Star Trek: Voyager: Season 4, Episode 21

The Omega Directive (15 Apr. 1998)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 365 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

Voyager's sensor detect a rare particle theoretically capable of damaging subspace and nullifying warp travel. Under a classified directive known only to Starfleet Captains and above, ... See full summary »



, (creator), 5 more credits »
0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2480 titles
created 26 Nov 2011
a list of 26 titles
created 12 Aug 2012
a list of 2604 titles
created 17 Oct 2012
a list of 143 titles
created 19 Jul 2013
a list of 1266 titles
created 2 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Omega Directive (15 Apr 1998)

The Omega Directive (15 Apr 1998) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Star Trek: Voyager.
« Previous Episode | 88 of 170 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alien Captain


Voyager's sensor detect a rare particle theoretically capable of damaging subspace and nullifying warp travel. Under a classified directive known only to Starfleet Captains and above, Janeway leads Voyager on a mission to destroy all traces of the particle. Seven of Nine is hesitant to destroy the Omega particle, remembering the Borg revered it as the embodiment of perfection. Written by Meribor

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

24th century



Release Date:

15 April 1998 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Did You Know?


Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres) went into labor during the production of this episode. That is why B'Elanna is seen in Engineering towards the beginning of the show, but is strangely absent when Captain Janeway briefs the senior officers during the special meeting about Omega. See more »


Omega is so unstable that Starfleet created a directive that supersedes all other directives, which requires it be destroyed; therefore, it is unlikely that one could simply convert it to energy via conventional transporters. See more »


[first lines]
Voyager Computer: 0600 hours. Regeneration cycle complete.
Seven of Nine: Daily log, Seven of Nine, Stardate 15781.2 - Today, Ensign Kim and I will conduct a comprehensive diagnostic of the aft sensor array. I have allocated 3 hours 20 minutes for the task, and an additional 17 minutes for Ensign Kim's usual conversational digressions. I am scheduled to take a nutritional supplement at 1500 hours, engage in one hour of cardiovascular activity. Then I intend to review a text the Doctor recommended, entitled 'A ...
See more »


References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Perfect Particle
8 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In this stand alone episode when the captain receives a classified message about something called "The Omega Directive" she discusses it with nobody on the crew apart from Seven of Nine who knows about Omega due to her time in the Borg Collective. Omega is a molecule which so unstable that a single molecule can explode causing major damage and destabilising warp fields for several light years. Because of this Star Fleet standing orders state that where found it must be destroyed. From her time in the Borg Seven has a different opinion, viewing Omega as perfection. As they get closer to the source they realise they they aren't dealing with one molecule but far more than they can destroy easily. Janeway briefs the senior crew and she takes an away team down to an alien research facility to take the Omega particles while Seven builds a containment device. The aliens protest that the particles are needed to power their civilisation which is on the brink of collapse, however the Omega directive requires Janeway to ignore the prime directive and destroy the particles anyway.

This was a good episode which can be enjoyed out of order. It was good to see Seven get a chance to hold a position of responsibility and for her to repay that trust by following her orders even though that means destroying what is the Holy Grail for the Borg. It was also interesting to see that there are conditions where the prime directive can be overruled.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
actually pretty good for star trek martin-sem84
Chakotay and his Mumbo-Jumbo eddysl12
Kind of ironic dreamcurse
Janeway's Holodeck program Josh_E23
Who would you rather have as CAPTAIN of Voyager? Low_Rent
Good Concept with a poor execution ReeseJohn
Discuss The Omega Directive (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: