Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Voyager encounters a graviton ellipse, a phenomenon that emerges from subspace on rare occasions. The anomaly engulfed a manned vessel during a Mars mission in 2032 and Chakotay is ... See full summary »


Robert Picardo


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 8 more credits »




Episode credited cast:
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
Phil Morris ... Lieutenant John Kelly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Majel Barrett ... Computer Voice (voice)


Voyager encounters a graviton ellipse, a phenomenon that emerges from subspace on rare occasions. The anomaly engulfed a manned vessel during a Mars mission in 2032 and Chakotay is determined to retrieve the debris from inside the ellipse. Chakotay, Paris and Seven take the Delta Flyer in, but when an asteroid strikes, Chakotay, obsessed with retrieving the module, disobeys Janeway's order to leave. The collision renders the Flyer flightless as the ellipse prepares to return to subspace. Written by Meribor

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Release Date:

17 November 1999 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Directed by Robert Picardo. Who plays Voyager's Doctor/E.M.H. See more »


Chakotay mentions accomplishments in space including John Glen, but omits any references to Russian cosmonauts such as Yuri Gagarin although he was the first human to actually fly in space, before Glen or any American. See more »


Captain Kathryn Janeway: [after being summoned to the bridge by Harry] It's two in the morning, Ensign. This better be more than a little turbulence.
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Rather sad and poignant at times.
1 March 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The show begins in the early 21 century. A space flight from Earth to Mars is interrupted when a 'gravatron ellipse' appears and sucks the ship out of known existence. Now, centuries later, Voyager comes upon the wreckage of this old ship and Chakotay is determined to salvage the craft--or at least what's left of it. However, when the ellipse appears once again, Chakotay might just get himself and others killed.

This is a bittersweet and enjoyable type of episode with a lot of sad nostalgia associated with it. Phillip Morris stars as the fated captain of the old Nasa ship.

By the way, early in the show the Doctor talks about Arakkis Prime. Arakkis is an inside joke, as it's from Frank Herbert's classic sci- fi novel, "Dune".

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