Voyager encounters a graviton ellipse, a phenomenon that emerges from subspace on rare occasions. The anomaly engulfed a manned vessel during a Mars mission in 2032 and Chakotay is determined to retrieve the debris from inside the ellipse. Chakotay, Paris and Seven take the Delta Flyer in, but when an asteroid strikes, Chakotay, obsessed with retrieving the module, disobeys Janeway's order to leave. The collision renders the Flyer flightless as the ellipse prepares to return to subspace.
Did You Know?
Buck Bokai, mentioned briefly in one of the baseball discussions in this episode, is the fictitious baseball player who broke Joe DiMaggio
's record within the context of the Star Trek Universe. Although first mentioned in Star Trek: The Next Generation
(1987), he is best known as a recurring gimmick in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
(1993). This is a rare Buck Bokai reference within "Star Trek: Voyager." See more
In the opening scene, John Kelly seems to be referred by rank twice. The first time, they call him "lieutenant." A few sentences later, they call him "commander." Kelly was the mission commander, holding the rank of lieutenant. Both forms of address are accurate. Whether or not one would be used more than the other is another matter. The rank of Commander is derived from this. See more
Lieutenant John Kelly
I guess this is John Kelly's last flight. This time, I can't blame it on pilot error. This time, no regrets. What I've seen... proves... we were right to come out here. We're not alone. I know that now.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more