Star Trek: Voyager: Season 3, Episode 12

Macrocosm (11 Dec. 1996)

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After returning from a first contact mission, Janeway, Neelix and the Doctor must retake Voyager from an infestation of microorganisms that grow to an alarming size.



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Episode cast overview:
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Tak Tak
Michael Fiske ...
Garan Miner


When Janeway and Neelix return to Voyager they find the crew barely alive having been invaded by a microscopic life form that is growing to macroscopic proportions. Janeway deals with it by turning into the Starfleet version of Ripley from the Alien movie series. Written by laird-3

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47-reference: after beaming down to the Garan mining colony, the Doctor proceeds on vector 1-4-7. See more »


[first lines]
Tak Tak: Good health, strong body, clear mind.
Neelix: And you - your hospitality, your generosity, your patience - many thanks.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Genesis (1994) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Giant bug hunt on Voyager!
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Returning from a visit to an alien world Captain Janeway and Neelix are surprised to find Voyager isn't at the rendezvous point, it is a light year away and when they get to it none of the crew respond to their hails. Once aboard it is like the Marie Celeste, no sign of the crew. Exploration reveals that there is an alien on board; it is clearly dangerous as it burnt its way through the deck. Soon Neelix is attacked and infected by an alien, the captain leaves him to find a med kit but when she returns he is gone. She then strips down to her vest and arms herself with as much as she can carry before setting off to find the rest of the crew. When she finds The Doctor she learns that the aliens are in fact a macro-virus that boarded the ship after they replied to a mayday from a mining colony. Once on board everybody was soon infected and although the doctor found a cure the viruses were so big that they could stop him administering it.

This was an exciting episode that felt like a homage to 'Alien' as the captain crawled through the Jeffries Tubes while something dangerous could be around any corner. The solution of luring the viruses to the holodeck so that is could attack the scantily clad holo-characters was amusing if somewhat gratuitous. Kate Mulgrew do a good job turning Captain Janeway into an action hero and the giant viruses were suitably scary making this a good episode.

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