While helping a planet being bombarded by asteroids, Neelix and Tuvok get trapped on the surface and Tuvok's negative attitude is getting on Neelix's nerves.



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Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
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While helping a planet being bombarded by asteroids, Neelix and Tuvok get trapped on the surface and Tuvok's negative attitude is getting on Neelix's nerves.

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26 February 1997 (USA)  »

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The scene where Neelix reveals to Tuvok that his knowledge of mag-lev carriages was based on his experience with authentic 1/10-scale models is reminiscent of the scene in The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), where Dorfmann reveals that his airplane construct was based on the design of model airplanes. See more »


Neelix accelerates the Maglev vessel to 47 kilometers per hour, starting from the planet's surface. Within a couple of minutes, Tuvok states that they are 30 kilometers above the surface. It would take almost 40 minutes to get that high at 47 kph. See more »


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Captain Kathryn Janeway: Fire!
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References The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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A very good episode...with an odd mistake near the end.
19 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Voyager has once again abandoned its mission of getting back to Federation space and is helping a planet being bombarded by meteors. Normally, the ship could just destroy them before they strike--but there's something odd about their composition and several make it through the atmosphere and strike the colonies. Tuvok and Neelix go to the planet's surface to investigate, as a scientist on the surface thinks that something is afoot. Unfortunately, the shuttle is damaged on the way down and it crashes. With more meteorites on the way, they need to get off the surface. Their escape might be possible through the use of an odd elevator to the sky--but naturally there's much more to it and it's going to be a very dangerous means of escape.

I appreciated that the show finally addresses Tuvok's obvious hatred of Neelix. While I could certainly understand Tuvok's irritation with Neelix (who wouldn't be?!), Tuvok's often dismissive attitude shows that he's indeed a lot more emotional than he lets on to others. This makes for an interesting confrontation. Fortunately, in addition to this, the show has LOTS of innovative plot elements-- more than you'd usually expect on a Trek show--making it well worth seeing. My only complaint is near the end, Voyager is under attack and they beam Neelix and Tuvok aboard--but how can they do this with their shields up?! This violates what other episodes tell us about future warfare. On the other hand, only a moment later, I loved Neelix's comment that "Mr. Sklar returned to the surface". What that is so funny you'll have to see for yourself.

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