Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
8.4/10
1,505
10 user 3 critic

Death Wish 

As Voyager's captain, Janeway conducts a hearing for asylum tied to a suicidal Q's right to die.

Director:

James L. Conway

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Gerrit Graham ... Quinn
Peter Dennis ... Isaac Newton
Maury Ginsberg ... Maury Ginsberg
John de Lancie ... Q
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
Edit

Storyline

Voyager's investigation of an apparent rogue comet accidentally releases a member of the Q Continuum, imprisoned within for over 300 years to prevent him from committing suicide. His request for asylum leaves Captain Janeway to decide whether to return him to confinement and live or grant his request and risk him ending his own life. Written by cpc65/revised by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While the image of Earth is the 1972 NASA 'Blue Marble,' it is oddly a mirror image reverse. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning, Captain Janeway uses Harry Kim's real name when giving him an order. She turns to Harry and says: "Garret........(and gives him the order)" - except Janeway calls Harry "Harry." See more »

Quotes

Q: Well, I guess that's what we get for having a woman in the captain's seat.
See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Déjà Q (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
See more »

User Reviews

 
A good Q episode?
13 February 2019 | by Ar_Pharazon_the_goldenSee all my reviews

Why, yes. I am sure there have been others, but I have trouble remembering them, since at some point it got silly how a childish god kept interfering with the Enterprise.

But here, the issue explored is serious. Not only the right to suicide, but the rights of the individual against the state as well. And it is approached in simple, yet effective and thoughtful terms. Unending ennuis for constant pain. An irrational fear of change limiting individual liberties.

Of course, in the end (primary) Q doesn't seem to hold any resentment towards the Captain so you might think she could at least ask him to take them home. Still, this is authentic Star Trek stuff.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

Greek | English | French

Release Date:

19 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed