Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Equinox, Part II 

While trying to run down the Equinox and retrieve its captain, Chakotay fears Janeway becoming equally as unethical and corrupt, challenging his loyalty.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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 / Equinox EMH
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
John Savage ... Captain Rudy Ransom
Titus Welliver ... Lt. Cmdr. Maxwell Burke
Olivia Birkelund Olivia Birkelund ... Ensign Marla Gilmore
Rick Worthy ... Crewman Noah Lessing
Eric Steinberg ... Ankari
Steven Dennis ... Crewman Thompson (as Steve Dennis)


Temporarily shielded from the alien attack, Janeway orders that their first priority is to find the Equinox, arrest Ransom and recover Seven of Nine. Chakotay disagrees but obeys. Voyager finds the Equinox and captures a few of its crewmen before the ship escapes again. Chakotay stops Janeway within seconds of sacrificing an Equinox crewman, so Janeway relieves him of duty. Meanwhile, the Equinox EMH, posing as Voyager's doctor, keeps in contact with Ransom. The Doctor, on-board the Equinox with his ethical subroutines disabled, begins surgery on Seven that will extract information but destroy her brain. Ransom has a change of heart and decides to surrender to Janeway. In disagreement, his crew stages a mutiny. Janeway finds the Ankari, a race that can mediate with the attacking aliens, makes contact with them, and agrees to turn over the Equinox in exchange for Voyager's safety. Written by Meribor

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Actor Rick Worthy stars in both this episode as well as Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009). Ronald D. Moore wrote this episode as well as helped write and create Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009). See more »


Noah states there are several deposits of deuterium in the planet surface. Captain Ransom orders him to take an away team and try to localize the ore. Deuterium does not exist as an ore, or even a metal (except where it is highly pressurized). It is an isotope of hydrogen and would usually be found as a gas. On Earth it is found in about 1 out of 6420 normal hydrogen atoms. If this ratio holds for interstellar space, it would be much more abundant in space, where the interstellar medium contains on average one hydrogen atom per cubic meter. See more »


Captain Kathryn Janeway: Harry is analyzing the sound we've been hearing. He thinks it's some form of communication.
Chakotay: Well, I once figured out how to speak with a Terrelian seapod. This couldn't be that much harder.
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Referenced in Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus (2005) See more »


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

I've thought for a long time that Kathryn Janeway's character was portrayed as unbalanced. But most of the time she comes to her senses and banks on her training and acumen. In the entire episode, she is shown to be an obsessed nut. I'd never noticed before how the more erratic she is, the more her sharp chin sticks out. It was out a lot her. The problem (and lets not forget that this is just fiction) is that her response to the Captain of the Equinox is way over the top. She throws away all those years of respect and concern for her own people to launch a vendetta against a man she had never met before. If one watches the series, we know that there are selfish scallawags all over the place. Yes, she trusted him, but she trusted Harry's judgment in the last episode. It's her judgment that shouldn't be trusted. Anyway, the final scene with Chakotay shows she has learned nothing. The crew has no choice but to follow her, but I would guess that trust not going to be easy.

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