Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Hope and Fear 

After a Starfleet rescue ship, the Dauntless, is located when an alien visitor interprets a damaged data stream from Starfleet Command. The ship features a novel "slipstream" drive that ... See full summary »



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Tom Paris
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After a Starfleet rescue ship, the Dauntless, is located when an alien visitor interprets a damaged data stream from Starfleet Command. The ship features a novel "slipstream" drive that offers quick trip home to earth. After her initial delight is tempered by suspicion and Seven of Nine proposes to remain in the Delta Quadrant Captain Janeway re-interprets the message and accosts the alien whom takes her and Seven-of-Nine away on the Dauntless. He reveals that her assistance to the Borg against Species 8472 led to Borg domination of a large portion of the Delta Quadrant and he intends to make her pay by returning to his home world inside Borg space. Faced with the real possibility of rejoining the collective, Seven-of-Nine reconsiders and agrees to help Janeway by allowing her to reconfigure her implants to penetrate the force field within which they are imprisoned. Seven-of-Nine admits that her desire to remain in the Delta Quadrant was based on fear of joining human society and ... Written by Robert Seidel

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47-references: the USS Dauntless was launched on stardate 51472. According to Admiral Hayes in his "message", it has had 47 successful trial runs. See more »


In this case the Voyager was able to cover 15 light years in 2 days, while catching up to the Dauntless. Based on that information. It was take Voyager 8000 days or 21.9 years to get home without any changes to the ship. Not the huge numbers that have been tossed around in other episodes. See more »


Capt. Kathryn Janeway: [to Seven of Nine] You've come a long way from that drone who stepped out of an alcove nine months ago.
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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Janeway, you jerk!
23 February 2015 | by 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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