Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Once Upon a Time 

The Delta Flyer crash lands after encountering an ion storm. Voyager desperately tries to contact and rescue Tuvok, Paris, and a badly injured Ensign Samantha Wildman. Meanwhile aboard ship... See full summary »


John T. Kretchmer (as John Kretchmer)


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
Louis Ferreira ... Trevis (as Justin Louis)
Nancy Hower Nancy Hower ... Ensign Samantha Wildman
Scarlett Pomers ... Naomi Wildman
Wallace Langham ... Flotter T. Water III
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


The Delta Flyer crash lands after encountering an ion storm. Voyager desperately tries to contact and rescue Tuvok, Paris, and a badly injured Ensign Samantha Wildman. Meanwhile aboard ship, Neelix attempts to distract young Naomi Wildman, who is eager to hear from her mother. Finding out the truth, Naomi escapes into a popular children's holo-novel. Written by Meribor

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11 November 1998 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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"Once upon a time..." is the traditional first line of fairy tales. See more »


When the rescue team from Voyager are searching for the missing crew members deep underground, aided only by a few flashlights, there is an incredible amount of light in the caves with no obvious source. See more »


Flotter T. Water III: And how are you today, Mr. Trevis?
Trevis: Feeling a little stiff, my slippery friend. And you?
Flotter T. Water III: Well, now that you mention it, I'm feeling a little washed out.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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the 24th century's Sesame Street
31 March 2007 | by calibanplayerSee all my reviews

This episode showcases Voyager's youngest crewmen, Naomi Wildman, played by Scarlett Pomers. Her mother is on a mission on the Delta Flyer which has gone missing. The Voyager crew are searching, hoping to find the Delta Flyer before the air supply runs out on the trapped away team.

At issue is should they tell Naomi the truth about her mother being in danger yet, since they don't have solid facts. Neelix hopes to keep her occupied, sparing her the worry and pain of thinking she may never see her mother again.

A neat element of this episode is the holideck program for children. In the 24th century instead of watching Elmo and Big Bird kids actually get to play with Flotter & Trevis. The adventures involve an educational element to encourage learning. But Sesame Street has better songs.

Guest Cast: Under Flotter's makeup is Wallace Langham of CSI and The Larry Sanders Show. It's the only appearance of the holideck program, but the stuffed Flotter that Neelix and Harry make for Naomi is shown in future episodes.

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