Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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The crew of Voyager discover a simulation of Starfleet Headquarters being run by Species 8472. With the aid of regular doses of drugs, Species 8472 are able to shape-shift into human form. ... See full summary »

Director:

David Livingston

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
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
Kate Vernon ... Cmdr. Valerie Archer
Zach Galligan ... Ens. David Gentry
Tucker Smallwood ... Adm. Bullock
Ray Walston ... Boothby
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Storyline

The crew of Voyager discover a simulation of Starfleet Headquarters being run by Species 8472. With the aid of regular doses of drugs, Species 8472 are able to shape-shift into human form. It is up to Janeway to try to convince the aliens that Starfleet is not a threat to them. Written by Anonymous

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1998 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Valerie Archer's prop book "A Cave Beyond Logic: Vulcan Perspectives on Platonic Thought" is the same prop as Kamin's diary from Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Inner Light (1992) and The Selected Works of Jirex from Star Trek: Voyager: Demon (1998). See more »

Goofs

If Archer is Species 8472, and they are telepathic, how can she not know Chakotay is human by just hearing his thoughts? See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Admiral Bullock: Welcome to Earth. I'm Admiral Bullock, and I'll be your commanding officer for the next six months. Questions, comments - bring them to me. Problems - talk to Lieutenant Kinis.
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Connections

Featured in Best of the Worst: Plinketto #7 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Really good even though the resolution came amazingly easily.
25 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In the two-part episode "Scorpion", Captain Janeway foolishly aligned Voyager with the Borg. This seemed insane at the time and now a little over a season later, the implications of this insane decision have come back to haunt them.

Voyager has picked up some transmissions in the Delta Quadrant that SOUND like they are Starfleet but cannot be. When Tuvok and Chakotay beam down to investigate, they find a copy of Starfleet! It looks awfully exact and they plan to go back to Voyager to tell the Captain. However, they are discovered in an off-limits area and a guard tries to capture them--so they disable the guy and beam back to the ship. There they realize that he's actually species 8472--a rather frightening looking being who has somehow assumed human form. Why have these guys created their copy of Starfleet headquarters? Well, it's obvious because after their encounter with Voyager, they feel at risk and this could be the prelude to an attack. How can they resolve all this paranoia and preparations for war--especially since Voyager stoked these fires.

This is a very fascinating episode and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My only complaint, and I mention it in the summary, is that all this paranoia sure seems to work itself out awfully easily. Still, a dandy show.


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