Star Trek: Voyager: Season 4, Episode 16

Prey (18 Feb. 1998)

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Helping a wounded Hirogen, Janeway finds that their prey has boarded Voyager, a member of species 8472.



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Helping a wounded Hirogen, Janeway finds that their prey has boarded Voyager, a member of species 8472.

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47 Reference: Species 8472 appears in this episode. See more »


The Hirogen that paints two white marks on his headgear before going to the asteroid appears to be the more experienced leader, but once on the asteroid they switch voices and the Hirogen with the two red marks appears to be the leader. See more »


The Doctor: [not very self-assured] You should know, I'm a hologram, and can't be bent, spindled or mutilated, so don't bother trying.
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Seven of Nine was right!
22 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The actor Tony Todd stars as a surly and menacing Hirogen hunter in this episode. You can easily tell it's him because of his gorgeous voice, though underneath all this makeup and latex, there's no way to know it's him!

When the show begins, two Hirogens are hunting that Preying Mantis- like creature that scared the crap out of the Borg a few episodes ago. However, evidently despite shooting the thing many times, it still managed to kill one of them and nearly kill the other. Voyager comes upon the Hirogen ship and tries to help, as they are cosmic do- gooders. However, this is a great example of the phrase 'no good deed goes unpunished' and soon the ship appears ready to be destroyed. And, in an interesting confrontation, Seven deliberately ignores the Captain's totally insane orders!

I always thought that Captain Janeway was way too pacifist on the show and here she nearly destroys the ship because she's basically a social worker at heart. I say Seven was RIGHT! See what I mean when you see this one.

Overall, a decent episode--and you'll soon see a lot more of these nasty Hirogen. By the way, these Hirogen and love of the hunt are sure reminiscent of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9: Captive Pursuit".

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