Ten months after The Caretaker stranded Voyager in the Delta Quadrant, the ship encounters the alien's mate and a station full of Ocampa with heightened psychic powers. Kes, swept up by the... See full summary »



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Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Ocampa Man
Suspiria / Announcer (voice)


Ten months after The Caretaker stranded Voyager in the Delta Quadrant, the ship encounters the alien's mate and a station full of Ocampa with heightened psychic powers. Kes, swept up by the possibility of expanding her own abilities, learns just how turbulent and potent they can be. The female Caretaker seeks revenge on Voyager, blaming Janeway for the death of her mate. Written by Meribor

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13 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Norman Large who plays the role of Ocampa Man also played Kobheerian Captain in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Duet (1993), Romulan Criminal (uncredited) in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: If Wishes Were Horses (1993), Romulan Criminal (uncredited) in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Vortex (1993), Maques in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Dark Page (1993), and Proconsul Neral in Star Trek: The Next Generation Unification part 1 and 2. See more »


A fly can be seen buzzing around Janeway's hair while consulting in sickbay. A Starship environment would not permit flies. See more »


Kes: To be honest, I never want to see that part of myself again.
Lieutenant Tuvok: To which part are you referring?
Kes: To the part of me that got pleasure from destroying those plants in the airponics bay. To the part of me that was tempted to go with Tanis. I never realized I had such dark impulses.
Lieutenant Tuvok: Without the darkness, how would we recognize the light? Do not fear your negative thoughts. They are part of you. They are a part of every living being - even Vulcans.
Kes: You?
Lieutenant Tuvok: The Vulcan heart was forged out of barbarism and ...
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References Suspiria (1977) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Pretty good stuff.
12 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

During the course of the first few seasons of "Star Trek: Voyager", the character Kes changes tremendously. At first, she's sweet and a bit saccharine. Later, she shows some nice empathic qualities when she begins working for the doctor. Later, however, she shows she has super-powers--something that make her a very interesting character!

When the show begins, Voyager discovers that the Caretaker who brought their ship all the way to the Delta Quadrant in the first episode might just have a mate nearby. And, like the Caretaker, there is a race of Ocampa living on a station and being protected by her. However, this other caretaker isn't so positively disposed towards Voyager nor are her Ocampa. Well, that is until the Ocampa see that Kes is one of them and serving aboard a Federation ship. What follows is a weird little case where the Ocampa teach her how to unlock her mighty powers--and then regret this in hindsight.

All in all, a rather interesting and intense show--one that gives you some insight into the sort of being Kes might become in later shows. Very interesting and worth seeing.

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