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
The human remains found at the beginning are those of the crewman killed collecting the bones on the planet the Kazon marooned the Voyger crew on at the end of season 2. Prior to marooning the crew, the Kazon removed all technology from the crew, as punishment for not sharing technology with the Kazon. The skeletal remains however were found with a communicator badge and tricorder. See more
[to Chakotay, in a veiled threat
It would be in your best interest if I never saw you again.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more