Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Alliances 

Janeway tries to make an alliance with a Kazon sect for their own protection and so they can continue their journey through the Delta Quadrant.

Director:

Les Landau

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mulgrew ... Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Commander Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lieutenant Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lieutenant Tuvok
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Charles Lucia ... Mabus (as Charles O. Lucia)
Anthony De Longis ... First Maje Culluh
Martha Hackett ... Seska
Raphael Sbarge ... Michael Jonas
Larry Cedar ... Tersa
John Gegenhuber John Gegenhuber ... Jal Surat
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Storyline

Finding themselves the underdog of the Delta Quadrant, Voyager attempts to form an alliance with select Kazon sects. Janeway also inducts the Trabe, a race once made up of tyrants who oppressed the Kazon but now are scattered and vulnerable. When the groups gather for talks, Janeway suspects the Trabe may not be as frail as they claim. Written by Meribor

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1996 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Tuvok recalls how Spock helped to forge an alliance between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, a reference to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). See more »

Goofs

Neelix is in the cave with the Trabe prisoners. He raises his brow and his latex head prosthesis wrinkles. See more »

Quotes

Captain Kathryn Janeway: [on banding together with the Kazon] How can I consider it? I can't just walk away from the precepts Starfleet has laid out for us. You don't deal with outlaws. You don't involve yourself in the political machinations of other cultures. It goes against everything I believe, everything I've trained for, everything experience has taught me.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Quite right.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Do I hear a 'however' coming?
Lieutenant Tuvok: You are perceptive, Captain.
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Connections

References Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) See more »

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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Good episode ruined by the ending!
14 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Up until the very end of this episode, I would have probably scored this one a 7 or possibly an 8. However, the writer just couldn't leave well enough alone and the very end is a preachy and embarrassing mess.

When the episode begins, Voyager has just survived yet another attack by the Kazon. Recently, it's been one attack after another and the ship cannot survive this way for long. So, the Captain is convinced to try some other strategy by Chakotay--to consider an alliance with one of the Kazon factions. However, she soon learns that this is practically impossible and eventually she does find an unlikely ally, the Trabe. It seems this race actually created the ships and technology that were stolen by the Kazon and the Trabe insist they just want to make it out of this part of space and find a new home world. However, such a nice alliance is not something you'd expect in the Delta Quadrant--a part of space that is crawling with races of butt-heads!

As I said above, this WAS a very good episode. I loved all the deception and violence in this one. But when the show hit the end, they had a couple minutes to fill and the Captain sat with select crew and bloviated about Federation ideals and niceness. It was simply nauseating!!!!


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