Two Voth scientists find the remains of Voyager crewman Hogan, who died on the Hanon planet where the crew was exiled by the Kazon during the two-part episode "Basics." DNA analysis of the remains shows links to their own DNA. While tracking and studying the Voyager crew, they are discovered. Pooling their knowledge, they conclude that the saurian are an evolved species of dinosaur that left Earth more than 65 million years ago. The main scientist is thrilled to be able to prove his Distant Origin Theory (proposing that his race originated elsewhere in the galaxy), but the rulers of his society place him on trial for heresy against the doctrinal teachings of their heritage, the central tenet being that they originated in the Delta Quadrant. The outcome of that trial threatens the Voyager crew as well.
Did You Know?
Early in this episode Janeway and Chakotay mention that Earth's hadrosaurs were cold-blooded, but today most scientists believe they were warm-blooded. See more
In Star Trek: Voyager: Fair Trade
, Neelix uses a canister of Voyager's warp plasma to draw out criminals at Bahrat's space station (who desire its purity over the "contaminated" plasma of the station). This is the canister that Gegen and Veer obtain in order to track down Voyager; however, Neelix put space station plasma in the canister so the criminals would not have any chance of getting Voyager plasma. Using space station plasma, Gegen and Veer can't possibly track down Voyager. (Note: warp plasma, it would seem, is not be the same as plasma exhaust, as the later is a waste product of the impulse engines.) See more
[examining a human skull
Did your eyes see the planet of our origin, the true home of our race? Was it... beautiful? Was it covered by oceans, by sand? Were there nine moons above your head? Were there none?
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more