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Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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B'Elanna confronts her Maquis past when Voyager discovers a Cardassian super-weapon in the Delta Quadrant with artificial intelligence that B'Elanna once modified.


LeVar Burton


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres / Dreadnought (voice) (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Raphael Sbarge ... Michael Jonas
Nancy Hower ... Ensign Samantha Wildman
Michael Spound ... Lorrum
Dan Kern Dan Kern ... Kellan
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


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. Written by Anonymous/addition by statmanjeff

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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 »


Dreadnought (voice): Hello, B'Elanna.
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Wow, Torres...you REALLY screwed up here!
14 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The plot to "Dreadnought" is incredibly contrived but it is a good episode. After all, a super-weapon that Torres created back in the Alpha Quadrant during her Maquis days should NOT suddenly appear in the Delta Quadrant--and the explanation for this is rather lame. Regardless, this giant and intelligent bomb is headed towards a nearby planet--one it will likely obliterate unless Voyager is able to stop it. Fortunately, Torres thinks she can stop it...but the process isn't nearly as simple as she thinks. After all, she doesn't realize that Dreadnought has the ability and willingness to lie--even to her, its creator. How all this actually ends up is very talky...very. But it's still an interesting concept and worth seeing because it's rather unique and involves explosions, aliens and the like. It's also exceptionally tense and nail-biting--especially towards the end of the show.

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12 February 1996 (USA) See more »

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