With power reserves running low, the crew of Voyager alters course to enter a nebula in which there is a usable power source or "coffee" as Captain Janeway puts it. However, once they enter the nebula they encounter numerous problems including being attacked by an unknown substance which cripples every defense system on the ship. The crew discovers the nebula was not a real nebula, but was in fact, a life form, and Voyager returns to help the creature recover from the damage they caused whilst trying to escape from it. This episode is the first time viewers are introduced to 'Sandrine's', a holodeck program created by Tom Paris. Written by
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This takes place in 2371. See more
At the end of the second part of the pilot, Janeway promoted Tom Paris to the rank of lieutenant. At the beginning of this episode, however, he refers to himself as an ensign, after Harry Kim tells him he should've asked Janeway to join them in the mess hall. See more
Captain Kathryn Janeway
Personal log, stardate 48546.2 - Our journey home is several weeks old now, and I have begun to notice in my crew, and in myself, a subtle change, as the reality of our situation settles in. Here, in the Delta Quadrant, we are virtually the entire family of man. We are more than a crew, and I must find a way to be more than a captain to these people. But it's not clear to me exactly how to begin. At the Academy, we're taught that a captain is expected to maintain a certain distance...
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more