Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Mortal Coil 

Thanks to Seven of Nine, Neelix returns from the dead, but his lack of a glimpse of the afterlife brings about a severe crisis of faith.


Allan Kroeker


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 ... 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
Nancy Hower Nancy Hower ... Ensign Samantha Wildman
Brooke Stephens Brooke Stephens ... Naomi Wildman
Robin Stapler Robin Stapler ... Alixia


Neelix experiences a crisis of faith when, after being dead for nearly nineteen hours, Seven of Nine revives him using her Borg technology. On awakening, Neelix has no memory of experiencing the Talaxian afterlife and begins to doubt everything his culture believes about the post-thanatic experience and their spiritual place in the universe. His crisis is played out with the help of Chakotay's vision quest. Written by runar-4

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Release Date:

17 December 1997 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This takes place in 2374. See more »


When Neelix gets ready to leave the mess hall before going to the transporter room, he removes his apron. His comm badge is attached to his greenish coat, not his apron. He does not then put on his coat, but when Neelix appears in Seven of Nine's cargo hold and afterwards on the shuttle (never on a pad waiting to be teleported), his comm badge is clearly visible on his coat, but he did, at some point, change out of his red undershirt. See more »


Neelix: I-I didn't ask to be brought back!
Seven of Nine: You were dead at the time.
Neelix: Well, what right did you have to violate me? You Borg think you can fix anything, but you didn't fix me!
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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30 July 2019 | by fishguyhSee all my reviews

I wish I knew why people pick on the Neelix character. Don't get it. He's always trying to make everyone happy. His acting is good. I wish I had someone around like that. This episode is profound. Life...death...what does it all mean. Very well done.

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