While "Voyager" investigates what appears to be a typical comet, the crew accidentally releases a member of the Q Continuum who has been imprisoned in the ship's console for over 300 years to prevent him from committing suicide. He then claims asylum on the ship, which leaves Captain Janeway to decide whether he should go back in to confinement or whether to grant his request for asylum, which will give him endless opportunities to commit suicide. Written by
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During the visit to the Q Continuum, Quinn shows Captain Janeway a copy of an article that he wrote about life in the Continuum. The second paragraph of Quinn's article, which begins "Above all I was struck by the unhealthy pallor of his skin..." is actually an excerpt from a real article about Adolf Hitler
entitled "A Man on a Mountain", written by John Cudahy, that appeared in the June 23, 1941 issue of LIFE Magazine. (Quinn's article is only shown on screen for a few seconds, but can be easily read by using the DVD freeze frame option). See more
Riker is wearing the old-style com-badge, which suggests that he has been "abducted" from a time before 2370, i.e. before Voyager was launched and got lost in the Delta Quadrant. Therefore he should have no knowledge of Janeway being captain of that vessel. Janeway took command in 2371. See more
[in the attempt to commit suicide, Q has accidentally made all the men on Voyager disappear
Well, that's that, I'm afraid, they're gone.
Captain Kathryn Janeway
Just... gone. Oh, I apologize for the inconvenience.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more