Star Trek: VoyagerStardate 53447.2: A visit to a civilized world provides a prime opportunity for shore leave. Seven and Tuvok plan to visit and study a nearby nebular phenomenon, while Janeway plans a similar away mission for some “relaxing” scientific discovery. But most of the crew is enthralled by the gladiatorial sport of Tsunkatse, in which two opponents vie for the prize – to be the only one left alive in the ring. Seven and Tuvok’s shuttle goes missing during their mission, and Chakotay and the others are horrified to find that their Borg crewmate is the next competitor in Tsunkatse. An attempt to beam Seven out of danger fails because she isn’t there – the fight is being broadcast from a remote location. Seven is being forced to do battle not only for her own life, but for Tuvok’s – and the savage competition may strip her of whatever humanity she has regained aboard Voyager unless her crew can rescue her.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Robert Doherty
story by Gannon Kenney
directed by Mike Vejar
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Combs (Penk), J.G. Hertzler (Hirogen Hunter), The Rock (Champion)

Original title: Arena

LogBook entry by Earl Green