Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Death Wish 

While Voyager investigates what appears to be a rogue comet, the crew accidentally releases a member of the Q Continuum who has been imprisoned within it for over 300 years to prevent him ... See full summary »


James L. Conway


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

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Episode complete credited cast:
Kate Mulgrew ... Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Commander Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lieutenant Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lieutenant Tuvok
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Gerrit Graham ... Quinn
Peter Dennis Peter Dennis ... Isaac Newton
Maury Ginsberg ... Maury Ginsberg
John de Lancie ... Q
Jonathan Frakes ... Commander William T. Riker


While Voyager investigates what appears to be a rogue comet, the crew accidentally releases a member of the Q Continuum who has been imprisoned within it for over 300 years to prevent him from committing suicide. He then requests asylum on the ship, which leaves Captain Janeway to decide whether he should go back into confinement or whether to grant his request for asylum, which would give him the opportunity to end his life. Written by cpc65

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19 February 1996 (USA) See more »

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This takes place in 2372. See more »


Riker is wearing the old-style com-badge, which suggests that he has been "abducted" from a time before 2370, i.e. before Voyager was launched and got lost in the Delta Quadrant. Therefore he should have no knowledge of Janeway being captain of that vessel. Janeway took command in 2371. However it has been stated that Tuvok and Janeway had served together before and that prior to infiltrating the Maquis he was Voyagers Tactical Officer, therefore it makes sense that Janeway would have taken command of the Voyager sometime prior to the com-badge change. See more »


Quinn: I'm sorry to disappoint you, Captain. But I would only have been pretending to fit into this mortal existence. This is my final gift to my people. Oh... Tell them *those* were my last words. I dearly thank you, for making this p... poss...
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Referenced in Star Trek: Voyager: The Q and the Grey (1996) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Two Q's: A Question of Morality in Another Dimension
19 August 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Our old friend Q and Q Too show up on Voyager. The latter has been imprisoned in a comet. He is suffering from serious depression as an immortal creature. He wants to become mortal so he can die. The original Q won't hear of this because it could tear at the fabric of the continuum (or something like that]. Anyway, it is left to Janeway to be judge and jury. She is strongly opposed to suicide, but she also realizes the eternal unhappiness of Q Too. What will she do. This is a very "human" story. Q provides a host of shenanigans along the way.

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