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



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Hirogen Hunter


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

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18 February 1998 (USA)  »

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The Alpha Hirogen is played by Tony Todd, who played the Klingon character Kurn in a few episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). See more »


You can see the skin at the arm of commander Chakotay when he and lieutenant Paris are magnetizing their environmental suits. See more »


[last lines]
Seven of Nine: It is puzzling.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What's that?
Seven of Nine: You made me into an individual. You encouraged me to stop thinking like a member of the Collective, to cultivate my independence and my humanity. But when I try to assert that independence, I am punished.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Individuality has its limits - especially on a starship where there's a command structure.
Seven of Nine: I believe that you are punishing me because I do not think the way that you do. Because I am not becoming more like you. You claim to respect my individuality. ...
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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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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