Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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A schism duplicates everything in Voyagerr; except the antimatter, which both ships share. As one ship rips apart, the other comes under attack from organ-harvesting Vidiians.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Nancy Hower ... Ensign Samantha Wildman
Simon Billig ... Lt. Hogan
Bob Clendenin ... Vidiian Surgeon
Ray Proscia ... Vidiian Commander
Keythe Farley ... Vidiian #2
Chris Johnston Chris Johnston ... Vidiian #1


A "spatial scission" causes Voyager to be duplicated. One of the Voyagers is under heavy attack from the Vidiians while the other remains impervious. Both Captain Janeways work together and agree to sacrifice one ship to save the other. Before self-sacrifice, the doomed Voyager sends its version of Ensign Kim and newborn Naomi Wildman to the other ship to replace the Kim that was killed in the attack and the baby who died from complications shortly after birth. Written by Meribor

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Two additional days of filming were necessary because David Livingston had directed the episode so tightly that it came in about 9 minutes too short. Additional scenes were written, and showrunner Jeri Taylor was so impressed with the quality of the extra scenes that she defied anyone to try and identify the 'filler material'. See more »


Janeway describes the duplicated Voyagers as "Siamese twins joined at the chest." Even in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, using the term "Siamese twins" to describe conjoined twins was falling out of favor as being somewhat offensive. Surely by the 24th century, that term would have been completely out of use. See more »


Captain Kathryn Janeway: I just saw myself cross the bridge and enter that turbolift. It was very faint - almost like a ghost image - and I looked like hell.
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References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Just a Lot to Ingest
20 August 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The business of parallel spaceships has been done before. This one stretched my credibility. Of course, one would have to buy into the whole business of the ship and crew being duplicated. That's a big if. Of course, the problem with series television, we can't wipe out most of the crew or even a few of the characters. So at some point this has to be reconciled. There are some moral issues as those grave robbers show up. Should one entity die to allow the ship to carry on? I guess, as others have said, the whole thing asks a lot of the viewer. Is there even a reality, existing in science fiction, that would allow this to take place? It was exciting and entertaining at times and the characters are heroic, but let's not ask too many questions.

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