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)
Ensign Jenkins


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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(at around 23 mins) Boom mic at top of screen. 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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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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A Picardo Showcase
7 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode, Picardo plays the role of a manic A.I. with a confused identity. Not only does Picardo steal this episode from Wang (Ensign Kim), he demonstrates why the writers and producers of Voyager consistently gave him episode that would showcase his acting skills.

Picardo doesn't receive enough credit for his acting on Voyager. Time after time, episodes such as "The Darkling", "Warhead", "Latent Image" and "Real Life" demonstrate Picardo's depth, not only in dramatic acting, but also an ability to connect emotionally with the audience. He absolutely is more than a projection of light.

"Warhead" is a good episode for Picardo. Although, as I mentioned above, there are other episodes in which Picardo is great and exceeds his accomplishments in Warhead. If you don't believe me watch "The Darkling".

7 out of 10.

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