Star Trek: Voyager: Season 2, Episode 26

Basics: Part 1 (20 May 1996)

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The Kazon take over Voyager and strand the crew on a desolate primitive planet. Only Tom Paris, Lon Suder, and The Doctor are on board Voyager to retake the ship.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
John Gegenhuber ...
Kazon Engineer


The Kazon take over Voyager and strand the crew on a desolate primitive planet. Only Tom Paris, Lon Suder, and The Doctor are on board Voyager to retake the ship.

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This takes place in 2372. See more »


The whole crew is displaced onto a planet and is shown to be made up of only about 30 individuals, though later in the episode the number appears to grow to closer to 60. Still this is far short of any of the official numbers for the crew, which vary around 140 to 160. See more »


Captain Kathryn Janeway: Time to intercept?
Lieutenant Tom Paris: Three minutes, ten seconds - give or take a photon torpedo.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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The loss of Voyager
2 August 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When Seska contacts Voyager to tell them that she has given birth to Chakotay's son and the child is in danger Chakotay thinks it is likely to a trap, but after engaging in a ritual conversation with his father he comes to the conclusion that the child is no less his just because it was conceived without his consent. As they near Kazon-Nistrim space they find an escape pod; Tierna, the man inside, says that he had only just escaped with his life after helping Seska with her broadcast, she however had been killed and Maje Culluh intends to raise the child to be a servant. As they start engaging the Kazon in battle Tierna detonates a bomb he smuggled aboard in his body; this knocks out the ship's systems and soon Voyager has fallen to the Nistrim.

As the episode opens with a scene featuring the murderer Suder it was clear that he would play some later part in the story, it was as if we were being shown him to remind us that he was still there. The episode provided a gripping conclusion to the second series; with the crew stranded on a prehistoric planet and the Kazon in control of the ship it will be interesting to see how they can retake it.

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