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Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Malia (as Kristanna S. Loken)
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While Ensign Kim begins experiencing bizarre DNA changes, he instinctively leads Voyager to a planet whose inhabitants claim Kim is really a member of their race and is ritualistically returning home. When his welcome seems too good to be true, Kim loses contact with Voyager and begins to uncover the alien's true intentions. Written by Meribor

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19 March 1997 (USA)  »

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It can safely be assumed that all Taresian births are multiple births. Only 1 out of 10 offspring are male, each male takes only three mates, and no male lives to mate more than once. It would take ten children to replace each male, on average; therefore, each of three mates must produce 3-4 children per pregnancy or men would be extinct. This number per woman could be lower, however, depending on how many alien men the Taresians are able to "capture". See more »


The defense grid surrounding the planet Teresia was originally described as a polaron grid but later Commander Chakotay referred to it as a Tachyon grid when telling Captain Janeway that they were beginning to poke holes in it. See more »


Ensign Harry Kim: Was anything you told me true? About Taresians being born on other worlds? About my being one of you?
Malia: It's true male children are very rare here; and that we seek out new DNA to sustain our race. We need males of other species, like you, who can be transformed into compatible mates.
Ensign Harry Kim: Transformed! That's what these genes are doing to me?
Malia: You'll be celebrated for your contribution.
Ensign Harry Kim: Don't count on it!
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Sirens...outer space style.
19 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When the show begins, Voyager is making contact with a new race. Despite this new ship having its shields down, Ensign Kim reacts and on his own attacks the ship! Naturally, the Captain is not pleased and they're having a space battle thanks to Mr. Kim....or so it seemed. Later, they're able to determine it was a trap and Kim was right. However, Harry starts acting strange in other ways--and he's slowly evolving! Soon the ship is being hailed from a planet--and they welcome back one of their own, Harry Kim!! According to these people, they've spread their seed far and wide across the galaxy and Harry's mother on Earth was impregnated by these aliens--and his genetic code has brought him home. When the Doctor examines Harry, this would seem to be true with his DNA--and Harry beams down to a planet filled mostly with hot women--and they really, really want Harry! Has his luck turned? Is he really home?!

This is an interesting episode that reminds me of sirens as well as birds like the cuckoo (who lay eggs in OTHER birds' nests and when they hatch they dispossess the rest of the eggs). It is very interesting and very sneaky. Worth seeing.

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