Star Trek: Voyager: Season 5, Episode 26

Equinox: Part 1 (26 May 1999)

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Voyager encounters the Federation Starship Equinox, a Starfleet vessel trapped in the Delta Quadrant by the same alien who brought Voyager there. Equinox is heavily damaged and running with... See full summary »



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Voyager encounters the Federation Starship Equinox, a Starfleet vessel trapped in the Delta Quadrant by the same alien who brought Voyager there. Equinox is heavily damaged and running with a skeleton crew. Happy to have found each other, Voyager assists Equinox in fighting off an non-humanoid alien race attacking them. But Equinox has earned the aliens hostility. Captain Ransom and his crew have been kidnapping and killing the aliens and using their unique physiology to enhance their warp drive. When Janeway imprisons the Equinox crew they stage a revolt. The Equinox EMH commandeers The Doctor's portable emitter and poses as The Doctor aboard Voyager. The cliffhanger leaves Equinox in retreat, with The Doctor and Seven of Nine hostage, and Voyager under attack by the alien race. Written by Meribor

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The main bridge of the Equinox is a re-use of the set used for the USS Prometheus, as are the corridors, crew quarters and science lab. They are all slightly altered to simulate the effect of damage. See more »


Maxwell Burke is referred to, onscreen and in the credits, as a lieutenant commander - yet wears the rank pips of only a lieutenant. See more »


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Great cliffhanger ending for season five
23 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Season five of Voyager comes to an exciting conclusion in this cliff hanger episode which finds the crew of Voyager up against an unexpected danger... another Star Fleet ship; The USS Equinox. The opening scene shows the Equinox coming under attack from a strange nucleogenic lifeforms, they send out a mayday which is received by a surprised Voyager. At first the crew of both ships are happy to finally meet another Star Fleet vessel after several years struggling to survive far from home. It soon becomes clear that the crew of the Equinox have abandoned several Star Fleet regulations including the Prime Directive. As the aliens continue to attack Janeway decides that the crew of the Equinox will transfer to Voyager and abandon their heavily damaged ship. Captain Ransom and his crew aren't happy with this and plan to steal Voyager's shield generator and make a run for the Alpha Quadrant using an improved drive which utilises a rather sinister power source. As the episode concludes Voyager is at the mercy of the aliens and Seven is caught on the Equinox as it departs at speed.

This was a gripping episode which left me looking forward to seeing the conclusion when season six begins. As well as the regular cast John Savage put in a good performance as Captain Ransom, one could sense the characters determination to get what ever he wanted no matter what rules he has to break to get it.

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