The Hirogen species sends Voyager a distress call when their holographic prey become too cunning and cannot be defeated.


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The Hirogen species sends Voyager a distress call when their holographic prey become too cunning and cannot be defeated.

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29 November 2000 (USA)  »

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Multiple 47 references - When a scan is done to search for enemy vessels, one of the coordinates flashes a 47, and other parts of the display show 47s and 74s. See more »


There is a Jem'Hadar character among the holograms copied from Voyager's files. The Federation's first contact with the Jem'Hadar was in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Jem'Hadar, just a few months before Voyager launched in Star Trek: Voyager: Caretaker. It is therefore not impossible that Voyager's files would have Jem'Hadar images. See more »


B'Elanna Torres: It may be the warriors who get the glory. But it's the engineers who build societies. Don't forget that.
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References Star Trek: Voyager: Think Tank (1999) See more »


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How do you kill a hologram? Use holographic bullets or holographic Pokemon?!
7 March 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When the episode begins, Voyager comes upon a scene of utter stupidity. The fierce Hirogen have decided to 'improve upon' the holo emitters the Captain gave them in the previous season. Janeway's intentions were to allow the Hirogens to exercise their strong needs to hunt without killing real creatures. However, the Hirogen decided to make their prey more interesting--tougher, meaner, smarter. Unfortunately, these holo Alpha Quadrant characters of all sorts were now too good and they ended up wiping out almost all the Hirogen in that training facility. And, these holo characters have all left the facility and have headed into space!! Janeway feels a responsibility to stop these holos, but the Hirogen are inexplicably intent on 'doing it themselves'--even when it's obvious to anyone with more than half a brain that they are hopelessly outclassed.

When it comes to Voyager trying to deal with the holos, they've got more problems than just the dumb Hirogen. The Doctor bonds too quickly with the killer holos and starts to over-identify with them. As a result, he's become more of a liability than an asset. And so ends part one.

This is a pretty exciting episode. The Hirogens sure are dumb but it's nice to see the Captain showing some gumption with them! The only problem I saw was HOW do you stop a hologram?!

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