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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Julianne Christie ...
Ian Meltzer ...
Commander Nocona (as John Kenton Shull)
Christian Conrad ...
Miner (as Christian R. Conrad)


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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This episode was directed by LeVar Burton, who played Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). See more »


At the beginning of the episode, the crew observes the 315th anniversary of First Contact Day, which is established in Star Trek: First Contact as having taken place on April 5, 2063. That would mean this episode takes place on April 5, 2378. However, the stardate later given in Captain Janeway's log, 54868.6, suggests that the episode actually takes place on November 12, 2377. (See Trivia Section for Star Trek: The Next Generation on how this was calculated.) 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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