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)


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. Written by statmanjeff

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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 »


[first lines]
B'Elanna Torres: [helping herself to a handful of cheese pierogies] 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 »


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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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9 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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