Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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An alien playwright discovers B'Elanna Torres, crash landed in the Delta Flier, and uses her and her logs as story material to please his patron.


Michael Vejar (as Mike Vejar)


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Joseph Will ... Kelis the Poet
Kellie Waymire ... Lanya
Tony Amendola ... Chorus #3
Jack Axelrod Jack Axelrod ... Chorus #1
Michael Houston King ... Jero
Kathleen Garrett ... Tanis


Aboard the Delta Flyer in search of dilithium, B'Elanna Torres crashes on a pre-warp planet. She's found by a local, Kelis the Poet, who believes her 'an Eternal' (a superior being sent from Heaven). He writes "The Away Mission of B'Elanna Torres" a 'Voyager play' based off of her logs, which he performs with his meager acting troupe. Eight days after the crash, B'Elanna awakens, bound and injured. Kelis informs her she is his muse, but he needs more stories to put on or his 'patron' will let them starve. B'Elanna makes an offer: he will retrieve some 'winter's tears' (dilithium) in return for more stories about 'Shining Voyager, Far From Home.' Written by Meribor/revised by statmanjeff

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Release Date:

26 April 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kellie Waymire (Lanya) later played the recurring Crewman Elizabeth Cutler in Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) until Waymire's untimely death of cardiac arrhythmia. See more »


The Poet writes a note to be handed off to B'Elanna. Although her universal translator is what makes the alien's language understandable, there is no reason to believe that she should be capable of reading their written language. See more »


[first lines]
Chorus #1Chorus #2Chorus #3: [in unison] Captain's log, stardate 53896 - B'Elanna Torres has requested permission to take the Delta Flyer and search for dilithium. Shining Voyager, far from home, far from the gleaming cities of Earth.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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It's playtime!
2 March 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While on a mission, there's a shuttle accident and B'Elanna is stuck on a planet which is somewhat similar to ancient Greece. Where Harry Kim happens to be is unknown, as he left the shuttle in an escape pod. As for B'Elanna she's unconscious and an unscrupulous playwright has found her. Using the logs and by talking with her with she is tied up by the guy, he learns a lot about her, Voyager and the crew and soon begins writing plays with enchant his people. As long as he holds her prisoner, this guy will be a huge success. However, later he gets an idea--perhaps the stories of Voyager and her friendly mission could help his planet avoid war--but he needs her help to do this.

This is a weird episode. Certainly not a great one but entertaining and different. Worth your time.

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