In 1967, an apparent meteor crashes in the forest near a lone camper. Flash forward to the 24th century, where Voyager is on its trek back to the Alpha Quadrant. An artificial temporal rift opens in front of them, and a Federation vessel from the 29th century emerges. The pilot, CAPT Braxton, says that Voyager somehow is responsible for a temporal disruption in his time that destroys Earth's solar system. So he begins an attack on them, hoping to change the future. In defending themselves, Voyager disables Braxton's time ship, and he is pulled back into the time rift; so too is Voyager. Braxton's vessel is flung back to 1967 and is the meteor seen at the beginning. Voyager only goes back to 1996. Once in the 20th century, Voyager detects a warp signature in the Los Angeles area, so an away team - Janeway, Chakotay, Paris, and Tuvok - goes to investigate. Unknowingly, a SETI scientist - Rain - who has been scanning for a particular radiation signature finds it emanating from Voyager ... Written by
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In-joke about the Star Trek Communicators, right after Harry Kim receives the "Greeting from Earth" message from Rain Robinson he proceeds to contact the away team on the surface. As the Captain's Communicator beeps all of the people walking past the away team immediately reach for their cellphones to answer them. This was probably a reference to the similarity of 1990's cellphone design and technology to the "futuristic" flip-top Communicators from the Star Trek
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B'elanna gives acting captain Harry Kim an emergency transporter range of "probably less than ten kilometers". This corresponds with Voyager's altitude as shown after they beam out Janeway and Chakotay from the Chronowerx office, but the flyby footage shown later on the TV news shows Voyager at a much lower altitude of around 300 to 600 meters. Note the power lines in the foreground. See more
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
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