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
Did You Know?
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
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...
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more