Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Commander Chakotay's shuttle is hit by enemy cross-fire and crashes on a planet in the midst of a war. One side befriends him and attempts to help him locate his shuttle and he finds ... See full summary »


Alexander Singer


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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 (credit only)
Garrett Wang ... Harry Kim
Michael Mahonen ... Brone
Matt Levin ... Rafin
Nathan Anderson ... Namon
Peter Vogt Peter Vogt ... Commandant
Booth Colman Booth Colman ... Penno
Meghan Murphy Meghan Murphy ... Karya


Commander Chakotay's shuttle is hit by enemy cross-fire and crashes on a planet in the midst of a war. One side befriends him and attempts to help him locate his shuttle and he finds himself quickly taking sides. When he is captured by the other side, he is reminded that every army has its own story. Written by Meribor

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24 September 1997 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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The Kradin aircraft were Harrier Jump Jets modified with CGI. See more »


Chakotay says where he's from, they always resolve their differences peacefully, then goes on to acknowledge his Maquis career which is the exact opposite of that. See more »


[first lines]
Namon: Don't move!
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Thinly Veiled Propaganda . . . against propaganda
9 December 2017 | by wishonweinsteinSee all my reviews

All in all, this episode was a painful one and so far the only episode of Voyager I've come to review/write about due to my experience. There are some fantastic episodes in all the seasons and I was looking forward to this season's episodes after the stellar beginnings however this one left me with a sour taste in my mouth.

It effectively uses pseudoscience and leaps of faith on the audience's part in order to skip many unanswered questions. The episode's moral is simple: Hate is taught, not something you're born with.

However, the way that it is taught to the characters in this episode are vague and confusing. They attempt to tell you with simple, very idiotic explanations as to how this is achieved however what you EXPERIENCE and what they said happen don't seem to match.

In the end, I understand what they were driving at here however just because it's science FICTION doesn't mean you can have swiss-cheese plot lines and holes in your concept wide enough to drive trucks through.

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