Star Trek: Voyager: Season 5, Episode 20

Think Tank (31 Mar. 1999)

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Voyager is sought after by the Hazari, unyielding bounty hunters of the delta-quadrant. While debating methods of escape, a group of problem-solvers offers their services in out-witting the... See full summary »



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Voyager is sought after by the Hazari, unyielding bounty hunters of the delta-quadrant. While debating methods of escape, a group of problem-solvers offers their services in out-witting the Hazari. The group spokesman Kurros (guest star Jason Alexander) proposes a payment method to Janeway: one of Neelix's famed recipes, an artifact owned by Chakotay, and Seven of Nine herself. Written by Meribor

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Despite rejected attempts in the past, due to the Prime Directive, this marks the first time that Capt. Janeway has offered the 'replicator technology' to someone in trade. See more »


Kurros: You know you will never be satisfied here, among these people. Is this what you really want?
Seven of Nine: Acquiring knowledge is a worthy objective. But its pursuit has obviously not elevated you.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Voyager: Flesh and Blood (2000) See more »


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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Help at a high price
15 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode opened with two aliens discussing the payment expected for help in stabilising a planet that has been suffering from seismic instability. We are told much about them but it is clear that the helper expects to be generously compensated for his work. The action then switches to Voyager which is having problems with a group of Hazari bounty hunters who are trying to steal the ship. It looks as if there is no way out of the bounty hunter's trap when Kurros, the alien we saw in the opening scene, appears in the captain's room explaining that he can solve the problem for a price. He explains that he is part of the "Think Tank" a group of aliens who seek out unique items they wish to acquire and help people solve apparently unsolvable problems in exchange. When shown a list of things they want in exchange the captain is at first willing... until she sees the final item on the list; Seven of Nine. When Voyager manages to capture a Hazari ship they find evidence that they were hired by Kurros so it was little wonder that he had the solution to their problem as he had created it. Once the Hazari know that they are being used Janeway persuades them to help her tern the tables on Kurros.

This was a decent episode with a few good action scenes, it was a nice twist to find that Kurros had been behind the problems all along; although not explicitly stated I assume we are meant to believe most if not all the problems they solved were of their own making.

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