Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Caretaker 

While pursuing the trail of Maquis rebels, a newly commissioned Starfleet ship gets pulled to the far side of the galaxy.

Director:

Winrich Kolbe

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mulgrew ... Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Commander Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Tuvok
Garrett Wang ... Harry Kim
Basil Langton ... The Caretaker
Gavan O'Herlihy ... Maje Jabin
Scott Jaeck ... Lt. Commander Cavit
Angela Paton ... Aunt Adah
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alicia Coppola ... Lieutenant Stadi
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Storyline

Both the Voyager crew and the Maquis have to deal with the powerful alien - the Caretaker - who transported them 70,000 light-years across the galaxy, to see if he will send them back home. At the same time, a group of warrior aliens called the Kazon strive to gain control of the Caretaker's space station and become the most powerful force in the region. Written by Tony-B4

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Site | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caretaker See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Scott MacDonald has appeared in all of the Star Trek television spin-offs. His most frequent Star Trek role was that of the Xindi-Reptilian Commander Dolim during the third season of Star Trek: Enterprise. He has also played the roles of Tosk on DS9 "Captive Pursuit", Goran'Agar on DS9 "Hippocratic Oath", Sub Commander N'Vek on TNG "Face of the Enemy" and Ensign Rollins on Voyager "Caretaker". See more »

Goofs

At the start of the series the crew is seen using phaser and tricorder models from The Next Generation, however the models for these change to the First Contact designs later in the series. If the ship is lost in the Delta Quadrant with no way of contacting Starfleet, these updated models would not be available. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chakotay: Damage report!
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Alternate Versions

Reaired in syndication and in UPN repeats as a two-part episode with a commercial break added after the opening credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Voyager: Non Sequitur (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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It could only get better!!!
27 January 1999 | by Matt-186See all my reviews

As a pilot, Caretaker works reasonably well. Each new character is introduced adequately and also familar settings and characters are thrown in to support the plot.

Introducing the Kazon's was always going to be a bad move. However, the Neelix/Kes relationship was strong from the very start, and Mulgrew convinces as a new captain.

As he does throughout the series, the Doctor provided the humour elements which have become a trademark of ST: Voyager over the years. Its a shame Chakotay had to replace the demised 1st officer as he looked just right for the part.

Caretaker does not however grip you like the pilots for the other three Trek series', and although I think as a whole ST: Voyager outshines the lot of them put together, this TV movie demonstrates how they had to scrape away the mud before reaching the gold.


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