Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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An alien weapon that possesses artificial intelligence links with the EMH program and begins to terrorize the crew.


John T. Kretchmer (as John Kretchmer)


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Dennis ... Onquanii (as Steve Dennis)
McKenzie Westmore ... Ensign Jenkins


Voyager answers a distress call from an alien device with bio-neural circuitry and sentience. Voyager beams the 'survivor' aboard, and further scans show it is a highly-sophisticated warhead capable of mass destruction. The Doctor, who speaks its technical language, fights for its rights when the rest of the crew seeks to distance the ship before the warhead fulfills its purpose. His efforts are unappreciated when, facing shut down, the warhead's intelligence commandeers The Doctor's program and several ships systems. It's ultimatum is clear: Voyager will deliver the warhead to its target or be destroyed. Written by Meribor

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Release Date:

19 May 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?


Mackenzie Westmore who plays ensign Jenkins in this episode is Michael Westmore's daughter. Michael Westmore is an award winning makeup artist throughout all the star trek franchises. See more »


(at around 23 mins) Boom mic at top of screen. See more »


[first lines]
Tom Paris: Show mercy!
Neelix: You people have a saying: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. In other words, your credit's no good here.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Star Trek writers have seen Dark Star shock!
27 June 2017 | by gar_hodgeSee all my reviews

My review would give them 3 out of 10 for originality, anyone who has seen the 1974 indie film Dark Star would recognise the part of the story line that John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon wrote all those years ago. Then it was written as a black comedy, this story tried to make it a serious subject, it doesn't work.

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