2 Regular Cast: Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway), Robert Beltran (Chakotay), Roxann Biggs-Dawson (B’Elanna Torres), Jennifer Lien (Kes), Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Tim Russ (Tuvok), Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)
written by Jeri Taylor & Brannon Braga
directed by James Conway
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Sharon Lawrence (Amelia Earhart), David Graf (Noonan), James Saito (Japanese Soldier), Mel Winkler (Jack Hayes), John Rubinstein (John Evansville)
LogBook entry by Earl Green