Voyager finds a colony of Talaxians far from their home planet. When Neelix begins to bond with them he makes a major decision.



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Voyager finds a colony of Talaxians far from their home planet. When Neelix begins to bond with them he makes a major decision.

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The song playing on the juke box in the mess hall in the opening scene is an instrumental version of Roy Orbison's "Ooby Dooby" which is played on the juke box in Star Trek: First Contact (1996) by Zefram Cochrane (James Cromwell). The Star Trek: First Contact (1996) version had Orbison singing. See more »


Tallaxians use "geothermal energy" from an asteroid's core. Geothermal energy is the result of the gravitational collapse and radioactive decay inside the Earth. Asteroids are much too small to generate any practical amounts of geothermal energy. In any case, using the word "geothermal" for anything other than Earth is a misnomer, since "geo" means "Earth". See more »


[first lines]
B'Elanna Torres: [helping herself to a handful of cheese pierogi] Now, these are delicious!
Harry Kim: Uh, leave some for the rest of us.
B'Elanna Torres: Hey, I'm eating for two.
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References Star Trek: First Contact (1996) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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A necessary episode
25 October 2006 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

Voyager could not return to the Alpha Quadrant with a native Delta Quadrant resident on board. The whole point of the series is that Voyager's crew is trying to get home to their own people. Once it was determined that Voyager was not going to be renewed for another season, the producers decided to wrap up the loose ends: Tom and Ba'llana's baby, the Doctor's status, Seven's humanity, Harry's insistence to get home, and Neelix's future. This was a chance for the crew and for the audience to say good-bye to Neelix within the plot of an episode that would leave him with his people, yet still accessible to Voyager (as a permanent ambassador to the D quad). The final goodbye scene where Neelix leaves the turbolift and walks through the corridors lined with the Voyager crew is one of the most poignant in the series.

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