Voyager is instructed by Starfleet to retrieve a probe that was sent from Earth in the 21st century and was not heard from since. Its 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 is 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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Several props, set dressings, and costumes from this episode were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay, including the costume of Earl Maddox (uncredited Uxali). See more
The Friendship One probe, launched in 2067, bears the Starfleet arrowhead emblem. The Trek time line has established that this emblem was a mission-specific one assigned to the Enterprise in the 2260s and wasn't adopted by the whole of Starfleet until after then. See more
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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Performed by Antonio Vivaldi See more