Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Flesh and Blood 

The Hirogen species sends Voyager a distress call when their holographic prey become too cunning and cannot be defeated.


Michael Vejar (as Mike Vejar)


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 6 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
Jeff Yagher ... Iden
Ryan Bollman ... Donik
Michael Wiseman ... Beta-Hirogen
Cindy Katz ... Kejal
Spencer Garrett ... Weiss
Vaughn Armstrong ... Alpha-Hirogen


The Hirogen species sends Voyager a distress call when their holographic prey become too cunning and cannot be defeated.

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29 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode is the third of only three feature-length episodes within all the Star Trek series that was not a series pilot or finale. The first was the Deep Space Nine Season 4 episode "The Way of the Warrior" and the second was the Voyager Season 5 episode "Dark Frontier". See more »


As Tuvok sneaks up behind a Hirogen in an early scene, one of the production crew is visible on the left portion of the screen. See more »


Chakotay: Couldn't we just extract their violent subroutines?
B'Elanna Torres: [assuming] It's possible.
The Doctor: That would be like declawing a cat. We'd be taking away any chance they have of defending themselves!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We'd also be preventing them from doing any more harm.
The Doctor: You wouldn't even be considering this if they were flesh and blood!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm not gonna let you turn this into an argument about holographic rights.
The Doctor: Why not? That's exactly what it is.
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References Star Trek: Voyager: Think Tank (1999) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Holograms Unite Part 1
17 September 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

OK. Since the Doc has his transmitter thing (which he seems to leave lying around like a pair of reading glasses) he has achieved a bit of humanity. But he is still a hologram with subroutines. Our hunter friends, the Hirogens, show up again. One of their holographic hunting grounds has left all but one of them dead. They have done a good job of programming and taken any restraints off. What they don't realize is that they have also allowed these things to evolve. Yes, but!

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