A year after Voyager encounters the Krenim time ship, a badly damaged Voyager with a skeleton crew leads an armada of interplanetary ships against them.



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Krenim Commandant (as Peter Slutsker)
Annorax's Wife (as Lise Simms)


A year into the battle with the Krenim, a stripped down and barely functioning Voyager with a skeleton crew is leading an armada of various species' ships against the timeship before more damage is done. Meanwhile, as "guests" of the Krenim captain, Chakotay and Paris individually pursue solutions to the crisis from the other end. Written by laird-3

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12 November 1997 (USA)  »

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This serial was inspired greatly by Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea". The name of the character Annorax was derived from the main character of that story, Pierre Aronnax. Tom Paris even compares Annorax to Captain Nemo, the antagonist of Verne's story. See more »


Chakotay: You're not doing anything against Annorax. That's an order.
Tom Paris: What're you gonna do? Take away my holodeck privileges?
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References 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) See more »


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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Voyager at its gritty, beautiful best
4 April 2007 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

Star Trek Voyager series 4 would be blessed with many great episodes such as 'Scorpion part 2', fan favourite 'Message in a bottle', and 'The Gift'. By far the best episodes of the series were, however, 'Year of Hell' parts 1 & 2. It showed a nasty, dark side to star trek that had rarely been seen before, and was beautifully acted by nearly everyone. The premise is simple: A temporal ship tries to erase everything to rectify a mistake made in the past. Enter the 'Krenim', a wonderful new species full of temporal programmers, under the rule of a distraught captain trying to restore the glory of his species and bring back his lost wife. In entering Krenim space, Voyager will become critically damaged, eventually being evacuated apart from senior officers. This leads to a beautiful scene on the Bridge where Janeway evacuates everyone, with protest from Tuvok, and finally drives Voyager to its death into the Krenim ship. Obviously, Voyager cannot finish at this point, and the only thing letting down the episode is that fact that the ending comes far to quickly and easily, and is a let-down compared to the rest of the episode. However, the way this episode is shot, the sense of fear and terror that runs through it is magnificent and not something you would expect from Star Trek. A stand-out episode in a stand-out series.

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