Star Trek: Voyager: Season 6, Episode 20

Good Shepherd (15 Mar. 2000)

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In Seven's assessment of ship-wide efficiency, she brings to the Captain's attention three 'black sheep' crewmen who have slipped through the cracks. Mortimer Harren (Jay Underwood) the ... See full summary »



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In Seven's assessment of ship-wide efficiency, she brings to the Captain's attention three 'black sheep' crewmen who have slipped through the cracks. Mortimer Harren (Jay Underwood) the overly-qualified underly-enthused engineer, Tal Celes has no confidence in herself and doesn't inspire it in others, and William Telfer the resident hypochondriac. Seeking to guide her strays back to the flock, Janeway orders them all to join her on an away mission to a class 'T' nebula in the Delta Flyer. Anxiety strikes when the know-it-all Harren gets sensor data very wrong, Tal is so worried about being wrong she can't get anything right, and an intrusive alien gives Telfer his first real medical emergency. Written by Meribor

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This episode shows that Captain Janeway does not know everything about Voyager. When she goes to deck 15 looking for Harren, she needs directions. See more »


In broadcast versions of the opening credits, Steve Bacic is listed instead of Michael Reisz. See more »


Tom Paris: What are you doing?
[Harren slides over the PADD he has been working on - with nothing but complicated calculations]
Tom Paris: [frowning] Very interesting.
Mortimer Harren: What do you find most interesting about it?
Tom Paris: Your creative use of the minus sign.
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Janeway sees herself a bit like Jesus....
2 March 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In this episode, she likens her role to the good shepherd who leaves the flock to find the lost lamb. This is from a parable from Jesus...and I suppose, in a way, she's likening herself to him.

When the episode begins, Seven informs that Captain that she has discovered three crew members who are deficient. One is a hypochondriac that spends more time in sickbay and making excuses than doing his job, another who is smug and morally superior and a final one who always doubts herself. To help them got over their nature, the Captain decides to take the three on a mission in a shuttle. Unfortunately, bad stuff happens and this good shepherd is pushed to the are her three lost lambs.

These losers are so horrible that you wonder how Starfleet would have graduated them from the Academy. Regardless, it is an interesting show. Far fetched that anyone would go nearly as far as the Captain but interesting.

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