Stardate not given: Exploring a planet which has very recently been rendered uninhabitable by a global disaster, Janeway and Paris are separated from the rest of their away team and somehow find themselves in the same place, but hours before the cataclysm that consumed the planet’s entire civilization. Their attempts to remain anonymous while trying to find a way back to their own present land them in the middle of a protest against a polaric energy plant, which may be the cause of the world’s destruction. At first, Janeway is adamant that the Prime Directive be adhered to, but when she discovers the possibility that her presence may have caused the disaster in the first place, the captain decides to set aside Starfleet’s first rule.
teleplay by David Kemper & Michael Piller
story by David Kemper
directed by Les Landau
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Nicolas Surovy (Makul), Jeff Polis (Nitot), Brady Bluhm (Atika), Ryan MacDonald (Shopkeeper), Steve Vaught (Officer), Jerry Spicer (Guard)
LogBook entry by Earl Green