Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Chakotay is captured by a young Kazon who is undergoing a manhood ritual.


Winrich Kolbe


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




Episode cast overview:
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
Aron Eisenberg ... Kar
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Razik
Tim DeZarn ... Haliz (as Tim De Zarn)
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


Chakotay goes off in a shuttle to honor his dead father. However, he is attacked for being in Kazon-Ogla space by a young Kazon wanting to earn his warrior name. Chakotay defeats the Kazon vessel and saves the young boy Kar by transporting him aboard his shuttle craft before Kar's vessel explodes. When Chakotay tries to return his prisoner to a Kazon vessel, Kar begs to be killed just before they're taken captive. After Kar reveals that he will now never earn his warrior name, Chakotay escapes from the Kazon vessel, and Kar goes with him. While running away, Chakotay's shuttle crashes on a moon full of booby traps used to train young Kazons. Federation and Kazon must work together, both as Chakotay and Kar seek to survive and as their respective crews seek to find them. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

4 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The episode was partly written as an attempt to remedy the fact that Voyager's producers felt Chakotay had been underused in the first season. See more »


After the initial battle with Kar, Chacotay's shuttle reports that long-range communication, lateral sensors and aft shields are off-line. However after he & Kar escape from the Kazon main vessel in the same Starfleet shuttle, the Kazon ship hits the shuttle again. This time the shuttle reports aft shields at 68% instead of destroying the shuttle. See more »


[Kar was about to kill Chakotay in his sleep, but has backed down at the last moment]
Chakotay: Why didn't you go through with it?
Kar: I am a coward.
Chakotay: I don't believe that. I don't believe you do either. I think maybe you're beginning to realize I'm not your enemy. And only a fool would kill a friend.
Kar: If you are my friend, then you're my only one.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Snotnose Alien
13 August 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

In order to fulfill his rite of manhood, a young Cason goes after Chikotay's shuttlecraft, dragging him into all kinds of complications. The kid is a tiresome and hardly mature representative of his people. Failing to overcome Chikotay makes him a pariah to his peers. He can't advance to Eagle Scout and may be executed. Bummer. Chikotay tries to be gentle (at the risk of his life from this little twerp). As is usually the communications devices on the ship shut down. I don't know. The whole flow of this thing and those ding dong aliens isn't much fun. They keep harping on "that darned technology." And, of course, Netflix (I mean Neelix) gets in the face of the Cason. Put up the next one.

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