Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Voyager heads into a section of space that Neelix has no knowledge of, so he tries to obtain a map of it from a less-than-reputable friend.


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 6 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres (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 (credit only)
James Nardini ... Wixiban
Carlos Carrasco ... Bahrat
Alexander Enberg ... Ensign Vorik
Steve Kehela ... Sutok
James Horan ... Tosin
Eric Howell Sharp ... Map Vendor (as Eric Sharp)


As Voyager prepares to cross a treacherous expanse of which Neelix knows absolutely nothing, Neelix runs across an old friend (of dubious trust) - fellow Telaxian "Wix" - at a trading outpost. As Neelix seeks a map of the expanse, Wix soon involves him in criminal dealings that put Chakotay and Paris wrongfully behind bars. Neelix seeks to right his wrongs, even though his grievous actions have likely cost him continued passage aboard Voyager. Written by statmanjeff

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The space station set in this episode was a redress of the Akritirian maximum security detention facility from Star Trek: Voyager: The Chute (1996). See more »


Just past the midpoint of the episode, Tuvok asks Neelix to accompany him when he goes to question Wixiban, so that Neelix can judge "the verisimilitude of his answers." "Verisimilitude" is the appearance of truth. Tuvok would have said the "veracity" of his answers, the actual truth. See more »


Neelix: [Neelix was supposed to steal some warp plasma from Voyager so he and Wixiban could appease some Kolaati traders] I couldn't do it. I just couldn't.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Neelix, you insecure little man....
18 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

odd see Vorik for first time Neelix worried his usefulness is over on ship

Despite being on Voyager for a long time, Mr. Neelix is apparently very insecure and worried that now that the ship is about to enter into space about which he's totally unfamiliar, they'll no longer want him*. So he decides that the proper course of action is to make himself invaluable by learning some important skills needed on the ship. This proves to be a waste of time (after all he IS Neelix) and so his plan is to buy a map of the upcoming portion of space where the ship is headed....but it ends up leading to LOTS of complications when Neelix relies on an old friend to help him get the map.

This episode is odd because Mr. Vorik, the Vulcan, is seen for the first time. So you are expected to believe that after three seasons you just haven't seen him before. Yeah, right. Despite this, the episode is interesting and is worth seeing.

*I never liked Neelix very much. Aside from him killing a traitorous crewman, he mostly is just rather annoying. It's just my opinion.

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