The Chute

Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 50156.2: Harry Kim, disoriented and injured, finds himself in a circle of brutal thugs, his new neighbors in an alien prison camp. Harry finds help in the form of fellow prisoner Tom Paris, and they begin trying to escape, but their efforts are hindered by rising tempers, caused by implants that stimulate random, violent impulses. Janeway receives word that Kim and Paris have been convicted of a terrorist bombing on a planet they were visiting, and that the sentence – lifetime imprisonment in an inpenetrable location – has already been carried out. Paris and Kim find that the only escape possible from their prison is through a chute that is protected by a lethal force field, but during an attempt to short out the chute’s defenses they are attacked and Tom suffers a severe stab wound. The Voyager crew track down the real terrorists, but by the time Janeway can win a confession and clear her crewmates’ names, their cellmates may have murdered them – or they may have killed each other.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Kenneth Biller
story by Clayvon C. Harris
directed by Les Landau
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Don McManus (Zio), Robert Pine (Ambassador Liria), James Parks (Pitt), Ed Trotta (Vel), Beans Morocco (Rib), Rosemary Morgan (Piri)

LogBook entry by Paul Campbell