Star Trek: Voyager: Season 5, Episode 23

11:59 (5 May 1999)

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The crew of Voyager swap stories of family histories. Janeway is most proud of her ancestor Shannon O'Donnell, who has been celebrated by the Janeway clan for generations as an astronaut ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Captain Kathryn Janeway / Shannon O'Donnell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Curry ...
Automobile Driver
James Greene ...
Marci Collins
Gerald Moss - Millenium Gate Spokesperson
Jason Janeway


The crew of Voyager swap stories of family histories. Janeway is most proud of her ancestor Shannon O'Donnell, who has been celebrated by the Janeway clan for generations as an astronaut and pivotal member of The Millenium Gate and several Mars projects that followed. When research and history-buff Tom Paris prove the stories wrong, that O'Donnell wasn't the hero Janeway made her out to be, the crew points out that her inspiration made Janeway join Starfleet and that is an accomplishment in itself. Written by Meribor

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Around 05:08 min. into the episode, you can see a model of the Apollo Lunar Lander hanging on the mirror of O'Donnell's car. See more »


Neelix erroneously states at the beginning of the episode that the Great Wall of China is visible from space. It is not. In fact, the idea that it is originates well before satellites were even invented. See more »


Shannon O'Donnell: [speaking into her dictaphone] 5am, December 27th, 2000. I'm in the great state of Indiana, I think. Saw the world's largest ball of string this morning; and the world's largest beefsteak tomato this afternoon. Was the size of a Volkswagen. The string, not the tomato.
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Weaker episode but not without charm
18 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode of Voyager was clearly trying to be something different and while it was different it didn't really work for me. Captain Janeway starts to look in to one of her ancestors who inspired her to join Star Fleet. We see the story of her ancestor Shannon O'Donnell in flash back as she finds herself stuck in an Indiana town when her car breaks down in the run up to news year's day 2001. She takes refuge in a book shop owned by one Henry Janeway who is the last person in town who hasn't sold his property to developers who wish to build the Millennium Gate tower, a building that will be a self-contained biosphere containing a large shopping mall amongst other things. Henry is not keen on change however and it looks as though the tower will have to be built elsewhere. As more details are revealed the captain learns that her ancestor wasn't quite the pioneer she thought and only had a relatively minor role in the tower's construction and was never part of the Mars exploration missions as she had been led to believe.

The weakness of the episode was largely down to the fact we knew Shannon would end up with Henry in the end due to his surname. It wasn't without its strengths though, it was nice that the Shannon was just a normal person not the leader in her field the captain believed as that would have been cliché.

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