Kes returns to Voyager - older, angry, and more powerful than ever. She literally tears through the ship. Using her abilities in combination with Voyager's warp core, Kes travels back in ... See full summary »



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B'Elanna Torres
Harry Kim
Nancy Hower ...
Ensign Samantha Wildman
Naomi Wildman
Vidiian Captain
Lieutenant Joe Carey
Kurt Wetherill ...


Kes returns to Voyager - older, angry, and more powerful than ever. She literally tears through the ship. Using her abilities in combination with Voyager's warp core, Kes travels back in time to Voyager's first year in the Delta Quadrant. Her agenda is to kidnap her younger self and return her to the Ocampa, even if it means turning her former friends over to the Vidiians. The only one to suspect anything is Tuvok, who is experiencing intermittent visions and memories of the future. Written by Meribor

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The scenes where the corridors explode as Kes walks, were filmed with Jennifer Lien walking on a treadmill. See more »


Voyager arrived in the Delta Quadrant on Stardate 48306.6. When Kes travels into the past, she arrives 56 days 17 hours after Voyager's arrival in the Delta Quadrant on Stardate 48447.65. Voyager did not made contact with the Vidiians until Stardate: 48532.4 during Star Trek: Voyager: Phage, 90 days after their arrival in the Delta Quadrant. See more »


Kes: [in a holographic message to her older self] Remember me? The innocent child you're here to save? You blame Captain Janeway, but the choice was yours. You made the decision to leave Ocampa, and you made the decision to leave Voyager. If you're watching me now, you've come back to take revenge on the people who cared about you. That's not who you are and that's not who I am. Don't do this. Find another way home. Captain Janeway will help you if you give her a chance. Try to remember who you were....
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) See more »


Star Trek Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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When Ocompans get Old
25 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

They may get Senile as well as Humans do.

My only problem with this Ep is that Kes would not be a Bag Ocompan at 6 years. As far as the other complaints that this is another Asskick to Jennifer, those are not valid complaints. The reason why they are not valid is because I never even knew that Jennifer had been let go without one word that she was being replaced by a Borg with huge cybernetic Implants. What do they do, spout streams of Borg Nanoprobes? Seems like the Borg would remove all gender identity from all drones. I never knew of this shabby treatment by a people putting on a show about an "Enlightened" Civilization like the United Federation of Planets, acting instead like a member of some kind of "Red" political party. One that uses that Colour not one that is called that Colour by the ones who USE that Colour. In fact, I don't blame the Voyager Producers at all, I blame United Paramount/BET Network as it was at the time. But as to why complaints about this Episode are invalid, is because who would know that but hard core Trekkers? Most people who casually watch a show roll with the punches. Most people and myself never consider the politics of Network TV.

In fact I never knew why Kes suddenly vanished. All I knew is that I was bummed. So, when this episode was originally broadcast, I was excited about it because it was a Kes episode.

And I liked it. We had seen Kes taken over by a Warlord and to get rid of that personality she had to use the same tactics the Warlord used- In the end of that episode, Kes worked with Tuvok to deal with the memory of that experience.

So an aged, angry obsessed and possibly senile Kes was not too far of a stretch. She was old - She had been separated from Voyager for a few years. We know also that she was a very powerful being as well as a very strong person. So I don't believe she would have aged that much in only 2 years, and I don't believe she would do what she set out to do.

Nevertheless I suspended my disbelief just so I could enjoy this one episode.

Let us just assume that somehow, Kes after separating from the nurturing Voyager environment aged rapidly and started accepting more and more of the anger left in here by The Warlord. Perhaps that liaison with the Warlord was a trigger that seeped into her subconsciousness - She had been forced into inactivity while that entity took over her body and used her powers to hurt people. But she also interacted with that being, and even after he left that memory would remain, that evil would lie dormant.

So when she rams her shuttle into Voyager, destroys a whole deck and causes the death of a crewman this was in fact not Kes at all but The Warlord's influence.

Her goal? To return her younger self home. This seething angry person decides to give Voyager into the waiting and salivating hands of one of Voyager's most hated enemies.

This was not Kes at all. This was not the act of the enlightened spiritual being that left Voyager and shunted the ship 9000 light-years across the main bulk of Borg Space. This was the act of a person who had been left alone and had aged more quickly than she would have aged if she had stayed on the ship, and in aging let bitterness take over.

I think she was holding back, she could have vaporized Voyager, killed Janeway with one finger, who knows what she could have done to Neelix. But she always stopped short of doing even greater harm. I believe even in that distraught state she still had the kind Kes deep inside.

That's why I could also suspend disbelief when all it took was a message from herself to shock her back to sanity. I think she had been there all the time.

We all have the capacity to do things in great anger which we be instantly are remorseful for- The trick is to stop ourselves before this happens. If we can do it with ourselves in this life, then Kes could have done it to herself in that story.

But if we have to blame anyone for this, we can blame Brannon "Temporal Causality Loop" Braga. But I don't, cos I enjoyed the story, was glad to see Kes and I love the very last line by Neelix. And, we forget, Voyager was a NETWORK show, and able to be canceled like any other network show. I don't believe that Jennifer's being let go was a choice the creators and producers of the show really wanted, the "United Paramount Network" handed this can of worms to Trek with the choice "Or Be Cancelled"- Remember, at the time of "Scorpion" which was the 3rd year of UPN, UPN had canceled ALL of their original "Dramatically Different" shows, save Voyager, and were running very BAD ethnic comedies in their place. And I have said before I do not dislike Ethnic Comedies, just BAD comedies, which these where. So to keep Voyager voyaging for another four years, Jennifer was fired and a Borg with Huge... Implants had to be hired in her place.

Just think of how great this show could have been if Both actresses could have remained, as well as Harry Kim who was the other Voyager member to be scrutinized by the Paramount crew-removing Hatchet.

So I don't Blame Trek. I blame Paramount for Hosting a Trek show but not giving Berman full control over it. Next Generation and Deep Space Nine ran for seven years each with no Network micromanagement, bumbling and interference with production and casting.

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