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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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 »


The number of Naomi Wildman's cranial ridges has changed. She now has four, when previously she had three. Since they are most likely made of bone-like material, it is highly unlikely that their number would change so suddenly. See more »


Ensign Samantha Wildman: [recording her goodbye message] Hi, honey. I know you're feeling sad right now, but... I want you to listen to me very carefully, okay? First of all, I love you. Second, I want you to know that I'm proud of you - how smart you are, how funny, how kind you are to other people. And I know that you are going to grow up to do extraordinary things. Last - and I know this is a hard one - try not to be scared -... - Listen to Neelix. He'll be taking care of you now. Bye, honey.
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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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