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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This episode and the season 1 finale Star Trek: Voyager: Learning Curve (1995) are the only season-enders in "Voyager" that are not cliff-hangers. See more »

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Seven of Nine: [after losing a match of velocity to Janeway] You are a frustrating opponent. During the final round, after you dropped your phaser, you did not even look at the disk, and yet you were able to acquire the target.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Intuition.
Seven of Nine: Intuition is a human fallacy, the belief that you can predict random events.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway: Oh, belief had nothing to do with it. At some level, conscious or otherwise, I was aware of several factors: the trajectory of the disk after I hit the wall, the sound it made on its return, and the ...
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An excellent episode
25 October 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For me, this episode epitomised what Voyager could have been.

What made DS9, or even TNG in a limited way, intriguing was how what they did was permanent: they weren't warping off at the end of the day, leaving whatever problem behind. Voyager was king of this. Arturis is a tragic character, and there could have been some excellent episodes built off the premise of people trying to exact revenge on Voyager because of their actions, or even helping Voyager. The Hirogen almost did this, but it was only to ask FOR help. Not really the same.

And the initial concept is a very cool idea. The USS Dauntless was a great idea, but I'm glad it was an illusion. It was too quick a solution, but if it was real it could have changed or ended Voyager. Really their journey through the Delta Quadrant wasn't as decisive or as interesting as the producers and writers hoped.

So, fittingly, this episode brings Hope for the series, but also Fear.


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