Voyager comes across a ship that has been destroyed. Upon investigation they discover that B'Elanna Torres is responsible. Dreadnought is a self-guided missile created by the Cardassians to destroy the Maquis; however, the bomb failed to go off, allowing B'Elanna to get inside and re-program it to do the Maquis' bidding. Meanwhile, Tom shows signs of escalating dissatisfaction at serving aboard Voyager.
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Did You Know?
This is a turn-around of Star Trek TOS: The Doomsday Machine, whereby a powerfully destructive mindless machine, a remnant of some unknown alien war, wanders into our galaxy and must be destroyed. Here, the machine is smart rather than dumb, is from a known war, and attempts to destroy it come from the people who sent it out and lost track of it. See more
Earlier versions of Star Trek set the precedent that it took two officers to activate the self-destruct sequence (one to initiate it and a second to concur). In this episode Captain Janeway activates it on her own authority. See more
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more