Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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While Ensign Kim begins experiencing bizarre DNA changes, he instinctively leads Voyager to a planet whose inhabitants claim Kim is really a member of their race and is ritualistically ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mulgrew ... Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Commander Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lieutenant Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lieutenant Tuvok
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Cari Shayne ... Eliann
Deborah May ... Lyris
Patrick Fabian ... Taymon
Kelli Kirkland ... Rinna
Kristanna Loken ... Malia (as Kristanna S. Loken)
Christopher Carroll Christopher Carroll ... Alben


While Ensign Kim begins experiencing bizarre DNA changes, he instinctively leads Voyager to a planet whose inhabitants claim Kim is really a member of their race and is ritualistically returning home. When his welcome seems too good to be true, Kim loses contact with Voyager and begins to uncover the alien's true intentions. Written by Meribor

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19 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This takes place in 2373. See more »


No one says 'cancel red alert' (or anything to that effect). Voyager returns to normal status on its own as soon as Tuvok says the Nasari ship is moving away. See more »


[Kim has developed a rash]
Ensign Harry Kim: Last night, I had a dream about being sick with the Mendakan pox when I was nine. Do you think this could be a recurrence?
The Doctor: I've never considered dreams as a diagnostic tool before.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Sirens...outer space style.
19 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the show begins, Voyager is making contact with a new race. Despite this new ship having its shields down, Ensign Kim reacts and on his own attacks the ship! Naturally, the Captain is not pleased and they're having a space battle thanks to Mr. Kim....or so it seemed. Later, they're able to determine it was a trap and Kim was right. However, Harry starts acting strange in other ways--and he's slowly evolving! Soon the ship is being hailed from a planet--and they welcome back one of their own, Harry Kim!! According to these people, they've spread their seed far and wide across the galaxy and Harry's mother on Earth was impregnated by these aliens--and his genetic code has brought him home. When the Doctor examines Harry, this would seem to be true with his DNA--and Harry beams down to a planet filled mostly with hot women--and they really, really want Harry! Has his luck turned? Is he really home?!

This is an interesting episode that reminds me of sirens as well as birds like the cuckoo (who lay eggs in OTHER birds' nests and when they hatch they dispossess the rest of the eggs). It is very interesting and very sneaky. Worth seeing.

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