Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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The Killing Game 

After Voyager is captured by the Hirogens, the ship is turned into a massive holodeck so that the Hirogens can hunt members of the crew who have been fitted with new identities in various scenarios based upon Federation history.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Danny Goldring ... Alpha Hirogen / Nazi Commandant
Mark Deakins Mark Deakins ... Hirogen SS Officer
Mark Metcalf ... Hirogen Medic
J. Paul Boehmer ... German SS Officer
Paul Eckstein ... Young Hirogen (as Paul S. Eckstein)


The Hirogens capture Voyager, turning it into one big holodeck, and setting up several scenarios using the Voyager crew members as prey. The memories of the Voyager crew are suppressed by use of implants and they are given new identities consistent with the scenario. Only the Doctor is free to save Voyager. Written by laird-3

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Did You Know?


Seven of Nine's French name in the WWII simulation is "Mademoiselle de Neuf" - translating to English as "Miss of Nine." It can be assumed that her first name is "Sept," completing the translation. See more »


Where Brigitte goes to the German HQ, the two guards at the entrance wear the correct uniforms, but their boots are the kind used by US forces. See more »


Alpha Hirogen: [on Neelix] When that one is ready, place him in holodeck 2. Let's see how he fares with the Klingons.
Hirogen Medic: [on Seven] What about her?
Alpha Hirogen: Send her back to holodeck 1. I like her voice.
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Alternate Versions

A 90 minute feature-length version of "The Killing Game", the two parts spliced together without the intervening credits and previews, was broadcast by the BBC on the first UK airing of 5 September 1999. This "movie" version was released in the UK on VHS on 5 February 2001 as part of the collection "Star Trek: Voyager - Movies: Volume 3". (This 5-volume collection includes all of the Voyager two-part episodes in similar feature versions, and all of the feature-length episodes as well.) See more »


References Star Trek: First Contact (1996) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Great plot, bad delivery
23 February 2021 | by twanster-97655See all my reviews

The idea of the ship being taken and the crew hunted is great but the constant obsession star trek had with the 19th 20th century became a bore thru out all the franchise.. In this one its ww2, it makes no sense that after reading up about ww2 the superior aliens would chose to play the role of the losing side and even go as far as to wear the Nazi uniforms.. Its just goofy.. I often avoid episodes where the crew recreate the 19th and 20th century.. The franchise was always held back with its obsession with the past.

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4 March 1998 (USA) See more »

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