The crew of Voyager discover a simulation of Starfleet Headquarters being run by Species 8472, the enemy they helped the Borg defeat in the two-part episode "Scorpion". It is being used to practice infiltrating the Federation. With the aid of regular doses of drugs, Species 8472 are able to shape-shift into human form. It is up to Janeway to try to convince the aliens that Starfleet is not a threat to them. Written by
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Writer Nick Sagan
's original script was based around the idea that Species 8472 had visited ancient Earth and inspired legends of demons and devils. One scene would have been Captain Janeway's nightmare that 8472 are razing Bloomington, Indiana, where she's from. All these ideas was rejected to cut the cost of visual effects, so Sagan came up with a Cold War parable, using the pro-détente writing of his father Carl Sagan
as inspiration. See more
When the admiral is welcoming Tuvok and Neelix to Terrasphere 8, we hear him say 'starfleet', but his lips don't say the word 'star' before 'fleet'. It looks like he says 'earth fleet'. See more
Welcome to Earth. I'm Admiral Bullock, and I'll be your commanding officer for the next six months. Questions, comments - bring them to me. Problems - talk to Lieutenant Kinis.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more