Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Voyager passes through a sector of space controlled by race which is deeply suspicious of telepathic lifeforms. Tuvok and others force the Voyager crew to develop a novel approach in order to pass through safely.


Les Landau


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mulgrew ... Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Harry Kim
Mark Harelik ... Devore Inspector Kashyk
Randy Oglesby ... Kir
J. Patrick McCormack J. Patrick McCormack ... Prax
Alexander Enberg ... Ensign Vorik
Randy Lowell ... Torat
Jake Sakson Jake Sakson ... Adar


Voyager passes through a sector of space controlled by a race which is deeply suspicious of telepathic lifeforms. The presence of Tuvok and some telepathic refugees force the Voyager crew to develop a novel concealment approach in order to pass through safely. Written by tafkas

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16 December 1998 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This takes place in 2375. See more »


Captain Janeway makes a log entry regarding the inspections and hiding of the telepathic crew members and refugees. The Inspector makes it known that he has access to Voyager's database and in theory would have access to these logs unless they were otherwise hidden, encrypted, or he didn't have clearance. However, we've seen that the Captain was able to encrypt a log entry during the Omega particle mission. It's not clear if he'd have had access to the logs or not. See more »


[Janeway has been deceived earlier by Inspector Kashyk]
Devore Inspector Kashyk: You created false readings.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: That is the theme for this evening, isn't it?
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References The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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13 November 2018 | by zitacarnoSee all my reviews

It seems there's a planet of extreme xenophobes who feel duty-bound to capture them and do goodness what else to them. But one of the inspectors doesn't feel that way, and when he approaches Capt. Janeway and tells her he wishes to defect the two form an alliance, however uneasy, and the two work with the Voyager crew to find a wormhole through which two families, all of whom are telepathic, can escape. (These fugitives would probably find a warm welcome on Vulcan where just about everybody has this ability.) As the story progresses we find everything, including humor---there's a scene where an army of those xenophobes overrun several decks, including Cargo Bay #1, and open up a number of crates and barrels to find---vegetables! I had a good laugh about this. Finally the problem is resolved as the two families of telepaths escape through the wormhole, and the fraidy-cat Devorans have something to think about. Incidentally---the inspector who succeeds in defecting is named Kashyk, which sounds like a variant of a Vulcan word "kashek", which means "the mind"---as in the phrase "wuh tepul t'wuh kashek" which translates as "the power of the mind". I wonder if he was a closet telepath himself? Anyway, a good story---and again, a lesson to be learned.

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