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
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Janeway has extensive (albeit, somewhat incorrect) knowledge about Shannon O'Donnell that she said she learned at family gatherings when she was younger. In Star Trek: Voyager: "Future's End", she claimed she did not know anything about what her relatives were doing at the close of the 20th century. The explanation of this apparent incongruity is that O'Donnell's legend takes place during the 21st - Janeway did indeed not know what O'Donnell was up to before the Millennium Gate was built. 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
I love to see places I've never been and try new things. I'm kind of an explorer.
Really? Hm. That station wagon of yours doesn't exactly look like a sailing ship.
It's a rocket ship.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more