While the crew celebrates First Contact Day, Voyager detects a colony of Talaxian life forms in an asteroid belt. Tuvok, Neelix and Tom investigate aboard the Delta Flyer, run afoul of explosive mining operations, and end up as temporary prisoners of the colony. Since they are of his race, Neelix helps the colonists take a more assertive stance against the asteroid miners threatening their home (rather than follow their usual flee-and-survive tactic), which leads Neelix to consider a more personal decision.
Did You Know?
Neelix's assertion of, "I'm not a fighter. I'm just a cook," is a bit of a paraphrase of Casey Ryback's response to Tate's question, "Are you...some special forces guy or something," in Under Siege
(1992). See more
The Talaxian colonists previously inhabited a planet where the indigenous people wouldn't allow them enough land to grow enough food to feed themselves. The Talaxians left the planet to live inside an asteroid - a big rock where nothing grows yet where they've managed to survive and thrive. See more
[helping herself to a handful of cheese pierogies
Now, these are delicious.
Uh, leave some for the rest of us.
Hey, I'm eating for two.
References Star Trek: First Contact
Written by Allen Richard Penner & Wade Lee Moore See more