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
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The Doctor reminisces about an away mission to Arrakis Prime. Arrakis is the spice planet from Frank Herbert
's Dune series of novels. 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
This anomaly is as old as anything we've ever encountered. I could spend a lifetime studying the things it's collected.
Seven of Nine
And leave Voyager without a first officer.