Star Trek: Voyager: Season 5, Episode 5

Once Upon a Time (11 Nov. 1998)

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The Delta Flyer crash lands after encountering an ion storm. Voyager desperately tries to contact and rescue Tuvok, Paris, and a badly injured Ensign Samantha Wildman. Meanwhile aboard ship... See full summary »


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Trevis (as Justin Louis)
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The Delta Flyer crash lands after encountering an ion storm. Voyager desperately tries to contact and rescue Tuvok, Paris, and a badly injured Ensign Samantha Wildman. Meanwhile aboard ship, Neelix attempts to distract young Naomi Wildman, who is eager to hear from her mother. Finding out the truth, Naomi escapes into a popular children's holo-novel. Written by Meribor

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First appearance of Scarlett Pomers as Naomi Wildman. See more »


When the rescue team from Voyager are searching for the missing crew members deep underground, aided only by a few flashlights, there is an incredible amount of light in the caves with no obvious source. See more »


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Tom Paris: Don't mind the computer. She's just jealous that I'm spending my last few minutes talking to *you*. - So long.
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the 24th century's Sesame Street
31 March 2007 | by (North Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

This episode showcases Voyager's youngest crewmen, Naomi Wildman, played by Scarlett Pomers. Her mother is on a mission on the Delta Flyer which has gone missing. The Voyager crew are searching, hoping to find the Delta Flyer before the air supply runs out on the trapped away team.

At issue is should they tell Naomi the truth about her mother being in danger yet, since they don't have solid facts. Neelix hopes to keep her occupied, sparing her the worry and pain of thinking she may never see her mother again.

A neat element of this episode is the holideck program for children. In the 24th century instead of watching Elmo and Big Bird kids actually get to play with Flotter & Trevis. The adventures involve an educational element to encourage learning. But Sesame Street has better songs.

Guest Cast: Under Flotter's makeup is Wallace Langham of CSI and The Larry Sanders Show. It's the only appearance of the holideck program, but the stuffed Flotter that Neelix and Harry make for Naomi is shown in future episodes.

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