Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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The Voyager crew discovers what seems to be a wormhole leading to the Alpha Quadrant and home. Images of Earth and letters from home elates the crew of Voyager. Seven, and others, however, are skeptical of this seeming deliverance.


Cliff Bole


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

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Episode cast overview:
Kate Mulgrew ... Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Harry Kim
Scarlett Pomers ... Naomi Wildman
William Morgan Sheppard ... Qatai (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


A stable wormhole leading to Earth suddenly appears in Voyager's path. Everything seems perfect including sensor readings, transmissions from Starfleet, even letters from home promising warm welcomes and promotions. But Seven of Nine insists it's too good to be true and that the Captain should be cautious. When she seeks The Doctor's opinion he is deactivated. When she provides proof she is ordered to be put into stasis. She resists, unsuccessfully, and Voyager falls into a clever alien deception. Written by Meribor

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Release Date:

10 February 1999 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The creature that stars in this episode is similar to a creature, described by Worf in the earlier-produced TNG: "Where Silence Has Lease", that is said to "devour entire starships." Another creature similar to the one in this episode is Bevvox from the episode "Think Tank", which prefers a variable-gravity environment. See more »


When Seven enters the astrometrics lab and first learns of the "wormhole" she states that the "wormhole" is only 300 million kilometers away. Later on when she first contacts Qatai she says that Voyager is on an intercept course 3.4 light-years from his position. Also Tom says that they are still several hours away from the "wormhole" which is in line with the distance Seven states while talking to Qatai, as Voyager would be able to cover a distance of 300 million kilometers at full impulse in a matter of minutes as full impulse is 1/4th the speed of light. See more »


[last lines]
[Seven and Naomi are looking at a picture of Earth]
Seven of Nine: Does studying this image increase your desire to go there?
Naomi Wildman: Not really.
Seven of Nine: I concur. It is unremarkable.
Naomi Wildman: But my mom likes it. And even Neelix can't wait to get there. So, I guess it can't be that bad.
Seven of Nine: Given this crew's determination to return home, I have no doubt we will see it for ourselves someday.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Voyager: Shattered (2001) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Happy drifting towards oblivion.
26 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

A wormhole appears in space near Voyager. Everyone is happy and they soon start receiving lots of messages from their loved ones in the Alpha Quadrant. There are two serious problems--Seven's examination of the wormhole indicates it's NOT real and the messages through the wormhole are TOO positive--so positive that it's like a lure pulling them to their deaths. However, no matter how hard Seven tries to let everyone know, the more they ignore her and try to shut her up. Eventually, the ship gets very close and the crew falls asleep--all but Naomi who is some freaky little kid who appears in way too many episodes. She then wakes ups Seven, Seven activates the Doctor and they save another being being sucked into the fake wormhole. Can the four of them save Voyager?

Overall this is a pretty good episode. It's a lot like a Venus Flytrap in space and the show is good despite its appearance of Naomi--and I hate cute kids on sci-fi shows!

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