Star Trek: Voyager: Season 4, Episode 26

Hope and Fear (20 May 1998)

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An alien translator by the name of Arturis is able to finally decode the Starfleet message received by Voyager five months ago. It tells them to go to a new type of ship waiting for them ... See full summary »



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An alien translator by the name of Arturis is able to finally decode the Starfleet message received by Voyager five months ago. It tells them to go to a new type of ship waiting for them with an engine system faster than warp drive, which is capable of bringing them home within three months. Written by Anonymous

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Arturis: You negotiated an agreement with the Borg Collective: safe passage through their space. And in return, you helped them defeat one of their enemies.
Seven of Nine: Species 8472.
Arturis: In your colorful language, yes, Species 8472. Did it ever occur to you that there were those of us in the Delta Quadrant with a vested interest in that war? Victory would have meant annihilation of the Borg; but you couldn't see beyond the bow of your own ship!
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: In my estimation, Species 8472 posed a greater threat than the Borg.
Arturis: Who ...
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Janeway, you jerk!
23 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a rare episode where you learn that Captain Janeway and her vaunted ideals are all a load of crap! How this is the case you learn through the course of this episode--and it's really interesting because she IS the villain in this season four finale.

The show begins with an alien named Arturis meeting with Janeway. Arty is an amazing guy, as he can learn languages almost instantly. So, she begs him to help decipher a garbled message the ship recently received from Starfleet. Art tells them that the message says that they are sending some cool ultra-fast ship to take them home and soon it arrives. Everyone is happy but Seven and the Captain have their misgivings. So how does all this relate to Janeway being a total jerk? See the show and find out more about this ship and 'ol Art.

This episode is odd because at the end there is a definite sense of accomplishment in escaping a horrible fate. But, if you think about it, they deserved to experience this fate. See the show and see what I mean. Poor 'ol Arty.

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