Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Sacred Ground 

After Kes is injured by an energy field on a planet's sacred ground, Janeway must undergo a spiritual quest in order to save her life.


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




Episode complete credited cast:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Becky Ann Baker ... Ritual Guide
Estelle Harris ... Old Woman
Keene Curtis ... Old Man #2
Parley Baer ... Old Man #1
Harry Groener ... The Magistrate


While touring an alien underground sacred sanctuary, Kes strays from the tour and walks into an energy field that leaves her unconscious and dying. As her captain, only Janeway can enter a ritual whereby she can access the sacred spirits and determine a course of action to save Kes' life. The ritual proves confusing and confounding, though, and Kes continues to slip away. Written by statmanjeff

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This takes place in 2373. See more »


(at around 27 mins) Reflected on the left of the console the Doctor sits at when he, Chakotay and Tuvok discuss that the Captain has not had sleep for three days. See more »


Old Woman: We're waiting. Come. Join us.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: What exactly are you waiting for?
Old Man #2: Just... waiting.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: How long have you been sitting here?
Old Man #2: Uh, how long HAS it been?
Old Man #1: Why ya asking me? I've lost track!
Old Man #2: It's been a while, I know that.
Old Woman: Oh, it's been... as long as we can remember.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Are you telling me I have to wait a lifetime before I can go through the ritual?
Old Man #1: I didn't hear anyone say that. Did you?
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Religious? Who cares?
4 November 2017 | by nasgab-1See all my reviews

I'm not a religious person, and I don't have an issue with someone who is, unless they're harmful towards others of course, so when there's an episode that's a little spiritual I pop it in neutral and coast through it. Maybe if everyone stopped trying to analyze every single aspect of a sci-fi show it might be more palatable. Frankly, the worst episode of any Star Trek version is better than best episode of anything ever made for TV. I don't "hate" any episode, but there are some that I like a lot more. However, this one could have flowed better, and I didn't care for the end of it. I kind of expected Janeway and Tess to actually enter the altar, not just bump into it. So, keep showing this episode and I'll keep watching.

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30 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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