Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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The Killing Game 

After Voyager is captured by the Hirogens, the ship is turned into a massive holodeck so that the Hirogens can hunt members of the crew who have been fitted with new identities in various scenarios based upon Federation history.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Danny Goldring ... Alpha Hirogen / Nazi Commandant
Mark Deakins Mark Deakins ... Hirogen SS Officer
Mark Metcalf ... Hirogen Medic
J. Paul Boehmer ... German SS Officer
Paul Eckstein ... Young Hirogen (as Paul S. Eckstein)


The Hirogens capture Voyager turning it into one big holodeck setting up several scenarios using the Voyager crew members as prey. The memories of the Voyager crew are suppressed by use of implants and they are given new identities consistent with the scenario. Only the Doctor is free to save Voyager. Written by laird-3

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Release Date:

4 March 1998 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Voyager crew that took part in the WWII scenario were themselves playing Maquis - the terrorist group Voyager was pursuing which wound up sending them to the Delta Quadrant. The French anti-Nazi resistance was called the Maquis. See more »


When Neelix comes back from his first delivery, he says that he has befriended most of the men of the Gestapo. That is not possible in France because the Gestapo was rarely active outside of Germany and Austria. Furthermore Gestapo men would not be on garrison duty. See more »


Captain Kathryn Janeway: [as Katrine] Leave the war outside.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Star Trek returns to the Nazi well again
14 August 2016 | by manntis-960-710987See all my reviews

Why is it every Star Trek series feels the need to include a WWII episode? And once again, writers imagine that the only allies liberating France are the Americans - nevermind the massive involvement of Brits and Canadians in the Western advance.

If the Hirojans were really out for a challenging hunt and were adamant on using the 20th century for some reason, they should have chosen jungle stalking in Vietnam or one of the Pacific campaigns, or even a sniper battle in the trenches of WWI, not a scenario in which the Nazis had already conquered France and their prey were oppressed and undersupplied resistance.

This two-parter seemed like an excuse to use to use existing wardrobe and sets around the Paramount lot to save money and wrap it in a thin veneer of plot. The bloodless gun battles and lack of any real tension grew boring. If you want themes of love and war in this setting, there are far superior stories such as Black Book.

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