Starting near her death with no memory, Kes experiences parts of her life moving backwards through time. The Doctor develops an experimental procedure to extend Kes' lifespan beyond the Ocampan standard nine years. We see a possible future Voyager where Janeway and Torres died years ago in a great war and the survivors of Voyager were exposed to temporal radiation. The Doctor's procedure re-activates the symptoms of the radiation, causing Kes to relive moments of her life, from being elderly to her conception. In this reality, Kes and Tom Paris married and had a daughter named Linnis. Linnis and Kes became ship's physicians. At age three, Linnis married Harry Kim and they had a son named Andrew. When the cycle takes Kes back to an embryo, the cycle begins again in the correct order, stopping at present day, leaving Kes with all the memories of the possible future and valuable knowledge of the upcoming war that will be known as "The Year of Hell." Written by
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First appearance of Kes' longer hair style instead of the very short hair style from seasons 1, 2, and part of 3. Jennifer Lien
, the actress who played Kes, was apparently sensitive to the make-up and adhesive used to apply her Ocampa ears. With the longer hairstyle, it was no longer necessary to apply the Ocampa ears each time she was filmed. See more
Incorrectly Regarded as Goof: When Kes experiences the Year of Hell, then-Captain Chakotay tells Kes that there's only life support on three out of 14 decks. Voyager has 15 decks. However, though the Year of Hell story line aired after this episode, Part 1 establishes that Deck 5 is virtually destroyed during a Krenim attack which left only 14 decks usable, so Chakotay's statement was accurate. See more
Activate the bio-temporal chamber.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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