Three years ago, when Ensign Lyndsey Ballard died on an away mission, Voyager gave her a traditional burial in space. Her remains were recovered by the Kobali, a race that procreates by reanimating the corpses of other races and altering their DNA. When Lyndsey flees the Kobali and returns to Voyager, Janeway is skeptical but medical scans prove she is the real deal. While The Doctor can't make her human again, he alters her appearance to look like her old self and she tries to reintegrate herself with the crew. Also in this episode, Seven of Nine is frustrated to find the Borg children act more like children and less like Borg, despite her allotting 'fun' in their daily schedule. Written by
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The title refers to "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust", a phrase from the Anglican burial service, used sometimes to denote total finality. See more
It is mentioned several times that Ensign Ballard has died three years ago. However, the stardate of her death, 51563, suggests that she has been away only for a little over two years. See more
Ensign Lyndsay Ballard
Never harbor anger toward those who brought you death, for they gave you the chance to live again.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more