Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Voyager visits a planet with a telepathic races that outlaws negative thoughts. When B'Elanna is charged with releasing an angry thought into the society and condemned to a dangerous ... See full summary »


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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
Gwynyth Walsh ... Chief Examiner Nimira
Wayne Pére ... Guill (as Wayne Péré)
Rebecca McFarland ... Talli
Ted Barba ... Malin
Jeanette Miller ... The Woman
Bobby Burns Bobby Burns ... Frane


Voyager visits a planet with a telepathic races that outlaws negative thoughts. When B'Elanna is charged with releasing an angry thought into the society and condemned to a dangerous neurological procedure, Tuvok uncovers a black market dealing in violent thoughts. Written by Meribor

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19 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the buildings of the Mari city is a reuse of the Chronowerx Industries' headquarters from "Future's End" and "Future's End, Part II". See more »


This is the first time that the Star Trek: First Contact-style uniforms were seen on Voyager, albeit in footage only. This creates a continuity error: Voyager doesn't make contact with the Alpha Quadrant until "Message in a Bottle", hence Tuvok (or anyone else on board, except perhaps Seven of Nine) has no knowledge of those uniforms during this episode. See more »


B'Elanna Torres: Where we come from, people are responsible for their own actions.
Chief Examiner Nimira: And here, people are responsible for their own thoughts.
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Features Event Horizon (1997) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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31 August 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I've not given this series such a low rating before. The Voyager crew wanders into a society where people can be purged for their thoughts. A man acts violently and a woman is killed and others with "impure thoughts" are blamed for causing it. First of all, the self righteousness of the investigator is sickening. She believes things that are not in evidence. She is ready to torture a person from another culture who has no experience with the world. Janeway is as ridiculous as I've ever seen her, and she has done so many stupid things to counteract the voyage home that I've lost track. It's so interesting that this race is deserving of respect but have no respect for the beliefs and actions of the visiting cultures. This is an idiotic contrivance. I am liking Seven more and more all the time because she sees the world as it should be and recognizes negative behaviors. Janeway's smugness and self-centeredness as she sips her tea is so wrong.

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