Stardate 51775.2: Voyager encounters a damaged ship piloted by the alien Steth, who requests help. Paris tries to help Steth repair his spacecraft, and Steth returns the favor by stealing a sample of Tom’s DNA and reshaping himself in Tom’s image. Tom transforms into Steth’s alien body as his attacker assumes his role among the crew – and his role in Tom’s relationship with B’Elanna. To silence Tom, Steth sends him off in his newly-repaired ship, where Tom is apprehended by an armada who assume from his appearance that he is Steth. On Voyager, Steth quickly tires of being a mere helmsman and sets his sights on command – by assuming the physical form of the ship’s captain.
written by Robert J. Doherty
directed by Jesus Salvador Trevino
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Dan Butler (Steth), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Daelen), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)
LogBook entry by Earl Green