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Distant Origin 

A Voth scientist finds the remains of a Voyager crewman who died on the planet where the crew was exiled by the Kazon during the two-part episode "Basics". An analysis of the remains' DNA ... See full summary »

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A Voth scientist finds the remains of a Voyager crewman who died on the planet where the crew was exiled by the Kazon during the two-part episode "Basics". An analysis of the remains' DNA shows links to his own DNA. While tracking and studying the Voyager crew, the scientist and his aide are discovered; they eventually pool their knowledge and conclude that the saurian is an evolved dinosaur from a species that left Earth more than 65 million years earlier. The scientist is thrilled to be able to prove his Distant Origin theory (that his Voth race originated elsewhere in the galaxy), but the rulers of his society place him on trial for heresy against the doctrinal teachings of their heritage, the central tenet being that they originated in the Delta Quadrant. The outcome of that trial threatens the Voyager crew as well. Written by Jeff L.

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30 April 1997 (USA)  »

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The throne chair that Minister Odala is sitting on was later reused as Doctor Chaotica's throne in Star Trek: Voyager: Bride of Chaotica! (1999). It was originally created for Coneheads (1993). See more »

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It is clearly seen that Voth's Gegen and Veer gather information on that space station next to Nekrit Expanse and also there they get those com badge and tricorder, not from the skeletal remains. See more »

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Minister Odala: We are not immigrants! I will not deny twenty million years of history and doctrine, just because one insignificant Saurian has a theory!
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Remain Skeptical
10 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An interesting episode. But it needs to be remembered that it's (so far) science fiction. A thought experiment. What this really is, is an attempt to bolster Darwinism to the extreme. This is an attempt to link the dinosaurs with a race on another planet. And instead of having the earthlings being the closed minded species. The reptiles are closed minded and superstitious. It makes an interesting fantasy. But it must be kept in perspective. This is not proof that Darwinism is dogma. There is a growing number of people who embrace Darwinism who are as hostile to any other ideas as the early creationists were. I would hope that anyone (especially any young minds) remain skeptical. And remember we need to continue to search for answers, but remember we may never have proof one way or the other. And while you enjoy this episode remember it's not an explanation. It's yet another theory/story, and not an answer.


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