Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Critically low on energy, Voyager limps to a hellish Y-class "Demon" planet for much needed deuterium. Harry and Tom beam down and make accidental contact with a gooey life form.


Anson Williams


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




Episode cast overview:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Alexander Enberg ... Ensign Vorik
Susan Lewis Susan Lewis ... Transporter Technician
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


Desperate to replenish the ship's power resources, Voyager seeks out a deuterium signature on a class "Y" a.k.a. "Demon Class" planet. After nearly being lost, Paris and Kim are thought to be "bioformed" to the planet's atmosphere. Further investigation uncovers a strange life form which, after making physical contact with the away team, has developed self-awareness and will do anything to keep it. Written by Meribor

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Garrett Wang has claimed that the scene in this episode where Tom Paris asks Harry Kim if he has put on weight was a slight against the male actors on Voyager, as they all had put on weight during the fourth season. Wang claimed that he asked executive producer Brannon Braga why this issue was brought up on the show and Braga allegedly responded "Well, if you and Robert Duncan McNeill continue on your eating ways, we'll have to change the name of the show to 'Star Trek: Voyager - Pigs in Space.'" See more »


On the back of the environmental suits the away teams wear, the mic pack for each character can be clearly seen on the waist with a wire threaded through. See more »


Harry Kim II: [about the biomimetic compound] Yes, but it's never been conscious, never sentient before now, before me and the other.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Tom Paris.
Harry Kim II: We're the first. Don't you see? You came here, you showed us. When the compound came in contact with Tom and Harry, it experienced awareness for the first time. Before, it was only instinct - sound and light and heat - but those two... showed us THOUGHT!
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Referenced in Star Trek: Voyager: Course: Oblivion (1999) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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3 September 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I don't know what to think. Voyager is out of deuterium and cutting its systems to the bone. A planet, considered dangerous, a demon planet, has tons of the stuff. So they send Tom and Harry (Dick stayed behind) to the surface. The locate pools of stuff (does anyone think it's a bit stupid that they use little cups that force them to stick their hands in this stuff, instead of some kind of pump device. When Seven and Chikotay go to the planet, Harry and Tom are walking around, giddy, with no protective suits. But when they come back to the ship, something strange occurs. Gains momentum and banks on some good imagination.

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