Crew morale hits an all-time low when Voyager must spend two years crossing an expanse devoid of any star systems or signs of life. As Captain Janeway is forced to reflect on the choice she... See full summary »



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Crew morale hits an all-time low when Voyager must spend two years crossing an expanse devoid of any star systems or signs of life. As Captain Janeway is forced to reflect on the choice she made stranding her crew in the Delta Quadrant, little does she know, she will face a similar decision when Voyager ends up in the middle of a serious conflict. Written by Anonymous

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Dr. Chaotica: Citizens of Earth, your destiny is in my hands. Those of you who acquiesce to my demands will be treated fairly. Oppose me, and you face a dire fate indeed, as my slaves in the mines of Mercury. You have one hour.
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Spoofs Flash Gordon (1936) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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An interesting controversy
24 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When the show begins, folks are in the holodeck...and I hate that. Fortunately, this did not make up the bulk of the episode AND the Dr. Chaotica set did look really cool--much like an old "Flash Gordon" serial.

Voyager is in the midst of a black void. They've been there for a while and it's taking its toll on the ship. However, their boredom is interrupted when the ship is attacked! But another ship arrives and scatters the small attackers. While the Captain is thrilled that they were saved, she soon learns something shocking--their 'savior' uses a ship that pollutes space with toxic radiation! So Voyager offers to help both sides--to offer the offending ship an alternative to dumping their waste in the void. Amazingly, the commander of this ship LIKES dumping in the void and couldn't care less about his harming the folks in the void! So what's next?

This is a very good episode overall and offered some interesting aliens and an interesting dilemma. Worth seeing.

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