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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As of this episode, Armin Shimerman (Quark) and Richard Poe (Gul Evek) have both played the same character on three different "Star Trek" series. The only other actors to do so are John de Lancie (Q), Michael Ansara (Kang), and Mark Allen Shepherd (Morn). 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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Decent but like so many pilots, it has its teething pains
1 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a two-part pilot episode to introduce this new Star Trek series. And, to pass on the baton, so to speak, the show begins on Deep Space 9.

It's difficult to judge any series based on its pilot episode. The show spends a lot of time introducing characters, dumping LOTS of back story onto the audience as well as forming the characters. As a result, the folks on this particular episode are a bit wooden and difficult to believe. For example, Mr. Neelix is much, much more talkative and annoying in this one--and fortunately, over time the show smoothed these rough edges.

As for the plot, it's only okay. The show begins with the Maquis and Federation battling each other. But, due to a strange array on the opposite side of the galaxy, they are pulled many thousand light- years away. Now both a Maquis and Federation ship must work together to somehow try to make it back home. Why they were brought there and how they'll get back is pretty much the focus of the show- -as well as the series.


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