An alien visitor named Arturis (virtually a living universal translator) interprets a damaged five-month-old data stream message from Starfleet Command, leading Voyager's crew to the Dauntless, an unmanned Starfleet rescue ship. Its novel "quantum slipstream drive" offers a quick trip home to Earth. This sudden all-too-convenient ability to return to Earth (and Seven of Nine's decision to stay in the Delta Quadrant) leaves Capt. Janeway wary, and her decryption of the full message proves her right to be.
Did You Know?
Although the Dauntless' bridge and engineering room had to be newly constructed, the star ship's brig was merely a redress of the Voyager brig set. The console outside the Dauntless' cell was taken from the set for The Doctor's office aboard Voyager and the ship's engine core was previously used in Star Trek: Voyager: Rise
(1997). See more
In this instance, the Voyager covered fifteen light years in two days in catching up to the Dauntless. Based on that information, it would take Voyager 8000 days (21.9 years) to get home without any changes to the ship, not the larger numbers that have been tossed around in other episodes. See more
[the crew have checked out the "USS Dauntless" as suitable to get them home
So, what're we waiting for?
Seven of Nine
Your enthusiasm is premature. Voyager is a proven vessel. It would be reckless to abandon it so quickly.
Come on, where's that Borg spirit? We'll adapt.
Seven of Nine
My 'Borg spirit' gives me an objectivity you lack.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more