Basics, Part II
Original Air Date: September 4, 1996
Mission Stardate: 50032.7
The crew of the U.S.S. Voyager is stranded on the harsh volcanic planet Hanon IV, stripped of all their technology and supplies by the Kazon-Nistrim's Maje Jal Culluh, who has stolen their ship. Captain Kathryn Janeway attempts to keep her crew focused on hope and survival, but that isn't easy: A huge eel attacks and kills crew member Hogan from within a dark cave; primitive humanoids menace them; and the lava from the nearby volcanoes imperils them at every turn. The crew's only hope lies in space, where Lieutenant Tom Paris attempts to repair his shuttle and resume his mission to secure aid from the Talaxians. And on board Voyager - unbeknownst to either Culluh or the traitorous Seska - the reformed murderer Ensign Lon Suder hides between decks while the holographic Doctor plots in Sickbay to re-take the starship.
Aboard Voyager, Seska visits Sickbay to have her baby checked by the Doctor, only to learn the child's father is not Chakotay, but is instead Maje Culluh! Shortly thereafter, the Doctor discovers that Suder is still aboard and helps cover his trail as he gets to Sickbay, only to find that the confessed murderer refuses to use violence to retake the ship. Meanwhile, on the planet, Janeway and the others have found some shelter and food, but natives capture Neelix and Kes. And, finally within communication range of the Talaxians, Paris entreats Commander Paxim to aid him in retaking Voyager, promising him that he can find a way to circumvent all of the ship's defenses.
Although Commander Chakotay tries a non-violent rescue of Neelix and Kes, the savages soon chase them and their rescue party into the caves inhabited by the deadly land eel. Only their quick thinking - and the aid of Janeway and the other Voyager personnel - enables them to escape both the natives and the eel. On Voyager, Suder and the Doctor have been successfully sabotaging ship's systems, but Seska knows someone from the starship's crew must be onboard, and the Kazon begin a deck-by-deck search. To protect himself, Suder is forced to kill, reawakening the violent feelings he has long suppressed. Paris contacts the Doctor with a subspace message via an emergency medical channel, telling him that help is on the way and giving him further sabotage instructions.
Just as the Talaxians attack Voyager, Seska disables the Doctor's program, convinced that he is the saboteur. On the planet, the Voyager crew flees from their protective caves as a volcano erupts, spewing lava everywhere. In the process, Chakotay saves an alien woman's life, earning the friendship of the savages. In space, Paris has shielded his shuttle from sensors, and he attacks Voyager. Acting on the instructions he had been given previously by the Doctor, Suder invades engineering, killing all the Kazon there before sabotaging the phasers. However, a Kazon kills Suder just before Paris and the Talaxians intercept Voyager. Seska dies reaching for her baby, and Maje Culluh takes his son and orders his men to abandon ship. Paris pilots Voyager back to Hanon IV, where he rescues his crewmates.--courtesy of Star Trek Universe
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Original Air Date: September 11, 1996
Mission Stardate: 50126.4
Captain Kathryn Janeway summons Lieutenant Tuvok to the Bridge of the U.S.S Voyager to investigate a gaseous anomaly containing sirillium, a versatile energy source. When Tuvok sees the bright blue nebula on the ship's viewscreen, he begins shaking uncontollably, becoming dizzy and disoriented. On his way to Sickbay, Tuvok suddenly experiences a vision of a young girl calling to him for help; he sees himself as a boy, desperately trying to pull the girl up from the edge of a precipice. The young Tuvok can't hold on, and the girl falls screaming to her death. Covered in sweat, Tuvok collapses to the Sickbay floor, his eyes wide open with shock and fear.
The Doctor says that Tuvok's attack could have been caused by a repressed memory, but Tuvok insists that he doesn't remember the girl or the incident on the cliff. The Doctor tells Captain Janeway that unless the memory is brought to the surface, Tuvok could suffer brain damage and death. Janeway agrees to participate in a Vulcan mind meld to act as an objective guide and counselor during the process of re-living Tuvok's past.
Instead of taking them to the memory of the cliff, the mind meld brings Tuvok and Janeway back 80 years to the Bridge of the U.S.S. Excelsior, where Tuvok served his first deep space assignment as junior science officer under Captain Hikaru Sulu. They relive the Excelsior's confrontation with the Klingon Commander Kang and a battle with three Klingon warships while on a secret mission to rescue Captain James Kirk and Dr. Leonard McCoy from a Klingon prison planet. During the battle, Lieutenant Dmitri Valtane is killed, and dies in his friend Tuvok's arms.
Monitoring the mind meld, the Doctor discovers a third memory engram on his scanners. He realizes it is some kind of virus in Tuvok's brain, and he destroys it with radiation treatment. The virus turns out to be a parasite that manifested itself as a traumatic false memory that its host would repress, enabling it to hide and survive until the death of its host; it migrated from Valtane to Tuvok when Valtane died.--courtesy of Star Trek Universe
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Original Air Date: September 18, 1996
Mission Stardate: 50156.2
A semiconscious Ensign Harry Kim is dumped down a tube, falling to the floor in a dark and sweltering prison. The savage inmates welcome the newcomer by beating him senseless, but as he fights back, Kim sees a familiar face - his crewmate and friend from the starship U.S.S Voyager, Lieutenant Tom Paris. But Kim is attacked by Paris as well, and then taken by the brutish Pit. Paris demands Pit turn Kim over to him, claiming he was the man who betrayed him to a tribunal for a bombing on Akritiri. Soon after, in a dirty shelter, Paris explains to Kim that he had to attack him, or the other prisoners would have seen him as weak. Paris has been in the prison for two days with no food or water...and he fears that he and Kim are not likely to escape alive.
Trading stories, Paris and Kim discover that they had both been hauled before the Akritirian Tribunal, which convicted them of bombing the Laktivia Recreational Facility, a crime that killed forty-seven Patrollers. They are now in an underground prison, with electronic clamps implanted onto their skulls, which make them more aggressive as time passes. Aboard Voyager, Captain Kathryn Janeway receives a transmission from Ambassador Liria, informing her that Paris and Kim have been imprisoned for the bombing; evidence from the bomb site has convinced the Akritirians that Voyager is aiding one of the planet's rebel factions, the Open Sky terrorists. Voyager then retreats from the sector, following a brief confrontation with two Akritirian ships.
In the prison, Paris and Kim try to short-circuit a force-field surrounding the chute which seems to be the only exit or entrance. Shortly after, another inmate stabs Paris, forcing Kim to make a deal with inmate Zio to save his friend's life. Kim and Zio eventually climb the chute, only to discover they are not underground, but are imprisoned aboard an orbiting satellite. Meanwhile, Voyager's crew finds - on an Akritirian ship - the real saboteurs: Vel and his fourteen-year-old sister, Piri, both of whom aided the rebel freedom fighters as part of a movement towards civil war.
As Paris' health worsens and he begins hallucinating that Kim is his enemy, Kim realizes the Zio is insane; now Kim and Paris must face the manacing prison hordes without Zio's protection. On Voyager, Janeway learns the the Akritirians will not reverse her crewman's convictions, so she strikes a deal with Vel: He gives her the location and security codes for the maximum-security facility, and she lets him and his sister go. A rescue party raids the prison using Neelix's old Talaxian ship, freeing Paris and Kim. Back aboard Voyager, the two friends head towards a much-needed meal, knowing that when the situation had been at its grimmest, they could still rely on one another.--courtesy of Star Trek Universe
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Original Air Date: September 25, 1996
Mission Stardate: 50252.3
The Doctor's rehearsal of an opera duet on the Holodeck is interrupted when he is called to treat the severely injured Lieutenant Paris who, while aboard a shuttlecraft with Torres, has been attacked by an unknown alien force. When The Doctor cannot remember the medical procedures necessary to save Paris, it is discovered that the Emergency Medical Holograph database has overloaded and The Doctor's memory circuits are rapidly degrading.
While the rest of the crew fends off the cluster of alien ships -- the first they have ever encountered with transporter technology in Delta Quadrant - Torres attempts to reinitialize The Doctor's program, but forewarns that her efforts would restore the original E.M.H program, causing The Doctor to in effect, be erased.As the rapidly failing Doctor becomes more and more disoriented, Kes pleads for an alternative remedy. So Torres leads The Doctor to the Holodeck where the enter Jupiter Station, the place where his database was originally written, and find that the diagnostic matrix is a holographic recreation of his creator, Dr. Lewis Zimmerman.--courtesy of StarTrek.com
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Original Air Date: October 2, 1996
Mission Stardate: 50074.3
Still searching for a way back home, the crew of the U.S.S Voyager is given hope when they discover a wormhole that appears and disappears in a solar system in the Delta Quadrant. Captain kathryn Janeway theorizes that although the wormhole's exit is in a different spot each time it appears, the location of its entrance may be constant...and that it may eventually lead back to the Alpha Quadrant. That theory gains credence when Voyager's crew detects energy emanations from a replicator while scanning Takar, a nearby pre-industrial Class-M planet. Janeway dispatches an away team consisting of Commander Chakotay and Lieutenant Tom Paris to the planet's surface to investigate the replicator energy. But what the two officers discover is not at all what they expect; the Holy Sages worshipped by the planet's inhabitants are a pair of Ferengi!
Back aboard Voyager, Janeway orders Ensign Harry Kim and Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres to continue to investigate the wormhole, and they discover that it does indeed lead to the Alpha quadrant. But Voyager isn't fast enough to get to the wormhole before it collapses, so they now must find a way to bring the wormhole to the ship. Meanwhile, down on the planet, Chakotay and Paris are stunned to find that the two Ferengi - Arridor and Kol - have used a replicator as their "Holy Icon," dazzling the Takarian people, who have elevated them to the status of demigods.
Lieutenant Tuvok soon learns that the Ferengi were lost inside a wormhole in the Alpha Quadrant seven years previously, evidently ending up in the Delta Quadrant, where they co-opted the Takarian people's legends of two saviors from the sky. Janeway resolves that if they can find a way to return home, they will take the Ferengi with them and free the Takarians from the Ferengi's oppressive greed. However, when she beams the two startled Ferengi aboard Voyager, Arridor complicates matters by claiming that the loss of their Sages could drive the Takarians to despair. Now Janeway's crew must find a way to fool the Ferengi into voluntarily leaving their exalted postions.
Disguised as the Grand Proxy - messenger for the Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance - Neelix tells the Ferengi they must leave the planet, but his deception is uncovered. Then a street bard identifies Neelix as the Holy Pilgrim, come to take the Grand Sages back to the stars, and some additional trickery from Voyager's crew makes the ruse complete. Voyager's crew beams the Sages and the Pilgrim aboard, narrowly preventing the Takarians from burning them all at the stake. Soon after, Arridor and Kol escape the Federation ship. Aboard their own shuttlecraft, the Ferengi are accidentally sucked into the wormhole, which collapses shortly after their entry. Unable to follow, Voyager resumes its long journey home.--courtesy of Star Trek Universe
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Original Air Date: October 9, 1996
Mission Stardate: 50203.1
The Voyager crew picks up passengers from the homeworld Enara Prime and learns of their telepathic ability. Before long, Lieutenant Torres begins having intense, sensuous dreams of herself as a young girl involved in a forbidden romance with Dathan, a member of the Regressives, a subgroup which once resisted Enaran technology. The dreams turn haunting for Torres as the young girl's father Jareth, participates in a resettlement of the Regressives -- and eventually their total extermination. Strongly affected by the horrible visions, Torres realizes that the Enarans have concealed a part of their history from their descendants and that one of them aboard Voyager doesn't want her buried memories to die.--courtesy of StarTrek.com
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Original Air Date: October 30, 1996
Mission Stardate: 50063.2
Kes is left for dead after she enters a sacred shrine on the Nechani homeworld and is hit by a mysterious energy burst. The Nechani explain to Janeway that monks receive purification of their souls in the shrine and the spirits have punished Kes for trespassing. While Neelix researches the shrine and the ritual the monks undergo there, Janeway undergoes the arduous rite of passage herself. Although she is certain there's a scientific reason for the energy burst, she hopes to beg to the mercy of the "spirits" and save Kes.--courtesy of StarTrek.com
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Future's End, Part I
Original Air Date: November 6, 1996
Mission Stardate: Unknown
Something crashes to Earth in 1967 in the High Sierra mountain range, and its arrival has resonances three centuries into the future. Then, in the Delta Quadrant, Captain Kathryn Janeway is about to indulge in a game of tennis. Suddenly a time-space rift opens before her ship, the U.S.S Voyager, and another ships emerges, firing upon them! Upon hailing their attacker, the crew of Voyager is startled to hear the sole occupant claim to be Captain Braxton of the Federation timeship Aeon, sent back in time from the 29th century to destroy Voyager before it can cause a temporal cataclysm. When both ships are pulled into the time-space rift, they arrive at Earth. There's only one thing that spoils the homecoming for Voyager's crew; the year is 1996.
Putting the ship behind full sensors to hide it from Earth's radar and satellite tracking, Janeway assembles an away team to beam down to Los Angeles, where anachronistic subspace readings have been detected. With the captain are Commander Chakotay, Lieutenant Tuvok, and Lieutenant Tom Paris, while Ensign Harry Kim is left in charge of the ship. What they find below is Braxton, now thirty years older and homeless; it was his ship that crashed in 1967.
The only witness to Braxton's crash was Henry Starling, who is now CEO of computer megacorporation Chronowerx. Starling is informed of Voyager's arrival by Rain Robinson, a young graduate student working at Griffith Observatory, whose work he has bankrolled. Against Starling's wishes, Robinson sends a standard greeting to the "UFO", prompting Janeway to dispatch Tuvok and Paris to investigate her and make sure the timeline is not compromised. As Janeway soon discovers, Starling has Braxton's timeship, and is the true cause of the explosion which is to destroy Earth in the 29th century.
Starling orders his security chief to get rid of Robinson, whom he now considers a liability, but a now-exposed Paris and Tuvok save her. Later, Janeway and Chakotay break into Starling's office, but are caught. In a dangerous rescue attempt, Kim brings Voyager low over Los Angeles, but things do not go as planned. Though the two senior officers are rescued, Starling manages to download one-fifth of Voyager's computer files - including the program for the holographic Doctor. Even worse, news broadcasts in Los Angeles are showing footage of the starship Voyager!--courtesy of Star Trek Universe
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Future's End, Part II
Original Air Date: November 13, 1996
Mission Stardate: 50312.5
Trapped on Earth in 1996 Los Angeles, Lieutenants Tuvok and Tom Paris have saved the life of Rain Robinson, one of only three people who know about the orbiting U.S.S. Voyager. The other two are Chronowerx CEO Henry Starling and his security chief, Dunbar. Starling is not only in possession of a Federation timeship from the 29th century, but he has also managed to download 20 percent of Voyager's computer core, including the holographic Doctor. Aboard Voyager - which has been spotted by Los Angeles news photographers - Captain Kathryn Janewayand her crew must find a way to recover their data and stop Starling from using the timeship Aeon, or Earth will be destroyed in the 29th century.
When a "panicked" Robinson calls Starling, telling him that she is afraid that someone is after her - to trap him - he goes to pick her up, bringing the holographic Doctor along. The Doctor has been equipped with a 29th-century holo-emitter which enables him to materialize outside of the holographically-equipped rooms. When Commander Chakotay and Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres attempt to make a rescue in one of Voyager's shuttles, they manage to beam Starling back to Voyager, but Starling cripples the shuttle and it crashes to Earth. Unaware of that fact, the Doctor and Robinson have escaped, rejoining Tuvok and Paris.
The shuttle crashes somewhere in Arizona, and Torres and Chakotay are captured by militiamen, who fear that the Starfleet officers are government spies. Back aboard Voyager, Janeway attempts to reason with Starling, who warns her that if she tampers with the timeship, it will explode and destroy Los Angeles. Tuvok and the Doctor make a daring raid on the militia compound, freeing Torres and Chakotay, but things aren't going so well on Voyager; Starling has been beamed out by Dunbar, and he prepares to launch the timeship from Los Angeles.
Dunbar manges to decoy Tuvok and the others, giving Starling enough time to launch the Aeon into space. As Voyager gives chase - joined by the Earthbound crewmembers in the newly-repaired shuttle - Starling begins to open an unstable spatio-temporal rift. Janeway manually programs a photon torpedo, which destroys the timeship just before it can enter the rift. Seemingly trapped in the 20th century, the crew is surprised at the arrival of the Aeon from the newly-restored 29th century. Captain Braxton returns them to their own time, and they celebrate the future in the mess hall, along with the holographically-emitted Doctor.--courtesy of Star Trek Universe
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Original Air Date: November 20, 1996
Mission Stardate: 50348.1
The sensors on board U.S.S Voyager have detected a derelict alien vessel adrift in space. With the damaged craft's warp core about to breach, the three surviving crewmembers are beamed to Voyager's Sickbay. There, the holographic Doctor and his nurse, Kes, try to aid the two men and one woman. One of the men - Tieran - grabs Kes, gripping her stongly as he slips away into death. Later, the two survivors - Nori and Adin - meet with Captain Kathryn Janeway, promising that the autarch of their homeworld will be grateful when they are returned to their planet, Ilari. Although she is fighting off headaches, Kes takes an immediate liking to the survivors, even telling her significant other, Neelix that they should spend some time apart!
When Voyager arrives in orbit around Ilari, a representative of the autarch beams aboard, but Kes kills him and the transporter chief with phaser-fire. Knocking Janeway unconcious, Kes, Nori and Adin beam a shuttlecraft into space, then transport themselves aboard it! Kes has been taken over by the spirit of Tieran, a dangerous warlord who was once autarch on Ilari, and who has found a way to transfer his spirit from body to body, becoming immortal. Janeway and her command crew meet with Demmas, the eldest son of the current autarch, who is convinced that Kes/Tieran now intends to kill his father and take his place. Even worse, Demmas tells Janeway that the mind-transfer is irreversible; Kes is lost forever.
In a savage blitz, Kes/Tieran and her supporters beam into the Imperial Hall, kill the autarch, and capture his other son, Ameron. Kes/Tieran is autarch once again, and she bargains with Ameron to team with her against his brother. As the Ilari population heads toward civil war, the Doctor discovers a way to force Tieran's consciousness from Kes using a synaptic stimulator...but someone has to get close enough to her to place the device on her body. Lieutenant Tuvok volunteers, going undercover in the Imperial Hall, but Kes senses his presence; although he puts the device on her, she removes it quickly. Tuvok does manage to mind-link with Kes momentarily however, encouraging what's left of her consciousness to fight Tieran from within.
Indeed, Kes wears away at Tieran's mind, and at a celebration - at which Kes/Tieran announces her upcoming marriage to Ameron, the autarch's younger son - things begin to fall apart for the warlord. Voyager and Demmas' fleet launch an attack, and a rescue team from the Federation ship invades the Imperial Hall. Tieran's opponents drive him from Kes, forcing him to commandeer Ameron's body; Kes then uses the stimulator to banish Tieran's consciousness into oblivion, ending his reign of terror. But the nightmare isn't over for Kes. Even after returning to Voyager, the Ocampan finds that the experience has changed her. What will the future hold for her now?--courtesy of Star Trek Universe
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The Q and the Grey
Original Air Date: November 27, 1996
Mission Stardate: 50384.2
The crew members of the U.S.S Voyager are treating themselves to a front-row seat at a rare cosmic event - the explosion of a supernove. They are awed and delighted at the spectacle, and afterward, Captain Janeway retires for the evening. But she finds her quarters converted into a romantic love nest, with candles, roses, champagne, red satin sheets and heart-shaped pillows awaiting her. Suddenly, the rougish, omnipotent being known as Q emerges from the next room. Q refuses to leave, and begins making romantic overtures to an exasperated Janeway, even changing her uniform to a negligee with a snap of his fingers. Janeway rebuffs him, but is struck speechless when Q reveals the reason for his visit: He wants Janeway to be the mother of his child.
Janeway's troubles begin to multiply with two other incidents: A female Q arrives, jealous of Q's attention to the Captain, and sensors detect two other supernovas occurring nearby - a cosmic impossibility. As multiple shockwaves head toward Voyager, Q transports himself and Janeway into the Q Continuum, where Janeway finds herself dressed as a Southern belle inside a Civil War-era manor house.
Q tells her the Continuum is being devastated by a civil war caused by the death of the Q known as Quinn on board Voyager a year before. Q had continued Quinn's crusade for freedom and individuality, leading a faction in revolt against the forces that would maintain the stagnant status quo of the Continuum, and the resulting cosmic battle for supremacy is causing galaxy-wide spatial disruptions. Q hoped to restore peace by mating with Janeway and creating a new breed of Q, combining his omnipotence with the best qualities of humanity. Meanwhile, the female Q, trapped on Voyager without her powers, devises a means to allow the ship to enter the Continuum by flying through one of the spatial disruptions - in this case, the heart of one of the supernovas.
With Q wounded in battle, Janeway goes to the enemy camp to seek a truce, but they are both captured and put before a firing squad. Seconds before their execution, the encampment comes under attack by the Voyager crew, themselves dressed in Civil War garb. A cease fire is called when Lieutenant Paris captures the leader of the rival Q faction. The female Q accepts Q's offer to become the "parents of peace" by themselves mating, which they do on the spot by touching their index fingers together. The Voyager crew instantly find themselves back on the Bridge, with the war over. In her ready room, Janeway discovers Q playing with his child, a bouncing baby boy dressed in a Starfleet uniform. Q says his new responsibilities have changed him for the better. Janeway is honored when asked to be the baby's godmother, and Q promises to bring his son back for "Auntie Kathy" to baby-sit.--courtesy of Star Trek Universe
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Original Air Date: December 11, 1996
Mission Stardate: 50425.1
Returning to the U.S.S Voyager from a trade mission with the Tak Tak race, Captain Kathryn Janeway and Neelix find that the ship is not at the rendevous point, but is instead adrift more than a light year away. There seems to be no external damage to the ship, but Janeway gets no response to her hails, nor any clear lifesign readings. Once on board, the pair find the ship at red alert, and the corridors strangely empty. Cautiously exploring the darkened halls of the ghost ship, they hear a low humming sound, like a distorted wasp. Following the sound to a transporter room, they find a large hole punctured through one of the floor panels. The panel is covered in a yellowish slime, which contains proteins and fragments of non-humanoid DNA. The captain realizes something has invaded Voyager.
As Janeway and Neelix ride a turbolift to the Bridge, a scaly, needle-like alien stinger breaks through the turbolift wall and sprays Neelix with slime, but the captain fights it off. When Neelix is later attacked and dragged away by one of the creatures, Janeway, now the sole defender of the ship, equips herself with a phaser rifle, medkit and plasma grenade. In the darkened mess hall, she finally finds some of her crew - their still bodies strewn on the floor and on tables, as if hauled there and dumped.
Suddenly Janeway is attacked by a large lifeform hovering in mid-air, featureless except for a deadly stinger protruding from its maw. She shoots it and runs to Sickbay, where the Doctor explains to her that during an away mission to stop a viral outbreak at a minig colony, several viral organisms were inadvertantly beamed up and swiftly infested the ship. The viruses absorb growth hormones from their hosts, and use them to grow by a factor of billions. The large "macroviruses" easily overcame the crew.
The Doctor has created an antidote to the macrovirus, but an attempt to flood the ship with the synthetic antigen is interrupted by an attack from a Tak Tak ship. They have come to "purify" the infected Voyager - and since there is no known cure for the macrovirus, purification means destruction. Janeway manages to stall the TakTak, but their attack has damaged the systems necessary to deliver the cure to the crew. Now she must find a way to lure all of the macroviruses to one place on the ship.
Janeway begins running Neelix's holodeck resort program, and the macroviruses swarm onto the holodeck, lured by the characters' infrared signatures. She then rigs an "antigen bomb" using a plasma grenade and a canister containing the Doctor's antidote. The captain is attacked by a macrovirus, but after a fierce battle, kills it and tosses her antigen bomb into the swarm with only seconds to spare. The macroviruses are destroyed, the doctor revives the rest of the crew, and the Tak Tak "purification" is called off.--courtesy of Star Trek Universe
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Original Air Date: January 8, 1997
Mission Stardate: Unknown
When the U.S.S. Voyager crew transports to the heavily secured space station to trade for supplies, Neelix meets up with Wixiban, an old Talaxian acquaintance who dupes him into using Federation shuttlecraft to traffic narcotic substances. When Wixiban murders one of his drug buyers, Paris and Chakotay are implicated while a guilt-riden Neelix returns to the ship.--courtesy of StarTrek.com
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Original Air Date: January 15, 1997
Mission Stardate: 50460.3
Disturbed by the fact that he's falling in love with Marayna, a Holodeck character, Ensign Kim begs Tuvok to teach him how Vulcans to suppress their emotions. When Tuvok intervenes, Marayna befriends and tries to seduce him, too. A jealous Kim is infuriated with Tuvok but then Marayna reveals her true intentions.--courtesy of StarTrek.com
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Original Air Date: January 29, 1997
Mission Stardate: 50518.6
After her shuttlecraft crash lands, a critically injured Captain Janeway is attacked by Vidiians and has a mysterious near death experience during which she encounters her father, Admiral Janeway.--courtesy of StarTrek.com
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Original Air Date: February 5, 1997
Mission Stardate: 50537.2
During their exploration of a decimated colony, the Voyager Away Team is thrown into turmoil with the sudden onset of the Vulcan mating season. The ensuing, irrational advances of a Vulcan crew member wreak havoc when they trigger Lieutenant Torres' involuntary Klingon mating instincts. Meanwhile, Commander Chakotay spots the remains of one of the colony's invaders - The Borg.--courtesy of StarTrek.com
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Original Air Date: February 12, 1997
Mission Stardate: 50614.2
Returning from an exploratory mission in the Nekrit Expanse, Commander Chakotay and Ensign Kaplan receive a Federation distress signal - but it isn't originating from the U.S.S. Voyager! Heading toward a densly-populated planet, Chakotay lands the shuttle in a war zone. A group of humanoids attacks the two Voyager officers, killing Kaplan; a wounded Chakotay is soon rescued by another group of humanoids, all of whom are disguised and hooded. Awakening in a bunker, Chakotay is pleased to find that one of his rescuers is a human woman named Riley Frazier. But he is unaware that she hides a powerful secret...and that his mysterious rescuers are somehow connected to the huge Borg cube which Voyager's crew has just discovered floating dead in space.
Looking to find a weakness in the Borg weaponry, Captain Kathryn Janeway dispatches an away team from Voyager to collect data from the inoperative Borg cube. The team retrieves a perfectly-preserved Borg corpse, and the knowledge that something - or someone - deactivated the ship five years ago. Down on the planet, Chakotay learns the fate of the Borg cube's survivors; released from the collective mind of the Borg, the escapees came to the planet to rebuild their lives, forging tentative alliances, but also fighting never-ending battles against other former members of the collective.
When Chakotay's injuries begin degrading his neural system, he must agree to allow Frazier and her collegues to re-link their minds through their still-functional Borg neural processors; they then enter his mind to repair the damage, but the mind-link lingers after he awakens, bringing him closer to Frazier. After Voyager arrives and Chakotay and Frazier beam aboard, the human/Borg woman proposes a radical idea: In order to establish peace among the planet's warring ex-Borg factions, she wants the crew of Voyager to help reestablish the neural link between all the refugees. But to accomplish this, they must restart the Borg cube's neuroelectric generator - risking the cube's complete reactivation!
Uneasy about this dangerous plan, Janeway refuses the cooperative's request, but after Chakotay helps deliver supplies to the camp on the planet's surface, he commandeers a shuttle in response to the mind-link's residual pull. He transports to the Borg cube, where a Voyager security team fires upon him but fails to prevent him from activating the neural device which restores the refugees' mind-link. Chakotay and the others narrowly escape the cube when several dead Borg revive, but the "New Cooperative" causes the vessel's self-destruction. As Voyager departs the newly-linked refugees' world, Chakotay and Janeway can only wonder how long the New Cooperative will remain peaceful.--courtesy of Star Trek Universe
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Original Air Date: February 19, 1997
Mission Stardate: 50693.2
To improve his performance as the ship's physician, The Doctor undertakes a personality enhancement project on the Holodeck, incorporating several accomplished historical figure's traits and temperaments into his Starfleet database. But he also adopts several aberrant character traits from those non-fictional figures and is soon over taken by a dangerous, cruel Mister Hyde-like personality.
Meanwhile, the U.S.S. Voyager hosts the Mikhal Travelers, a race of explorers with extensive knowledge of the territory. As Kes spends time with one of them, Zahir, she's overwhelmed with feelings that, having lived one third of her life, she's reached a crossroads and asks permission to leave the ship.--courtesy of StarTrek.com
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Original Air Date: February 26, 1997
Mission Stardate: Unknown
When a Nezu planet is bombarded by asteroids and its inhabitants are facing evacuation, Voyager intervenes by sending Tuvok and Neelix to join several prominent members of the Nezu on a rescue mission. Soon it is learned that there's a traitor in their midst, and Tuvok's condescending attitude pushes Neelix to the breaking point.--courtesy of StarTrek.com
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Original Air Date: March 19, 1997
Mission Stardate: 50732.4
Ensign Kim instinctively leads the ship to the mysterious Taresian homeworld where a shocking story of his birth is told by members of the almost exclusively female population -- he's part alien -- and they want him for reproductive purposes.--courtesy of StarTrek.com
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Before & After
Original Air Date: April 9, 1997
Mission Stardate: Multiple
COMING SOON...U.S.S. Voyager's Ocampan crewmember Kes looks up from her bed in Sickbay, where a familiar-but-somehow-different-looking Doctor prepares her for a treatment within a bio-temporal chamber. When she next awakens, it is to the voice of her grandson, Andrew, but she doesn't know him. She does not remember the man whom her heir calls Dr. Van Gogh, nor can she recall much about her past at all. Captain Chakotay enters, and the Doctor tells him that Kes' moriloguim is wiping her memory clean. And then, just as her cells begin to enter a state of bio-temporal flux, Kes wakes up in her own bed. She enters her living room, where her daughter, Linnis, and grandson discuss her birthday. But why doesn't she remember her own daughter?
During another Sickbay visit, the Doctor tells her that she is losing her memory due to morilogium, the final phase of her nine-year Ocampan life cycle. Her husband, Tom Paris, and Linnis' husband, Harry Kim, try to help the Doctor figure out what's wrong, and why she's having delusions about the bio-temporal chamber and a birthday gift she has yet to receive. And then, in a flash, Kes is at her own ninth birthday party, in a crowd of strangers she doesn't know. Slowly, she, the Doctor, Paris, and Chakotay begin piecing together the possibilities; either she's experiencing some kind of temporal anomaly, or she's developing the ability to see future events.
Kes and Paris discuss an attack by the Krenim in which she was exposed to chroniton radiation - which can create a state of temporal flux - but before they can explore the matter further, Kes is back in her quarters six months prior, holding baby Andrew in her arms. She knows now that she is jumping backwards through time! With help from the Doctor and the crew, Kes discovers the reason: In a future attempt to stop Kes from dying, the Doctor puts her in a bio-temporal chamber which reactivates the residual Krenim chroniton radiation within her body. Now the crew must purge Kes of the radiation's specific temporal variance or she will continue to regress in time...perhaps to a time before her own birth!
Kes continues moving backwards, re-experiencing the birth of her daughter, just prior to the Krenim attack that initially exposed Kes to the chroniton radiation. Next, she witnesses an earlier Krenim attack, during which her knowledge of the future helps the crew destroy the Krenim ship, but not before its chroniton torpedoes rupture Voyager's hull. Kes learns the weapon's temporal variance, then takes that knowledge back with her six years into her past. The crew formulates the idea of putting her in a bio-temporal chamber and bombarding her with antichroniton particles, hoping to cleanse her of the chroniton radiation and restore her temporal synchronization with their present. But as the treatment begins, Kes jumps back to her first days on Voyager, then to her childhood, her birth, her conception...and then she is gone. Kes is born again, then flashes forward to three years and two months old, when the Doctor manages to purge her completely of chroniton particles in the bio-temporal chamber. Kes tells her friends on Voyager a little of their future, knowing that her knowledge of the Krenim will alter the life she has just...unlived.--courtesy of Star Trek Universe
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Original Air Date: April 23, 1997
Mission Stardate: 50836.2
It could be any day in the life of a perfect family in their perfect home. Ever cheerful, mother Charlene and the two kids, Jeffery and Belle, line up to see Dad off to work. But "Dad" is the Emergency Medical Hologram aboard the starship U.S.S Voyager, and his family is a holographic construct, designed to help him understand humanity better. Meanwhile, the crew of Voyager discovers a space station that has been ripped apart, a plasma wake through its subspace debris leaving the only clue to its attacker's identity. Captain Kathryn Janeway orders her crew to follow the trail, unaware that her vessel is careening toward a deadly subspace anomaly.
When Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres and the Ocampan nurse Kes are invited to dinner with the Doctor's holographic family, they are stunned at how perfect the wife and children are. Torres challenges the Doctor to let her "tweak" the program in order to make his family behave more realistically. Soon, the crew of Voyager faces another challenge, as the trail they followed leads them to empty space. While there, a subspace plasma eddy appears, endangering the ship; when the phenomenon abruptly disappears, Commader Chakotay theorizes that Voyager might harness the plasma energy - should the vortex reappear - greatly boosting the ship's power!
To his horror, the Doctor discovers that Torres' modification to his holo-program have resulted in some massive changes to his fantasy family. His wife works her own job, he has to cook, his daughter is whiny, and his rebellious son listens to loud Klingon music! But when the Doctor struggles to impose order on his family, he succeeds only in driving his wife and son away. Meanwhile, outside the Doctor's holo-"reality", Lieutenant Tom Paris undertakes a dangerous shuttle mission to collect data on the subspace vortexes - one of which suddenly sucks him inside it.
The Doctor's daughter, Belle, suffers an accident playing Parrises Squares, and despite his best efforts to save her, the little girl's condition rapidly deteriorates. Exiting the program rather than facing the loss of a child, the Doctor is counseled by Paris, who has just narrowly escaped death within the "middle-space" realm of the astral vortexes. Steeling himself, the Doctor returns to his family, embracing his wife and son as his daughter slips away into death. Their shared grief brings the Doctor and his holographic loved ones closer together than ever before.--courtesy of Star Trek Universe
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Original Air Date: April 30, 1997
Mission Stardate: Unknown
The U.S.S. Voyager crew are unwitting research subjects after scientists of the Voth race, saurian-like aliens who believe they were the first intelligent beings to evolve in the Delta Quadrant, discover the human remains of a U.S.S. Voyager crewman (Lieutenant Hogan killed in the episode "Basics, Part I") and find a genetic pattern similar to their own. When Gegen, the chief researcher, suggests that based on these findings, the true origin of the Voth is Earth, their leader, Minister Odala, deems him a heretic. To prove his theory, Gegen and his assistant Veer track down the U.S.S. Voyager, infiltrate the ship and take their next research subject, Chakotay, hostage.--courtesy of StarTrek.com
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Worst Case Scenario
Original Air Date: May 7, 1997
Mission Stardate: Unknown
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres is approached in the corridors of the starsip U.S.S. Voyager by first officer Commander Chakotay. When they discuss their mutual dissatisfaction with the way the ship is being run, Chakotay tells her that all of the Maquis crewmembers and many of the Starfleet crew are about to mutiny against Captain Kathryn Janeway and Lieutenant Tuvok. Later, after Janeway departs on a diplomatic mission with Lieutenant Tom Paris, the Bridge is overrun by the mutineers, who stun Tuvok with a phaser blast. The Maquis quickly move through the ship, overtaking it deck by deck, and soon the entire ship is under Maquis control.
During the mutiny, Torres is surprised to find that the mutineers are joined by Seska, a Maquis who once betrayed Voyager to the Kazon, and was thought to be dead. Now that the ship is theirs, the Maquis face other issues. Just as Chakotay gives the Starfleet crew an ultimatum - they must join the Maquis or be dropped off at the next habitable planet - Tom Paris enters the scene. Torres freezes the story, now revealed to be a holonovel. Torres and Paris agree to tell Captain Janeway about the program, and to attempt to root out its author's encrypted identity, but not before allowing the program to conclude, with Paris inserted as an ensign.
Back on the real ship, more of the ship's senior staff have discovered the holonovel; Janeway brings the issue up at a staff meeting, finding the holonovel harmless fun. The identity of the holonovel's author is revealed to be Tuvok, who wrote the story long ago as a tactical training exercise. Paris attempts to write a conclusion to the now-popular story, but his efforts are continually hampered by his compatriots, who try to influence the outcome to better their "characters".
Unfortunately, before her death, the real Seska had altered the program, and Paris and Tuvok become trapped in the holonovel without the protection of the holodeck's safety protocols. As the two crewmen try to stay alive, Janeway and Torres attempt to rewrite the programming from outside the holodeck. Soon enough, Seska captures and prepares to execute Paris and Tuvok, but a last-minute trick from the Vulcan officer leaves the Seska hologram "dead" instead. Later, the Voyager crewmembers push their ideas for future holonovels onto Tuvok and Paris, motivating Tuvok to promise that his future literary projects will deal with subject matter far less close to home.--courtesy of Star Trek Universe
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Original Air Date: May 14, 1997
Mission Stardate: 50912.4
One by one, Janeway's crew suddenly and mysteriously trades places with Mercurial aliens from Nyria Three. As Janeway quickly becomes surrounded by these seemingly perplexed strangers who react strongly to the ship's temperature and lights, she must scramble to keep control of her ship. Meanwhile her confused crew is transplanted to an idyllic yet artificial world.--courtesy of StarTrek.com
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Scorpion, Part I
Original Air Date: May 21, 1997
Mission Stardate: 50984.3
Two massive Borg cubes travel through space, when a pair of energy beams suddenly lash out at the cubes, utterly annihilating them. Meanwhile, aboard the U.S.S. Voyager, Captain Janeway is on the holodeck persuading a holographic Leonardo da Vinci to allow her the use of a workspace in his shop. Her relaxation is interrupted by terrifying news. Telemetry from a long-range probe shows a Borg ship, and the probe's capture and analysis by the Borg. The inevitable has happened - Voyager is entering the heart of Borg territory, which includes thousands of systems. There is no going around it, and if the crew ever wants to get home, they have no choice but to go straight through.
The ship heads for the "Northwest Passage", a narrow corridor of space apparently free from Borg activity. Voyager soon comes upon the shattered remains of fifteen borg vessels, and the crew is stunned to realize that the Borg were destroyed by an unknown force.
While investigating the wreckage of a cube, Commander Chakotay, Lieutenant Tuvok and Ensign Harry Kim determine that a systerious squid-shaped form attached to the cube is an organic bioship with living technology. Seconds before they beam back, a horrifying giant alien smashes through a wall and claws Kim. Kim is swiftly taken over by an alien infection, which begins to eat him alive. As Voyager escapes, Kes gets a powerful telepathic communication from the alien that "The weak will perish".
Downloaded Borg data reveals that the aliens, designated Species 8472, are at war with the Borg and winning. The crew also discovers that their escape route through Borg space, the Northwest Passage, is actually where Species 8472 is entering this galaxy through a quantum singularity. Unwilling to turn the ship around, Janeway decides to make a deal with the devil to get her crew home - a temporary alliance with the Borg, where she will give them a bioweapon developed by the Doctor to defeat Species 8472 in exchange for Voyager's safe passage through Borg space. Approaching a Borg planet, Voyager is captured in a tractor beam, and Janeway is beamed aboard a Borg cube. As she negotiates, several bioshhips suddenly attack, blowing the planet to bits. As it is pummeled by debris, the cube tries to escape, dragging Voyager helplessly along with it.--courtesy of Star Trek Universe
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