The Doctor: [on human expressions] My programmers didn't clutter me up with pithy Earth trivia. They programmed me with far more important data.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I suggest you don't look at the view screen.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: [referring to the image of his father on the screen] It's not even tempting.
Lieutenant Tom Paris: [to his "father"] Let me say something I've always wanted to say: get out of my life!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I don't intend to let you continue preying on others.
Bothan: How would you propose to stop me?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We could destroy your technology. Or adjust your brainwave patterns to prevent telepathy. And then we could turn you over to the government of Mithren. We could even keep you confined in our brig, behind a force field.
Bothan: I'm sure you're very well intentioned, Captain; and I'd like to be able to accommodate you. But you see - I'm not really here!
The Doctor: I've checked Starfleet regulations. The chief medical officer outranks the captain in health matters. Now, I realize this may be the first time a hologram has given an order to a captain, but... I'm ordering you to report to the holodeck - now!
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Aye, sir.
Neelix: [to Janeway, who's been summoned to the Bridge] Captain, I knew we should have talked this morning.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tell me what you know, Neelix.
Neelix: I've been in subspace contact with some old friends of mine. Nomads, collectors, much as I used to be. They're in a position to gather information during they're travels. What they've told me doesn't sound good.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: In what way?
Neelix: There are lots of rumours about ships entering Bothan space never to be heard from again. My sources on Mithren say they have lost a number of vessels. They say the Botha protect their territory fiercely.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: But we aren't aggressors.
Neelix: I don't think they are either. They just don't want anyone crossing their borders.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Will they negotiate? Will they respond to diplomacy?
Neelix: It's hard to say. There's some belief that they don't even have a legitimate claim to the space. That they're nothing more than pernicious, odious vandals. In which case diplomacy would fall on deaf ears.
Lieutenant Tuvok: [to Janeway] We're being hailed again, Captain.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: On screen.
[on the viewer appears a lone figure sitting on what looks more like a throne than a commander's chair and the light illuminating the room is so bright the crew can't see what he looks like]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I'm Captain Kathryn Janeway of the Federation starship Voyager.
Bothan: [in an unfriendly tone] Why have you entered our space without permission?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: We didn't realise this was your space. On what basis do you claim it?
Bothan: I have no intention of explaining myself to you. The fact is you're violating our territory.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I assure you, we mean no disrespect. We're from another part of the galaxy. We're just trying to make our way home.
Bothan: We'll send a ship to rendezvous with you. If you meet the criteria, we'll consider your request.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Thank you. What exactly are the criteria?
Bothan: We'll discuss that when we meet.
[the Botha abruptly ends the transmission]
Lieutenant Tom Paris: [wryly] Friendly fellow.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: At least they're willing to talk.
Ensign Harry Kim: I wonder why he wouldn't let us see his face?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I suspect it was a calculated move. An attempt to intimidate us.