An alien warhead or missile that possesses Artificial Intelligence links with the EMH program and begins to terrorize the crew.


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Onquanii (as Steve Dennis)
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Voyager answers a distress call from an alien device with bio-neural circuitry and sentience. Voyager beams the 'survivor' aboard, and further scans show it is a highly-sophisticated warhead capable of mass-destruction. The Doctor, who speaks it's technical language fights for it's rights when the rest of the crew seeks to distance the ship before the warhead fulfills it's purpose. His efforts are unappreciated when, facing shut down, the warhead's intelligence commandeers The Doctor's program and several ship's systems. It's ultimatum is clear: Voyager will deliver the warhead to it's target or be destroyed. Written by Meribor

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19 May 1999 (USA)  »

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A popular 'Bushism' quote by former President 'Bush 43': "There's an old saying in Tennessee-I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee-that says, 'Fool me once, shame on...shame on you...(long pause)...Fool can't get fooled again.'" - Nashville, Tennessee; September 17, 2002

In the opening scene of Warheads, Neelix proclaims to Paris the same expression more well delivered: NEELIX: "Your people have a saying. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. In other words, your credit's no good here." See more »


When Tuvok introduces a malfunction to the Sickbay Holo-emitters and we see it start to take effect, The Doctor is wearing the mobile emitter. The mobile emitter is completely separate from the sickbay Holo-systems and would not be effected. See more »


[first lines]
Tom Paris: Show mercy!
Neelix: You people have a saying: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. In other words, your credit's no good here.
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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That's what you get for putting Harry Kim in charge!
28 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Ensign Kim has been given the chance to command Voyager during the 'night' shift (there's no night or day in space!). However, this shirt is anything but dull in this episode. It all begins with the ship receiving a distress call. When Harry and the Doctor land on a craptastic planet, they find that the call is NOT coming from a living being but a machine that THINKS it's alive! Naturally the Doctor is excited, as he thinks he'll have some new mechanical friend. However, when they bring it aboard they learn the truth--it's a type of smart WEAPON. Way to go, Harry!

This is a decent episode. It also gives Robert Picardo a chance to act a bit outside his normal range as he's soon taken over by the weapon and it makes him act a tad grumpy, to put it mildly. Original and worth seeing.

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