Star Trek: Voyager: Season 1, Episode 5

The Cloud (13 Feb. 1995)

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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... See full summary »



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Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
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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; they are attacked by an unknown substance that cripples every defense system on the ship, forcing the crew to retreat out of the nebula, losing 11% of their power reserves. The crew later discovers that the nebula was not a real nebula, but was in fact, a life form. The crew returns to the nebula to help the creature recover after the damage that they caused while trying to escape from it the first time. This episode is the first time that viewers are introduced to 'Sandrine's', a holodeck program created by Tom Paris. Written by Anonymous

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The scene in which Ethan Phillips is "dismissed" from Janeway's ready room bears a remarkable resemblance to another scene featuring Phillps from Wagons East (1994) . In that scene, Phillips' character, Smedly, is in a similar one-on-one meeting and is told he's dismissed. Just like in this episode, Phillips stands there dumbfounded and stuttering before being told to simply "get out". Coincidentally, Wagon's East also featured fellow Voyager star Robert Picardo in a starring role. See more »


When Harry and Tom are in Sandrine's pool room, Tom challenges Harry to a game of pool. The camera shows Tom starting to rack the pool balls, then pans up. His hand movements from start to finish only account for him placing 5 or 6 balls in the rack. He then removes the racking triangle and moves to the opposite end to break. The next camera cut shows all 15 balls are in place for the break. See more »


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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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Overall, not what a captain would do.
19 January 2010 | by (Bradenton, FL) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Voyager. I just signed up for NETFLIX, and I will watch the whole series, star to finish.


Voyager see a cloud, and goes to investigate. I understand that, to EXPLORE. It's human nature. But at some point, military training MUST take over. After all, it'a captains' DUTY to protect his or her ship. Voyager enters the 'cloud' and gets trapped, and blasts it's way out. 14 crewmen hurt. The 'cloud' is a living thing, and hurt by the Voyager entering it.

So what's JANEWAY going to do? Goes back in to HEAL the 'cloud'.

First of all, I don't think any captain would risk casualties, or the whole ship, to heal the 'cloud'.

Second, in TOS, there was always another opinion (Balance of Terror, for example), where Capt'n Kirk would ask for other view, like any good commander.

I'm sure if Capt'n Janeway asked for thoughts about going back into the 'cloud' someone would have said "You nuts for risking the ship".

Like the Dodo bird, Janeway should have sailed off, and not worried about the 'cloud'.

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