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"Caretaker"

 
Episode Number1 & 2 U.S.S. Voyager in the Badlands
 U.S.S. Voyager in the Badlands
Production Number001 & 722 
Season
Stardate48315.6  (Calendar Year 2371) 
Original Airdate1/16/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayRick Berman & Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor 
DirectorWinrich Kolbe 
 
Synopsis
A renegade band of freedom fighters known as the Maquis are operating outside of Federation guidelines. When one of their ships gets stranded in an area of space known as "The Badlands," the Federation decides to send the Starship U.S.S. Voyager, captained by Kathryn Janeway, to its rescue. Upon arriving in the Badlands, both the Maquis vessel Val Jean and Voyager are swept up in a bizarre phenomenon that catapults them 70,000 light years away to a previously uncharted area of space.

The two crews must band together to escape the clutches of an alien force they come to know as "The Caretaker." Along the way, the Maquis ship is destroyed, and its crew must board Voyager to survive. These two crews encounter several new alien lifeforms, and ultimately invite two -- Neelix and Kes -- to join them aboard the ship. Together, this disparate group of people must work together to find their way back home.
 
Starring
Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway)
Robert Beltran (Chakotay)
Roxann Biggs-Dawson (B'Elanna Torres)
Jennifer Lien (Kes)
Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris)
Robert Picardo (The Doctor)
Ethan Phillips (Neelix)
Tim Russ (Lt. Commander Tuvok)
Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)
 
Guest Cast
Basil Langton (The Caretaker)
Gavin O'Herlihy (Maje Jabin)
Angela Paton (Adah)
Armin Shimerman (Quark)
Scott Jaeck (Lt. Commander Cavit)
Alicia Coppola (Lieutenant Stadi)
Bruce French (Ocampa Doctor)
Jennifer Parsons (Ocampa Nurse)
David Selburg (Toscat)
Jeff McCarthy (Dr. [Lt. Cmdr.] Fitzgerald)
Stan Ivar (Mark Johnson)
Scott MacDonald (Ensign Rollins)
Josh Clark (Lt. Joseph Carey)
Richard Poe (Gul Evek)
Keely Sims (Farmer's Daughter)
Eric David Johnson (Daggin)
Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)
 
Notes
Two-hour series premiere.
The Badlands is an area of space plagued by severe plasma storms, located between the Federation and Cardassian border, near Bajoran space.
The following senior officers were killed when the Caretaker pulled Voyager into the Delta Quadrant: Lt. Cmdr. Cavit (First Officer), Lt. Stadi (Conn Officer), Dr. Fitzgerald (Chief Medical Officer) and his Vulcan nurse (T'Prenna), and the Chief Engineer.
Genevieve Bujold was originally cast as Captain Janeway. After two days of filming, she walked off the set and Kate Mulgrew was cast in her place.
The "Theme from Voyager" won an Emmy in 1995 for outstanding music in a TV series.
Janeway reinstates Tom Paris' rank of Lieutenant-Junior Grade with a field promotion.
There is some confusion regarding Chakotay's rank. He is referred to as Commander, but his provisional rank pin is that of a Lieutenant Commander, which was his rank when he resigned from Starfleet.
 

 

"Parallax"

 
Episode Number3 B'Elanna Torres and Captain Janeway
 B'Elanna Torres and Captain Janeway
Production Number003 
Season
Stardate48439.7 
Original Airdate1/23/1995 
 
StoryJim Trombetta 
TeleplayBrannon Braga 
DirectorKim Friedman 
 
Synopsis
As they try to find their way back to known Federation Space, Voyager encounters a quantum singularity -- a star that has collapsed in upon itself thereby creating a powerful energy field that surrounds it. They believe another ship to be in jeopardy, and begin the task of saving it from destruction. After several unsuccessful attempts, Captain Janeway and B'Elanna Torres discover that it isn't another ship caught in the distortion, it is just a mirror-image of Voyager. They must find the rip in the singularity that they entered through and pass out of it before it collapses, forever trapping them. Because of her efforts in helping the save the ship, B'Elanna Torres is promoted to Chief of Engineering.
 
Starring
Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway)
Robert Beltran (Commander Chakotay)
Roxann Biggs-Dawson (Lt. B'Elanna Torres)
Jennifer Lien (Kes)
Robert Duncan McNeill (Lt. Tom Paris)
Robert Picardo (The Doctor)
Ethan Phillips (Neelix)
Tim Russ (Lt. Commander Tuvok)
Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)
 
Guest Cast
Josh Clark (Lt. Joseph Carey)
Martha Hackett (Ensign Seska)
Justin Williams (Ensign Jarvin)
 
Notes
B'Elanna beats out Lt. Carey for the Chief Engineer position, even though he was the acting Chief Engineer. She also receives a field promotion to Lieutenant. (The Chief Engineer was killed when the Caretaker brought Voyager to the Delta Quadrant.)
This is Seska's first appearance, and the only time she wears a blue sciences division uniform instead of the gold uniform.
 

 

"Time and Again"

 
Episode Number4 Janeway and Tom Paris
 Janeway and Tom Paris
Production Number004 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate1/30/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayDavid Kemper & Michael Piller 
DirectorLes Landau 
 
Synopsis
Voyager experiences a shock wave in space, set off by a huge explosion on a nearby planet. When they beam down to investigate, they discover all life has been eradicated. In addition, they discover subspace fractures which ultimately transport Captain Janeway and Lt. Paris back in time to right before the explosion. They must discover a way to avert the catastrophe to save their lives.
 
Guest Cast
Brady Bluhm (Latika)
Ryan MacDonald (Shopkeeper)
Joel Polis (Teria)
Jerry Spicer (Guard)
Nicolas Surovy (Makull)
Steve Vaught (Officer)
 
Notes
 

 

"Phage"

 
Episode Number5 A Vidiian scans the Doctor
 A Vidiian scans the Doctor
Production Number005 
Season
Stardate48532.4 
Original Airdate2/6/1995 
 
StoryTim DeHaas 
TeleplayBrannon Braga 
DirectorWinrich Kolbe 
 
Synopsis
In their continuing search for a source of dilithium crystals that could be used to supplement Voyager's power core, the crew of the starship comes upon a planet that seems replete with the substance. Upon closer examination, they find that the place is really a base for the Vidiians, a strange alien culture that must steal bodily organs to fight the "phage," a disease that eats away at their bodies and destroys their organs. Neelix falls prey to them, and the race is on to save his life.
 
Guest Cast
Cully Fredricksen (Vidiian #1)
Steven Rappaport (Vidiian #2)
Martha Hackett (Ensign Seska)
 
Notes
The Vidiians transplant one of Kes' lungs into Neelix.
 

 

"The Cloud"

 
Episode Number6 Voyager breaks free from the Cloud
 Voyager breaks free from the Cloud
Production Number006 
Season
Stardate48546.2 
Original Airdate2/13/1995 
 
StoryBrannon Braga 
TeleplayTom Szollosi and Michael Piller 
DirectorDavid Livingston 
 
Synopsis
When Janeway is informed that the sensors have detected a nebula emitting a high level of omicron particles, she decides to collect them and do a bit of exploring. Immediately upon entering the nebula, Voyager gets into trouble and breaks through a barrier with hopes of escape. But they find that they are in a vastly different area. After breaking back out of the area, the crew realizes that they were actually inside of a life form and they their actions have wounded it. Risking their own safety, the crew re-enters the life form in order to repair the damage.
 
Guest Cast
Larry Hankin (Gaunt Gary)
Angela Dohrmann (Ricky)
Judy Geeson (Sandrine)
Luigi Amodeo (The Gigolo)
 
Notes
This episode debuts Tom Paris' "Chez Sandrine" holodeck program, which is based on a bar he used to visit in Marseilles, France.
 

 

"Eye of the Needle"

 
Episode Number7 Romulan Commander Telek
 Romulan Commander Telek
Production Number007 
Season
Stardate48790.4 
Original Airdate2/20/1995 
 
StoryHilary J. Bader 
TeleplayBill Dial and Jeri Taylor 
DirectorRick Kolbe 
 
Synopsis
The crew of Voyager thinks they've found a possible way home when Ensign Harry Kim discovers a small wormhole in space. While it turns out to be too small to travel through, a probe is sent into the hole to try and find out where it leads. The probe doesn't make it through, but it is scanned by a vessel on the other side, in the Alpha Quadrant. The vessel is a Romulan ship, and Captain Janeway opens up communication with the captain, Commander Telek. At first suspicious, Telek eventually allows himself to be beamed aboard Voyager. While a bizarre twist of fate keeps the crew of Voyager from transporting home, they do send messages through to their loved ones.
 
Guest Cast
Vaughn Armstrong (Commander Telek R'Mor)
Tom Virtue (Lt. Walter Baxter)
 
Notes
The wormhole has a temporal displacement of 20 years. It is the year 2351 on the Alpha Quadrant side of the wormhole, while Voyager's present is the year 2371. Telek dies before Voyager is lost, so the messages never make it to Starfleet.
Telek R'Mor is a scientist with the Romulan Astrophysical Academy.
 

 

"Ex Post Facto"

 
Episode Number8 The Doctor scans Tom Paris in Sickbay
 The Doctor scans Tom Paris in Sickbay
Production Number008 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate2/27/1995 
 
StoryEvan Carlos Somers 
TeleplayEvan Carlos Somers & Michael Piller 
DirectorLeVar Burton 
 
Synopsis
Harry Kim and Tom Paris visit the home world of the Baneans, a people locked in a war with the nearby Numiri. They do so in order to meet with the head of military science, Tolen Ren, to discuss potential scientific advances that may help the Voyager find a faster way back to Federation Space. While at Ren's home, Paris becomes attracted to Lidell, his much younger wife, and ultimately ends up being blamed for her husband's brutal murder. His sentence... to relive the violent moment of the crime from the victim's perspective for the rest of his life. Upon hearing of this, Captain Janeway and Tuvok rush to his aid on the planet. Tuvok takes the investigation in hand, and through the Vulcan Mind-Meld, discovers the proof that Tom will need to clear his name, and regain his freedom from the images that are destroying his mind. At the same time, they uncover a Numiri plot to destroy the Banean people.
 
Guest Cast
Robin McKee (Lidell)
Francis Guinan (Minister Kray)
Aaron Lustig (Doctor)
Ray Reinhardt (Tolen Ren)
Henry Brown (Numiri Captain)
 
Notes
 

 

"Emanations"

 
Episode Number9 Ensign Harry Kim
 Ensign Harry Kim
Production Number009 
Season
Stardate48623.5 
Original Airdate3/13/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayBrannon Braga 
DirectorDavid Livingston 
 
Synopsis
While exploring an uncharted planet, the crew stumbles upon the burial ground of the alien race Uhnori. During an investigation of the bodies, Harry Kim is caught up in a subspace vacuole and is transported to the alien culture's homeworld. His presence there causes many to doubt their traditional belief in the afterlife, and Kim soon realizes that the only way he can return home is the same way he came...through the Uhnori's death stations. Kim places his life in the hands of fate, trusting that the crew of Voyager will be able to revive him upon his return.
 
Guest Cast
Martha Hackett (Ensign Seska)
Jeffrey Alan Chandler (Hatil)
Jerry Hardin (Dr. Neria)
John Cirigliano (Alien #1)
Robin Groves (Hatil's Wife)
Cecile Callan (Ptera)
 
Notes
 

 

"Prime Factors"

 
Episode Number10 Carey, Seska and Torres prepare the Sikarian matrix
 Carey, Seska and Torres prepare the Sikarian matrix
Production Number010 
Season
Stardate48642.5 
Original Airdate3/20/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayDavid R. George III & Eric Stillwell and Michael Perricone & Greg Elliot 
DirectorLes Landau 
 
Synopsis
The crew of Voyager encounters alien beings known as the Sikarians - a race renowned for their incredible hospitality. When it becomes known that the Sikarians have the technology to "fold" space and travel more than 40,000 lights years in an instant, the Voyager crew thinks they've found their way home. But the hospitality of the Sikarians is not all it seems on the surface, and both races' code of ethics is put to the test.
 
Guest Cast
Martha Hackett (Ensign Seska)
Josh Clark (Lt. Joe Carey)
Andrew Hill Newman (Jaret)
Ronald Guttman (Gath)
Yvonne Suhor (Eudana)
 
Notes
Presumably, Tuvok is demoted to rank of Lieutenant for his actions in this episode as he suddenly changes rank to Lieutenant from Lieutenant Commander soon after this episode.
 

 

"State of Flux"

 
Episode Number11 Ensign Seska is caught
 Ensign Seska is caught
Production Number011 
Season
Stardate48658.2 
Original Airdate4/10/1995 
 
StoryPaul Robert Coyle 
TeleplayChris Abbott 
DirectorRobert Scheerer 
 
Synopsis
While on a routine exploration of a new planet, Voyager responds to the distress calls of a Kazon warship. Upon investigation, they find the Kazon ship hobbled by an accident caused by Federation technology...a clear signal that Voyager may be carrying a traitor.
 
Guest Cast
Josh Clark (Lt. Joe Carey)
Martha Hackett (Ensign Seska)
Anthony DeLongis (Maje Culluh)
 
Notes
The crew learns Seska is not a Bajoran, but actually a Cardassian spy who was surgically altered to infiltrate the Maquis, and that she has been secretly working with the Kazon.
This is the last appearance of minor character Lt. Carey (the assistant chief engineer), though he is referred to in later episodes. He makes another appearance in the fifth season episode "Relativity".
 

 

"Heroes and Demons"

 
Episode Number12 Janeway gives The Doctor a special commendation
 Janeway gives The Doctor a special commendation
Production Number012 
Season
Stardate48693.2 
Original Airdate4/24/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayNaren Sankar 
DirectorLes Landau 
 
Synopsis
The ship's Holographic Doctor must overcome his computer programmed limitations when the ship's Holodeck is taken over by an alien lifeform that transforms living crew members into pure energy. As the only Voyager member able to face this alien being, the Doctor must explore the limits of his programmed behavior and reach beyond them to save the crew from a fate worse than death.
 
Guest Cast
Marjorie Monaghan (Freya)
Christopher Neame (Unferth)
Michael Keenan (Hrothgar)
 
Notes
Janeway places a special commendation in the logs for exemplarary performance by the Doctor.
 

 

"Cathexis"

 
Episode Number13 Chakotay recovers from his coma
 Chakotay recovers from his coma
Production Number013 
Season
Stardate48734.2 
Original Airdate5/1/1995 
 
StoryBrannon Braga & Joe Menosky 
TeleplayBrannon Braga 
DirectorKim Friedman 
 
Synopsis
Both Tuvok and Chakotay return from a routine expedition injured - Tuvok with minor ailments and Chakotay grievously injured. It seems that during an encounter with a black nebula, all of Chakotay's neural energy was depleted and unless it is returned in the near future, Chakotay may be doomed to a life as a brain-dead host. While trying to return to nebula, the crew of Voyager discovers that there is an alien presence aboard that can control their efforts. As the ship nears the nebula, Janeway discovers that the alien has taken over Tuvok all seems lost as he takes command of the ship and they enter the nebula, until the spirit of Chakotay which had been trying to help all along, takes more drastic measures and saves the lives of the Voyager crew.
 
Guest Cast
Brian Markinson (Lt. Peter Durst)
Michael Cumpsty (Lord Burleigh)
Carolyn Seymour (Mrs. Templeton)
 
Notes
This is the first episode Janeway runs her "Mrs. Davenport" holo-novel, where she plays the governess of Lord Burleigh's two children.
 

 

"Faces"

 
Episode Number14 The Klingon and Human Torres
 The Klingon and Human Torres
Production Number014 
Season
Stardate48784.2 
Original Airdate5/8/1995 
 
StoryJonathan Glassner and Kenneth Biller 
TeleplayKenneth Biller 
DirectorWinrich Kolbe 
 
Synopsis
B'Elanna Torres and Lt. Tom Paris are abducted by the Vidiians, the alien race who suffer from the Phage. During an experiment, B'Elanna is literally split into two separate beings -- one fully Klingon, the other fully human -- by Sulan, a Vidiian scientist in search of a cure for the deadly disease. Her two selves must learn to work together in order to escape the alien laboratory and rescue Lt. Paris. When one of her personas is killed in the escape, B'Elanna is faced with the toughest decision of her life -- to try and recapture her dual nature through advanced scientific technology, or to continue on as a completely singular being.
 
Guest Cast
Brian Markinson (Lt. Peter Durst/Sulan)
Rob LaBelle (Talaxian prisoner)
Barton Tinapp (Guard #1)
 
Notes
The Vidiians where introduced in "Phage".
Sulan kills Lt. Durst and steals his face.
"Faces" was nominated in 1995 for an Emmy in "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup for a Series."
 

 

"Jetrel"

 
Episode Number15 Dr. Ma'bor Jetrel
 Dr. Ma'bor Jetrel
Production Number015 
Season
Stardate48832.1 
Original Airdate5/15/1995 
 
StoryJames Thomton and Scott Nimerfro 
TeleplayJack Klein & Karen Klein and Kenneth Biller 
DirectorKim Friedman 
 
Synopsis
Neelix is confronted by the Haakonian scientist named Ma'bor Jetrel, the man responsible for creating the Metreon Cascade, a device that was used to annihilate a major portion of the Talaxian race, including Neelix' own family. Jetrel is allowed to board Voyager when he asserts that Neelix will soon fall ill from long term affects of the Metreon Cascade device. Tempers flare between the two, with Neelix instantly distrusting the man who murdered his loved ones. Ultimately, Neelix must discover Jetrel's true motive for being on board Voyager, before it is too late.
 
Guest Cast
James Sloyan (Ma'bor Jetrel)
Larry Hankin (Talaxian prisoner)
 
Notes
The Metreon Cascade killed Neelix' family (his mother, father, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters) in 2355. Neelix' family lived on Rinax, the moon of the planet Talax.
Jetrel dies of metremia, but not before Neelix gives him forgiveness.
 

 

"Learning Curve"

 
Episode Number16 Tuvok and his 'cadets'
 Tuvok and his 'cadets'
Production Number016 
Season
Stardate48846.5 
Original Airdate5/22/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald Wilkerson & Jean Louise Matthias 
DirectorDavid Livingston 
 
Synopsis
When several former Maquis crew members break Federation rules, and it is up to Tuvok to train them in the finer points of Starfleet protocol and discipline in order to reestablish harmony among Voyager's crew. Simultaneously, a strange virus invades the ship's bio-neural circuitry, endangering the lives of all aboard. As B'Elanna Torres and The Doctor try to discover a cure, Tuvok and his unlikely "cadets" become trapped in an unstable part of the ship. As one of them lies near death, Starfleet tenets are put to the test.
 
Guest Cast
Armand Schultz (Crewman Kenneth Dalby)
Derek McGrath (Crewman Chell)
Kenny Morison (Crewman Geron)
Catherine MacNeal (Crewman Mariah Henley)
Thomas Alexander Dekker (Henry Burleigh)
Lindsey Haun (Beatrice Burleigh)
 
Notes
 

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