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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47-reference: When Rain Robinson's computer crashes, it displays a Fatal System Error #0047. A further appearance of the number 47 is in 2047, the year that the Hermosa earthquake submerged Los Angeles. See more
In the teaser, we see a young Henry Starling in the mountains in 1967, with a fresh tattoo on his forearm. When we see him in 1996, his tattoo is just as fresh. Tattoos fade over time, and after 29 years, Starling's tattoo would not look brand-new in 1996. See more
References Star Trek: The Cage
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more