Tha Haakonian Ma'Bor Jetrel hails the Voyager, wishing to speak to Neelix. Neelix refuses to speak to Jetrel, revealing that the Haakonians were the enemy of the Talaxians and Jetrel created the Metreon Cascade, which killed thousands of Talaxians on Rinax, Talax's moon, including Neelix's family. Through the persuasion of Kes and Janeway, Neelix finally agrees to listen to Jetrel, who wants to scan Talaxians who helped rescue any survivors of Rinax in case they developed a blood disease from exposure to high levels of Metreon isotopes. While he still doesn't like it, Neelix eventually agrees to allow Jetrel to run some tests and discovers that he does indeed have the blood disease. When Voyager returns to Rinax so that Jetrel can try to find a cure, Neelix reveals to Kes that he wasn't fighting in the Defense Force when the Metreon Cascade went off like he said. He was hiding from them since he believed the war was unjust, leading him to believe later that he was just being a coward.... Written by
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The debate between Neelix and Jetrel resembles the debate that took place before the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. It was discussed dropping it in an uninhabited area to demonstrate its power, but it was ultimately decided that wouldn't be a powerful enough message so Hiroshima was chosen. See more
I had the good fortune to be on Talax at the time, with our defense forces - preparing for an invasion that never came; it wasn't necessary. The day after the cascade was deployed, Talax surrendered unconditionally to the Haakonian Order.
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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