For the first time in six years Voyager gets a mission from Starfleet Command. Retreive the 21st century probe Friendship One from a nearby planet.



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Voyager is instructed by Starfleet to retrieve a probe that was sent from Earth in the 21st century and was not heard from since. It's last known whereabouts is where Voyager is now. Janeway sends some men to retrieve it but they discover that the planet it is on, is inhabited and the inhabitants believe that the probe's a weapon because it emanates an energy that is harming them. They tell Janeway to help them relocate. But Seven thinks they can cure them and remove the energy that is harming them. And when Janeway tells them, they don't believe her. They insist that Janeway relocate them and if she doesn't they will kill her people and they kill one of them to prove they're serious. Written by

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25 April 2001 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The Friendship 1 probe's warp nacelles are reminiscent of those of the Phoenix from Star Trek: First Contact (1996), and the head of the probe bears a resemblance to the top of the Nomad probe from Star Trek: The Changeling (1967). See more »


The baby born in the cave has no umbilical cord, but it is of an alien race that may not have this anatomical feature. See more »


[first lines]
Friendship 1 Recording: We, the people of Earth, greet you in a spirit of peace and humility. As we venture out of our solar system, we hope to earn the trust and friendship of other worlds.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Cool make-up.
8 March 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Now that the Federation can have regular contact with Voyager, they ask that they look for the Friendship 1 probe that was sent to the Delta Quadrant a long, long time ago. However, when the shuttle team land, they find that the place IS inhabited (despite the sensors) and these people are really angry. They blame the Earth for their plight, as they used the technology that powered Friendship 1 (antimatter) and destroyed themselves. Sure, a few folks remain, but they look nasty and are suffering from the aftereffects of the antimatter explosion. Not surprisingly, these folks are very hostile and soon take some of the away team prisoner. Now they try to use the team as a bartering tool and things get even nastier very quickly.

This episode features some very nice make-up effects. The sore- covered aliens look really realistic and nasty. While the baby didn't look great--the rest of them sure did. In addition, the story is pretty exciting and worth seeing.

By the way, this story seems a lot like an episode from "Space: 1999" concerning a probe powered by a 'Queller Drive'. This system ended up killing things because of its toxic emissions--and soon folks effected by it come looking for retribution!

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