A Voth scientist finds the remains of a Voyager crewman who died on the planet where the crew was exiled by the Kazon during the two-part episode "Basics". An analysis of the remains' DNA shows links to his own DNA. While tracking and studying the Voyager crew, the scientist and his aide are discovered; they eventually pool their knowledge and conclude that the saurian is an evolved dinosaur from a species that left Earth more than 65 million years earlier. The scientist is thrilled to be able to prove his Distant Origin theory (that his Voth race originated elsewhere in the galaxy), but the rulers of his society place him on trial for heresy against the doctrinal teachings of their heritage, the central tenet being that they originated in the Delta Quadrant. The outcome of that trial threatens the Voyager crew as well.
Did You Know?
Nicolaus Copernicus was not the only scientist to suffer at the hands of the church. Over whether the sun was the center of the universe. Galileo Galilei was another in Italy to be treated in this matter. He was placed in house arrest after recanting his finding. See more
The Saurians have a canister of warp plasma that Neelix uses to set the trap for the bad guys on the space station, and use it to track Voyager's warp signature. However, he didn't use Voyager's warp plasma, but that of the space station. See more
You accuse Gegen of having his objectivity clouded by wishful thinking. But aren't you guilty of the same charge?
I am not on trial here.
I understand. But in a way your beliefs are. How you think about yourselves, your place in the universe. That *is* on trial.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more