After a disagreement over Kes, Neelix and Tom Paris are trapped together on an alien planet and must work together so that they and their alien baby ward can survive.



(based upon "Star Trek" created by), (created by) | 3 more credits »

Watch Now

With Prime Video





Episode cast overview:
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)


Neelix gets jealous of all the time Tom Paris is spending with Kes, and the two males end up getting in a fist fight over it. However, the two are forced to learn to deal with each other when their shuttle craft crashes on an alien planet, and they take a newly hatched, reptilian alien baby under their wing. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

24th century | See All (1) »




Release Date:

16 October 1995 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Janeway has a new (albeit temporary) hairstyle in this episode. See more »


Neelix and Paris establish the alien infant is cold-blooded yet it is seen shivering and Neelix wraps it in a blanket, Both are useless as cold-blooded creatures don't shiver as it wouldn't generate body heat and since it doesn't have any body heat, the blanket wouldn't contain its warmth. See more »


Tom Paris: She loves you, Neelix. I wouldn't stand a chance, nobody would.
Neelix: There are others?
See more »


Features Star Trek: Voyager: Eye of the Needle (1995) 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

Despite Neelix's annoying jealousy, this is a pretty good episode.
12 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When the show begins, Neelix is doing what he usually does on the show during season 2--he's VERY jealous and very much like an overly controlling boyfriend. However, this is the first time that he actually might be right--after accusing Paris of horning in on his girl in the past, Paris is starting to have some feelings towards her. But, he's too honorable to act on these feelings. However, Neelix is the jealous idiot type and begins a physical fight with Paris in the mess hall. Naturally, that means that the Captain will soon ask the two of them to go on a mission!

The mission involves the pair going to a nasty planet to see if there is any food. Unfortunately, the mismatched pair are stuck there--and an alien ship attacks Voyager. What's next is pretty clever and cute-- and it makes the show worth seeing.

This isn't exactly a brilliant episode but it is not stuck on the ship and there is an alien--things you just didn't see enough of in the series. Worth seeing.

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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Am I the only one that liked Voyager better than DS9? glenn1199
Paris and Torres glenn1199
Voyager Books? glenn1199
Watching from beginning again - The Doctor is clearly the best character dethnoble
Least likable alien species Zyschqual
Geneviève Bujold cryptotek
Discuss Parturition (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page