Phage

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 48532.4: Searching for deposits of refinable dilithium, Voyager stops off at a moon, where Chakotay, Kim and Neelix beam to the surface. It turns out that this moon is not uninhabited. A group of aliens there seem to have left a dilithium trail, and one of them attacks Neelix. When the others come to his aid, Neelix’s lungs have been removed, and only some innovative but risky gambles taken by Voyager’s holographic doctor can keep him barely alive. The aliens flee the moon in their own ship, and Janeway orders a pursuit. It turns out that the attackers are simply trying to survive themselves, their species all but wiped out by a deadly disease. Their only hope for survival is to take working organs from others – and they cannot return to lungs to Neelix, for they have already been used.

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story by Timothy de Haas
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Cully Frederickson (Deleth), Stephen B. Rappaport (Motura), Martha Hackett (Seska), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Faces

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 48784.2: An away team left to explore a planetoid has been captured by the phage-ravaged Vidiians, who are seeking alien genes resistant to the disease for incorportation into the Vidiians’ own genetic structure. In one experiment, Vidiian surgeon Sulan splits B’Elanna into two entirely separate beings, one Klingon, the other human. B’Elanna’s human side is timid and weak compared to her powerful warrior half, who escapes from Sulan’s lab. A gamble by Chakotay pays off in rescuing the surviving crew members from the Vidiians, but B’Elanna – despite her desire to be free of her hot-tempered Klingon half – will die unless she is reintegrated.

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story by Jonathan Glassner and Kenneth Biller
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Brian Markinson (Sulan/Durst), Rob LaBelle (Talaxian Prisoner), Barton Tinapp (Guard #1)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Lifesigns

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Voyager beams aboard a dying Vidiian woman. The Doctor creates an image of her from the transporter pattern buffer to stabilize her while he attempts a cure. She turns out to be a hematologist who was traveling to a distant colony to help combat the Phage. In curing her, the Doctor learns much about himself too.

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directed by Cliff Bole
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Susan Diol (Danara Pel), Raphael Sbarge (Ensign Michael Jonas), Martha Hackett (Seska), Michael Spound (Jonas’ Kazon Handler)

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell

Deadlock

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: The crew anticipates the arrival of Voyager’s first baby as Ensign Wildman goes into labor. But the expectations are marred when a flotilla of Vidiian ships is spotted ahead. Janeway orders a detour through a nebula, but that route causes severe damage to the ship. Voyager becomes stranded when its antimatter supply begins to drain with no explanation. Harry is killed when a hull breach opens beneath him and he falls into open space, and Kes vanishes through an unknown portal. The crew prepares to abandon ship, and Janeway finally decides to evacuate the bridge when
Stardate not given: Captain Janeway sees an image of herself on the bridge, battered, bleeding and running toward the turbolift. And for reasons no one can explain, a duplicate of Kes has suddenly appeared on board. After an investigation, it is revealed that the subspace anomalies within the nebula caused a quantum-level duplication of the ship and crew. Torres establishes communications with the other Voyager, but the two captains cannot find any course of action that won’t destroy one or both ships. When a Vidiian ship arrives and the organ harvesters board Voyager and begin wiping out the crew, only one option seems viable – setting Voyager to self-destruct. But without the crew’s help, the “other” crew could also perish.

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directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Nancy Hower (Ensign Wildman), Simon Billig (Hogan), Bob Clendenin (Vidiian Surgeon), Ray Proscia (Vidiian Commander), Keythe Farley (Vidiian #2), Chris Johnston (Vidiian #1), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)

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Resolutions

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate not given: Janeway and Chakotay, infected with a virus, are awakened from stasis and find themselves on the planet where they contracted the illness. The doctor’s research indicates that leaving the planet would prove fatal for them, and suggests contacting the medically advanced Vidiians for help, having failed to discover a cure himself. Survival provisions are sent to the planet, and Janeway hands command over to Tuvok and orders him to give the Vidiians a wide berth for the crew’s safety. As Janeway and Chakotay adjust to life in their new home and outside of the formal command structure to which they are accustomed, Tuvok orders the ship to steer clear of a Vidiian convoy despite the protests of many of the crew. A violent storm on the planet wrecks the equipment Janeway has been using to conduct her own research on the virus, and she finally begins to resign herself to the possibility that she and Chakotay may have to settle into the roles of Adam and Eve. Tuvok finally consents to contact the Vidiians, but despite the fact that the doctor’s old flame Dr. Denara Pel offers an antidote to the disease, her fellow Vidiians carry out a relentless ambush on Voyager.

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directed by Alexander Singer
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Susan Diol (Dr. Denara Pel), Simon Billig (Hogan), Bahni Turpin (Swinn)

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell