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"Scorpion, Part II"

 
Episode Number69 Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01
 Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01
Production Number069 
Season
Stardate51003.7  (Calendar Year 2374) 
Original Airdate9/3/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayJoe Menosky and Brannon Braga 
DirectorWinrich Kolbe 
 
Synopsis
The ship remains on Red Alert after Janeway, in exchange for safe passage through space, reaches an agreement with the Borg Collective to help them fight Species 8472, a race more malevolent than their own. Although Chakotay strongly objects to the unpredictable collaboration, Janeway and Tuvok transport, with great caution, to the Borg Cube. When a drone attempts to temporarily assimilate Janeway by connecting a neuro-transreceiver to her, the alarmed Captain convinces them to instead choose a representative to communicate verbally with her. Soon, a vaguely human Borg emerges to speak for the Collective; designated Seven of Nine, she helps them prepare to engage the enemy--but when she boards Voyager, the entire crew is on edge. Meanwhile, the Doctor determines that the mysterious alien species is accessing Kes' memory.
 
Starring
Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway)
Robert Beltran (Commander Chakotay)
Roxann Dawson (Lt. B'Elanna Torres)
Robert Duncan McNeill (Lt. Tom Paris)
Robert Picardo (The Doctor)
Ethan Phillips (Neelix)
Tim Russ (Lieutenant Tuvok)
Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine)
Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)
 
Guest Cast
Jennifer Lien (Kes)
 
Notes
Harry is saved by The Doctor's modified nanoprobes.
Seven of Nine becomes a regular cast member. Jennifer Lien is billed as a guest star.
Seven of Nine's full designation is "Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero-One."
This was Voyager's 2nd highest Nielson rated episode, with a 6.5 rating. (The first was the premiere episode "Caretaker".)
Roxann Dawson is pregnant in real-life, due in January 1998. (The baby won't be written into the show, and they'll use camera angles to cover it up.)
 

 

"The Gift"

 
Episode Number70 Neelix watches as Kes begins to transform
 Neelix watches as Kes begins to transform
Production Number070 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate9/10/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayJoe Menosky 
DirectorAnson Williams 
 
Synopsis
Kes knows it's time to leave U.S.S. Voyager when her body goes into a state of cellular flux and she experiences uncontrollable psychokinetic abilities which endanger the ship. Before Kes has her final moments of life as she knows it and enters a higher realm of existence, she gives her crewmates an amazing gift. Meanwhile, Seven of Nine's human physiology begins to reassert itself and threaten her life. When Janeway instructs The Doctor to completely remove her Borg technology, a fierce yet alluring young female begins to emerge.
 
Guest Cast
Jennifer Lien (Kes)
Tarik Ergin (Ensign [Lt.] Ayala)
 
Notes
This episode is a direct continuation of the previous episode.
With this episode Jennifer Lein permanently leaves the show. Officially, there was nothing more they could do with her character and it was mutually decided she leave the show. Unofficially, Jennifer was fired to make room for the "Borg Babe." It was rumored that Garrett Wang (Ensign Kim) was the one to originally be fired, until People magazine featured him in their "50 Most Beautiful People" issue. Producer Jeri Taylor said, "We have a lot of characters, we were adding a character and the feeling was that we were not serving that one well and it was best not to try keep doing it." Kes may be back to guest star in future episodes.
We learn that Ocampas don't die, but they move on to a new "plane of existence." While no definite reason why Kes is resonating early is given, The Doctor theorizes that her interaction with Species 8472 in the previous episode had something to do with it.
Kes' "gift" to Voyager is a push 10 years closer to home, out of Borg space.
Seven's human name is Annika Hansen.
Ayala is usually a Lieutenant, but for some reason is an Ensign in this episode (oops).
 

 

"Day of Honor"

 
Episode Number71 Paris and Torres are stranded in space
 Paris and Torres are stranded in space
Production Number071 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate9/17/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayJeri Taylor 
DirectorJesús Treviño 
 
Synopsis
As Lieutenant Torres reluctantly faces the Day of Honor, an ancient Klingon ritual which requires examination of one's behavior, the U.S.S. Voyager is forced to eject the warp core, and she and Paris must launch a shuttle to tractor it back. Soon, the U.S.S. Voyager is ambushed by the Caatati, a race almost completely assimilated by the Borg, who demand Seven of Nine as ransom. When the Caatati attack the shuttlecraft, Torres and Paris are left suspended in space and prepare to die, prompting Torres to confide to her crewmate that she loves him.
 
Guest Cast
Alexander Enberg (Ensign Vorik)
Alan Altshuld (Lumas)
Michael Krawic (Rhamin)
Kevin Stillwell (Moklor)
 
Notes
This has to be the first time in any Star Trek episode that the warp core ejection systems were not offline when an ejection was requested....
When Janeway asks Seven of Nine if she'd like to be called by her given name, Annika, she replies that she has been Seven of Nine as long as she can remember. Janeway asks, "How about Seven?" Seven of Nine replies, "Imprecise...but acceptable."
The Day of Honor ritual entitles: (1) Eat the heart of a sanctified Targ; (2) Drink from the grail of Kahless; (3) Recount how you have proved yourself worthy over the past year; (4) Endure the Ritual of 20 Painsticks; (5) battle with the Bat'leth master; (4) Traverse the Sulfur Lagoons of Goroth.
Tom and B'Elanna's shuttle, the Cochrane, is destroyed by the Caatati.
Tom and B'Elanna use the EVA suits made for Star Trek: First Contact.
Tom notes that in the 3rd year at the Academy there is a 6-week EVA course. (Torres dropped out in her second year.)
This episode was shown "out of order" with the next one.
Seven builds the Caatati a thorium isotope energy matrix for power. When the Borg assimilated the Caatati, they obtained the technology.
 

 

"Nemesis"

 
Episode Number72 Rafin trains Chakotay with Vori weapons
 Rafin trains Chakotay with Vori weapons
Production Number072 
Season
Stardate51082.4 
Original Airdate9/24/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayKenneth Biller 
DirectorAlexander Singer 
 
Synopsis
Chakotay is marooned on an unknown planet where the two inhabiting alien life forms are attempting planet-wide genocide against each other. Chakotay is captured by the Vori tribe and comes to sympathize with them and their battle for survival against a ferocious enemy called the Kradin.
 
Guest Cast
Michael Mahonen (Brone)
Nathan Anderson (Namon)
Meghan Murphy (Karya)
Matt E. Levin (Rafin)
Terrence Evans (Ambassador Treen)
Booth Colman (Penno)
Peter Vogt (Commandant)
Marilyn Fox (Vori Woman)
Pancho Demmings (Kradin Soldier)
 
Notes
Chakotay's shuttle becomes the 7th to be destroyed since the series began (of which Chakotay personally destroyed 3). Voyager's technical guide states that it carries five shuttlecraft (three Type-8 shuttles, and two Titan-class shuttles).
 

 

"Revulsion"

 
Episode Number73 Seven and Kim extract a Borg navigational node
 Seven and Kim extract a Borg navigational node
Production Number073 
Season
Stardate51186.2 
Original Airdate10/1/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayLisa Klink 
DirectorKenneth Biller 
 
Synopsis
Harry Kim is assigned to work with Seven of Nine on the new Astrometrics lab. Kim is uneasy working with the former Borg drone, but their detail provides them with the basis of a friendship. However, Kim is rattled when Seven of Nine interprets his pleasantries as romantic seduction and she decides to further explore her resurgent humanity. Meanwhile, the Doctor and B'Elanna answer a distress call from a holographic maintenance program whose matrix -- as well as personality -- have become unstable.
 
Guest Cast
Leland Orser (Dejaren, the Isomorph)
 
Notes
Astrometrics is located on Deck 8, Section 29. It will be finished in the episode "The Year of Hell, Part I".
Captain Janeway promotes Tuvok to Lieutenant Commander (he was demoted to Lieutenant in the 1st season episode "Prime Factors").
Captain Janeway makes Neelix an "official" ambassador for his work.
Leland Orser also played Purvis in Alien Resurrection.
 

 

"The Raven"

 
Episode Number74 Seven and Tuvok find the S.S. Raven
 Seven and Tuvok find the S.S. Raven
Production Number074 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate10/8/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayHarry Doc Kloor and Bryan Fuller  
DirectorLeVar Burton 
 
Synopsis
Voyager negotiates with The B'omar to navigate through their space. Suddenly, Seven of Nine's Borg implants begin regenerating. She escapes from Voyager when she believes she is being summoned by The Borg. She arrives at the remains of a destroyed ship that she discovers to be the same vessel from which, as a young girl, she was captured by The Borg.
 
Guest Cast
David Anthony Marshall (Annika's Father, Magnus Hansen)
Nikki Tyler (Annika's Mother, Erin Hansen)
Erica Bryan (Young Annika Hansen)
Mickey Cottrell (Dumah)
 
Notes
The Hansen's ship was the Federation science vessel S.S. Raven NAR-32450.
Seven eats in this episode (but it looks like she doesn't like Neelix's cooking).
Seven told Neelix that a group of 39 Talaxians, Species 218, was assimilated and that they made excellent drones. The Vulcans are Species 3259.
The Doctor adjusts Seven's implants so that they do not receive any more homing signals.
 

 

"Scientific Method"

 
Episode Number75 The alien experiments push Janeway to her limit
 The alien experiments push Janeway to her limit
Production Number075 
Season
Stardate51244.3 
Original Airdate10/29/1997 
 
StorySherry Klein and Harry 'Doc' Kloor 
TeleplayLisa Klink 
DirectorDavid Livingston 
 
Synopsis
The Doctor and Seven of Nine discover that a mysterious illness that is striking down the crew one by one is actually the work of enigmatic aliens who are using the ship for genetic experiments.
 
Guest Cast
Annette Helde (Takar)
Rosemary Forsyth (Alzen)
 
Notes
This episode takes place three days after the events in "Day of Honor".
Tom and B'Elanna's relationship escalates....
The crew's DNA is being manipulated and mutated by aliens who are slightly phased. They are doing scientific "research" in order to help their own society live better and longer.
 

 

"The Year of Hell, Part I"

 
Episode Number76 Seven and Janeway study the Astrometrics data
 Seven and Janeway study the Astrometrics data
Production Number076 
Season
Stardate51268.4 
Original Airdate11/5/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayBrannon Braga & Joe Menosky 
DirectorAllan Kroeker 
 
Synopsis
Distressed at the loss of his family and an entire colony of his people by a hostile alien enemy, Krenim leader Annorax has mastered time manipulation and can obliterate history, making entire lifeforms and civilizations cease to have ever existed. In this way, he hopes to restore his loved ones by erasing the enemy that caused their deaths. His well-calculated plans are thwarted by the incursion of the U.S.S. Voyager. Captain Janeway and her crew come between Annorax and his plans, for which it seems he will make good on his promise to destroy the starship.
 
Guest Cast
Kurtwood Smith (Annorax)
John Loprieno (Obrist)
Peter Slutsker (Krenim Commandant)
Rick Fitts (Zahl)
Deborah Levin (Ensign Lang)
Sue Henley (Ensign Brooks)
 
Notes
Kes warned Voyager about the Krenim in the 3rd season episode "Before and After", but there is no mention of her warnings.
Seven of Nine and Ensign Kim finish the new Astrometrics lab, a combination of Borg and Starfleet technology. It is 10 times more accurate than their existing mapping technology.
Seven mentions that the Borg were present during Zefram Cochrane's launch of the U.S.S. Phoenix, a reference to Star Trek: First Contact.
Neelix wears a standard Starfleet operations (yellow) uniform in this episode and in Part II.
Janeway gets a haircut and loses the ponytail.
Kurtwood Smith also played the Federation President in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
 

 

"The Year of Hell, Part II"

 
Episode Number77 Janeway rams Voyager into the Krenim ship
 Janeway rams Voyager into the Krenim ship
Production Number077 
Season
Stardate51425.4 
Original Airdate11/12/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayBrannon Braga & Joe Menosky  
DirectorMichael Vejar 
 
Synopsis
Most of the crew has abandoned Voyager, leaving only a skeletal crew and the determined Captain Janeway on-board. With whole segments of the proud starship missing, and life-support systems failing, Captain Janeway is adamant about defeating the Krenim or going down with her ship.
 
Guest Cast
Kurtwood Smith (Annorax)
John Loprieno (Obrist)
Peter Slutsker (Krenim Commandant)
Rick Fitts (Zahl)
Deborah Levin (Ensign Lang)
Sue Henley (Ensign Brooks)
 
Notes
After Janeway rams Voyager into the Krenim ship and it is destroyed, the timeline returns to normal.
Janeway says 2370 was a good year. That was the year that the U.S.S. Voyager was commissioned.
 

 

"Random Thoughts"

 
Episode Number78 Nimira prepares to purge Torres' violent thoughts
 Nimira prepares to purge Torres' violent thoughts
Production Number078 
Season
Stardate51367.2 
Original Airdate11/19/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayKenneth Biller 
DirectorAlexander Singer 
 
Synopsis
A visit to the homeworld of the Mari, a race of telepathic beings, gives the U.S.S. Voyager crew a chance for some much-deserved "shore-leave." However, these beings, who have forbidden violent thoughts as well as actions have B'Elanna Torres arrested for involuntarily thinking of an angry retaliation to an incident. Tuvok becomes involved in her case and makes a startling discovery about the Mari.
 
Guest Cast
Gwynyth Walsh (Chief Examiner Nimira)
Wayne Pere (Guill)
Rebecca McFarland (Talli)
Jeanette Miller (the woman)
Ted Barba (Malin)
Bobby Burns (Frane)
 
Notes
Gwynyth Walsh played Duras' sister B'Etor in Next Generation, DS9, and Star Trek Generations.
Neelix tells Paris that he hasn't "been with anyone since Kes." Eew!
Tuvok mind melds with B'Elanna and Guill.
Guill sells black market bad thoughts.
 

 

"Concerning Flight"

 
Episode Number79 Janeway and Leonardo take flight
 Janeway and Leonardo take flight
Production Number079 
Season
Stardate51386.4 
Original Airdate11/26/1997 
 
StoryJimmy Diggs and Joe Menosky 
TeleplayJoe Menosky 
DirectorJesús Salvador Treviño 
 
Synopsis
Small and nimble alien spacecraft attack Voyager, using high energy transports to break through the ship's shields, scan its contents, and pluck off valuable equipment. Janeway and Tuvok beam down to the pirates' homeworld in search of the ship's main computer. To their surprise, they find Janeway's holographic Leonardo da Vinci, who becomes an essential part of their plans to retrieve the goods and leads them to the pirate king, Tau.
 
Guest Cast
John Rhys-Davies (Leonardo da Vinci)
John Vargas (Tau)
Don Pugsley (alien visitor)
 
Notes

 

 

"Mortal Coil"

 
Episode Number80 Neelix helps Samantha put Naomi to bed
 Neelix helps Samantha put Naomi to bed
Production Number080 
Season
Stardate51449.2 
Original Airdate12/17/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayBryan Fuller 
DirectorAllan Kroeker 
 
Synopsis
Neelix is preparing a shipboard feast on the eve of Prixin, the Talaxian celebration of family, when he is asked by Chakotay to join him and Paris on a shuttle mission. Neelix is all too glad to help, but the assignment proves to be fatal for him. Upon the shuttle's return to the U.S.S. Voyager, Seven of Nine, citing Neelix's diverse functions within the crew, applies Borg nanoprobe technology to reactivate him. Alive and shaken by his death, Neelix questions his assumptions about life -- and the promised afterlife -- as the Prixin festivities commence.
 
Guest Cast
Nancy Hower (Ensign Samantha Wildman)
Brooke Ashley Stephens (Naomi Wildman)
Robin Stapler (Alixia)
 
Notes
Alixia was Neelix' sister, who was killed by the Metreon Cascade (see "Jetrel").
Naomi Wildman was born in the 2nd season episode "Deadlock". (Kids on Star Trek sure grow fast!)
When Chakotay helps Neelix have his vision quest, he is told in his vision that there's no afterlife and that he "knows what he has to do" and he tries to kill himself. In the Next Generation episode "Eye of the Beholder", Lt. Pierce tells Counselor Troi the same thing in her empathic flashback and she then tries to kill herself.
Not counting repeats, this episode has the distinction of being the lowest Nielson-rated episode of Voyager, with a 3.9 rating.
 

 

"Waking Moments"

 
Episode Number81 Chakotay confronts the Dream Alien
 Chakotay confronts the Dream Alien
Production Number081 
Season
Stardate51471.3 
Original Airdate1/14/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayAndre Bormanis and Kenneth Biller 
DirectorAlexander Singer 
 
Synopsis
The crew of the U.S.S. Voyager is attacked by an alien species who occupy a parallel reality in the human dreamstate. Only Chakotay, with his native knowledge of waking dreams, knows how to lead a counter-attack.
 
Guest Cast
Mark Colson (Dream Alien)
Jennifer Grundy (the Ensign)
 
Notes
Tuvok shows up on the bridge nude in his nightmare. In an interview with Ethan Phillips, he says: "When we shot it, he showed up with only a long black sock hanging from his groin and that's all. We all laughed hard over that one."
 

 

"Message in a Bottle"

 
Episode Number82 The Doctor is sent to the U.S.S. Prometheus
 The Doctor is sent to the U.S.S. Prometheus
Production Number082 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate1/21/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayLisa Klink 
DirectorNancy Malone 
 
Synopsis
An alien relay station enables Voyager to contact the U.S.S. Prometheus, an experimental Federation starship in the Alpha Quadrant, but when the Doctor is transmitted aboard, he finds the crew has been killed and the ship taken over by Romulans.
 
Guest Cast
Andy Dick (EMH Mark-II)
Judson Scott (Commander Rekar)
Valerie Wildman (Sub-Commander Nevala)
Tiny Ron (Idrin)
Tony Sears (Starfleet Officer)
 
Notes
This episode is the beginning of a long story arc featuring the Hirogen, who appear in the next 5 episodes.
The ancient communications array stretches across the Delta Quadrant into the Beta Quadrant, almost to the Alpha Quadrant.
The Prometheus-class Federation starship U.S.S. Prometheus is a new prototype deep space tactical vessel.
The CGI model rendered by Foundation Imaging had an incorrect registry of NX-59650. According to Mike Okuda, it should have been NX-74913, which is used on the bridge screens.
The Doctor tells EMH-2 that he has had sexual relations...He made an "addition to his program."
The EMH-2 states "I'm a doctor, not a commando!"
The Doctor spoke directly with Starfleet Command to tell them about Voyager and he was sent back with the message that "Voyager is no longer alone." (*sniff*)
Judson Scott played Joachim in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (He was not given credit for the role because he demanded billing with the main stars or none at all. He got none at all.) He also appeared in the Next Generation episode "Symbiosis".
 

 

"Hunters"

 
Episode Number83 A Hirogen Hunter captures Seven of Nine
 A Hirogen Hunter captures Seven of Nine
Production Number083 
Season
Stardate51501.4 
Original Airdate2/11/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayJeri Taylor 
DirectorDavid Livingston 
 
Synopsis
Thanks to the success of The Doctor's previous mission, the U.S.S. Voyager has at last made contact with Starfleet Command by using a far-flung array of alien relay modules to communicate with Earth and let them know that they are, indeed, alive - although many light years away. When Voyager returns to the comm array to retrieve their messages, they are attacked by the Hirogen.
 
Guest Cast
Tiny Ron (Alpha-Hirogen)
Roger Morrissey (Beta-Hirogen)
 
Notes
This is the first episode of 5-episode arc featuring the Hirogen.
The relay modules are powered by artificial quantum singularities (black holes).
The array is knocked out of commission when one of the relay modules is destroyed.
Janeway receives a letter from her fiancé Mark Johnson; he has moved on and gotten married.
Chakotay receives a letter telling him that the Maquis were wiped out by the Cardassians and the Dominion.
There was an encrypted message from Starfleet Command, but they were unable to fully retrieve it before the array went offline.
 

 

"Prey"

 
Episode Number84 An 8472 makes its way to a docking hatch
 An 8472 makes its way to a docking hatch
Production Number084 
Season
Stardate51652.3 
Original Airdate2/18/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayBrannon Braga 
DirectorAllan Eastman 
 
Synopsis
The U.S.S. Voyager encounters an adrift Hirogen ship with a critically wounded Hirogen hunter on board. Janeway orders that the alien be beamed into the U.S.S. Voyager's sickbay, despite Seven of Nine's warnings that the formidable Hirogen would regard the crew as no more than prey to be hunted and killed. Janeway disavows her concern and brings the Hirogen on board. His presence brings even greater danger when the creature that he has been hunting across space -- Species 8472, lethal even to the Borg -- boards Voyager.
 
Guest Cast
Clint Carmichael (Hirogen Hunter)
Tiny Ron (Alpha-Hirogen)
 
Notes
Species 8472 were first seen in "Scorpion, Part I".
Seven of Nine refit some of the phaser rifles to fire Borg nanoprobes to incapacitate the creature.
The Doctor begins giving Seven lessons in improving her social skills.
When Seven disobeys the Captain's orders, she restricts her access to non-primary systems.
 

 

"Retrospect"

 
Episode Number85 Seven feels anxiety around Kovin
 Seven feels anxiety around Kovin
Production Number085 
Season
Stardate51658.2 
Original Airdate2/25/1998 
 
StoryAndrew Shepard Price & Mark Gaberman 
TeleplayBryan Fuller & Lisa Klink 
DirectorJesús Salvador Treviño 
 
Synopsis
Kovin, an alien arms merchant, is on board the U.S.S. Voyager to barter his impressive array of weapons with Captain Janeway. As installation of the weapons will require a reconfiguration of the U.S.S. Voyager's schematics, Janeway orders Seven of Nine to assist Kovin. Seven complies, if only to get back into Janeway's good graces after their recent disagreements. However, an altercation between Seven and Kovin brings the Captain to believe Seven is once again non-cooperative -- until The Doctor makes a discovery about Kovin and Seven.
 
Guest Cast
Michael Horton (Kovin)
Adrian Sparks (Entharan Magistrate)
Michelle Agnew (Scham)
 
Notes
Seven begins working on decrypting the message from Starfleet Command.
Seven claims Kovin attacked her, removed her ocular implant, and extracted Borg nanoprobes through her assimilation tubules. The evidence was inconclusive, and it appears that it was an accidental discharge and the memory was probably from when she witnessed others being assimilated as a Borg drone. Or was it...?
Michael Horton also played Lieutenant Daniels, the Enterprise-E security chief in Star Trek First Contact and Star Trek Insurrection. (He wasn't named until Insurrection.)
 

 

"The Killing Game, Part I"

 
Episode Number86 The Hirogen turn Voyager into a WW2 simulation
 The Hirogen turn Voyager into a WW2 simulation
Production Number086 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate3/4/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayBrannon Braga & Joe Menosky 
DirectorDavid Livingston  
 
Synopsis
Having invaded Voyager and discovered the many uses of the Holodeck, Hirogen hunters have been playing a deadly game with Voyager crew members, putting them through various scenarios in which they are being hunted down as prey. One of the scenarios takes place in occupied France, with the Hirogen as Nazi SS Officers chasing down Captain Janeway, Seven of Nine, Tuvok and Torres as members of the French Resistance. Implanted with subdermal transmitters, the crewmembers have no knowledge that they have identities beyond the characters they are playing. Only the Doctor, forced to mend the steady stream of wounded crewmembers to sick bay, is conscious of the invaders. He soon figures out a way to disengage Janeway and Seven of Nine, who then must begin to figure out how to defeat the Hirogen at their own game.
 
Guest Cast
Danny Goldring (the Alpha Hirogen)
Mark Metcalf (the Hirogen Medic)
Mark Deakins (the Hirogen SS Officer)
J. Paul Boehmer (the Kapitan)
Paul Eckstein (the young Hirogen)
Peter Hendrixson (the Klingon)
 
Notes
This is part one of a "Special Two Hour Event."
Roxann Dawson was pregnant during filming, so her holodeck character is pregnant with the Nazi Kapitan's child. Roxann gave birth in January 1998.
 

 

"The Killing Game, Part II"

 
Episode Number87 Janeway gives the Hirogen a holo-generator
 Janeway gives the Hirogen a holo-generator
Production Number087 
Season
Stardate51715.2 
Original Airdate3/4/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayBrannon Braga & Joe Menosky 
DirectorVictor Lobl  
 
Synopsis
Having invaded Voyager and discovered the many uses of the Holodeck, Hirogen hunters have been playing a deadly game with Voyager crew members, putting them through various scenarios in which they are being hunted down as prey. One of the scenarios takes place in occupied France, with the Hirogen as Nazi SS Officers chasing down Captain Janeway, Seven of Nine, Tuvok and Torres as members of the French Resistance. Implanted with subdermal transmitters, the crewmembers have no knowledge that they have identities beyond the characters they are playing. Only the Doctor, forced to mend the steady stream of wounded crewmembers to sick bay, is conscious of the invaders. He soon figures out a way to disengage Janeway and Seven of Nine, who then must begin to figure out how to defeat the Hirogen at their own game.
 
Guest Cast
Danny Goldring (the Alpha Hirogen)
Mark Metcalf (the Hirogen Medic)
Mark Deakins (the Hirogen SS Officer)
J. Paul Boehmer (the Kapitan)
Paul Eckstein (the young Hirogen)
Peter Hendrixson (the Klingon)
 
Notes
Janeway gives the Hirogen the technology to make the holodeck so that they can create their own holographic prey. She will regret that decision in the 7th season episode "Flesh and Blood".
 

 

"Vis à Vis"

 
Episode Number88 'Steth' steals Tom Paris' identity
 'Steth' steals Tom Paris' identity
Production Number088 
Season
Stardate51762.4 
Original Airdate4/8/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayRobert J. Doherty 
DirectorJesús Salvador Treviño 
 
Synopsis
U.S.S. Voyager comes to the aid of an alien, Steth, who claims to be the test pilot of a new spacecraft that has run into trouble. Paris, who has become weary of being on the U.S.S. Voyager, volunteers to help him repair his ship. However, Steth is able to copy Paris's DNA and swaps physical appearances with him. Paris is then left behind in Steth's ship while the imposter takes over his duties at the helm and leaves the real Paris behind. It isn't long before "Steth" is confronted by Daelen, another alien who is seeking her original form. Back on the U.S.S. Voyager, Janeway suspects something is wrong, but Steth assumes her appearance and takes command.
 
Guest Cast
Dan Butler (Steth)
Elizabeth McGlynn (Daelen)
 
Notes
Vis à vis is French for "face to face."
 

 

"The Omega Directive"

 
Episode Number89 Janeway briefs the crew on the Omega Molecule
 Janeway briefs the crew on the Omega Molecule
Production Number089 
Season
Stardate51871.2  
Original Airdate4/15/1998 
 
StoryJimmy Diggs & Steve J. Kay 
TeleplayLisa Klink 
DirectorVictor Lobl 
 
Synopsis
The crew is mystified when Captain Janeway begins an important, though highly secretive, operation in response to a strange subspace disturbance. Chakotay finally compels her to tell the crew so that they may help. Janeway explains that the U.S.S. Voyager has detected a dangerous, unstable substance called the Omega. The molecule has the power to destroy space and Starfleet's highly classified operating order is to destroy the Omega whenever it is encountered. Seven of Nine speaks out to say that the Borg believe the Omega can be captured and neutralized for study, which puts her in conflict with Janeway's Starfleet mission.
 
Guest Cast
Jeff Austin (Allos)
Kevin McCorkle (Alien Captain)
 
Notes
To the Borg, the Omega molecule represents perfection: infinite parts working in perfect harmony as one. Particle 010 is the Borg designation for Omega.
A single Omega molecule contains the same power as a warp core. It was developed as a power source, but it is unstable. An Omega explosion destroys subspace, which makes it impossible to create a warp field.
Producer Brannon Braga comments on this episode, "This is not a story about a substance. It's not about Janeway following a directive or not. It's not about science and the hackneyed concept of whether or not we should cross the line and explore what should not be explored. It is about religion. Seven of Nine, we reveal, has an interest in Omega that borders on religious obsession. To her, Omega represents 'Perfection.' And in this way, we explore themes of religion in an unexpected way. I hope you enjoy it."
 

 

"Unforgettable"

 
Episode Number90 Kellin and Chakotay fall in love, again
 Kellin and Chakotay fall in love, again
Production Number090 
Season
Stardate51813.4 
Original Airdate4/22/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayGreg Elliot & Michael Perricone 
DirectorAndrew J. Robinson  
 
Synopsis
Voyager encounters an alien vessel fleeing attack whose sole inhabitant is a female alien asking for Chakotay to help rescue her. The startled Chakotay leads an Away mission to the damaged ship to help the alien, Kellin, who claims that she and Chakotay met before. Back on board Voyager, Kellin claims to have been on the ship not very long ago and she fell in love with Chakotay. Now fleeing her home planet's repressive government, she seeks asylum aboard the starship. Chakotay, though drawn to her, doesn't know whether to believe her or not.
 
Guest Cast
Virginia Madsen (Kellin)
Michael Canavan (Curneth)
 
Notes
 

 

"Living Witness"

 
Episode Number91 Quarren and The Doctor paved the way to unity
 Quarren and The Doctor paved the way to unity
Production Number091 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate4/29/1998 
 
StoryBrannon Braga 
TeleplayBryan Fuller and Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky 
DirectorTim Russ 
 
Synopsis
A curious holographic tableau is on display in a Kyrian Museum and the curator, Quarren, explains to visitors how the intervention of the U.S.S. Voyager spacecraft started an apocalyptic war on a planet inhabited by two species: the Kyrians and the Vaskans. Ethnic rivalries between the two races are still uneasy, seven hundred years after the U.S.S. Voyager has come and gone, and some Vaskan visitors are appalled by the Kyrians reconstruction of history based on a few recovered artifacts. But more damaging information is on the way, when Quarren activates a newly discovered device containing active data. This turns out to be a backup of Voyager's Emergency Medical Holographic Doctor, who soon finds himself on trial for war crimes attributed to the U.S.S. Voyager and its crew over seven centuries ago.
 
Guest Cast
Henry Woronicz (Quarren)
Rod Arrants (Daleth)
Craig Richard Nelson (Vaskan Arbiter)
Marie Chambers (Kyrian Arbiter)
Brian Fitzpatrick (Tedran)
Morgan Margolis (Vaskan visitor)
 
Notes
This is Tim Russ' directorial debut.
Henry Woronicz played Gegen in season 3's "Distant Origin".
In the Kryian museum simulation of the "Warship Voyager," The Doctor is an android; Kim is a Lieutenant who does the torturing of prisoners; "Che Ko Tay's" tattoo covers the entire left half of his face; Neelix was a member of the bridge crew; B'Elanna was the transporter chief; Seven of Nine was fully Borg and there were other Borg drones, who assimilated the Kyrian intruders.
Best line: "Somewhere half-way across the galaxy, Captain Janeway is spinning in her grave." -- The Doctor.
 

 

"Demon"

 
Episode Number92 Voyager leaves a crew of mimetic duplicates behind
 Voyager leaves a crew of mimetic duplicates behind
Production Number092 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate5/6/1998 
 
StoryAndre Bormanis 
TeleplayKenneth Biller 
DirectorAnson Williams 
 
Synopsis
With deuterium fuel dwindling to nothing, the U.S.S. Voyager lands on a "demon" planet -- so-called because its environment is toxic to human life -- to collect from its vast deuterium lode. Both Tom Paris and Harry Kim are suited up in protective gear and sent out to collect the precious deuterium, but return without their protective suits. Instead, it is now the U.S.S. Voyager's environment that is poisonous to them.
 
Guest Cast
Alexander Enberg (Ensign Vorik)
 
Notes
The ship goes to "grey mode," where all non-essential systems are shut down and the rest run at 20%.
"Demon"-class is the common name for Class-Y planets.
Deuterium is a hydrogen isotope. It is the primary fuel source for the fusion reactors and is used as the matter in the matter/antimatter warp reactor. (Anti-hydrogen is the anti-matter.) The fusion reactors drive the impulse engines and the thrusters.
Voyager makes a rare emergency landing on the planet.
The "silver blood" became sentient when Tom and Harry touched it. The crew agrees to let the fluid make duplicates of themselves, who remain on the planet.
The duplicates will reappear in the 5th season episode "Course: Oblivion".
 

 

"One"

 
Episode Number93 After a month alone, Seven is ready for company
 After a month alone, Seven is ready for company
Production Number093 
Season
Stardate51929.3 
Original Airdate5/13/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayJeri Taylor  
DirectorKenneth Biller 
 
Synopsis
Encountering a deadly radioactive nebula, Captain Janeway decides to save time by going through rather than around it and orders the crew into protective stasis chambers with Seven of Nine to take lonely command. With the entire crew now in cryogenic sleep, and only the Doctor for company, Seven of Nine is the only living being walking the ship's hallways. The long and lonely journey through the nebula begins to play tricks on the former Borg's mind as she experiences what humans call "hallucinations." An alien, Trajis Lo-Tarik, also making his way through the nebula, asks to trade some vital supplies, but his presence unleashes a series of events that Seven can't decipher as to whether they are real threats - or even if Trajis himself is real.
 
Guest Cast
Wade Williams (Trajis Lo-Tarik)
 
Notes
The nebula is a Mutara-class nebula. The U.S.S. Reliant was destroyed in the Mutara Nebula in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
The statis chambers are located on Deck 14.
Seven drinks "Nutritional Supplement 14-Beta-7" for breakfast.
Tom Paris is claustrophobic and sleepwalks.
At the last minute, Seven disables life support in order to keep the propulsion system on-line.
 

 

"Hope and Fear"

 
Episode Number94 Arturis deciphers the Starfleet datastream
 Arturis deciphers the Starfleet datastream
Production Number094 
Season
Stardate51978.2 
Original Airdate5/20/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayBrannon Braga & Joe Menosky 
DirectorWinrich Kolbe 
 
Synopsis
The badly damaged encoded message received from Starfleet Command five months ago is finally translated by Arturis, an alien passenger recently invited onboard, whose species has a great affinity for language. The directive brings the U.S.S. Voyager to a spacecraft, emitting a distinctive Starfleet warp signature, but totally unlike any Starfleet vessel known. With a propulsion system faster than warp speed, the ship is capable of bringing the U.S.S. Voyager crew to Earth -- crossing 60,000 light years -- within just three months. The crew is elated, but Captain Janeway expresses caution, even though they are all secretly hoping to be home very, very soon. While the crew's excitement grows, so does Seven of Nine's anxiety about living among billions of humans. She asks Captain Janeway to let her depart the U.S.S. Voyager and roam the Delta Quadrant on her own.
 
Guest Cast
Ray Wise (Arturis)
Jack Shearer (Admiral Hayes)
 
Notes
Season Finale.
Seven and Janeway play a game of "Velocity" on the holodeck. Seven is not a very good loser...
The prototype ship is the U.S.S. Dauntless NX-01A, launched on stardate 51742, powered by a Quantum Slipstream Drive. The ship is a fake, created with "particle synthesis." Arturis was attempting to deliver the Voyager crew to the Borg because he blames Voyager for the assimilation of his world (see "Scorpion, Part I" and "Scorpion, Part II").
The message actually said "We're sorry, here's all the information we have on the Delta Quadrant."
The Borg refer to Arturis' species as Species 116. At the time Seven was disconnected, the Borg had not assimilated Species 116. Yet....
Jack Shearer also played Admiral Hayes in the feature film Star Trek First Contact. Captain Picard took command of the fleet after Admiral Hayes' ship was destroyed.
Voyager received the message from Starfleet in the episode "Hunters".
With this episode, co-creator and executive producer Jeri Taylor leaves Voyager's production crew. She will still remain as a creative consultant to the show. Brannon Braga will step up as executive producer.
 

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