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.
Did You Know?
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
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!
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more