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
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This episode is unusual in that it is told from the viewpoint of a guest character, rather than one of the Voyager crew, who don't even appear until well into the second act. See more
Veer analyzes the marking on the uniform insignia and deduces that not only is it the name of a vessel, but also the correct pronunciation. However, there was no context to lead him to conclude the nature of the marks, or, assuming they did correspond to a language, whether each symbol represented a sound (as in English) a syllable (as in Amharic) or a word (as in Chinese). The same error was made in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
, in which the alien probe deduced the pronunciation and meaning of the Earth probe Voyager on the basis of four letters. See more
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more