Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Voyager finds a colony of Talaxians far from their home planet. When Neelix begins to bond with them, he makes a major decision.


LeVar Burton


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 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
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Rob LaBelle ... Talaxian Council Regent Oxilon
Julianne Christie ... Dexa
Ian Meltzer Ian Meltzer ... Brax
Scarlett Pomers ... Naomi Wildman
John K. Shull ... Commander Nocona (as John Kenton Shull)
Christian Conrad Christian Conrad ... Miner (as Christian R. Conrad)


Voyager finds a colony of Talaxians far from their home planet. When Neelix begins to bond with them, he makes a major decision.

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The plot of this episode is similar to many adventures of Captain Picard and his Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) crew, including Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Ensigns of Command (1989), Star Trek: The Next Generation: Journey's End (1994), and Star Trek: Insurrection (1998). There is a small community threatened by a larger group who claim the land and threaten a choice between exile and either extermination or a drop in living quality, and the star ship crew must decide how best to settle the conflict, knowing that they cannot please everyone involved. See more »


Talaxians use "geothermal energy" from an asteroid's core. Geothermal energy is the result of the gravitational collapse and radioactive decay inside the Earth. Asteroids are much too small to generate any practical amounts of geothermal energy. In any case, using the word "geothermal" for anything other than Earth is a misnomer, since "geo" means "Earth". See more »


[first lines]
B'Elanna Torres: [helping herself to a handful of cheese pierogi] Now, these are delicious!
Harry Kim: Uh, leave some for the rest of us.
B'Elanna Torres: Hey, I'm eating for two.
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References Star Trek: First Contact (1996) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Live long and prosper
13 August 2020 | by snoozejoncSee all my reviews

Voyager encounters an asteroid containing a colony of Talaxians.

Neelix gets involved with other Talaxians who are being pushed out of their home by another race who intend to mine for ore. Some decent themes come out such as fighting for your freedom and the usual prime directive stuff.

This is an excellent Neelix episode with a plot that gives him plenty to do and develop the character. There are also great moments from other characters, with one in particular being one of the best scenes in the Voyager series.

It's difficult to write anymore without spoilers, so I'll just say I enjoyed all performances and was even slightly moved by the ending.

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Release Date:

9 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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