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"Star Trek: Voyager" Relativity (TV Episode 1999) Poster

(TV Series)

(1999)

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The first time Seven of Nine is shown wearing a Starfleet uniform.
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Bruce McGill (Braxton) previously played a similar role in the film Timecop (1994), in which he was the supervisor of a team of agents charged with restoring and protecting the timeline.
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Bruce McGill is the second actor to play the role of Captain Braxton. The first actor to play Braxton was Allan Royal in Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End (1996)/Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End: Part II (1996).
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Lt. Joe Carey appears for the first time since Season One.
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This is the first and only episode to feature the actual Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards. The fleet yards were seen previously in a picture in TNG: "Parallels" and as a holographic simulation in TNG: "Booby Trap".
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This is listed as one of the "Ten Essential Episodes" of Star Trek: Voyager (1995) in the 2008 reference book "Star Trek 101" by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann.
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This was the last of five Star Trek: Voyager episodes that Nick Sagan (son of Carl Sagan), story editor for the series' fifth season, was involved in writing. He previously worked on "In the Flesh", "Gravity", "Course: Oblivion", and "Juggernaut".
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The events of Star Trek: First Contact are used as an example for the Pogo paradox.
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The bridge of the Relativity was a redress of the USS Enterprise-E bridge, with interior design elements from the Enterprise-E and Voyager.
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This takes place in 2371, 2372, 2375 and the 29th Century.
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According to the stardates, the 2375 portions of this episode take place at about the same time as DS9: "The Dogs of War", which was originally broadcast two weeks later.
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In TNG: "Timescape" there are also localized time discrepancies as time running faster or slower in specific locations from inside a room to a vast region in space.
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Josh Clark appeared as a tactical officer aboard the USS Enterprise-D in the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode "Justice". Seven years later he portrayed the recurring character Lieutenant Joe Carey in seven episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. Given the time frames of TNG and VOY, it is possible that this unnamed officer is Carey, assuming a later transfer to Engineering division and departure from the Enterprise-D prior to 2371.
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Even though some minor cosmetic changes were made to the Voyager sets for the fourth season (for example, the trim on the briefing room table as well as the ready room desk was changed from a gray to green), the scenes from this episode that take place prior to "Caretaker" show the newer set colors.
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The battle scenes between Voyager and the Kazon were stock footage of combat from earlier episodes, namely the second season outings "Alliances" and "Basics, Part I".
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The two incidents Captain Janeway caused are: Braxton being trapped on 20th Century Earth for 20 years (Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End (1996)/Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End: Part II (1996)) and the Temporal Inversion in the Takara Sector (Star Trek: Voyager: Timeless (1998)).
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The thrombic modulator is seen again in this episode, having first been seen in "Message in a Bottle" when The Doctor didn't know what it was.
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The 29th century phaser that Seven of Nine uses against Braxton is of the same type seen in possession of Henry Starling's assistant Dunbar in the third season episode "Future's End" during the phaser fight outside the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles in 1996.
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Another prop reused in this episode is the triangular device that Lieutenant Ducane places on Seven of Nine's arm before transporting her to the USS Relativity. It was used in "Tattoo" as a universal translator between one of the Sky Spirits and Chakotay.
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It's been noted that Capt Braxton remembers being stranded in the 20th century (the incidents of "Future's End"), even though at the end of that story his character appeared at the end and had no recollection of being stranded.

As noted in this story, however, anytime time travel results in two or more versions of a person existing, they are reintegrated to be a single person. This was probably done to Braxton, which is why he recalls being in the 20th century for 30 years.
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47 Reference - In the opening scene, Captain Janeway says that the threshold of an H2 molecule is 14.7 electron volts
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47 Reference, in reverse - When another attempt to fix the time line is made, the time frame star date is 52861.274
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

This episode features the fifth time Voyager is completely destroyed. "Relativity" also includes the eighth of many times Janeway "dies" in the series, on this occasion, when Braxton succeeds in destroying Voyager in 2375.
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This episode features the return of not only Captain Braxton, whose previous appearances were in the two-parter "Future's End" and "Future's End, Part II", but also Lieutenant Joe Carey, who was last seen in Season 1's "State of Flux". However, Carey's scenes here take place before Voyager is lost in the Delta Quadrant. He returns in VOY: "Fury", but his scenes in that episode also take place in the past. He is not seen again in the present (namely, 2378) until VOY: "Friendship One", in which he is killed.
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