Star Trek: Voyager: Season 6, Episode 8

One Small Step (17 Nov. 1999)

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Voyager encounters a graviton ellipse, a phenomenon that emerges from subspace on rare occasions. The anomaly engulfed a manned vessel during a Mars mission in 2032 and Chakotay is ... See full summary »



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Lieutenant John Kelly


Voyager encounters a graviton ellipse, a phenomenon that emerges from subspace on rare occasions. The anomaly engulfed a manned vessel during a Mars mission in 2032 and Chakotay is determined to retrieve the debris from inside the ellipse. Chakotay, Paris and Seven take the Delta Flyer in, but when an asteroid strikes, Chakotay, obsessed with retrieving the module, disobeys Janeway's order to leave. The collision renders the Flyer flightless as the ellipse prepares to return to subspace. Written by Meribor

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The title references Neil Armstrong's first words on the moon: That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. See more »


In the opening teaser, John Kelly mentions that the Yankees have won Game 5 of the World Series, and then that one player has broken Joe DiMaggio's 56-game regular-season hitting record. While it is possible that things will change by 2032, at the time this episode was filmed, events in postseason games (including the World Series) did not count toward regular-season records like DiMaggio's hitting streak. See more »


Seven of Nine: Searching for the command module seems more sentimental than scientific.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, I can't argue with that. If scientific knowledge was all we were after, then the Federation would have built a fleet of probes, not starships. Exploration is about seeing things with your own eyes. In this case, we're exploring the past.
Seven of Nine: How will retrieving this artifact enhance your appreciation of history?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: By making us part of it. In the same way that excavating the obelisks of ancient Vulcan or finding the Shroud ...
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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14 September 2011 | by (Denver) – See all my reviews

This is a misunderstood episode. One reviewer has said it would be expected if Tom acted irrationally but not Chakotay. It was explained that the Mars missions were a passion of his so yes he would be wanting the module and put it ahead of their well being. Meribor another reviewer says "And Seven brings the body back all for them to bury him in space. I think Kelly would've rather stayed with his ship, his dream." Anyone who has been in the service will know that the burial at the end is a high honor. The speech shows that seven is growing as an individual and connected with someone else. This episode is deep on many levels. You have to have some sort of analytic mind rather than "oh it's a show that makes you think. I won't like it." These people are explorers and will put their lives in danger to gain knowledge.

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