Star Trek: Voyager: Season 1, Episode 1

Caretaker (16 Jan. 1995)

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While pursuing the trail of Maquis rebels, a newly commissioned Starfleet ship gets pulled to the far side of the galaxy.

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Both the Voyager crew and the Maquis have to deal with the powerful alien - the Caretaker - who transported them 70,000 light-years across the galaxy, to see if he will send them back home. At the same time, a group of warrior aliens called the Kazon strive to gain control of the Caretaker's space station and become the most powerful force in the region. Written by Tony-B4

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It was planned for the EMH to be called Dr. Zimmerman. They later decided to keep the character named "The Doctor" throughout the run, however the creator of the EMH program was later named Dr. Lewis Zimmerman. Certain episodes from seasons 1-2 feature the name in the closed captions for the Doctor's part. See more »

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When Neelix shoots the water containers with his phaser, as the Kazon are running to fill their buckets, you can see the water spigot with the water coming out on the right container. See more »

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Chakotay: Damage report!
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) See more »

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It could only get better!!!
27 January 1999 | by (Aberystwyth, Wales) – See all my reviews

As a pilot, Caretaker works reasonably well. Each new character is introduced adequately and also familar settings and characters are thrown in to support the plot.

Introducing the Kazon's was always going to be a bad move. However, the Neelix/Kes relationship was strong from the very start, and Mulgrew convinces as a new captain.

As he does throughout the series, the Doctor provided the humour elements which have become a trademark of ST: Voyager over the years. Its a shame Chakotay had to replace the demised 1st officer as he looked just right for the part.

Caretaker does not however grip you like the pilots for the other three Trek series', and although I think as a whole ST: Voyager outshines the lot of them put together, this TV movie demonstrates how they had to scrape away the mud before reaching the gold.


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