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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First mention of a future Starfleet that monitors and repairs the time-line. See more
Rain Robinson reports that the gamma source her instruments detected was "in orbit" and "right above us". Strictly speaking, both can't be true at the same time, or at least not for very long, as all geostationary orbits are over the equator and no orbit above Los Angeles can be geostationary. While Voyager could have chosen a non-geostationary orbit, this would be highly inconvenient and also unnecessary since transporter range is usually quoted at 40,000 km in the Star Trek Universe. Also, Rain's display shows an orbit above the equator. See more
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more