A saurian 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 saurian 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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Names: "Gegen" is also the German word for "against", a suitable name for a heretic. "Veer" sounds like "vir", the Latin word for "man", also a bit like "für", the German word for "for" (being for something). See more
In this episode, they Saurians had a canister of warp plasma that Neelix used to set the trap for the bad guys on the space station, and used it to track Voyager's warp signature. However, in that episode, he didn't use Voyager's warp plasma, but that of the space station. See more
You accuse Gegen of having his objectivity clouded by wishful thinking. But aren't you guilty of the same charge?
I am not on trial here.
I understand. But in a way your beliefs are. How you think about yourselves, your place in the universe. That *is* on trial.
"Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title"
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more